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Everything You Should Know About The Keto Diet

The trending keto diet forces you to put that fat-is-bad mentality to rest once and for all. But can you take a ketogenic diet too far? By now, you know fat isn't as bad as everyone once thought. But we're guessing you still think twice before cooking with butter and indulging in a little cheese. Sound about right? Then the ketogenic diet will blow your mind. Simply called "keto" by its army of devoted followers, the plan revolves around eating lots of fats and not a lot of carbs. It's closely related to the Atkins diet but differs in that it limits your protein intake and calls for sticking to very low amounts of carbs the whole time you're on the diet, versus just during the introductory phase. What is the ketogenic diet? Following a traditional Western diet means the body sources its fuel from glucose found in carbohydrates. The ketogenic diet takes an entirely different approach. "You're taking carbohydrates out of the equation, and the body kind of pauses and says, 'Okay, I don't have any sugar. What am I supposed to run off of?'" says Pamela Nisevich Bede, R.D., a dietitian with EAS Sports Nutrition. The answer? Fat. Or, more specifically, ketone bodies, which are substances Continue reading >>

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  1. tblake87

    Is the ketogenic diet related to kidney stones?

    I've been surfing the web to find some good KETO recipes and I came across multiple sites that stated being on a KETO diet raised your chances for kidney stones immensely. Taking the odds form 1 in several thousand to 1 in 20. I've had a kidney stone before and that is definitely something I don't want to go through again. Can anyone verify this?

  2. hjmacd1984

    Im not 100% sure, but I think youre more at risk the more protein you consume - being on keto should be okay as youre taking in around 1-1.5lbs per lbs LBM.. whereas something like the palumbo diet I think you'd be relying more on high protein and moderate fat.
    Not completely sure, maybe check with your doc... maybe its not suitable for you seeing as youve already had kidney stones, just check

  3. Eileen

    Lot of nonsense. It's based on the totally unproven idea that high protein diets will damage your kidneys. Not only are there no studies showing this, there hasn't been a single documented case of it. The only problem keto is likely to cause your kidneys is that keto is a duiretic diet, so you don't drink enough, your piss won't be dilute enough and that could cause problems.
    In any case, keto is not a high protein diet, it's moderate protein. Look at the Nutrition forum and you'll find guys packing away 200-350g of protein a day and none of them are worrying about exploding kidneys. Most people here are eating half that.

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