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Is The Ketogenic Diet Right For You? Nutritionists Weigh In

You may be hearing a lot about the ketogenic diet as a way to slim down while noshing on butter and heavy cream. This way of eating is suddenly hot among venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, who believe it will help them live longer and healthier, CNBC reports. Some praise the high-fat/ultra low-carb plan for helping them to lose weight and have energy all day long. Other advocates say it finally helped them to get control of their body. How does it work and could it help you? We asked Bonnie Taub-Dix, a registered dietitian nutritionist and author of “Read It Before You Eat It”; and Keri Glassman, nutritionist, registered dietitian and TODAY Tastemaker. To start with, both said they would never advise the ketogenic diet for weight loss. “Cutting out carbs is usually an invitation to overeat them at another point,” Taub-Dix said. “For a diet where you’re looking to lose weight, look good and feel good… I would not recommend a diet like this.” “For safe and effective weight loss, the carb reduction is too extreme,” Glassman added. RELATED: Read inspiring stories of ordinary people slimming down in TODAY's My Weight-Loss Journey Here’s what you need to know: W Continue reading >>

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  1. Margot LaNoue

    Maybe, but it depends on a few factors:

    What are the net carbs in the bar? (n)
    n = (grams carbs) - (grams fiber)

    How many carbs have you already consumed today? (x)
    x = total carbs before protein bar
    If (n+x) > 40 then you've probably been kicked out of keto.
    If (n+x) < 40 then you're probably still in keto.
    Your personal limit may differ from my general rule of 40g net carbs per day. Since you know your body best, go with your personal number. To test your limits, use keto sticks to test your urine for the presence of ketones. Color doesn't matter because being in ketosis is like being pregnant. You can't be a little pregnant, you either are or aren't.

  2. Steve Clarke

    It depends entirely on the types of carbs.
    Simple carbs will increase insulin secretion but 17g should be OK... just be careful.
    If the carbs were in fact fiber (Quest bars) you'll be absolutely fine. They are my go to treat when I play with Ketosis.
    Keep your carbs below 50g and get most from fiber and complex carbs.
    Also to note: Some processed sugars will cause insulin spike also.

  3. Raj Patel

    Most likely not. But it depends on how many total carbs you ate that day. Also if all those 17 grams are from sugar or not? It is a lot of carbs in one shot. If your on a ketogenic diet I would avoid protien shakes and bars.

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