What is the downside of keto diet?
Giving up whole grains, beans, fruits and many veggies can cause nutrient deficiencies and constipation. Common short-term side effects include fatigue, headache, brain fog and upset stomach, aka “keto flu.” Long-term health risks include kidney stones, osteoporosis and liver disease.
Why is the keto diet so controversial?
Although beneficial effects of the ketogenic diet have been proven, there is still controversy surrounding some of the issues. Proponents of the ketogenic diet proclaim it as a magical diet that can even cure cancer, while opponents denounce the diet due to misconceptions about the underlying physiology.
What is the #1 keto mistake?
Mistake #1: Too much protein, not enough fat
Most healthy individuals require between 1.5 and 1.75 grams of protein per kg of ‘reference body weight’ (Phinney 1983, Davis 1990) to maintain lean body mass and function during a ketogenic diet. Intakes above 2.0 g/kg reference weight show no additional benefit.