The Quito diet has been known since 1921, but it began to gain popularity recently, after it was defended and adopted by many celebrities.
This diet was first developed by Russell Wilder and used as a treatment for epilepsy and was of particular medical importance as a dietary option to treat epilepsy in children.
Meanwhile, with the advent of antiretroviral drugs the diet has lost its importance.
But the Quito began to regain popularity, after many noticed its effectiveness in weight loss and muscle building, according to Top 10 Home Remedies.
Quito diet is to change the way the body metabolizes the food we eat. It converts the burning of carbohydrates into fat burning, by reducing carbohydrate intake, fat intake and a moderate amount of protein.
The Quito system can be followed for a short period of up to 2-3 weeks and can be extended for one year. However, slowly moving from the Quito diet system to a regular diet and vice versa may be better.
What is the Quito diet?
The main nutrients of the diet are fat, the main source of energy. The diet is high in fat and low in carbohydrates, with a moderate proportion of proteins:
Quito can mean more heavy creams, fatty fish, oils, avocados, seeds, nuts, green leafy vegetables with low carbohydrate content and refraining from all basic carbohydrates such as cereals, rice, potatoes and fruits.
Benefits of Quito Diet: