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Are you trying to justify that spoonful of butter when you love eating cereal for breakfast, bread for lunch, and pasta for dinner? According to keto science, you got 99 problems and they’re all carbs. So don’t blame the butter for what the bread did and carry on!
Despite that, lo and behold, says Jameela Jamil, as she spills the beans!
The South Asian artist shared a post and referred to Keto as a “January Craze” and urged social media influencers to stop promoting it to people who medically do not require it, as this diet can have dangerous side effects! Jamil tried to prove her stance with proofs in the form of message screenshots from people who have suffered at the hands of the Keto Diet.
How true are the claims of the founder of i_weigh? We went out of the way to unravel the truth about Keto Diet so that you can weigh out the pros and cons in order to make the best decision for yourself!
- It leads to fat loss
- Decreases high blood pressure
- Epilepsy: Ketogenic diet was first used to treat seizures, with health benefits outweighing the cons.
- Beneficial metabolic changes occur initially such as – improvement in insulin resistance, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and triglycerides
- Type 2 Diabetes: Glucose levels can be controlled with this diet. However, such patients should always consult a dietitian.
- Cancer: Cancer growth can be inhibited by starving the tumor cells of glucose.
- Improves stress and other psychological issues
- It is difficult to sustain such a diet
- Increased hunger and cravings
- Bad breath
- Mild Dehydration
- Electrolyte Depletion
- Nutrient Deficiencies
- Digestive issues and compromised gut health
- Keto Flu: symptoms include insomnia, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting. Endurance issues during exercising, headaches, constipation, dizziness
- Menstrual cycle irregularities in women
- Frequent Urination
- Kidney stones
- Hepatic steatosis (fatty liver)
- Hypoproteinemia, or low levels of protein in the blood
Keto diet can also be risky for people suffering from the following conditions if adopted without the observation of a doctor:
- Hypoglycemia or Ketoacidosis (Type 1 and 2 Diabetes)
- Hormonal issues such as thyroid or adrenal issues
- High cholesterol levels
- Pancreatic disease
- Thyroid conditions
- Liver conditions
- Gallbladder disease or removal
- History of eating disorders
The bottom line is: Don’t fall for a fitness trend blindly. Many people are unaware of their underlying conditions and doctors recommend specific tests before recommending such a diet in order to prevent its dangerous side effects.
The bitter truth is, that while people might look healthy on the outside as a result of this diet, in reality, they become weaker and weaker on the inside. A natural, slow, and steady weight loss strategy with lifestyle changes results in long-lasting outcomes. After all, what is the point of temporary fitness, that too at the cost of your health? Switching between fitted and loose clothes will hurt you more! Slow and steady wins the race *thumbs up*
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