How long can I stay on the Ketogenic diet?
One of the biggest questions I get asked a lot is “can a person do the Ketogenic diet long term?” There are many speculations that the Ketogenic diet might not be the best choice for long-term health. When I first started the Ketogenic diet I was told that I couldn’t do the diet for more than 6 months and that it wouldn’t be healthy to do it longer than that. Many people believe the eating habits the diet promotes might lead to heart problems or vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Despite these speculations, the ketogenic diet is not something new that was just created. Doctors have been using it for about 100 years to treat drug-resistant epilepsy in children. There is solid evidence proving that the ketogenic diet reduces seizures in children and has many other health benefits.
In many present studies, researchers show the effects of a long-term ketogenic diet. It shows the reduced body weight and body mass of the person studied. The study also shows how it decreased the level of triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, and blood glucose.
It is true that this diet may not be for everyone by personal preference but, being on this diet as a lifestyle does not produce any significant side effects on people. Therefore, the present study confirms that it is safe to use the ketogenic diet for a longer period than previously demonstrated.
The content in this article is not medical advice and is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Always talk to your doctor before changing your diet.
Guest Blogger: Lynette McCutcheon
Our guest blogger Lynette McCutcheon is a mother of 3. She is also a Health and Weight Loss Coach Specialized in the Ketogenic Diet, Ketosis, and Intermittent Fasting. She is also the founder of her own coaching business, “Down By Linitas Way” which is a community that helps empower women through support and motivation. Her desire and goal are to help women live healthier lifestyles in hopes that others will be inspired to join the movement.