Recently, we have been getting a number of questions from various people concerning the “keto diet”, so we put up a brief overview on our Instagram page and it stirred up so many debates. Those that were for Keto got really upset about the ignorant comments non keto fans were making.
Here’s what we think about it. The Keto diet is not a new diet, it has been around since the 1920s. It has also been known to help moderate the symptoms of children with epilepsy, and those with cancer.
What is it about?
The Keto diet is an extremely low carbohydrate diet that causes the body to go into a state of ketosis. Ketosis occurs when there is a build-up of ketone molecules in the blood stream associated with abnormal fat metabolism, i.e when fats are broken down in order to release energy, in the absence of adequate glucose which is the main source of energy in the body.
What is your beef with it?
Let’s bring it home to Nigeria, most people decide to do the keto diet for cosmetic reasons, I doubt that they want to do this for a lifetime, it just seems like a short cut to their ideal body. One of the issues with this is- once you get off the diet, the weight is going to pile back on no questions asked, why? Because you have adopted a lifestyle of eating that helps with weight loss rather than adopting a lifestyle of healthy living. The Keto diet isn’t harmful but if you decide to embark on the journey think about longevity rather than a quick fix.