Keto Diet Pros, Cons And Tips For Making It Work

Keto Diet Pros, Cons And Tips For Making It Work

July 22, 2019 2 By William Morgan


WHEN IT COMES TO LOSING WEIGHT THERE’S ALWAYS A NEW DIET OUT THERE AND THE LATEST FAD APPEARS TO BE THE KETO DIET WHICH IS LOW CARB AND HELPS YOU LOSE FAT. JOINING US IS NUTRITIONIST THERAPIST AMY RUTH FEINGOLD. GOOD TO HAVE YOU HERE. GREAT TO BE HERE. I’M SKEPTICAL OF THE FAD DIETS. AT THE CRUX OF THE KETO, WHAT IS THE PURPOSE? KETO ISN’T A FAD DIET. IT’S BEEN AROUND WITH THE 20s WHEN DOCTORS WERE TRYING TO HELP CHILDREN WITH EPILEPSY, BUT IT’S BEEN TALKED ABOUT NOW BECAUSE IT IS A GREAT TOOL FOR WEIGHT LOSS BUT KETO ESSENTIALLY IS A DIET BASED ON RATIOS. 65 TO 75% OF YOUR CALORIES COME FROM FAT. OKAY. SO WE ALL KNOW THERE’S GOOD FATS AND BAD FATS SO LET’S START WITH SOME OF THE GOOD FATS THAT WOULD BE ON THE KETO DIET. THE GOOD FATS WOULD BE YOUR AVOCADOS, WILD FISH, NUTS, SEEDS. YOU WANT TO STAY AWAY FROM THE VEGETABLE OILS, PROCESSED MEATS, DELI CHEESES. SO YOU REALLY WANT TO LEAN TOWARDS REAL HEALTHY FOOD. THIS IS OBVIOUSLY EFFECTIVE IN TERMS OF LOSING WEIGHT. YOU ALWAYS HEAR THAT. SO WHAT ARE THE BONUSES WITH THIS DIET? WELL, THE BIGGEST BONUS IS IT HELPS CONTROL YOUR BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL AND REDUCES INSULIN RESISTANCE. THAT’S BIG BECAUSE THAT’S A HUGE HEALTH ISSUE. IT DOES HELP LOSE WEIGHT BECAUSE FAT IS FILLING. YOU KNOW, YOU MADE A FEW HARD BOILED EGGS AND A PIECE OF CHEESE, YOU’RE NOT HUNGRY FOR MANY HOURS. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE NEGATIVES THAT PEOPLE NEED TO BE AWARE OF? ONE NEGATIVE IS THAT IT’S LOW IN FIBER, AND THAT’S A PROBLEM. SO IT LEADS TO CONSTIPATION. THERE ARE WAYS TO GET AROUND IT, BUT THAT IS AN ISSUE. ALSO, ONCE YOU START TO BECOME IN KETOSIS, SOME ISSUES HAPPEN, YOUR BREATH CHANGES, NOT EXACTLY LIKE WHAT YOU WANT TO SHOW ON A FIRST DATE. SO YOU WANT TO BE MINDFUL OF THAT. IT DOES READJUST. I SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE POSTING ABOUT KETO ON INSTAGRAM, A LOT ON SOCIAL MEDIA. I SAW A FRIEND THE OTHER DAY POST ABOUT HER KETO PIZZA. WHAT IS THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KETO AND ATKINS? THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION. ATKINS FOCUSED ON PROTEIN. SO IT WAS HEAVY ON THE PROTEIN. ATKINS WAS JUST ESSENTIALLY REDUCING THE CARBOHYDRATES IN YOUR NET CARBS WHICH THE KETO DIET DOES BUT IT EMPHASIZES THE FAT. THE DIFFERENCE IS THE MACRO NUTRIENT RATIO BETWEEN THE PROTEINS AND THE FAT. KETO BEING HIGHER FAT, ATKINS BEING HIGHER PROTEIN. IF YOU WERE TO WANT TO TRY THE KETO, THIS IS A THREE WEEK THING, ONE MONTH THING? IF YOU’RE GOING TO DO IT THE HEALTHY WAY WITH HEALTHY FATS SUCH AS WE TALKED ABOUT WITH THE AVOCADOS AND NUTS, I WOULD SAY YOU CAN GIVE YOURSELF UP TO THREE MONTHS. BUT THEN I WOULD TRANSITION INTO A PLANT BASED NUTRIENT DENSE DIET WHICH SUPPORTS DETOXIFICATION AND THAT IN MY BOOK IS A WONDERFUL DIET. THIS IS A WONDERFUL JUMP START AND GREAT FOR PEOPLE WITH INSULIN ISSUES. LAST QUESTION, QUICKLY, IT CAN BE HARD IF YOU’RE OUT TO DINNER WITH YOUR FRIENDS. WHAT ARE THE WAYS AROUND THAT AND CAN YOU CHEAT AND STILL BE EFFECTIVE? INTERESTING. IF YOU’VE BEEN DOING IT FOR A MONTH AND YOU CHEAT FOR A MEAL, YOUR BODY THE NEXT DAY WILL GO BACK INTO KETOSIS AFTER FOUR TO SIX HOURS IF YOU’RE STRICT. HOWEVER, IF YOU’RE GOING OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS, YOU JUST HAVE TO BE MINDFUL AND HAVE STRATEGIES. LET’S SAY YOUR FRIENDS ARE MEETING AT CHIPOTLE. GET THE SALAD WITH THE MEAT, GUACAMOLE, SOUR CREAM. YOU HAVE HIT YOUR 70% RATIO. IF YOU’RE MEETING AT STARBUCKS, GET THE HARD BOILED EGGS, AN ICED COFFEE WITH WHIP CREAM. YOU HAVE TO BE A LITTLE BIT CLEVER ABOUT IT AND DON’T LEAVE