Keto Dictionary | Common Words, Abbreviations & Terminology

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This complete Keto Dictionary is perfect if you are a member of specific Facebook Groups or recently embarked on the keto diet journey. You’ve probably seen a few abbreviations and have no clue what it means. This new vocabulary seems confusing to you?

Do you know what WOE means? What does BPC stand for? Let’s have a look at the next example and find out what all these keto words mean!

I love to put HWC and MCT oil in my BPC each morning. This WOE is wonderful and I celebrate NSV often.

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Keto Dictionary | Common Words and Terminology

  • ACV – Apple Cider Vinegar
  • AS = Artificial Sweetener
  • BF – Body Fat, usually as a percentage
  • BMI – Body Mass Index
  • BMR – Basal Metabolic Rate
  • BPC Bulletproof Coffee, also known as Keto Coffee or Butter Coffee – Delicious Creamy coffee blended with butter or coconut oil.
  • BS = Blood Sugar
  • Bone Broth = It’s a nutritious soup that is rich in minerals, and it’s made by boiling bones, vegetables, spices and herbs. It’s a great cure for the keto flu because it’s high in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and has high collagen content.
  • CKD = Cyclic Ketogenic Diet (20-25g net carbs + high carbs days)
  • CO = Coconut Oil
  • Dirty Keto – A term used to define those keto dieters that eat foods that contain non-keto ingredients (such as wheat, gluten, sugar) as long as they fit in their daily carbs allowance.
  • EF = Extended Fasting
  • Electrolytes = sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium
  • F – a letter that is used as a comment in some facebook posts meaning follow or I am interested in this topic.
  • FBG is fasting blood glucose
  • Fat Bomb = a keto treat that’s very high in fats, curbs cravings and helps you reach your macros. It’s usually made with a combo of ingredients such as butter, coconut oil, cocoa powder, nuts, seeds, low carb fruits, and sweeteners.
  • HIIT -High-Intensity Interval training.
  • HWC – Heavy Whipping Cream – a popular ingredient that’s perfect for many keto recipes.
  • IIFYM: If It fits your macros.
  • IR –  Insulin Resistance happens when your body builds want to resistance to producing enough insulin hormone and takes sugar from the blood into the cells – resulting in high blood glucose levels.
  • IS – insulin sensitive
  • KCKO – Keep Calm, Keto On!
  • Keto Flu = Also, called Induction Flu, is one of the most common side effects for those who transition the keto diet and can last for up to one week.
  • Ketones = or “ketone bodies” are the byproducts of the breakdown of fatty acids for energy that occurs when the carbohydrate intake is low.
  • Ketosis = a metabolic process that heavens the food intake is very low or when you limit the carbohydrate intake.
  • LCHF – Low Carb High Fat ( a diet that is low in carbs and high in fat).
  • Lazy Keto – this means you are still on a low carb diet but don’t track macros.
  • MCT – Medium Chain Triglycerides – a type of fat with a unique structure that is quickly metabolized by your body and it’s transported directly to the liver to produce ketones.
  • MFP – MyFitnessPal (an online food tracking app)
  • Macros = Short for Macronutrients: carbohydrates (carbs), protein, fat.
  • NSV = Non-Scale Victory
  • Net Carbs = Total Carbs – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols (if in the product).
  • OMAD – one meal a day.
  • PCOS – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • SAD – Standard American Diet.
  • SF = Sugar-Free (doesn’t mean it’s keto friendly!)
  • SKD = Standard Ketogenic Diet (20-25g net carbs)
  • TKD = Targeted Ketogenic Diet (20-25g carbs targeted around physical activity )
  • WOE – Way Of Eating
  • WOL = Way of Life

If there are any Ketogenic abbreviations or words we have missed, please let us know by commenting below, and we will add them to our list.

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