The keto diet has been all the rage in recent years because of its promise of quick and easy weight loss. Essentially, the keto diet is an extremely strict diet that mainly involves high fat and low carb consumption. Eating any sort of carb can ruin your entire diet. Major influencers such as Janelle Rohner of Tik Tok have been promoting the keto diet and shown progress in their weight change.
Sounds like a dream diet, right? Since carbs are considered to be the “number one enemy” when it comes to losing weight, the keto diet would be the ideal diet to follow. But before you pick up that avocado, you should know that in recent studies, the keto diet may cause more harm than good.
Apparently, research has shown that there are more health risks than there are benefits when it comes to the keto diet. So, to make your life a whole lot easier, I’m here to explain to you the dangers and myths behind the keto diet in the simplest ways (and without all the medical jargon). Trust me, after reading this, you will probably not want to take on this incredibly difficult diet.
Losing Weight Ain’t Gonna Happen
Sure, you will achieve your desired weight on that square scale for a couple of months – but after that, you best be ready to gain back all that weight you lost. The only reason that the keto diet is a fad is because it’s “quick”. Which means it won’t be sustainable long-term.
Carbs Can Be Your Best Friend
Carbohydrates are not as evil as you might think. Carbs provide a healthy amount of nutrients for you to achieve your daily need of fiber. Since the keto diet prevents you from getting the right amount of carbs you need every day, such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables and dairy, it can lead you to having nutrient deficiencies and that is a big no-no. With a lower amount of carb intake daily, your body will go into shock, because it is deprived of the nutrients it needs to generate energy.
A diet high in fat does not literally mean you will lose weight that easily as well. Only consuming fat produced by nuts, seeds, fish, meat and eggs, can lead to you having a higher chance of getting kidney stones.
Balanced Nutrition Is Crucial
Depriving yourself of the right and important amount of nutrients can only make your health worse. With how strict the keto diet is, the chances of you developing low blood sugar, nutrient deficiencies, constipation and heart diseases are high. Your journey to losing weight shouldn’t happen so fast – and at the expense of important nutrients. It’s crucial for you to have a balanced and healthy diet which includes all the necessary and essential nutrition to avoid any health risk.
Having a healthy and balanced diet is the ultimate goal when trying to achieve the weight you desire. But it’s always a trial and error issue when it comes to finding the perfect diet, because not everybody follows the same dietary advice. The best option is to consult with your local nutritionist for more in-depth and detailed information on how to properly take care of your body while trying to achieve your end goal.