- The Ketogenic Diet is definitely taking over the world by storm since more and more people are getting into it and trying one of the most effective diets in the world. It is even proven by celebrities such as Halley Berry, wherein she revealed in an interview with People magazine that she has always loved meat but does not really bother to have some pasta or anything with sugar, which means this type of diet is definitely for her.
Another famous one who is known going on a keto diet is reality star Kim Kardashian, who apparently lost 60 pounds after giving birth to son Saint. Even NBA Superstar Lebron James has reportedly been on the ketones diet for a couple of weeks in order to test his mental fortitude and of course get that body perfectly fit. However, health experts believe that the keto diet is actually not for everyone, which is why more and more people are getting what they refer to as a “keto flu.”
Keto diet is recommended by A-Listers
What Is The Keto Diet?
The keto diet is actually a type of diet wherein a person would consume foods high in protein and low in carbohydrates. Carbohydrates give the body the power to produce glucose and insulin, the glucose is one of the most important sources of energy. However, without the carbohydrates in the body, it would now turn into the ketosis state, which is basically a process wherein the body helps itself to survive, it basically forces the body to be into its metabolic state.
One of the most common benefits of the keto diet is weight loss, which is basically why more and more people are trying to get into it. Since there will be no carbohydrates that would produce glucose, the body will now be able to control the blood sugar, so this is definitely a great way to prevent diabetes, even those who already have diabetes could go into the keto diet.
Why Keto Diet Makes You Sick and Tired?
Celebrities endorse this type of diet so much that more and more people are tying it, making it the one of the most Googled weight-lost term in the past few years. It is proven to be effective, but health experts say that it is a sort of diet that is not for everyone and it is definitely not the type of diet that could be done for a long time. This high-fat, low-carbohydrate may actually lead to complications such as nutritional deficiencies and high cholesterol.
Keto Flu is an unofficial term people use when feeling the side effects of Keto diet
There may also be some long-term side effects that would not exactly make you healthier. One of the most common side effects that is the keto flu, according to nutritionist Abbey Sharp, the keto flu is actually the unofficial term that people use after they start the ketogenic diet.
This includes not just the physical symptoms by feeling extremely weak and tired that causes nausea and cramping, but also the emotional symptoms such as irritability and being sensitive. This is basically what happens when a person cuts carbohydrates from their diet completely. It is confirmed by dietetics professor from Saint Louis University, Edward Weiss, who said that this is actually a major effect especially those who are only beginning the diet. The sudden drop of carbohydrates will obviously shock the body and would immediately drop its energy levels that cause fatigue and brain fog.
He said that these symptoms are coming from the brain since it is basically telling the body to adjust, and with some people, they even experience a change in their metabolism and have some stomach pain and get constipated. This will then have a major effect on a person’s daily life, some people don’t feel like getting up in the morning to go to work, some people can’t focus because they feel lethargic, and some can no longer function because they are just too tired to do anything.
In a study from the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, people who are athletic tend to have a hard time doing their usual routine since they would need to exert more energy to work out, but with keto diet, there is basically almost no energy to be used since the body is just producing the energy enough to survive.