Sunday and I try to be an FYI blog at least on the weekends…..and this is about another one of those trendy diets that pop up every now and then….the Keto Diet….the word “keto” is being used so much that it is getting tiresome.
Let’s be honest…there is a new more trendy diet every year…the Atkins….Jenny Craig…..NutriSystems…..the “Watchers”……South Beach…..and now it is the Ketogenic Diet…..
Have you asked just what is this diet all about? Well I have!
The diet gets billed as a miraculously enjoyable diet—eat all the fat you want, just cut out the carbs. But the ketogenic diet (also called keto) was never supposed to be fun. It was supposed to treat severe epilepsy. And as a medical treatment, it was only intended to be administered under the supervision of trained nutritionists and physicians. The professionals would be able to monitor patients for potential problems and ensure that their diet was actually keeping them in ketosis—a metabolic state where your body switches from using glucose as energy to using ketone bodies, which come from body fat. They needed those checkpoints because staying in true ketosis is exceptionally challenging for adults.
When I was diagnosed with diabetes the Registered Dietician that I had to consult did not mention this diet….not once……
I know there will be those health nuts that swear by this diet…and they would be the same as the ones that swore about the trendy diet last year.
I do not suffer from epilepsy so I shall pass this diet by…..I will use logic and commonsense and I will lose the weight and be healthy without a trend.
A warm day in the garden…..cheese, nuts, fruit and wine…..and watch MoMo stalk that damn pesky squirrel.
Have a good day and hug someone today.