Keto curious? Is the ultimate low carb diet good for you?

Celebrities like the Kardashians and Halle Berry swear by it, it was ranked amongst the top 10 Googled diet of 2017 and with drool-worthy Instagram recipe clicks, the Keto diet has garnered a major fan following as the ‘diet you must be on’.

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I heard about people going on a keto spree at a friend’s birthday a couple of years ago. The propaganda sounded like ‘the diet that makes you lose weight by noshing down butter, cheese and cream’. I giggled in a corner and thought to myself ‘absolutely not – no way! This trend will fizzle out like the numerous others’. But here I am, years later, wondering what the hell happened.

Now you see, the Clinical Nutritionist in me knows that ketogenic diet is used as a medical nutrition therapy in pediatric patients with seizure disorder. What bothers me is can it help an average Rahul and Pooja to lose enormous amounts of weight in no time!? Is it doable for a long term? Does it provide sustainable weight loss and improves health? Let’s figure! Continue reading