Keto diet may not be as healthy as some nutritionists and influencers want you to believe - Chloe Taylor
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The Truth About the Ketogenic Diet
- Keto is Low Carb, Moderate Protein, High Healthy Fat
- Keto is not the Atkins Diet. Atkins is HIGH protein. Keto is Moderate protein
- A well-formulated keto plan does not incorporate high quantities of the following: packaged “keto” snacks, pork rinds, cured meats like salami, animal fat from foods like bacon, canned meat like spam or Vienna sausage, cheese or dairy
I first started researching the ketogenic diet over 4 years ago. Back then, I was about 4 years behind the early-adopters. There was a lot of speculation about it being a “fad diet,” another diet that’ll have its hay day then disappear. For those of us who really did…
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The latest craze in the diet world has had a wave of longevity itself, and perhaps that’s because it’s based in science. Unlike many diets named for their inventors, the Keto diet and the products it has spawned seem a free-for-all — everyone can take a turn at churning out “keto-friendly” products. There are keto diet books, keto-friendly foods, keto drinks, pills, recipes, meal delivery programs and even ketosis strips, designed to make sure you’re in the right fat-burning state.
It’s a lifestyle. It’s a culture. It’s keto
On the keto diet, a person eats fats like steak and eggs. The glucose and insulin levels in the body fall. The liver converts the fat into ketones and then the ketones fuel the cells and tissues of the body. You’re making the body find a way to use fat as a source of fuel.
Sorry, keto fans, you’re probably not in ketosis
“It’s not so easy to get an adult body into ketosis,” says Teresa Fung, a professor of nutrition at Simmons College.
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According to a statement from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, the analysis of research, published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition, showed that "for most people, the possible long-term risks of the keto diet, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease, outweigh its possible benefits."
When Keto became the new Paleo: My problem with fad diets
Sometime between the end of junior year and summertime, I decided to try out the keto diet for three whole weeks. It was grueling and mentally taxing, as I foolishly resisted supplementing my body with the nutrients it desperately needed. The result was abysmal.
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If you follow or seek health advice, it would be hard to miss the wave of recommendations to lower “carbohydrates” to minimal levels and focus on meals higher in fat and protein to promote the use of ketone bodies as fuel. There are dozens of books and websites dedicated to this trend, some backed by prominent figures with medical degrees. In March of this year, a start-up called Virta Health was launched to provide online coaching to follow this dietary pattern to reverse type 2 diabetes (DM2).
You Asked: Should I Try the Ketogenic Diet?
Until science sorts out all the ins and outs of balancing carbs, protein and fats for optimal health, going full keto may be overkill. But based on the latest nutrition research, cutting carbs in favor of healthy fats seems sensible.
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A Properly Guided Ketogenic Diet is Healing to the Body
After the first 3 to 4 days on a ketogenic diet, most of my clients say they feel better and their energy is up. They must, however, drink the right amount of water and eat the right amount of protein, vegetables and micronutrients. One exception is if the body goes into detox or a healing phase, which causes an energy drop. This is a good thing and the person needs to allow for more rest and sleep.
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I’ve been eating a high-fat, carb-restricted diet for almost 20 years, since I started as an experiment when investigating nutrition research for the journal Science. I find it’s easy for me to maintain a healthy weight when I eat this way. But even after two decades, the sensation of being on the edge of a slippery slope is ever-present.
Can eating fat help you lose weight? Let’s look at the ketogenic diet.
Fat makes your meals more palatable and helps you feel full, so it’s no wonder the high-fat ketogenic diet is increasing in popularity. The diet has been trending for the past three years, as “keto” blogs and cookbooks continue to pop up and build an impressive fan base. This diet has been used under close supervision by physicians and dietitians since the 1920s for treating epilepsy and has shown promise in managing brain cancer. But is it useful and healthy as a strategy for weight loss?
Can you really lose weight eating gobs of butter on the keto diet?
Though ketogenic eating has been around in some form since the 1920s, when it was found to curb symptoms of epilepsy in kids, the diet’s Burning Man presence is just the latest sign of its trending status. Although fans say that ketogenic eating sparks rapid weight loss, the diet is also sparking concerns from some doctors and nutritionists.
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But before you give keto a try, keep in mind that it’s way better to start a ketogenic diet the right way and avoid the mistakes others make. That way you can enjoy the benefits of the diet faster and with better results. Keto diets were first used about 100 years ago to help epileptic children. Now, this diet sees use in helping people lose weight, gain mental focus and energy, get rid of digestive issues, treat type 2 diabetes, and even potentially prevent/cure cancer and neurological diseases.
