What are the Cons of a Ketogenic Diet?
So far, no specific side effects of the Ketogenic Diet have been identified. The following symptoms sometimes occur during the transition phase: fatigue increased feeling of hunger, sleep problems, headaches, nausea, and digestive problems. These complaints are usually over after a few days.
To avoid this, a gentle start can be chosen and started with a normal low-carb diet. You should also make sure that you eat until you are full. A targeted restriction of calorie intake is not necessary, as the body will automatically burn fat and protein through ketosis.
Nevertheless, a Ketogenic Diet should always be carried out under medical supervision: For medical reasons, the step to the Ketogenic Diet should be done in consultation with the doctor and not independently. But even when it comes to losing weight, this should first be clarified with a doctor.
Because a diet that is only high in fat can lead to deposits on the blood vessels, which in turn can increase the risk of stroke and heart attack. Uric acid production increases with a Ketogenic Diet, which increases the risk of gout disease. This is another reason why you should see your doctor regularly and check your uric acid levels.
There are also insufficient studies on the Ketogenic Diet. As with any diet, the yo-yo trap lurks as soon as the diet is ended. One should be aware of this before starting the Ketogenic Diet.
Such an extreme limitation also affects the quality of life. If the Ketogenic Diet has a therapeutic or healthy background, this decision will be made with the doctor anyway. If the aim is to lose weight in the long term, you should make this decision to make extreme changes consciously. Because even a balanced and long-term change in diet in combination with exercise leads to the weight loss goal!
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