Ketogenic eating might just be the most popular idea in the unconventional health and fitness movement right now. I get dozens of emails a week from people asking for Keto tips and tricks.
I’m not convinced that most of these people should be Keto though. It’s been billed as a great way to lose weight, which has attracted a lot of attention, but it’s not all roses, unicorns, and fairy dust.
Here’s three reasons why you might want to reconsider your plan to go Keto…
1. Ketogenic Eating Is Obsessive.
When I interviewed Jimmy Moore, author of Keto Clarity, this is one of the issues I brought up.
Ketosis is notoriously difficult to get into, verify, and sustain without bringing back some of the old, obsessive Dieting strategies that we’ve been working hard to get away from.
Tracking macros, monitoring blood glucose, and testing ketone levels are all required steps in the process for most people.
This kind of protocol attracts people with disordered eating habits. It’s the perfect blend of effective, obsessive, and new.
If you’re trying to get into ketosis for medical reasons, then you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do. If you want to get into ketosis because you heard it’s great for weight loss or for some other non-medical reason, it’s too obsessive for my taste.