While diet culture is still prevalent, choosing a ketogenic or vegetarian diet may have benefits beyond just your weight.
A ketogenic diet replaces carbohydrate calories with fats, according to Healthline. To burn fat as fuel, the body must enter ketosis.
Old School Labs explains that when the body consumes carbohydrates, they are transformed into glucose for energy. This conversion can cause an insulin spike.
By inducing ketosis, the body's primary source of fuel shifts from sugar to fat, stabilizing blood sugar and reducing insulin levels.
The standard keto diet is 70% fat, 20% protein, and 10% carbs. Meat, eggs, and keto-friendly vegetables are eaten.
It's true that vegetarians don't eat meat, but vegetarianism can take on many different forms. Vegans are vegetarians who don't eat anything with meat, eggs, or dairy.
By eliminating meat, saturated fat intake drops while vitamins, minerals, folic acid, and phytochemicals rise, lowering bad cholesterol and blood pressure.
Diet Doctor says that by limiting carbs to 20 grams per day and eating high-fat proteins you can get the benefits of both diets.
While it is possible to be both keto and vegan, the vegan diet's reliance on high-carb grains and legumes for protein makes keto more difficult to follow.