Dr. Robert Atkins became popular in the 1970s when he promoted a low-carb diet that focused primarily on restricting carbohydrates, but didn’t map out the proper macronutrient ratios needed to get into ketosis. The diet hit the mainstream in the early 2000's, with the guidelines of restricting your carbohydrate intake to 100 grams or less. The Atkins diet set no specific guidelines on fat and protein intake though. As a result, Americans began eating mounds of chicken wings, steak and bacon to their heart's desire with no concern for protein and fat levels.
The ketogenic diet takes the Atkins diet one step further with the goal of achieving nutritional ketosis. Ketosis is the holy grail for humans to operate the most efficiently and can lead to numerous benefits such as weight loss, more energy, improved focus, better sleep, clear skin, strength gain, reduced appetite, better digestion and balanced mood to name a few. Specific macros are outlined on the ketogenic diet with the goal having your daily calories consist of approximately 75% fat, 20% protein, and 5% carbs. These macros are the perfect formula for you to get into ketosis. The Atkins diet is definitely a step in the right direction, but do yourself a favor and monitor your fat and protein levels to ensure you reap the benefits of being in ketosis!
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