I first heard about keto from this board 3 or 4 years ago, so this is where it all started for me. I've had fantastic results on keto, and I really believe in the validity of this diet - not only in terms of fat-loss, but also in terms of health-gain. There is a lot of understandable skepticism and tons of misconceptions about keto; I want to give back to the community and let newcomers know, however surprising it may be, that keto (or at least a diet low in grains/sugars and high in fats) is a very healthy diet with numerous benefits.
This guide is very long so feel free to skim the contents and utilize the search function (Ctrl + F) by typing in the preceding letters of whatever section title is intriguing, and you will be instantly transported to that section; alternatively, you could be daring and read all of it, or lame and not read it at all. In any case, I hope that you will find this guide informative, entertaining, and useful.
I. Why You Should Care About Ketosis: The Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet
1A. Ketosis Increases Neuronal Stabilization and Mental Focus
1B. Ketosis Initiates Rapid Losses of Body-Fat and LDL Cholesterol
1C. Ketosis Eliminates Various Ailments such as Type 2 Diabetes and Hypertension
1D. Ketosis Treats Several Diseases such as Alzheimer's and Various Cancers
1E. Ketosis Promotes Cardiovascular Health
1F. Ketosis Preserves Lean-Body Mass
II. Understanding Ketosis; An Overview of Metabolism
2A. Metabolism Defined
2B. The Krebs Cycle
III. The Basics of the Ketogenic Diet
3A. Entering Ketosis: The Hallowed Macro Ratio of Keto
3B. Saturated vs. Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids
3C. The Wonders of Fiber
3D. How to Enter Ketosis Quickly, Easily, and Reliably
3E. How to Know You're Under Ketosis
3F. The Gloom of Induction
3G. Cyclic Glycogen Refeeds
3H. Reentering Glycolysis Correctly
3I. The Ultimate List of Ketogenic Foods
IV. Useful Resources and Websites for the Keto-Minded
4A. The Cook's Thesaurus
4B. Restaurant Nutrition Facts
4C. Keto Macro-Nutrient Calculator
4D. Keto Goods Online
4E. Keto Recipes Galore
4F. Further Information
V. Keto FAQ
5A. What is the ketogenic diet in simple terms?
5B. Is the ketogenic diet unhealthy?
5C. Is the ketogenic diet unnatural?
5D. How can you lose fat if you eat fat?
5E. Is it best to bulk on keto or on a normal diet?
5F. Are ketostix reliable?
5G. Post any further questions you have in the thread
I've posted my entire guide in this thread, but I won't be able to edit my posts after a certain period of time. I will be updating my guide here:
A Guide to Ketosis
I originally planned to make this guide much more in depth with more topics, but I couldn't because I also have to contend with schoolwork right now, so check the link later on and I will probably have updated the guide.
Thread: A Guide to Ketosis