Keto Diet: 2 Reasons It's Not a Long-Term Solution
Go low-carb. If you're looking for a proven diet to lose weight, it's one of the oldest, most popular, and effective ways to adjust your macronutrients (proteins, fats, and carbs). Can you believe it's been about 60 years since Dr. Robert Atkins first made low-carb dieting popular when he created the Atkins diet for his patients? The latest trend in low-carb dieting...the Keto Diet. Here's how it works
Eat high-fat foods and plenty of protein. Eggs, cheese, meat, fish. (You'll find these in many of our Low-Carb meals made from fresh ingredients, ready to eat in minutes, and easy to clean up). And avoid or limit carbs. The goal: Eat this way long enough to trigger ketosis, which causes the body to burn fat instead of carbohydrates for energy.
That might sound good to the average dieter, but health professionals at the University of Southern California warn that there are two reasons the Keto Diet isn't the best way to eat for long-term weight loss:
- Research shows following a low-carb diet long-term, raises the risk for certain chronic diseases and early death.
- A balanced and healthy diet includes all three primary macronutrients: proteins, fats, and carbs. Without carbs, the risk for nutritional deficiencies and health problems increases.
Short-term, low-carb dieting is an effective weight loss strategy. But long-term, most health professionals recommend following a balanced, calorie-controlled diet that includes fruits, vegetables, lean meats and fish, nuts and seeds, legumes, whole grains, and plenty of water, for weight loss and weight management.
If you're looking for some healthy and easy ways to eat Low-Carb, check out our selection of 34 meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or a healthy snack. Pick your favorites, and leave the rest to us.