What is the Keto Diet and is it safe for everyone?

What is the Keto Diet and is it safe for everyone?

July 23, 2019 0 By William Morgan


CIARA: CHANCES ARE YOU HAVE HEARD OF THE KETO DIET. BUT WHAT IS IT AND HOW DOES IT WORK? REGISTERED DIETITIAN NANCY DELL INVESTIGATES IN TONIGHT’S FOOD FOR THOUGHT. NANCY: THE KETOGENIC DIET HAS BEEN AROUND FOR CENTURIES .IN THE 1970S IT WAS CALLED THE ATKINS DIET. RECENTLY, IT HAS REGAINED POPULARITY AS THE KETO DIET. THE DIET IS LOW CARBOHYDRATE AND HIGH FAT. WHEN YOU DO NOT EAT CARBOHYDRATE, YOUR BODY WILL INITIALLY USE THE CARBOHYDRATE STORED IN YOUR LIVER AND BREAKDOWN MUSCLE FOR FUEL. THE CARBOHYDRATE STORES ARE HEAVY. SO OVERNIGHT, YOU CAN LOSE 3 POUNDS. BUT BE AWARE THAT THESE 3 POUNDS ARE NOT FAT. AFTER 3 TO 4 DAYS WITHOUT CARBOHYDRATE, YOUR BODY WILL START TO BREAKDOWN YOUR FAT AND USE THE KETONES FROM THE FAT FOR FUEL. BE SURE TO TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE GOING ON A KETO DIET. IT IS NOT SAFE FOR EVERYONE. IT CAN BE DANGEROUS FOR DIABETICS. ON THURSDAY, WE WILL DISCUSS SOME COMMON MISTAKES TO AVOID ON THE KETO DIET. WITH FOOD FOR THOUGHT, I’M NANCY DELL.