Low Carb and Keto Diets

By now you've heard all the buzz about Ketogenic Diets and Low Carbohydrate Diets, but what are they, how do they work, and is it for you?

A Low Carbohydrate Diet (LCD, but often called "low carb") is generally applied to diets that restrict carbohydrates and a Ketogenic Diet (KD, but often called “keto”) is a very low carbohydrate and high fat diet that puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis.

I stumbled upon Ketogenic and Low Carbohydrate Diets in a round-about way. A friend suggested I try a juice cleanse to detoxify my body. At this point, I wasn't on the juice cleanse bandwagon, but she had recently beat uterine cancer and she swore it would give me the energy I was lacking. It was clear that she really believed in this diet and after what she had just gone through with cancer, who was I to disagree?