Keto vs low carb diet: what’s the difference?

Keto vs low carb diet: what’s the difference and which is better? Although both diets involve cutting carbs and can help with weight loss, the keto diet (short for ketogenic) is a much more restrictive way of eating and involves limiting carbohydrate intake and eating a high amount of fat, with moderate protein.

“Keto means the body has gone into ketosis and is using fat instead of glucose for fuel,” says Heidi Normanton, dietetics expert and founder of Hi. “Meanwhile, low-carb diets limit the amount of carbohydrates you eat, especially simple, refined carbohydrates found in sugary foods, pasta, and bread. Low carb helps regulate blood sugar but does not produce ketosis, so the body will first use stored glucose for energy and then switch to fat for fuel.

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