[ [ Very Low-Carbohydrate Diet ] A dietary regimen in which the carbohydrate intake is severely limited, resulting in metabolic ketosis. More ]
A [ Dietary ] adjective. Relating to the diet [def 1.] or foods consumed. More regimen in which the [ Carbohydrate, Carb, Saccharide ] A group of organic compounds occurring in living tissues, comprising of sugars, starches, and cellulose. Carbohydrates can be divided into four chemical groups: monosaccharides, disaccharides, oligosaccharides, and polysaccharides. Shorter-chain carbohydrates (monosaccharides and disaccharides) are generally sweet tasting are commonly referred to as sugars. More intake is severely limited, resulting in metabolic [ Ketosis ] A metabolic state of ketogenesis, where the liver produces ketone bodies as a supplementary energy source. It is characterised by blood concentrations of ketone bodies over 0.5 millimolar, and low levels of insulin and blood glucose, usually triggered by fasting or a dietary shortage of carbohydrates. Compare: Ketoacidosis More.