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The Keto Diet Is Gaining Popularity, but Is It Safe?

March 13, 2017

The Keto Diet Is Gaining Popularity, but Is It Safe?

I will tell you right from the start this fade diet keto is not safe long term it should only be used with certain medical issues like seizures and diabetes, cancer (short term) under the care of a health professionals that understands the risk.

My wife and I competed on stage, we were under a doctor’s care during our 12 weeks’ diet down, we were doing a low carb diet to lose the extra body fat, our doctor always made sure we did not go into ketoacidosis, he knew how dangerous this was for us.

We had a son who was having seizures at a young age what helped him beat it was a keto diet, high fat very little carbohydrates, it was only for a short term, once his seizures subsided we introduced carbohydrates back into his diet slowly. Sugar seemed to trigger the seizures, whenever he went to a birthday party and had a small piece of cake we always gave him a table spoon of peanut butter right after he ate it, no seizures, he no longer has seizures.

If you are a healthy person do not let anyone talk you into doing the keto diet or take any type of ketone supplements if you do you are playing Russian roulette with your health and possible damage to your kidneys.

There is a much safer way to bump start your body to lose body fat and it is much cheaper. You start by detoxifying your body with hydrogen rich water this will start your body to lose weight, a couple weeks of this then you are ready to clean up your diet, go to we give the water away for free for a couple weeks so you can see for yourself no obligations just msg me.

Why is keto diet so dangerous? But many experts argue that it isn’t safe.

A new twist on extreme weight loss is catching on in some parts of the United States. It’s called the “keto diet.”

People promoting the diet say it uses the body’s own fat burning system to help people lose significant weight in as little as 10 days.

It has also been known to help moderate the symptoms of children with epilepsy, although experts are not quite sure why it works.

Proponents say the diet can produce quick weight loss and provide a person with more energy.

However, critics say the diet is an unhealthy way to lose weight and in some instances, it can be downright dangerous.

What Is Ketosis?

The “keto” diet is any extremely low- or no-carbohydrate diet that forces the body into a state of ketosis.

Ketosis occurs when people eat a low- or no-carb diet and molecules called ketones build up in their bloodstream.

Low carbohydrate levels cause blood sugar levels to drop and the body begins breaking down fat to use as energy.

Ketosis is actually a mild form of ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis mostly affects people with type 1 diabetes. In fact, it is the leading cause of death of people with diabetes who are under 24 years of age.

When It’s Unhealthy

Critics say the keto-type diets usually work only in the short term and can be unhealthy.

For starters, most of the lost weight is water weight, according to Lisa Cimperman, R.D.N., a clinical dietitian at University Hospitals

Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

“Once your body enters ketosis, you also begin to lose muscle, become extremely fatigued, and eventually enter starvation mode. Then it actually becomes even harder to lose weight,” Cimperman told Healthline.

Mawer said he doesn’t believe the keto diet causes muscle loss. He did caution it’s not optimal for someone trying to gain muscle.

Other experts interviewed by Healthline had stronger words of caution.

“Keto diets should only be used under clinical supervision and only for brief periods,” Francine Blinten, R.D., a certified clinical nutritionist and public health consultant in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, told Healthline. “They have worked successfully on some cancer patients in conjunction with chemotherapy to shrink tumors and to reduce seizures among people suffering from epilepsy.”

In the general population, Blinten said a keto diet should only be considered in extreme cases.

“It can do more harm than good. It can damage the heart, which is also a muscle,” she explained.

Anyone with type 2 diabetes can benefit from weight loss and a reduced-carb diet because it will improve insulin sensitivity, Cimperman explained.

“But there are many other ways to do it besides a fad diet that won’t keep weight off long-term,” she said.

Blinten, who has used a keto diet for some cancer patients in specific circumstances, cautioned, “people will do anything to get the weight off.” However, a keto diet will do more harm than good for the majority of patients, especially if they have any underlying kidney or liver issues.

“People are using this for cosmetic reasons, but it’s so extreme that it’s dangerous,” she said.

Hemmelgarn advised anyone thinking of going on a fad diet to “keep food in perspective. It’s a gift. It’s how we nourish ourselves and stay well.”
Marketing this diet to brides just plays into our weight-obsessed society, according to Hemmelgarn.

Instead, anyone preparing for marriage should nourish herself well, engage in plenty of physical activity like walking, jogging, or bike riding, and be good to herself by eating fresh, whole, minimally processed organic foods.
There is no magic bullet for long-term weight loss, said Blinten. For long-term weight control, a Mediterranean style diet focused on fruit, vegetables, whole grains, beans, fish, and olive oil, is one that can be healthy for life.

“We fall prey to wacko diets, but the truth is there’s no quick fix,” Blinten said. “Cutting refined carbs and replacing them with fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean protein, cutting processed foods, and avoiding too many additives will keep you healthy in the long term.”

Cimperman said the healthiest approach to weight loss is to set realistic goals and ask yourself if your diet plan is:
• good for the long term
• includes exercise
• meets your long-term health goals.

If the answers are no, then that is a red flag, she cautioned.

Blinten advised dieters not to skip meals because your body goes into overdrive the next time you eat. That can actually cause you to eat more, not less. She suggested eating your largest meal at midday, then having a healthy afternoon snack.
“It keeps your metabolism and insulin levels more regular,” she explained.

Exercise, of course, is also vitally important. Every pound of muscle equals 50 calories burned, so a plan that includes a muscle enhancing regimen will help you reach your goal faster.

Hemmelgarn added, “Stay away from fashion magazines. They make us feel inadequate. If you are even considering this insane approach to weight loss, go for a walk … right now! It’ll clear your head.”

Your body already knows how to lose weight you just have to give it the right tools, the first thing you have to do is hydrate yourself with hydrogen rich water to bump start the body losing weight, have 8 to 10 glasses of water per day do not drink any fluids at any of your main meals, 20 min before a main meal have a big glass of hydrogen rich water wait 20 min after your meal then have your big glass of hydrogen rich water, you will be amazed on the weight you will lose.

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