Just a "Hype" or a great way to eat healthily and lose weight on top of that?
Almost everyone knows it: one-sided crash diets like the "Pineapple diet" or just eating soups etc. are complete nonsense, lead to malnutrition, nobody can keep it up and on top of that they are unsuccessful.
The ketogenic diet is a very high-fat and very low-carbohydrate diet. It was developed around 100 years ago as an effective therapy for childhood epilepsy. Unfortunately, it has been forgotten again. It got a boost in the 1970s, maybe some people still remember the “Atkins Diet”? It wasn't until the late 1990s that more and more attention was paid to the ketogenic diet. Much research has been done on this.
In contrast, the “Brigitte diet” or the health campaign "the PfundsKur", by the nutritional psychologist Prof. Dr. Volker Pudel (counting "fat eyes") developed. All foods were allowed, only the fat amount of 60g per day should not be exceeded. Sports activities were also part of it.
Back to the ketogenic diet.
It can be used for the following diseases: diabetes, obesity, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's or even cancer and it does amazing things!
I recently met a type 1 diabetic who had discovered the keto kitchen with great enthusiasm and who nourished herself in this way. In her stressful job as a nurse, she can manage her insulin needs very well and does not have to correct much.
If you think that it is a one-sided diet that cannot be tasted at all with scrambled eggs, bacon, fatty meat and without bread, you are wrong. There are really delicious and smart recipes!
And can this diet really be that healthy? Yes, it can!
Here are a few good reasons:
Healthy fats are eaten, it is low in carbohydrates, ketones are formed from the fats in the liver, it keeps blood sugar and thus also the insulin level low and stable, the way it works is similar to therapeutic fasting - but the great thing about it: it works without starving yourself.
It is not a fad! All thumbs up for this healthy power diet, which also counteracts the common disease of non-alcoholic fatty liver. But (!) Do not approach such a change in diet unprepared. Look for good information in advance, ask a professional and experienced nutritionist or your doctor.
You are welcome to contact me if you have any questions.
I wish you all the best, stay healthy and fit !