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Is Keto Dieting Safe?

Yes, for most people, the keto diet is safe. Of course, as with any major change in diet or exercise, you should consult with your doctor so that he or she can help you understand whether this diet is safe for YOU. And especially if you are a Type 1 diabetic, I would be concerned about you starting keto without being under close supervision by a doctor because you could go into ketoacidosis which is a dangerous condition. (Ketoacidosis is different than ketosis, which is a safe metabolic condition that your body enters when you cut carbs and raise your fat levels. It’s important not to confuse the two because while ketoacidosis is very dangerous, ketosis is healthy and is actually the goal for most people on the keto diet.) But for most people, the keto diet is a safe way to lose weight, increase energy, improve sleep, help with many autoimmune conditions, and the list goes on and on. The key to getting these benefits, though, is following the basics of keto - which means low carb, moderate protein, and high fat. This is what sets keto apart from many other low carb diets that often promote high protein. On the keto diet, you should start out eating less than 20 net carbs per day Continue reading >>

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  1. Jules_Diet

    Hi There
    I have just started the Atkins diet again after falling off the bandwagon for a few months. First week on induction and I have lost about 5lbs so inspired to keep going!
    Anyway, I went to buy some ketostix from Boots in High St Kensington (London) the other day and I was asked by some jumped up sales person what they were for - I replied 'I don't think that's any business of yours'. She then proceeded to tell me that she could not sell me ketostix unless it was because I was on medication!!!! I said I needed them to test if my body was in ketosis (she probably did not know what I was talking about!) - she ran off and checked with the pharmacist and came back to tell me that they did not have any in stock - which I suspect was not the truth! I was livid!!!
    I have heard similar stories - Where do Boots staff get off telling us they can't sell us what is basically litmus paper on a stick because of a particular diet we may be following!!
    I managed to get the stix at a Boots near my work with no questions asked - So much for company policy huh!
    Needless to say, I wont be shopping at boots again except in emergency!
    Anyone else had similar problems!
    Jules

  2. lucyr

    No, because I decided not to get them online! People who work in chemists act like they are consultant doctors sometimes. A friend bought some Imodium before going abroad. the woman started asking him about what he wanted it for etc.
    The other set of shop workers who get on my nerves are the ones in children's shoe shops. They act like they are consultant foot paediatricians. (if such a thing exists!)
    But to return to your post, what possible reason Boots, or any of its minions can have for objecting to ketostix. It beggars belief.
    I tried to get an electric comb to kill headlice from Boots once, and was told they didn't sell them because they were not very effective. I said 'but you are selling those chemicals which you and I know do not work at all!' The guy had the grace to blush.

  3. LittleAnne

    What you have reported Jules seems to be the common line in many Boots, as I have read the same here. When I first started Atkins I went to my local Boots and got them without any problems. After my second lot I gave up buying them.
    You might be interested in the following link to info on Ketosis I found in the GO-Diet, which I read last week. I have not seen it put so clearly before. Here is the link - Ketosis
    I'm glad to hear you are back on the wagon, and so far things are looking good.

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