Keto Diet Basics: It’s all fat, baby! High fat, low carb and moderate protein. The basic idea is to keep your body in a state of ketosis so it is burning ketones and not glucose, all in an effort to keep insulin levels low.  The diet generally consists of meat, poultry, fish, eggs, high fat dairy and cheeses, nuts, seed, leafy greens, above ground vegetables, berries and avocados, and healthy fats such as coconut and olive oils.

To ensure you are in a state of ketosis, followers of this plan generally test their urine, blood or breath with different devices to check ketone levels.

The keto diet is very much in vogue right now due to its followers losing vasts amount of weight. My sister has had great success with this diet, losing almost 50 pounds, thus far!

If you were considering starting a Keto diet, a great place to begin is at I feel it covers just about every question you could have.  The Facebook Page is here.

One of the most well known Keto bloggers is author, Maria Emmerich.  I recently visited my mom and she had purchased Maria’s Ketogenic cookbook.  I picked it up off the counter to glance through it and ended up sitting down for an hour going through it! Whether you are considering going “full keto” or not, there are some amazing looking recipes in here.

Maria Website is mariamindbodyhealthhere.

A few of the Facebook pages to consider joining for recipes and to hear great testimonials are:

LCHFLowcarb High Fat Friends

Ketosis and the Ketogenic Diet Community

These current popular keto diets are not the same as the ketogenic diet for epilepsy that Autumn was on – hers was much stricter!  If you know someone who is struggling with seizures, please have them check out our Keto joy blog.