You may be wondering, what is a ketogenic diet? It’s a diet that promotes several different health benefits for the human body, benefits that arise when we put ourselves in “starvation mode.” And it makes sense; thousands of years ago, humans didn’t have access to food every single day. We often went many days without a “kill,” and many wild animals do the same today. We are biologically built to go long periods of time without food, and when we do so, we turn on genes and activate aspects of our biology that improve our health in a multitude of ways. Yet we’re constantly eating, and as a result, our bodies are always burning sugar for fuel instead of fat.