Ok so doing keto can help to lower your risk of diabetes. It changes the way your body burns fuel. But what happens if you stop? Will your weight balloon back on and will your risk get worse as your body starts using glucose again?
THat’s what I’d assume. Because I really don’t think it’s sustainable for the average person. I can’t think of someone actually keeping this up – voluntarily, not just for diabetes control – and going like this for the rest of their lives. I suppose if you could, it’d be fine, but if you stop, I imagine it would do a lot of damage to your blood sugar control and your metabolism. Likely weight would baloon at least for a while.
I think the whole idea to keto is that it’s actually supposed to be a permanent lifestyle since it is actually somethign that had been meant for people with a chronic condition in mind. Hopefully people won’t just “switch off” keto when they lose the weight and will be gradual about it.
I just tried googling the answer and it sounds pretty complex. I don’t really understand ketosis/insulin and all that. I didn’t even realize there was an alternative to glucose for giving energy to your body. Now that they’re messing with all this stuff wiht diets, do they really understand it or are we all just guinea pigs?
A very good friend of mine is having all the luck in the world with Keto. I think it’s a great way to lose weight provided you’re committed to living the lifestyle over the longer term.
I guess that really is the key to any successful diet. You need to be willing to stay with it – or at least a maintenance version of it. If you think you can live keto long-term, maybe it’s for you. That’s a big decision though.
I still wonder about the risk of rebound for this diet. If you have a piece of birthday cake, is that your ketosis ruined and you’ll gain? How strict do you need to be on this and how do you get of it?
For diabetes control or prevention you really are supposed to choose soemthing that you continue for the long term. I’m assuming you’d go back to how you were before if you stopped ketogenic dieting but I’m not sure. If you’re dieting for that reason, your best resource is yoru doctor because there are a lot of other things you have to think about that you might not realize.
Thanks so much to everyone who has commented. This morning I read in the paper that the keto diet is turning out to be not as gtood as they thought, and it might increase the chances of diabetes and heart problems. Is that true? I know the research is limited but is it because of the fat?