*If you don't know - keto is a diet plan (lifestyle change) that involves only ~25g carbs per day. 70% of your daily calories should come from fat, and 25% from protein. So no grains, corn, potatoes, and very little fruit. As much meat and butter and leafy greens as you can eat! It forces your body to switch from using the easy-burn glucose (sugar from carbs) as energy to instead use your stored lipids (fats) - a process called ketosis.
Also, my mother in law is a diabetes educator at a prominent kids' hospital in the area, so we chat about diet and sugar often. I've come to the conclusion that the obesity epidemic is the result of a few different things, all stemming from the 70s and 80s:
1. The food pyramid
2. The 'low-fat' movement
3. Invention of video games and readily accessible TV
3a. Social media
|See the differences in the waistlines of the general populace?|
Sugar is mostly the culprit, but it's been shoved into our timeline in pretty sneaky ways...