🌟 Keto Terms and Abbreviations Guide 🌟

🌟 Keto Terms and Abbreviations Guide 🌟

🌟 Keto Terms and Abbreviations Guide 🌟

Starting your Keto journey and feeling overwhelmed by all the abbreviations and terms thrown around? Don't worry! We've all been there. Understanding the concepts while grappling with the lingo can be challenging, so here's a list of commonly used terms, phrases, and abbreviations to make it a little less confusing!

BPC: Bulletproof Coffee ☕

A very common term, as many of us rely on a good Bulletproof Coffee to break our fast or boost our fat intake for the day. Various recipes exist, but most include grass-fed butter and MCT oil. (keep an eye on this section of the website for recipes)

IF: Intermittent Fasting ⏰

Intermittent Fasting involves cycling between consuming and not consuming food. There are many ways to practice IF, with the most common being 16:8, where you fast for 16 hours and eat over an 8-hour window.

LCHF/HFLC: Low-Carb, High-Fat/High-Fat, Low-Carb 🥑

Keto falls into this diet category, but not all LCHF diets are true Keto. Be cautious about information from other sources. Stick to this group and website for a true understanding of Keto for Health.

MCT: Medium-Chain Triglycerides 🥥

Medium-chain fatty acids extracted from coconut oil. Easiest to absorb, providing a quick form of energy.

NSV: Non-Scale Victory 🎉

Not a term commonly used, but essential to know. It signifies victories not measured on the scale, such as better-fitting clothes, improved energy, quality sleep, hormone balance, and reversal of health issues like diabetes.

OMAD: One Meal a Day 🍽️

There's no one-size-fits-all approach to Keto. Some have three meals a day, while others practice intermittent fasting and consume one substantial, high-calorie meal a day. Find what works best for you.

WOE/WOL: Way Of Eating/Way of Life 🌱

I try to avoid the term 'Diet.' Keto and paleo are considered Ways of Eating (WOE) and Ways of Life (WOL), emphasising a long-term commitment rather than a temporary fix. But sometimes its just easier to refer to keto as a "Keto Diet"  

ELECTROLYTES: Essential Minerals ⚡

Potassium, sodium, calcium, and magnesium are electrically charged minerals crucial for bodily functions. It's important to supplement electrolytes on a Keto WOE due to changes in water composition.

KETO FLU: Adjustment Symptoms 🤒

A set of symptoms some experience as their body adapts to ketosis and the Keto diet. Adjusting water and electrolyte intake can prevent and alleviate Keto Flu.

MACROS/MACRONUTRIENTS: Dietary Components 🍗🍳🥦

Protein, fat, and carbohydrates make up any diet. Keto typically involves higher fat and protein intake and lower carbohydrates.

NET CARBS: Counting Carbs Effectively 📊

These are the carbs counted in your macros. Net carbs are calculated by subtracting fiber from total carbs, as fiber generally doesn't impact sugar levels. UK nutritional labels often already deduct fiber from carb content.

COLLAGEN: Structural Protein 💪

A protein abundant in the body, found in tissues, hair, and nails. Collagen on Keto can be beneficial for various health issues, especially as its abundance tends to decrease with age.

These are just a few terms to give you a heads up on your Keto journey!

KetoKev 🚀

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