An easy way to tell the difference between low carb and Keto, without getting too complicated is : low carb is: low carb, high protein and no fat. Keto is in a nutshell, low carb, moderate protein and high fat. All the macros are tailored to you, your individual body and activity level and a few more things. So it’s very personal as to what works for you. I find that I have to keep my protein in check and increase my fat to keep my weight loss steady and keep my energy level up.
Low carb is restricting carbs and many people are comfortable at different carb counts for the day. Keto is being in a state of ketosis which is a fat burning state. You can restrict carbs and never go into ketosis. Keto is working for me when low carb did not, but I think everyone has to find what works for them. 🙂
Right. Ketosis is at the extreme low end of “low carb”. Some people cut out the second piece of toast and say they are going “low carb”. So definitions can be rather slippery there. Ketosis though refers strictly to the metabolic state of burning ketones as your primary fuel source.