Keto Diet: Is High Fat, Low-Carb Diet Good For Health? Expert Speaks

Ketogenic diet is a high-fat low-carb diet, which scores of people are adopting to achieve quick weight loss. But is it really healthy? Does it really help in losing weight? Consultant Nutritionist, Dr. Rupali Datta answers all our Keto-related questions.

Rupali Datta  |  Updated: August 07, 2019 18:19 IST

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Keto Diet: Is High Fat, Low-Carb Diet Good For Health? Expert Speaks

High Fat, Low-Carb Diet: Ketogenic diet is all the rage in the world of health

Highlights
  • Keto diet is a low carb, high fat diet
  • This low carb diet allows you to consume less than 50 gm of carbs daily
  • One of the major risks involved in this type of diet is malnourishment

Keto diet was originally formulated to control the frequency of epileptic seizures in children but somewhere along the way it became a diet for weight reduction. Keto diet is a low carb, high fat diet. When we consume very little carbs, the body is forced to burn fats for energy, leading to the production of ketone bodies by the liver; these ketos are then used as fuel. This low carbohydrate diet allows you to consume less than 50 grams of carbs per day and it takes 2-3 days for the body to reach the state of ketosis. In addition, excessive protein intakes may also interfere with ketosis. Not more than 75 grams of proteins are recommended. On the other hand, it allows you to consume 60 percent of your calories from fats, including saturated fats - on a 2000 kcal diet that works out to about 165 grams of fat per day.

While weight loss does happen fast on this diet, long-term effects of this diet have not been studied. If you wish to start on Keto diet, make sure you do so under the guidance of a trained nutritionist, who can tell you when to stop. One of the major risks involved in this type of diet is malnourishment; due to lack of nutrients, liver and kidney problems may also arise. 

(Also Read: Try This Keto-Friendly Poha For A Healthy Breakfast)

Daily Keto Diet Plan/Chart Looks Like This:

BreakfastLunchDinner
Vegetarian Paneer with butter and green saladButton Mushrooms with peppers cooked in oilNuts and cheese with onions and tomato sauteed in Olive oil
Non-VegetarianEgg with green salad and butterButter chicken with Red and Yellow peppersFried mutton cutlets with Veggies

Ketogenic Diet: Is High Fat, Low-Carb Diet Good For Health?





About Author: Dr. Rupali Datta is a Clinical Nutritionist and has worked in leading corporate hospitals. She has created and lead teams of professionals to deliver clinical solutions for patients across all medical specialties including critical care. 

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