Things to Remember
• While Ketogenic diets have a proven efficacy when it comes to epilepsy and Type 2 Diabetes, it’s also important to remember that it can stunt growth and muscle development in children.
• Other negative side effects include bad breath and strong-smelling urine (due to increased ketone levels) as well as short-term fatigue and insomnia.
• Many people show signs of ‘keto flu’ when they begin the diet. Symptoms include weakness, brain fog, inattentiveness and de-motivation. However, there are only a temporary malaise, and people report higher levels of energy and mental acuity once they’ve adjusted.
• ALWAYS consult with health professionals before starting a keto diet.