I am sure that many, if not all of you, have heard about the ketogenic diet a lot lately. Maybe you have even tried it out! Recent research is proving that getting healthy fats (avocados, coconut oil, olive oil, and more) is important for your health and well-being, and the ketogenic diet might be a good way for you to make sure you are making these a part of your diet. However, there is some back and forth on just how healthy the typical keto diet might be.
When people are trying to implement this diet, it will usually involve a large cut in carbohydrates and a big rise in fats. This is great if you are still eating lots of vegetables and eating the healthy fats but this is not always the case. Check out the following links to read up more on the keto diet from Dr. Mark Hyman, a great source to follow for all things health and wellness! There is also a great article from Mind Body Green, another great resource.
A Functional Approach to the Keto Diet with Mark Hyman, MD
The Power of a Ketogenic Diet to Reverse Disease
Keto Diet: Every Question You’ve Ever Had, Answered
As always, take everything you read with a grain of salt. Not everyone is the same and what works for someone else might not work for you. Read carefully and figure out the pros and cons of the keto diet for you. If you have any questions, please don’t be afraid to reach out to one of our trainers! We are all here to help you!