Be Well: What You Need to Know about Keto Before Jumping on the Bandwagon

Can eating fat help you lose fat? For decades, nutritionists answered that question with a response that basically boiled down to: fat chance.

Keto foods.But in recent years, the growing popularity of the ketogenic diet has made many experts rethink that answer. If you pay attention to health trends, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the “keto” diet and probably know someone who can’t stop talking about all the pounds they’ve lost by cutting their carbohydrate intake and upping their fat consumption. Butter, bacon, cheese—does a diet of such formerly forbidden delights really make the pounds fall off?

Hold on, says Noah Emanuel, D.C., a chiropractic sports nutrition fellow at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington. Keto can result in weight loss and other benefits for many people, but as with most diets, the devil is in the details. Here are some quick answers to common questions about the popular diet. (Before you decide if it’s right for you, of course, consult your doctor.)

Read the full article from Minneapolis.St.Paul Magazine online here.