My friend Caroline asked me an excellent question this week…
‘What do you think of the keto diet?’
She’d had a friend visiting who was pretty strict keto and espousing the virtues.
And was curious for a second opinion.
Here’s what I said.
Why I’m not keto
1. It’s unnecessary for me.
My BMI is 19.6 and my HbA1C is 5.4 so I’m not trying to lose weight or reduce my blood sugar.
I’m happy so there’s no need to make changes now.
2. It’s too restrictive for me.
While I’m a huge believer that restriction can be positive, too much restriction. Is, well, too much!
While I never miss bread or pasta.
I would struggle without my favourite veg.
And I can’t help but wonder about the gut health implications of restricting vegetables over the long term.
When can keto be useful?
For someone who is very over-weight or has insulin resistance. Or both.
And if the intense restriction isn’t going to freak them out, then keto can be a useful tool.
If you’d like to learn more the Diet Doctor website is an excellent resource.
What about you?
Have to tried keto? Are you a fellow low carber? Or do you think that carbs are the best?
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
Have fun in the kitchen