What is the premise of a low carb, keto diet?
Low-carb diets are essentially programs that lower carbohydrate intake below 100 grams; strict ketogenic diets are a subset of low carb diets that typically allow < 20g of carbohydrates per day. The general recommendation of /r/keto is to start with 5% of your daily caloric intake of net-carbs per day (generally 20g or less). This limit does a good job of eliminating junk foods, refined carbohydrates and any other “fattening” foods.
The full premise of a keto diet is far more than just minimizing carbs, it is a lifestyle about overall health. The diet promotes long, intense bouts of energy, an increase in healthy, delicious food and an overall better outlook on your life. It is easily sustainable with a plethora of options and often is an answer to improving health that many people struggle to comprehend at first. A Ketogenic diet is not easy and will test your willpower but transforms the way you think and understand about yourself, food, and health in general.