By now you’ve probably heard of the high-fat, low-carb diet, keto. Google named it the most searched diet of 2018. What do you really know about the health effects the popular weight-loss trend can have on your body?
The diet was originally used as a treatment for children with epilepsy. News15 sat down with one of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital’s registered dietitians, Cheri Landry, who says she wouldn’t suggest anyone do keto, “It truly is a fad diet. It was traditionally used… for medical purposes, but now it is truly a fad diet. It’s just not ideal. It’s very difficult to follow for a long period of time. It’s not ideal for the body and it could also make you feel terrible.”
Landry says the diet can cause symptoms like nausea, dizziness and brain fog. She also anticipates the “crazy fad diet” will die out in about two to five years. So, maybe re-think your Pinterest board’s “15 Ways to Eat Avocados” and look into meeting with a dietitian who can help find a well-balanced diet that works for your body.