Is the Ketogenic Diet Right for You?
In the past several years, as measured by Google Trends, interest in an unusual style of eating called the ketogenic diet has tripled, and chances are you have a friend or coworker who’s tried it. Early adopters are typically people who run or ride a lot and want a food plan that doesn’t just fill their tanks but also boosts performance.
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The keto diet approaches weight loss and health management differently. The difference is that it penetrates to the core of our energy reserves, changing the very “fuel source” that the body uses to remain energized: namely, from burning sugar into burning dietary fat.
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A period of low carbohydrate ketogenic diet may help to control hunger and may improve fat oxidative metabolism and therefore reduce body weight. Furthermore new kinds of ketogenic diets using meals that mimic carbohydrate rich foods could improve the compliance to the diet.
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A ketogenic diet could be an interesting alternative to treat certain conditions, and may accelerate weight loss. But it is hard to follow and it can be heavy on red meat and other fatty, processed, and salty foods that are notoriously unhealthy. We also do not know much about its long-term effects, probably because it’s so hard to stick with that people can’t eat this way for a long time.
Making a Case for Eating Fat
The myth that fat makes you fat and causes heart disease has led to a total breakdown in our nutritional framework. I felt it was important to tell the story of how fat makes you thin and how it prevents heart disease and can reverse diabetes. I think people are still very confused about fat.
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Paleo vs Keto Diet: Which One Is Right For You?
When it comes to burning fat more efficiently, accelerating weight loss, and living an all-around healthier lifestyle, two diets have been on the radar of health enthusiasts: the Paleo diet and the Ketogenic diet. While both diets include many of the same foods and have overlapping similarities and benefits, each has a different purpose. Let’s take a look at how the Paleo vs Keto diets measure up against one another, which one is right for you, and why.
Salt: The Prize Jewel Of Keto
Now that you’re Living Ketogenically, NONE of your food is salted, and because you are eating very few carbs and no fortified foods, your body is expelling electrolytes like mad. You must replace all the salt which companies have been adding to the food you’d previously eaten in order to avoid electrolyte deficiencies, which can be very dangerous. What all those doctors and experts forget to do while they’re telling us to cut down on salt, is tell us that salt is vitally important for the body to run properly. Use unprocessed rock salt if you can afford it- like Himalayan Pink salt or Celtic Grey salt- or Iodised table salt if you’re on a budget. Rock Salt is the best option but budgets sometimes win.
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The keto diet got its name because ketones are the source of energy that the body uses when it’s burning fat. Ketones are produced in weight loss regardless of the type of diet you are following. So, actually, anyone who is losing weight is actually on a keto diet.
The Case for Keto review – why a full-fat diet should be on the menu
Keto is not a short-term diet “fix”, but a way of eating for life. It keeps you in a metabolic state – ketosis – whereby your body stops using sugar for energy and starts to break down stored fats instead. The liver converts these fats to molecules known as ketones, which the body uses for energy. Taubes argues persuasively that people who are prone to the metabolic disorder of excess fat accumulation must embrace this approach even though it means the entire carbohydrate food group is off-limits.
A ketogenic diet brought me back to life. Will believing in its effectiveness make me a pariah in medical school?
Within two years of starting what conventional medicine thinks of as a potentially dangerous and unsustainable diet, I went from being a patient with osteoporosis, ulcerative colitis, and a failing heart to a healthy young scholar with a renewed zest for life and great heart health to boot. From my perspective, right or wrong, conventional medicine failed me and so-called alternative medicine, in the form of a ketogenic diet, saved me.
Do ketogenic diets help you lose weight?
Carbohydrate is used in the body as the major source of fuel, like petrol is used to fuel a car. Your body has a store of carbohydrate in the liver and muscles called glycogen. When glycogen stores are low your body switches to burning fat, which leads to production of ketone bodies.
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The low-carb plan isn’t for everyone, but if you can stick with it, you can lose body fat and gain lean muscle mass.
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Eating so few carbs even sends many new keto-ers into something called the “keto flu,” a sure sign your body is extremely pissed off at what you’re doing to it.
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Our muscles store about 3 grams of water for every gram of glycogen, meaning we can lose quite a bit of weight right away when we tap into glycogen stores for fuel. That's why someone who loses weight in "just one week!" from a low-carb plan is likely losing water weight, not necessarily real weight that stays off over time.
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The Truth About the Ketogenic Diet
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