The keto diet involves modifying your diet to include 5% carbs, 20% protein and 75% fat. Although many people are huge fans of the diet, it has some downfalls. It is important to know about these downfalls before considering this diet.
So, here’s what you need to know.
It is not uncommon for you to feel sick when following the keto diet. You may experience headaches, nausea and dizziness. This is because your body gets very few carbohydrates when on the diet. So, you may find that you have sick feelings due to the lack of carbs in your body.
Lack of Energy
The keto diet is made for people who want to lose weight. But, you may find it nearly impossible to finish your workout or daily walk as a result. The keto diet deprives your body of its main source of fuel: carbohydrates. You may feel tired quicker than you would usually, making it harder to get through your daily routines.
If you are struggling with indigestion, it may be due to the keto diet. You may not be getting enough fibre due to the diet you are following. And, the high fat intake the diet requires can make you feel constipated.
The keto diet should not be a forever diet. This means that at some point, you may have to adjust your diet to have more carbs and less fats. But, this could lead to lost weight coming back. So, it is important to consider whether or not this diet is sustainable, since your body is being restricted from so many foods.
To learn about more healthy eating habits to help you healthily lose weight, visit your nearest Herbal One Centre and speak to one of our nutrition counsellors.
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