30 Keto Acronyms Explained
With so many terms and acronyms related to the keto lifestyle, it can be confusing for those new to the diet.
In this post, we'll define 30 acronyms related to the ketogenic diet to help you understand the basics of this low-carb, high-fat way of eating.
- ACV - Apple Cider Vinegar
- AS - Artificial Sweeteners, such as Splenda (sucralose), Equal (aspartame), and Sweet’N Low (saccharin)
- BF – Body Fat
- BG – Blood Glucose
- BHB - Beta Hydroxybutyrate
- BMI – Body Mass Index. A measure of a person's body fat based on their height and weight.
- BMR - Basal Metabolic Rate. The amount of energy (calories) the body needs to maintain its basic functions while at rest.
- BPC – Bulletproof Coffee
- BPT - Bulletproof Tea
- CI/CO – Calories In Vs. Calories Out. A measure of energy balance, where the number of calories consumed (CI) is balanced by the number of calories burned (CO) through physical activity.
- CO – Coconut Oil
- EF - Egg Fast
- EVOO - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- FF – Fat Fast. A short-term eating plan where the main source of calories is fat, along with a small amount of protein. This plan is often used as a way to get into ketosis quickly or to break a weight loss stall.
- GF - Gluten-Free
- HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training. A type of exercise that alternates periods of high-intensity activity with periods of rest or low-intensity activity.
- HWC - Heavy Whipping Cream
- IF - Intermittent Fasting. A pattern of eating where the time period during which food is consumed is restricted, with periods of fasting in between.
- IR – Insulin Resistance. A condition where the body's cells become resistant to the effects of insulin, leading to an elevated level of insulin in the blood and a higher risk of type 2 diabetes.
- KCKO - Keep Calm and Keto On
- LC – Low-Carb
- LCHF - Low-Carb/High Fat
- MCT - Medium chain triglycerides. A type of fat found in coconut oil, often used in the ketogenic diet for its quick energy and appetite-suppressing effects.
- NSV - Non-scale victory. A term used to describe progress in the ketogenic diet that can't be measured by the scale, such as improved energy levels, better sleep, or reduced cravings.
- SAD – Standard American Diet. A diet characterized by a high intake of processed foods, added sugars, and unhealthy fats.
- SF – Sugar Free
- SKD - Standard Ketogenic Diet. The most common type of ketogenic diet, which involves eating a high-fat, moderate-protein, and low-carbohydrate diet. The ratio of macronutrients can vary, but typically it is 70-75% fat, 20-25% protein, and 5-10% carbohydrates.
- T1D – Type 1 Diabetes
- T2D – Type 2 Diabetes
- WOE - Way of Eating
The keto diet can be a powerful tool for weight loss and improved health, but it's important to understand the key terms and acronyms used in the community.
By familiarizing yourself with the terms in this post, you'll be better equipped to make informed decisions about your diet and reach your health goals.
Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newcomer to the keto lifestyle, this guide is a great resource to have on hand as you navigate the world of low-carb, high-fat eating.