Updated | Ketogenics is the latest diet darling in the nutrition world, particularly because of celebrity backers like Halle Berry. In essence, the keto diet is a low-carb diet that emphasizes eating moderate amounts of protein but plentiful amounts of fat, such as avocados and cheese. The thinking: By eliminating carbohydrates, your body will instead burn stored fat through a process known as ketosis, which helps drop pounds.
Pegah Jalali, a doctor at the New York University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, told NBC your body enters this state in roughly two days. In what will come as a relief to most dieters, calorie counting isn’t necessary to make the plan work.