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Processed carbs are easy to eat and fill you up quickly, but not for long. Excess carbs are converted to sugar and stored in the body as fat, starting with visceral fat. Generally people just eat too many. Keto is about training your body to use consumed fat as fuel rather than storing it, meanwhile reducing your fat/energy stores(blubber). Its a whole lot healthier than eating crap and becoming obese. Not all calories are equal. If you eat enormous amounts of green vegetables and nothing else you will not get fat.
Once again balance is the healthiest but not all can maintain balance.
This ignores all the potentially unhealthy side effects that come with the keto diet. And study after study has shown that keto is not a sustainable long-term diet. Most people go off it and gain the weight back.
I thought the problem was a dearth of long-term studies re the keto diet?
Do you really not understand how it could be both of those things?
I didn't look very long, but I found only one longer term study re the keto diet, and that study was favorable re the diet. I linked to it earlier, but it was glossed over. Again...
I really don't know what the answers are here but...
Quote: CONCLUSIONS: The present study shows the beneficial effects of a long-term ketogenic diet. It significantly reduced the body weight and body mass index of the patients. Furthermore, it decreased the level of triglycerides, LDL cholesterol and blood glucose, and increased the level of HDL cholesterol. Administering a ketogenic diet for a relatively longer period of time did not produce any significant side effects in the patients. Therefore, the present study confirms that it is safe to use a ketogenic diet for a longer period of time than previously demonstrated.
So you are claiming that "study after study" has indicated problems with the keto diet long term. I'm not saying those studies aren't there, I just didn't find them. I'm truly interested here. I'm having a hard time believing the diet is a good long term solution.
So please, of the plethora of long term studies that you have found on the keto diet and its damaging aspects, could you maybe just provide me with your top ten? With links? Thank you in advance.
I didn't think the concept of the keto diet was all that old. I'm not sure how you get a long term study done on something that has only been in existence for a relatively short period of time, but maybe science has a way. Looking forward to your links.