1. Describe the basic diet plan for one of the three diets. Explain how the diet is meant to help with weight loss or improved health. Relate this to what you know about metabolism.
2. Describe the basic diet plan of the second of the three diets. Explain how the diet is meant to help with weight loss or improved health. Relate this to what you know about metabolism
3. Explain at least three similarities or differences between your two chosen diets
4. Explain any possible health benefits or concerns (at least 3) that could result from following your chosen diet plans
If you find yourself in a conversation about dieting or weight loss, chances are you will hear of the ketogenic, or keto diet. That is because the keto diet has become one of the most popular methods worldwide to shed excess weight and improve health. Research has demonstrated that adopting this low-carb, high-fat diet can promote fat loss and even improve certain conditions such as type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline (PubMed Central). A healthy ketogenic diet should consist of about 75% fat, 10-30% protein and no more than 55 or 20 to 50 grams of carbs per day. Focus on high-fat, low-carb foods like eggs, meats, dairy and low-carb vegetables, as well as sugar-free beverages. Be sure to restrict highly processed items and unhealthy fats.