the CliffsNotes version is, a ketogenic diet is one where you pretty much eat all protein all the time.you going into ketosis by keeping your carb count very low so that your body burns your stored fat for energy.there is more to it than that obviously but that's the quick take on it Think an extreme version of Atkins.Can someone clear up something for me...isn't a very low calorie diet a ketogenetic diet anyway? Because you're consuming so few calories that you're pushed over into ketosis? So aren't they botht he same thing regardless of whether you become ketotic through a low carb, high protein/fat diet or one that is just very low in calories overall?
I'm not trying to be awkward, just seeking clarficiation. Or am i confusing very low calories diets with those that just put you at a mild deficit, meaning you don't actually engage in ketosis fully?