Notice: Undefined variable: current_user in /home/cellgrail/public_html/wp-content/plugins/schema-and-structured-data-for-wp/core/array-list/schema-properties.php on line 672

Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /home/cellgrail/public_html/wp-content/plugins/schema-and-structured-data-for-wp/core/array-list/schema-properties.php on line 672

Notice: Undefined variable: author_desc in /home/cellgrail/public_html/wp-content/plugins/schema-and-structured-data-for-wp/core/array-list/schema-properties.php on line 679

Notice: Undefined variable: author_url in /home/cellgrail/public_html/wp-content/plugins/schema-and-structured-data-for-wp/core/array-list/schema-properties.php on line 685

Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /home/cellgrail/public_html/wp-content/plugins/schema-and-structured-data-for-wp/core/array-list/schema-properties.php on line 936

Notice: Undefined variable: current_user in /home/cellgrail/public_html/wp-content/plugins/schema-and-structured-data-for-wp/core/array-list/schema-properties.php on line 1095

Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /home/cellgrail/public_html/wp-content/plugins/schema-and-structured-data-for-wp/core/array-list/schema-properties.php on line 1095

Notice: Undefined variable: author_desc in /home/cellgrail/public_html/wp-content/plugins/schema-and-structured-data-for-wp/core/array-list/schema-properties.php on line 1102

Notice: Undefined variable: author_url in /home/cellgrail/public_html/wp-content/plugins/schema-and-structured-data-for-wp/core/array-list/schema-properties.php on line 1108

Notice: Undefined variable: author_details in /home/cellgrail/public_html/wp-content/plugins/schema-and-structured-data-for-wp/core/array-list/schema-properties.php on line 1113

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/cellgrail/public_html/wp-content/plugins/schema-and-structured-data-for-wp/core/array-list/schema-properties.php:672) in /home/cellgrail/public_html/wp-content/plugins/themify-popup/includes/system.php on line 224
The KETO Diet – Hidden Dangers Exposed! | Cell Grail

Login with your Social Account

contact@cellgrail.com

The KETO Diet – Hidden Dangers Exposed!

The keto diet is showing up everywhere you look – in magazines, on the TV, and there’s a good chance you’ve even heard about it from friends or family that have tried it…

And now, you’re probably wondering if keto is the right way for you to lose a few pounds and eat healthier…

Well, in today’s article, I want to tell you about the keto diet from start to finish…

Including some of the hidden dangers that can appear when you make these drastic changes to what you eat.

Whenever a new diet appears, I’m always skeptical, and the keto diet is no exception…

So when I saw how popular this diet was getting, I knew I needed to do a full investigation and share the findings with all my readers.

While there are some clear benefits, there are also some potentially serious problems that you should be aware of before you decide to start this new diet…

But first…

What is the Keto Diet?

blackboard with "keto diet" written and keto ingredients around the blackboard

The main idea behind the keto diet is that you’re trying to trick your body into burning fat instead of carbohydrates to lose weight…

And the way you do that is with a number of changes to your diet:

  • Increase your fat intake
  • Cut out almost all carbohydrates (no more than 50 grams/day)
  • Maintain moderate protein consumption

What these changes do is force your body into what’s called a ketogenic state, which is just the scientific term for when the body uses fat for fuel instead of carbs…

And the intended result is that it gives you a number of health advantages…

  • Weight Loss
  • Appetite Reduction
  • More Energy
  • Lowers Inflammation
  • Increase good LDL cholesterol
  • Reduce bad HDL cholesterol

Here’s the thing – a keto diet DOES do all these things and more…

Yet, it may still not be the right diet for you…

That’s because it comes with quite a few problems of its own, not least of which is a high risk of…

Ketoacidosis – Yes, it’s as Bad as it Sounds

visual representation of blood cells

Perhaps the number one danger with starting a keto diet is the potential for ketoacidosis

And it’s the reason why diabetics and prediabetics are strongly encouraged to get a doctor’s approval before starting a keto diet.

Without going too much into the technical details, a keto diet can easily push the blood of a diabetic (or even of a non-diabetic) into an acidic state…

And when that happens, it can cause serious issues, including…

  • Brain damage
  • Liver damage
  • Kidney failure
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain

And even cause a coma or death!

Now, ketoacidosis from a keto diet is most common in people with Type 1 diabetes but also occurs with Type 2. And while cases in people without diabetes aren’t as frequent, the truth is that they do happen.

So there is a risk involved and if you don’t follow the diet properly, you raise your chances of ketoacidosis considerably…

This condition doesn’t affect everyone, but if you go keto, you CAN expect to encounter one or more symptoms in the…

Extremely Wide Range of Physical Problems

woman with kidney pain

You see, it’s almost a given that when you’re on keto, you WILL start having physical problems of some sort or another…

And the problems aren’t just minor issues – they could literally keep you up at night. Just take a look at some common physical issues reported by keto dieters…

  • Kidney Stones – The added acid from meats and fats has an effect on your kidney’s function and can create painful stones (or failure, as mentioned above).
  • Bad Breath – It’s the dead giveaway that someone has started a keto diet. Your breath may change for the worse due to the extra acetone being produced by the body.
  • Insomnia – Your brain uses carbs to produce serotonin, which converts to melatonin and helps you fall asleep. Take out the carbs and you’ll have a harder time falling asleep.
  • The Keto Flu – Many people say they feel sick when they start keto and that’s always a sign for concern. Symptoms of the so-called keto flu are chronic tiredness, cramps, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, and digestive problems.

And of course, these physical conditions can quickly lower your resolve to stay on the diet, making it ineffective at best and potentially harmful at worst…

Still, that’s not the main reason why I don’t recommend you to start a keto diet, which is that…

You Can’t Keep Doing Keto Forever

someone standing on a scale

Like most diets, keto is NOT a long-term solution…

This means that after you stop following the keto regimen, you’ll likely gain the weight back as you return to normal carb intake…

And most experts recommend that you follow keto between one and three months before stopping the diet.

In this sense, keto is like most other diets out there and having a body weight that fluctuates a lot can add tremendous physical stress as your body has to adapt continuously to meet the changes…

And the big point in all of this is simple – a keto diet doesn’t fix the problems that caused you to gain weight in the first place…

It’s just a temporary patch.

And if you’ve followed my articles at all, you know how much I can’t stand temporary patches – I love natural medicine because it’s all about finding real solutions to the problems that people have.

To Keto or Not To Keto?

plate with sad face drawn on it

Most people use keto to lose weight…

And if you’ve thought about doing it for that reason, then I certainly applaud your decision to take action…

But please keep in mind that keto is not the be-all, end-all of diets, and can potentially do more damage than good…

And from a professional standpoint, I can’t recommend it due to the serious problems listed above.

A better solution, if you want to lose weight and keep it off, is to switch to a baseline healthy diet without any of the known issues of keto…

And maybe throw in a few behavioral adjustments that deal with why you gain weight in the first place (binge eating, processed foods, too much sugar, etc.).

Now, I could probably write a book about what I consider to be an optimal diet (and maybe I will someday)…

But for now, keep an eye on this blog – whenever I have great diet and health information I want to share, I always share them with my readers, including nutrition tips.

And if you or someone you know has started keto, please make sure they’re aware of the risks involved…

Even though I bash weight-loss fads in this article, there is an actual useful solution that I have developed alongside the CellGrail team of health experts, so if you’re looking to lose weight easier, I recommend you…

Slim Pure Natural Weight Loss Supplement

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Post a Comment