Many people who want to lose weight quickly in various ways, one of them with a keto diet. However, is this method safe?
Various dietary methods are a lot of attention because it is claimed to be able to reduce and maintain weight stability. However, many have difficulty maintaining a calorie restriction diet program for the long term. No wonder, the emergence of the keto diet method or the ketogenic diet is enough to bring guidance for people who want to lose weight.
The Atkins diet is basically a low-carb diet and is also popular as a ketogenic diet. This diet is a diet that has the most promising effects of weight loss in the short term, less than six months, or long term, more than one year. However, this ketogenic diet has another dilemma.
Keto Diet Effect
Many studies mention keto diet as a diet method that has a significant impact. Kosinski and Jornayvaz in his presentation stated that the keto diet generally has a very low carbohydrate composition (<50g / day) and is usually high in fat or protein. This is said to cause undesirable effects.
The human body has specific organs that can only use glucose as an energy source, namely the brain. When glucose consumption decreases – for example in conditions where carbohydrate intake is not met – then the symptoms of hypoglycemia can occur in the form of dizziness, palpitations, and even fainting.
In addition to hypoglycemia, Kosinski and Jornayvaz also said that the keto diet is not safe and is associated with several other side effects. In mice, the keto diet has been shown to cause nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This diet method induces inflammation and fat accumulation in the liver.
In addition, the keto diet can also reduce liver volume caused by a decrease in glycogen. Glycogen is a reserve of energy stored in the liver.