chicken-flickr-citeConsidered extreme even among the strictest of dieters, a ketogenic diet is one that is high in fat and protein and low in carbohydrates, making it especially difficult to maintain. One Zeel member expressed their concerns recently, writing in, "I have been trying to get my body to a ketogenic state, but I am having trouble."
Zeel Nutrition Expert Natasha Uspensky responds.
Although a ketogenic diet is recommended for those looking to treat epilepsy, it is generally not a very healthy, long-term diet for most people. Increasing fat and protein, specifically from meat and dairy, is very dangerous for heart health, cholesterol and longevity, and cutting out vegetables and whole grains deprives your body of vital nutrients.
Before taking on an extreme and potentially hazardous diet such as this one, I recommend consulting with a nutritionist to find a healthier alternative for you to achieve maximum weight loss without dangerous effects on your body and overall health. A diet rich in vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins (both animal and plant) will support long-term health and weight loss much better than extreme diets.