The ketogenic diet consists of an eating pattern that’s high in fat, moderate in protein and low in carbohydrates. It’s typically rich in foods like eggs, meats, nuts, butters, cheeses, seeds, oils and few low-carb green vegetables. It does not allow fruits, most vegetables, grains, potatoes, sweets, or other carb-rich foods. One common distribution is eating 5% of total calories from carbs, 20% from protein, and 75% from fat. This only allows about 20 to 50 grams of carbs per day! The overall premise of the ketogenic diet is to produce ketone bodies, which are metabolites of fatty acids, and use them instead of glucose to fuel your cells. The ketogenic diet was first adopted as a treatment for people with epilepsy in the 1920s, since it was shown to reduce seizure activity in some patients. Today, most people opt for anti-seizure medication (because the diet is challenging to adhere to), but some still use this diet to help manage their condition.