Is Keto Good For You? These are my thoughts on the Keto diet!
Everyday I get at least 2 or 3 people asking me about Keto. “Will this diet help me lose weight? Is this diet healthy? Can you give me Keto recipes? I want to do Keto, but don’t know where to start. Can you make a custom meal plan for Keto? My doctor told me to do Keto, should I?”
First and foremost, unless your doctor is schooled in nutrition it is legally outside their scope of practice to prescribe a specific diet. General advice like eat more fiber, watch your portions, lower your saturated fat, etc. is fine. Nutritionists and registered dietitians don’t practice cardiology or another medical speciality, so a doctor shouldn’t’ be practicing nutrition. Make sense?
Second, I turned down the person who requested a custom Keto meal plan. I won’t sell something for the sake of selling it. I have to 100% believe in it. This individual was looking for a quick diet fix, not someone who had been doing Keto or was committed to making it a lifestyle.
People who struggle with weight loss look for ways to lose weight rapidly with minimal effort. I should know, I lost 80 pounds several years ago by walking and slowly changing my diet.
Keto promises weight loss and in fact, studies show it does yield weight loss for those who make it a consistent lifestyle for a year or more. That is, if you can survive the Keto flu and other challenges this diet presents which I discuss in the video below.
What most studies don’t show, is that those who do not make it a lifestyle, gain the weight back. For the average American who is over consuming pizza, chips, soda, fast food and junk, this diet is complex and unsustainable long-term. It ends up being another diet an individual can say they tried and failed at maintaining.
In my practice, I’ve learned people achieve the best long-term results when they make small, consistent changes. These changes turn into habits, which fuels motivation to make more changes.
In the video, I share facts about the Keto diet everyone needs to know before trying it, as well as my personal thoughts on the best solution for long-term weight loss!