Unless you have been living under a rock, chances are you have heard about the Ketogenic diet. One reason for this is the fact that the majority of people on the “Keto” diet can’t seem to help letting everyone around them know that they are following the trendy diet craze. The main idea behind the Keto diet is to limit carbohydrates and instead eat a diet heavy in fat. Those on the Keto diet are advised to limit their carbohydrates so much that they only represent two to four percent of their overall caloric intake. The remaining 96 to 98 percent are to then come from “natural fats” such as m eat, fish, butter, and cold pressed oils such as coconut oil. Although there have been multiple studies conducted which have left researchers to conclude that the Keto diet allows for weight loss; this diet is not ideal for everyone and is not conducive to weight loss for all people and all bodies. Keep reading to find out when you should avoid the Keto diet.
Ketogenic Eating Is Obsessive
The goal of the Keto diet is to get your body into a state of ketosis. The problem with this is the fact that it is quite hard to get your body into this state without going to extremes and relying on less than healthy eating habits. If you are serious about sticking to the Keto diet it is important to track your macros, monitor your blood glucose levels, and testing your ketone levels. However, this level of dedication tends to lead people to become obsessed, especially if they have had experience with disordered eating. For this reason it is not advised to start the Keto diet if you already have reason to believe that you can see yourself becoming obsessed with these different numbers.