How Do You Spell KETOGENIC?

The spelling of the word ketogenic is made up of three syllables: ke-tō-gen-ik. The first syllable is pronounced /ki/, the second syllable is pronounced /toʊ/ as in "toe", and the third syllable is pronounced /dʒɛn/ as in "genie" and ends in the sound /ɪk/, as in "ick". This word refers to a diet that is high in fat, low in carbohydrates, and moderate in protein. Following a ketogenic diet can result in ketosis, a process in which the body breaks down fat for energy instead of carbohydrates.