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What is the Deal with all of these Low-Carb Diets, like Keto and Atkins? The Cons (Click here to read about the pros) Con #1 Turn to any number of blogs, FB posts, and forums, you will hear that extremely low diets help people with Diabetes, especially Type 2,...

What is the Deal with all of these Low-Carb Diets, like Keto and Atkins? The Pros Many people who try a super low-carb diets such as Keto or Atkins have success initially at losing weight or managing blood sugar levels.  The reason is, these diets involve a...

Does Eating Too Much Sweets and Junk Food Cause Diabetes? This is the real question. The short answer is NO. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are complex disorders, with causes that are not entirely understood. What we do know is that a combination of genes...

What exactly are Carbs? When you hear "carbohydrates," think "plant power". On a basic level, carbs are sugars (naturally found in vegetables, fruit and dairy) starches (naturally found in grains, legumes and some veggies) and fiber (plant roughage that your body doesn't digest) that plant foods...

 #4 YOUR RECOVERY WILL BE SLOWER Are you are concerned about personal bests or training for a race? The true ketogenic diet is not usually associated with better athletic performance. Power sports like weightlifting or sprinting, most research has found that keto does not benefit performance in any way. In...

#3 YOU’LL BE MORE PRONE TO DEHYDRATION Another downside of keto (or any low-carb diet)  is the increase water needs. Excreting the waste products from thes diets requires LOTS of fluids. This puts people at a higher risk for dehydration. Keto and other low-carb the diets in...

#2 YOU’LL NEED TO DIAL BACK INTENSITY IN THE BEGINNING Starting a ketogenic (or any low-carb) diet is a major adjustment for your body, especially if you are used to eating a moderate to high carbohydrate diet. Following this low-carb, high-fat diet properly, your body will switch fuel...

#1 YOU MAY HAVE LESS ENERGY The keto diet involves eating a very small amount of carbs and very high amounts of fat. Following the keto diet may cut out processed sweets and starches, they also eliminate or severely restrict nutrient-dense simple carbohydrates.  Such as fruit and low-fat dairy...

I am sure you have been contemplating various “weight-loss strategies”.  Trust that you are not alone. As I Registered Dietitian, I believe in the least amount of restrictions to address the total body. Such as: weight loss, increased energy levels, reduced illness and inflammation, lower blood pressure, bad cholesterol...