Silicon Valley's favorite diet has techies eating lots of fat
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Geoffrey Woo likes to start the day with a plate of eggs, cheese, and avocado. It might not sound like Woo, cofounder and CEO of "cognitive enhancement" supplements startup Nootrobox , is dieting.
But he subscribes to an increasingly popular diet - the ketosis, or "keto," diet - that he hopes will help him live longer and better. It has especially gained traction among Silicon Valley's biohackers, who often experiment with diet and medical devices in taking a DIY approach to biology.
The high-fat, low-carb diet turns the body into a fat-burning machine. When you turn off access to glucose, a primary fuel source derived from eating carbohydrates, the body taps into its own fat stores for energy.
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