Keto Dictionary: Phrases, Abbreviations & Acronyms

 In Keto Tools, Information, Lifestyle

Confused by the array of keto phrases, acronyms, & abbreviations?

We’ve compiled the most common into our dictionary for an easy to follow guide.


ASArtificial Sweetener
BF%Body Fat Percentage
BGBlood Glucose
BPCBullet Proof Coffee
CICOCalories In Calories Out
CKDCyclical Keto Diet; typically for those with lots of high intensity workouts
CWCurrent Weight
GWGoal Weight
HFHigh Fat
HIITHigh Intensity Interval Training
HWCHeavy Whipping Cream
IBSIrritable Bowel Syndrome
IFIntermittent Fasting
IIFYMIf It Fits Your Macros
IMHO or IMOIn My [Honest] Opinion
IRInsulin Resistance
KCKOKeep Calm Keto On
Lazy KetoMany variations, typically means not tracking all macros
LBMLean Body Mass
LCLow Carb
MacrosMacronutrients, consisting of Protein, Fat, and Carbs
MCTMedium Chain Triglycerides, a healthy oil usually from coconuts
MFPMyFitnessPal; macro tracking app
Net CarbsTotal Carbohydrates minus any Dietary Fiber and/or Artificial Sweeteners
NSVNon-Scale Victory
OPOriginal Poster
OWLOngoing Weight Loss
PCOSPolycystic Ovary Syndrome
PM or DMPrivate or Direct Message
RDARecommended Daily Allowance
SADStandard American Diet
SFSugar Free
Shark WeekMenstruation
SKDStandard Keto Diet; can be medical or nutritional
SVScale Victory
SWStart Weight
T1DType 1 Diabetes
T2DType 2 Diabetes
TKDTargeted Keto Diet; typically for those with lots of high intensity workouts
TLDR or TL;DRToo long, didn’t read; usually found at the end of a long post, OP gives a summary after
TMIToo Much Information
WOEWay of Eating
WOLWay of Living


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