The famous low carb high-fat diet which forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. It also supposedly helps people with diabetes, epilepsy, autoimmune disorders, acid reflux, hormonal issues, and more.
So… what are the pros of the keto diet?
Well for starters low-carb diets tend to reduce your appetite. They also lead to more weight loss at the start. This is because low-carb diets act to rid excess water from your body, lowering insulin levels, and lead to rapid weight loss in the first week or two.
Triglycerides (fat molecules) tend to drop drastically. As well as blood sugar levels and insulin levels.
And the cons you may ask?
First and foremost which may throw many people off is the fact that when you give up whole grains, beans, fruits, and many veggies it can cause nutrient deficiencies and constipation. This is due to the lack of fibre. Also, another regular issue with this diet is the “keto flu”. This includes tiredness, brain fog, and headaches.
Here are some first hand experiences:
Sara (34) says “it was life-changing for me”
Reena (29) says “I wish I knew more”
Fatima (29) “it’s more complicated than that for a type 1 diabetic”
Let’s wrap this up by helping you lovely ladies by giving you tips and tricks.
Eat Meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, high-fat dairy, fats, and healthy oils.
Don’t eat sugar, wheat, seed oils, “diet” and low-fat products, and highly processed foods.
For snackers don’t worry: dark chocolate, berries, KFC grilled chicken and salami bites
Drinks: coffee, water, tea (and a little tip… if you add cream it makes the coffee just that little bit nicer).
Well … What are your thoughts? Would you consider this a fad diet or not? Is this actually what it seems? And have any of you guys tried it before/ are you currently on the keto diet?
Let us know!
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