It seems like everyone and their cousin is doing the keto diet these days — the high-fat, moderate-protein, super-low-carb diet has helped people lose weight, gain energy, and transform their lives. But as popular as the diet is, there are many misconceptions about it.
For starters, many people think you can’t eat any carbs at all in order to get into your body’s fat-burning state of ketosis. In reality, some carbs are allowed as long as you eat about 50 grams or fewer daily. But what about sugar? Keto dieters have all but eschewed the sweet stuff in favor of calorie-free sweeteners such as stevia. Just look at this roundup of keto fat bombs: they’re all sugar-free or incredibly low in sugar.