Confused by Keto acronyms? Feel like people are talking in a different language? Don’t understand what people are talking about on blogs and forums? Don’t know your BPC from your TDEE? Do not worry!! I have been there in fact, most people who are living a keto life have been there! Keto abbreviations are a minefield that can become overwhelming. Fear not, I’ve got you covered – check out the main keto abbreviations below.
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Confused By All Of The Different Keto Abbreviations / Acronyms?
For those of you that haven’t read our blog before, where have you been?!
Only joking, but I do hope we can help you and that you will come back for more!
Anyway, before I started on my keto journey, I spent just over a year researching the science behind it, recipes and ingredients.
I wanted to make sure that it was not another yo-yo diet, as I had tried enough of them in life!
I cannot explain to you how difficult the first month of research was, I was confused by the BPC requiring MCT and HWC, that’s before I even got into the science bits!
There are seemingly endless keto abbreviations/acronyms and when you get started on your keto way of living, these can be really overwhelming.
When I tried to convert one of my friends to keto, he got really frustrated with all of the abbreviations and gave up before he even started as he was too confused.
Keto Abbreviations Confusion
How did I get through it?
I made a note of all of the keto abbreviations and keto terms.
It wasn’t until I was around 3 months into keto that I could fluently read the forums!
My notes were originally scribbled in the back of a notebook that I used to carry around with me. Each time I was unsure about a keto acronym/abbreviation I would look it up.
When my friend was struggling, I typed them up on an email for him to get him started.
Years later, I’ve tidied them up a bit for you so you don’t have to go through all of the stress of having to work them out!
Keto Abbreviations / Acronyms
Clearly, here we are all crazy about keto! We love to hear from fellow keto eaters.
If you have a keto abbreviation/acronym that you think others would benefit from knowing, please let me know in the comments below!
Below you will find a list of the 60+ most popular keto abbreviations/acronyms – happy reading!
|ACV||Apple Cider Vinegar||LC||Low Carb|
|AS||Artificial Sweetener||LCHF||Low Carb High Fat|
|BF%||Body Fat Percentage||LK||Lazy Keto|
|BMI||Body Mass Index||MCT||Medium Chain Triglycerides|
|BMR||Basal Metabolic Rate||MFP||Myfitnesspal|
|BPC||Bullet Proof Coffee||NSV||Non-Scale Victory|
|CICO (CI/CO)||Calories In Calories Out||OMAD||One Meal A Day|
|CKD||Cyclical Keto Diet||OWL||Ongoing Weight Loss|
|CW||Current Weight||PCOS||Polycystic Ovary Syndrome|
|DK||Dirty Keto||RDA||Recommended Daily Allowance|
|EF||Extended Fasting||RFL||Rocket Fuel Latte|
|EVOO||Extra-Virgin Olive Oil||RMR||Resting Metabolic Rate|
|FBG||Fasting Blood Glucose||SAD||Standard American Diet|
|GKI||Glucose Ketone Index||SF||Sugar Free|
|GW||Goal Weight||SK||Strict Keto|
|HF||High Fat||SKD||Standard Keto Diet|
|HFLC||High Fat Low Carb||SV||Scale Victory|
|HIIT||High Intensity Interval Training||SW||Start Weight|
|HWC||Heavy Whipping Cream||T1D||Type 1 Diabetes|
|IBS||Irritable Bowel Syndrome||T2D||Type 2 Diabetes|
|IF||Intermittent Fasting||TDEE||Total Daily Energy Expediture|
|IIFYM||If It Fits Your Macros||TKD||Targeted Keto Diet|
|IMHO||In My Honest Opinion||TL;DR||Too Long, Don’t Read|
|IMO||In My Opinion||TLDR||Too Long, Don’t Read|
|IR||Insulin Resistance||TMI||Too Much Information|
|JERF||Just Eat Real Food||WOE||Way Of Eating|
|KCKO||Keep Calm Keto On||WOL||Way Of Living|
|LBM||Lean Body Mass||ZC||Zero Carb|
Phew – that was a long list!
We hope you found that helpful?
Have you come across an abbreviation that was not on the list?
Do you know what the abbreviation means now or still trying to work it out?
Let us know in the comments below, or drop me a message, and I will add it to the list so we can all benefit!