It’s no doubt that the keto diet is the biggest health trend right now. You can’t open Pinterest without seeing the latest keto recipes. However, while a ketogenic diet is a great way to reduce inflammation and lose fat fast, that doesn’t mean its healthy.
Ketosis occurs when there are raised levels of ketones in your body tissue. This is achieved by the low carb, high fat diet. Ketones are produced in the liver from the excess fat, which is then used as fuel throughout the body, including the brain. The brain is a hungry organ that consumes lots of energy every day, and it can’t run on fat directly.
You may follow a ketogenic diet, or maybe you’re considering trying the health craze that is sweeping the nation, but we can tell you right now, the results are not long term. Many of the keto approved meals will keep you in ketosis, but that doesn’t mean that they are good for you. The most important part of a healthy diet is the quality of the food. A ketogenic diet is a perfect example of quantity over quality. A good rule of thumb for any diet is to eat foods that spoil. Just because the foods you are eating will keep you in ketosis, doesn’t mean that they are good for you, especially if the ingredients are all processed.
Results from the keto diet are questionable as well. Because the diet is so restrictive, health experts say it is not an appropriate diet to follow long-term. As with many fad diets, once you stop following them, weight regain is inevitable. Going back and forth from a restrictive diet to your normal eating habits, can contribute to disordered eating. If your main issues with food are portion control and binge eating, starting the keto diet may help you lose weight in the short term, but it will not help you get to the root of your health issues.
If you have been considering trying the keto diet, we encourage you to contact us first. Let us help you change your eating habits for good so that you can have the body you want forever.