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Keto Diet has Gained Popularity, but Is It Safe?

The Ketogenic diet also known as “keto” has become the latest big thing in weight loss plans, The super low carb diet restricts sugar and carbohydrates, forcing your liver to burn fats and create compounds called Ketones to use for energy instead.

The Keto diet has taken social media by storm, from celebrities to influencers everyone is raving about Keto diet, how it works and helps in weight loss. You will find dozens of impressive side-by-side comparisons from users who credit Keto for their rapid and dramatic weight loss.

But as a general weight-loss plan, Keto is more controversial. Some health experts warn against it entirely, citing unpleasant side effects, health risks, and the diet’s unsustainable nature.  It can cause vitamin deficiency, muscle loss and can damage your kidneys.

With Keto in particular, sustainability is a big issue because of what happens if you go off of the diet. We see a lot of people who have tried the Keto diet, and many have had success with it, But nearly all of those people have also gained all of that weight back.

That’s because of what happens when you start eating carbs again, once you reintroduce carbs, no matter the amount, your body will remove ketosis and start using its preferred fuel glucose and glycogen, which come from carbs.

Some medical conditions that might preclude people from trying out the Keto diet. We wouldn’t recommend it for type 1 and some type 2 diabetes patients or people who have struggled with eating disorders. Once your body enters ketosis, you also begin to lose muscle, become extremely fatigued, and eventually enter starvation mode. Then it actually becomes even harder to lose weigh.

That’s why doctors and dieticians recommend for a long term health plan from exercises, walks and ways which will not cause harm to  your health.

If you’re considering Keto, getting a doctor’s or dietitian’s opinion is a key step to seeing if it is the right diet for you. And do not get under influence of social media post, and or try to adapt lifestyle of celebrities and influencers because what you see is result of long term work and can harm your health.

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