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.
After studying Nutrition at university I had and continue to have a real passion for keeping fit and maintaining a healthy diet. Now that I have 2 children, it is not always easy to do that but I try my best. I am always trying a new diet or fitness craze in order to maintain my weight. I love keeping active and, on most weekends, you will find me cycling with the kids, my husband somewhere behind us, in our local park in Nottingham. I strongly believe that keeping fit is a lifestyle choice and something the whole family should be involved in for it to be successful.