For dinner one night last week, Mandy Hale laid out ingredients for a pizza: bacon, sausage, onion, ricotta cheese, eggs, butter, almond flour. For dessert, she made a flourless strawberry shortcake.
This is the ketogenic diet, or keto for short — the latest health craze to sweep the nation. And yes, it includes plenty of bacon.
From her office in Yakima, Hale has built an online community of people seeking advice and solidarity in following the high-fat food plan, where the majority of daily calories come from fat, and almost no carbohydrates.
In her own experience with the diet, Hale lost roughly 60 pounds in less than four months, lowered her triglycerides and […]