Possible Keto Problems
Some nutritionists consider Keto to be a medical diet. Something you should only practice if you have a specific condition.
It was ‘discovered’ in the 1930’s when they were trying to figure out how to help people with epileptic seizures.
It is known to be a big help with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), which can be quite painful.
I personally don’t try to tell people to stay on super low carbs for very long periods. Two or three months might be OK, though every case is different.
See How You Feel
If you go on super low carbs, like 20 to 25 grams a day, that should be during intense weight loss only. The high quality carbs, like leafy vegetables, have too many health benefits to leave out of your diet over time.
The digestion changes over time if the carbs are too low, and the fat too high.
I recommend that people lose weight for a few months, then raise the healthy carb levels back up to prevent possible keto problems.
If you lower your carbs quickly, you might interrupt production of serotonin, which is the ‘feel good’ hormone. It’s one reason people get cranky early in the keto diet.
But seriously, don’t people get cranky in most diets at first?
Keto can be a way of life type diet. Many people stay on it permanently as a way to keep their weight under control. Plus, many people feel better because they are off grains and gluten. So they want to stay that way.
If you are going to stay on keto, you must bring the carb levels up from super weight loss levels. The diet version of Keto puts the carb levels around 20. The permanent version of Keto, after you have lost the weight, should be 50 to 100 grams of carbs per day.
You should experiment to see where your health lands after the weight is gone. Genetics play a big role in how much carbs your body needs. You are in charge of finding out what level is good for you.
Listen to your body.
Over long time periods, if you don’t feel good, then change your diet. You should feel good if you are eating properly. (Of course this doesn’t include the first week or two of keto.)
Cheat days are not healthy. Either be on keto or not. Don’t yo-yo with keto. It can cause real problems.
These are possible keto problems. They aren’t huge problems if you use common sense. Everyone is different. Be tuned into your body. If you don’t feel right, then change something.
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