The Keto diet is not a diet. In fact, it is described as a lifestyle. And more and more people are jumping the bandwagon. Whilst, it visibly helps in drastic weight loss, the question is does it leave behind an ill effect on your health too?
The Keto diet is a high-fat, zero Carb diet. It’s not a diet, it is a lifestyle. Once you jump on the bandwagon, you are expected to abide by it for life. And apparently it has so many benefits that most people do not wish to abandon the lifestyle once commenced. Although the diet has recently gained fame, it has been around as early as 1920. It was considered a significant cure for epilepsy.
Hollywood is particularly fond of the new diet. Halle Berry, Meghan Fox and Kim Kardashian have all initiated this lifestyle. The keto diet requires 80% of your daily calorie intake to come from Fats, and your body needs two days to enter Ketosis. Entering Ketosis means that your body starts using fats for energy instead of Carbs.
Here are some of the foods that you may eat if following the Ketogenic lifestyle:
- Coconut oil
- Desi Ghee
- Bullet Proof Coffee
Here are some of the foods you cannot eat whilst on a Ketogenic lifestyle:
- Fruits other than berries
- Sugar in any form
Although this may seem difficult to do, there are actually alternatives for everything. You can have Keto desserts that are made using stevia natural sweetener, bread can be made using almond flour, and you don’t have to quit biryani because you can have cauliflower rice Biryani.
Those following the Keto diet have seen a difference in their sugar levels and some have even reportedly said Goodbye to Diabetes and Blood pressure. PCOs seem to have been cured. But there are reports that keto results in hair loss and a higher risk of Kidney stones.