Keto Diet- To Follow or Not to Follow

Keto Diet is the latest trend among today’s health-conscious people. However, I’m yet to decide on implementing the K-diet regulations. Fascinated by the extent of the craze, I made up my mind to search for the pros and cons of the Keto Diet and write on the same.

💮”Wow! What a transformation!”
I was surprised to see my friend after six months. The change was apparently so obvious that I couldn’t help giving her the compliment. I remember her as an average overweight girl with no visible intentions to lose weight.
“How?” I could hardly mumble just one word in the hope to get an answer to the transition.
“I’m following keto diet:)”, she ready with the answer.

Again, it’s Keto Diet!

Keto diet : To Follow or Not to Follow

I look at myself. Lifestyle mistakes have taken a toll on my body. I should lose at least 5-7 kg of weight to stay healthy and look presentable. My desire to go back to the original size is reinforced by the keto-diet mania. There’s no excuse left to start searching for the exact meaning of the Keto Diet.

What is Keto Diet

🏵 In keto diet, carbohydrate intake is drastically restricted and it is replaced by good quality fats and proteins. Low-carb food can also be included but in a very small quantity. The diet comprises of meats, eggs, sausages, cheeses, fish, nuts, butter, oils, seeds, and fibrous vegetables. The exact intake of carbohydrates is 20-50 grams per day that is very low.

🏵 Standard ketogenic diet (SKD) comprises of 75% fats, 20% proteins and only 5% carbohydrates. The diet changes the metabolism of the human body drastically and hence should be followed for a limited period.

🏵 It is based on the theory that a low-carb diet decreases carbohydrates in the body and increases the fats. Instead of carbohydrates, the body uses fats and convert them into energy.
Fat molecules are changed to the new kind of molecules called ‘ketones’ that supply energy to the brain. The process is known as ‘Ketosis’ and the diet followed to make it happen is called Keto Diet.

Keto Diet

Benefits of Keto Diet

💮 Keto Diet is followed for a limited period under the observation of the experts. When followed with precision, the diet can do wonders for your body.

💮 Follow Keto Diet to lose weight.

After following Keto Diet for some days, our brain will become accustomed to burning fats to get energy; the energy used to carry out body functions.
It is seen that people lose their weight in a few days of keto-therapy. The weight loss is twice or thrice the weight lost by other methods.

💮 Keto Diet reduces body insulin levels. Blood sugar drops significantly after 4-16 weeks into keto-diet therapy. When on an extremely low-carb diet, the body releases fatty acids that’s used as energy. This, the fats stored in our bodies are used up in simple metabolic functions.

💮 Keto Diet is known to prevent and even cure cancer in many cases. The diet causes more oxidation of cancer cells than of the normal cells. Reduction of insulin is also related to the prevention of some cancers.

💮 Improves heart health:
By following Keto Diet strictly, the health of the heart improves. A study shows that this particular diet increases the HDL ( Good Cholesterol level) significantly and decreases the level of bad cholesterol (LDL).

💮 Improves brain functioning
Keto Diet improves functioning of the brain. It is observed that children show improvement in memory, when on Keto Diet. Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases are also controlled by prescribing Keto therapy to the patients.

Side Effects of Keto Diet

There are some side-effects of keto diet and these must be taken into consideration before following the strict diet plan.

1) Constipation

Bowel habits change due to the drastic change in the diet plan. One can suffer from acute constipation and other bowel irregularities.

* Increase your fibre and water intake.

2) Lack of energy, Leg cramps, Keto Flu can make you feel dizzy and reduce your capacity to do work.

3) Though Keto Diet is known to decrease sugar levels considerably, you should not change the regular diet with Keto without asking your doctor. A serious medical condition, ‘Ketoacidosis‘ can put you in danger.

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43 Comments Add yours

  1. sushildhanawde says:

    Nicely written
    I follow CrossFit workout
    which requires high instant en-
    ergy which get released through
    available carbs only. So I need to
    check with the people who are
    doing high intensity workout as
    well as following Keto diet.

