Christine Valenzuela is a Sydney-based health and wellness writer. Holding a degree in Bachelor of Media (Journalism) and a Certificate in Nutritional Medicine, Christine combines her two passions – writing and nutrition – to educate, inspire and empower others to live their healthiest life. As a published writer with over 10 years’ experience, Christine has written for various mainstream health magazines and currently works as a freelancer producing online content for several health websites and businesses. She is also a wholefoods mama and lover of raw vegan desserts.
The keto diet is characterised by a high intake of fat, adequate protein and a very low intake of carbohydrate.[1,5] While there are variations on the ratio of macronutrients, the standard ketogenic diet contains approximately 80% fat, 15% protein and 5% carbohydrates.6 Typically, carbohydrates are reduced to less than 50 grams a day in order to allow the body to utilise fat instead of glucose as its main source of energy.