"A ketogenic (keto) diet is high in fat and protein and low in carbohydrates. Most of the body's cells prefer to use blood sugar (glucose) as their main source of energy, says Harvard Health Publishing. The keto diet forces your body to use a different type of fuel. Instead of providing your body with glucose from carbohydrates, the keto diet relies on the liver to break down stored fat into molecules called ketones. (This process is called ketogenesis; that's where the diet's name comes from.)"
A new study, published in JAMA, found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed foods while concentrating on eating plenty of vegetables and whole foods — without worrying about counting calories or limiting portion sizes — lost significant amounts of weight over the course of a year.
Baby Boomers are more likely to diet than Millennials; more than a quarter of all Boomers are on a diet, while only 12% of Millennials diet, according to The NPD Group. Nearly sixty percent of adults report that they would like to lose 20 pounds. Seventy-two percent of adults eat reduced fat foods, nearly 45% of adults eat foods with whole grains on a regular basis and 24% include organic foods and beverages in their diet.