THE KETO DIET: High Fat/Low Carb Diet with a soul purpose of getting your body into the state of ketosis turning your body into a fat burning machine.
Its rising popularity has skyrocketed over the past year.
But is it worth the hype? I am currently on day 16 of this diet and folks, let me tell you, NO it is not.
Being on this diet has been a literal rollercoaster, as it gains popularity more and more doctors are weighing in on what they feel about this diet and whether or not it is a safe way to go about losing weight for the regular joe. Overall, there is not been enough evidence released to decide whether or not someone should do this diet, but it definitely is said to not be a diet one should be on longer than a year. It was originally developed in the 1920’s to treat epilepsy and great for those with diabetes. It does provide the weightloss you want but at what cost?
Common Side Effects + Remedies: Do they work?
I have had every single symptom that interrupts my daily operation at some point. Including:
- Emotional crashes
- High then low energy
- Mood swings
- Trouble sleeping/concentrating
- Slight stomach pains
- “Keto breath”
- Trouble exercising
Days 10-13 were the absolute hardest, I felt at my worst.
The “Keto Flu” is said to last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, and it looks like mine will be lasting a few weeks. I plan to and am very committed to do this diet for 30 days and am so happy I am halfway done.
I hope to soon find out if this flu will really pass because I am enjoying the results to my figure. But looking great and feeling great need to go hand and hand for me & this diet is not one to try if you are willing to go through an unknown time period of feeling horrible as you adjust to a new way of eating.
My judgement so far…just eat right and exercise. These diet fads & quick fixes are not the way.