Right, I've been in both, and it's almost like the difference between succulents and cacti. Nearly all cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti.
Eating ketogenic is eating LCHF; however, it's a very controlled form of LCHF in that you must keep your daily carb intake low to transition into ketosis. General rule of thumb is to keep your carb intake below 50 grams per day. Some stay much lower, say <20 or <10 grams per day because it works better for them. What works better? Being in ketosis, which is the goal for a ketogenic WOE.
LCHF is a WOE where you can be in ketosis or not depending on how you limit daily carbs. So LCFH is like a succulent, and ketogenic is like a cacti in that being in ketosis is always LCHF and moderate protein.
I've been LCHF for over 10 years, but became more strict with my carb intake last spring and eliminated all grains and maintained a daily carb intake around or below 5-15 grams per day. That enabled me to transition into ketosis, and the result was a much faster weight loss, clearer thinking, better moods, and an increase in general overall feeling of health. So, I practice the ketogenic approach, and it's become my standard WOE.
My stats represent the time period when I started the ketogenic approach, and my daily macros are approximately 70% fat, 20% protein, and 10% carbs. Adding fat was important, but keeping carbs low was also a big factor for me. I get most of my carbs from vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, salads, and sometimes nuts. I stay away from all fruit, grains, and starch foods like root vegetables, beans, and legumes. It works for me.
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