There is a lot of chatter out there about ketogenic diet, one of the most popular diet plans available right now. The basics of keto diet are to essentially limit your diet intake to eating healthy fats and protein. The idea is that when your body is starved of carbohydrates, it will enter a state of ketosis where your body begins to burn fat it has stored up. A couple of months on keto, combined with the proper exercise regimen can have your body lean and filled with power in no time.
Like any diet, there is a lot of information available out there; some of it is correct and some is mere conjecture or myth. It is important that any diet you subscribe to is healthy and won’t cause your body harm. Knowing what the myths are can be just as helpful as knowing what the realities are. Read below to see what some of the myths surrounding keto diet are.
Keto Diet Myths
Keto is bad for athletic people
Keto diet is one of the best diets for athletic people. It will help regulate weight and put on more muscle. The lack of carbs will not result in lack of energy.
Keto is bad for Type-2 diabetes
Keto helps you lose weight and trim down which is good for diabetes overall. The concern is that the fat content in keto will lead to an increased risk of Type-2 diabetes. But recent research has shown that the keto diet can actually lead to a reversal of Type-2 diabetes.
Keto diet causes flu like symptoms and fatigue
Some people have admitted to experiencing all types of flu like symptoms which makes some people think that keto negatively affects your immune system. But it is a myth and flu-like symptoms are normal when you start your diet.