Still, there's no escaping that the ketogenic approach goes against everything many of us were taught constitutes "healthy" nutrition. Forget "low fat"; now it's making up 75 percent of your calories! Afraid of sodium? Sorry, extra amounts are pretty much required, especially during the first few weeks.
Even among low-carb diets, the ketogenic dieting stands out for its demand of a switch of mindset from "avoid carbs" to simply "get enough fat," says EAS Myoplex Athlete and ketogenic diet adherent Jason Wittrock.