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The ketogenic diet shows no signs of waning in popularity, but it can be hard to stick to keto guidelines around summer holidays—particularly holidays where a lot of food is sure to be present (hello, 4th of July BBQs!).

The keto diet prioritizes low-carbohydrate intake and permits a higher intake of fats, the goal being to trick your body into metabolizing fat—because if you’re not eating carbs there are none there for your body to break down—to use as energy instead of storing it. Because fats (read: meats) are still allowed, navigating the food situation on a grilling-heavy holiday like the 4th of July isn’t as difficult as you may think.

Emily Green