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  2. writenlive says:

    Keto is really a buzzword these days. Thanks for giving the complete low-down on the diet and possible side effects.

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  3. Aadhira says:

    I’ve heard a lot of talk about keto and a basic research on it was on my to do list for long.. Thanks for breaking it down in a lucid manner! Nice information.. Thanks.. 😊

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    1. aditi says:

      You’re welcome 😊

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      1. Arti says:

        I’m not in favour of any diet.. for me if it’s not sustainable then it’s not worth it

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        1. aditi says:

          It’s personal choice:)

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  4. Monika says:

    Thanx for giving a detailed post on keto diet . Ketones is something i learnt for the first time .

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  5. Disha says:

    Keto is the buzz word nowadays and when done in modernation under guidance from experts seems to be beneficial.

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    1. aditi says:

      Yes, it can be beneficial if followed under supervision.

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      1. Neha Jain says:

        Thanks for sharing this detail post for keto diet. Really confused about the diet. and how it works. It is really nice way to lose wait but i think we always keep in mind the side effects consult your doctor before starting.

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        1. aditi says:

          Thanks for reading

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  6. I’ve been in keto and it’s done wonders to my body. #tmmreads #myfriendalexa

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    1. aditi says:

      Good to know Sindhu

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  7. Cureandjoy says:

    Many people said irritable bowel syndrome can be heal with keto diet , is it true ?

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    1. aditi says:

      Yes, I’ve read so. Change in diet triggers bowel irregularities.

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  8. Ruchie says:

    I have seen so many following this keto diet but it does have such side effects I was unaware

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    1. aditi says:

      Even I’m surprised to find that Keto Diet is beneficial to people but with some side effects. Please do not start KETO without asking your doctor.

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  9. I have some keto recipes if you are interested Aditi

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    1. aditi says:

      Sure I’ll ask you when I make up my mind to go Keto:)

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    2. aditi says:

      Please share the link to your keto recipes here so that people can access.

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  10. you have really simplified keto diet, I always heard about it but never really tried to find what it exactly means. That ways its easy to decide whether it would suit a person or not.

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  11. aditi says:

    I have no idea about the effect of Keto Diet on hormones. You should ask your doctor before starting the extreme diet.

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    1. Yes that’s a good idea

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  12. I followed keto for 1 month and lost about 5 kgs , it was amazing, but it bounced back reall quick also. #princyreads

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    1. aditi says:

      Another revelation! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Thank you for writing such an informative post. I have followed Keto diet and it has helped me a lot for my health and fitness transformation. #MyFriendAlexa #DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter

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  14. Amrit kaur says:

    I would avoid starting keto diet in this humid weather as it cab reduce sugar levels.

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    1. aditi says:

      Is it? Thanks for letting us know.

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  15. Online Solutions says:

    This Keto Diet blog is literally the BEST community that I’ve found online, I read this everyday and try these great recipes, and I’m also so fortunate that I found this. This has helped me not only lose weight but I keep it off. I hope this can help some others with weight loss and an overall healthier life. Thanks again for the quality content and online experience!

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  16. goatdogsimple says:

    Good info! I haven’t tried this diet but I have a friend who did it and feels great. She lost a lot of weight and has kept it off for about two years. It doesn’t feel sustainable to me (I love carbs) but I do see many have good results for weight loss. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. aditi says:

      Hi
      Mine is the article just out of curiosity; even I haven’t tried Keto. I’m a carb lover but give a thought about reducing the carbs to some extent, it’s also beneficial.

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  17. thank you for this aditi entry 🙂
    I think the ketone diet is good, but I suggest consulting a doctor. Our health will not always allow its use

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    1. aditi says:

      Yes, very true.

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  18. Thanks for sharing! I love keto, but it is really important to learn about keto flu BEFORE starting. I’m glad you included that in this article.

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