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A new diet plan that lets you eat fat to lose fat

Turning traditional wisdom on its head, the Ketogenic diet uses fat to keep people energetic through the day - and Pullela Gopichand is a follower

Manavi Kapur 

There aren't many diet plans that encourage you to eat bacon, flash-fried vegetables or even nibble on a cube of cheese. But the Ketogenic diet allows one to do just that.

While the key to Keto, as with any diet, is moderation, it works on the principle of limiting carbohydrate intake to 90 grams a day, eating an adequate amount of proteins and using ketones, which are produced by one's liver, for energy. Traditionally, one's carbohydrate-dependant body is trained to burn glucose for energy. Once on a Keto diet, this switch is flipped, and the body starts to use fat as fuel - ...

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First Published: Sat, September 03 2016. 00:25 IST