FAQs-What about the Keto Diet?
This was asked by a Kryptonite who shall remain anonymous
For the record, Keto can lead to some very GROSS GI issues. I did not post that on the main page, but you get my drift…
A keto diet is well known for being a low carb diet, where the body produces ketones in the liver to be used as energy.
Since the glucose is being used as a primary energy, your fats are not needed and are therefore stored. Typically on a normal, higher carbohydrate diet, the body will use glucose as the main form of energy. By lowering the intake of carbs, the body is induced into a state known as ketosis.
So it is not just “low carb” it is the intentional pursuit of ketosis.
In order of importance:
-Restriction of carbohydrates. It is recommended to stay below 20g net carbs and below 35g total carbs per day. This equates to a banana
– Restricted protein. Many people come to Keto from an Atkins like the diet where the protein is unlimited. Keto followers eat protein based up their weight. The general rule of thumb is 10% of calories.
-Unrestricted fat. Fat is the primary source of energy on keto
Why I am not a fan
– It is very hard on our bodies to have such a limited supply of carbohydrates and protein.
– Our bodies do not always process 85% of a diet of fat the same way. Remember everyone’s system is different and just because I ate chia seed pudding today, doesn’t mean you should. I recommend whole foods, nothing processed…
– The Intentional pursuit of ketoacidosis. This can be dangerous our body goes into starvation mode and makes it very easy to gain weight.
To be continued…
I do not want to overwhelm everyone so, come back tomorrow to the conclusion…