There are numerous myths about ketogenic diet. But if you could stick to keto diet, you’ll get the most deserved reward. We all love to intake carbs, so giving up carb addiction is a bit hard but here is the complete report of my one month keto diet.
Usually these myths are common among the people who haven’t followed keto diet ever or people who are just busy in criticising this diet without even having proper research about this diet.
Major myths that are very common about keto is
1 You can eat lot of fats, which isn’t what real keto is about. This diet is majorly focused on fats intake, your daily 70% calories intake should be from fats which is ideal but many people mistake it that they can eat lots of fats without even considering their calories intake..remember your fat intake should not be above 70% of your calories intake.
2. Including too much protein( eg whey protein or animal meat) in your diet can harm your kidneys, which is not true..protein can put pressure on kidneys only if you are dehydrated because they are difficult to digest . So remember to drink 8 glasses of water daily , don’t keep yourself dehydrated. Till the colour of your urine is clear , it’s totally fine. If it’s yellow, then it’s a sign of dehydration, you should drink lot of water.
3 Keto diet can cause constipation, which isn’t possible in ideal keto because you can eat green leafy veggies as they are very low in carbs and high in fiber. But if you don’t eat these veggies , lack of fiber intake can make you constipated. Thus it’s very important to include green leafy veggies.
Ketosis is dangerous.
Here is how deep ketosis looks like.
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Carbohydrates is an investment type of food.
Fat is a consumption type of food.
So what is dangerous about ketosis?
Ketosis is dangerous when it is accompanied by the high level of blood glucose.
It is diabetic ketoacidosis.
So here is the point.
This is how a healthy fasting level of blood glucose looks like.
Let not the myth “deter” you or mentally weak you by any kind. Give keto diet a try, await for the result. If you feel like you’re not ready for it, slowly change the diet, consult a nutritionist.