The ketogenic diet
is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate
diet that in medicine is used primarily to treat difficult-to-control (refractory) epilepsy
.The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Normally, the carbohydrates contained in food are converted into glucose
, which is then transported around the body and is particularly important in fuelling brain function. However, if there is very little carbohydrate in the diet, the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies
. The ketone bodies pass into the brain and replace glucose as an energy source.I suggest you get a diet chart for ketogenic diet by consulting a dietitian because it has to be planned according to your food choice , weight and the need.Hope this helps.Take care.