Ketogenic Hysteria VS The Only Truth

Everyone knows that weight loss is difficult, but there is a regime that will miraculously reduce you by 10 – 15 kg per month! Yes, it is called Ketogenic, or just Keto diet!

The keto diet has been used for almost 100 years, one of the first and most successful uses of the keto diet was in the treatment of children with epilepsy. Keto diet is also beneficial for diabetics, for example, one of the meta-analyzes (Huntriss R, Campbell, Bedwell C. The interpretation and effect of a low-carbohydrate diet in the management of type 2 diabetes), which included 18 studies in 2204 patients, showed that its Significant reduction of glycated hemoglobin in 1 year was observed during use!

The positive effects of the keto diet on thyroid hormones are also evident, with a study involving healthy volunteers on a low-carbohydrate diet looking at total T4 (59.2 ± 11.2 nmol / L vs 66.4 ± 12.2 nmol / L) and free T4 ± indices 3.4 (19 21.6 ± 4.6) Significant increase over initial data.

Conclusion: That is why the keto diet is one of the safe and effective healthy lifestyles that will get rid of excess weight and you will be healthier!

Well, what you just read, this is called manipulation, half-truth, and only what I do, looking at that side and misinterpreting the conclusion. We encounter similar tricks all the time, almost every step of the way when it comes to the keto diet (or any commercial diet).

Let us now summarize all this, how I collected all the truth about the Keto diet, how I took them separately, and then I told you only one side, which I thought would be more attractive for you.

With the keto diet you can lose 10 – 15 kg per month, many diets can help you to lose weight so quickly, but actually, a healthy weight loss should be 0.5 – 1 kg per week, otherwise the chances of gaining weight quickly increase. Instead, it sounds good in marketing and is also wonderful to see in a quick transformation;

Keto diet has been used for 100 years, but it is used as a metabolic therapy and not for a healthy lifestyle. In case of Epilepsy, it is used not in its routine treatment, but in refractory (drug-resistant) epilepsy, also in rare cases and under strict control, because we know that it has many side effects, the results of 10 years of research show that 68% were pronounced constipation. The problem of taking macro-nutrients. Another 6-month study showed bone mineral changes in the background of keto diets, predisposing children to hypothyroidism, bone formation may not occur properly, and so on.

There are also other question marks regarding the ketogenic diet in diabetes:
The issue of changing the dose of anti-diabetic medication that is required as soon as the keto diet is started;
Risk of hypoglycemia if appropriate titration of anti-diabetic drugs has not occurred;
Life-threatening keto-acidosis and effects of a ketogenic diet on renal function.

When you rejoice at the great news that the keto diet has a uniquely positive effect on thyroid hormones — I mean, obviously the research I did not introduce you to the end. I did not tell you that this study was conducted on 12 people and its duration was only 6 weeks, nor did I mention that the interpretation of these data should be done with caution, as this study did not identify directly free fractions of T3 and T4. Moreover, a ketogenic diet prescribed for pediatric patients with drug-resistant epilepsy, in contrast, predisposes children to the development of hypothyroidism.

Most importantly, I told you one, half-truth, only positive information and I made a conclusion in general, what do the facts written there have to do with the healthy lifestyle that I wrote in the conclusion?!

In short, I will probably have to write a lot to answer all the questions about the hysteria known as the keto diet.

But for those of you who are wondering where social network certified dietitians go wrong, I will try to discuss the arguments and advertising slogans one by one, which have nothing to do with science, although they are still used to prove the health of keto diet.
So grab your popcorn, part II is coming soon.

To be continued…

Author: Archil Marshania

Translated by Carol Davies

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