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

Carbs are good, there are NO “bad” Carbs

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Ask people about their secret to weight loss, and they will preen … “I do not eat carbs, except on my cheat days”, “I absolutely avoid carbs for dinner”, “I have not had carbs in months”, and so on.

All these answers lead you to believe that carbs are bad and they must be avoided at all costs. So what do you do? You consciously slash down your rice intake, and do not eat roti, idli and dosa. And do you lose weight? Maybe. But do you manage to keep up the practice? No, right?

We bet that since the time you cut down on carbs, you have become more irritable, you are unable to focus on work, and you have lost your sense of judgement. That is because your brain cannot think right without carbs. It is the carbs that help in the proper functioning of the brain cells and neurons.

But you have read this already, haven’t you? And this has been going on for a while. Some say you have to eat carbs, some say it’s an absolute no-no. Some say they are necessary, some say they are a curse. So, who do you listen to? What do you do?

Here’s what you do, you try to understand the types of carbs.

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HOW CAN YOU SPOT A WEIGHT LOSS SCAM?

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“Switch to XYZ aur aap 3 dino me 2 kilo tak lose kar sakte hai”

“Is wedding season apna wajan ghataiye in just two weeks.”

Have you ever wondered at the rising number of advertisements for losing weight the easy way? With more and more number of people wanting to shed weight quickly and easily, the number of companies using fraudulent advertising is multiplying and weight loss scams are on the rise.

Do you really believe that anything, anything at all is going to make you lose weight in merely 3 or 4 days. It may even work, but we are sorry to tell you, folks, that the weight loss might not last, actually it WILL NOT last. Losing weight is not about 3 days or 2 weeks. It is all about changing your lifestyle.

By taking the time to carefully investigate a company and its products, and choosing to work with the right professional on your weight loss goals, you can save yourself needless expense and disappointment.

As it is rightly quoted, “If it sounds too good to be true – it is not!” Continue reading