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Know the risks of the ketogenic diet, the regimen that you should not practice for a long time

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Starting a diet always raises doubts, so having reliable information is of vital importance. The Keto diet, also known as the ketogenic diet, is a diet that burns calories in record time.


Unlike other diets, this one is very low in carbohydrates, so it is real that you can lose weight quickly. The problem is that it can put your health at risk if it is not carried out carefully, following certain guidelines, according to a HealthLine review.

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As always, we recommend visiting a nutritionist before starting a diet.


A ketogenic diet must be followed very carefully and following the guidelines established by the nutritionist. While this is important in any diet, here the risks are greater.

How do I know if the ketogenic diet is for me?

What are the risks of the ketogenic diet?

Reduced consumption of fruits and vegetables

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By not consuming fruits and vegetables, the body receives a lower supply of vitamins, minerals and fiber, which are very abundant in this type of food. So that the body does not feel it, you will need to take vitamin supplements.

Reduced fiber intake

When the body is lacking in fiber, what usually appears is constipation, which is why it is necessary to take some type of infusion or laxative to avoid problems.

bad breath

Due to the high production of ketone bodies, it is common for the person who follows a ketogenic diet to suffer from bad breath or halitosis.

difficulties to continue

The fact of not being able to consume such popular foods as bread, cereals, fruits, vegetables and legumes makes it more difficult to follow this regimen, which leads many people to abandon it directly after a few weeks.

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Can cause ketoacidosis

In very extreme cases, the ketogenic diet can cause ketoacidosis due to the exponential increase in ketone bodies in the blood. This situation can lead the person to suffer serious damage to some organs or even a coma.

For this reason, most nutrition specialists maintain that in order to undergo this type of diet, it is essential to have a very good previous state of health, which is why it is mandatory to carry out the pertinent medical consultations.

Who can not do the ketogenic diet?

Due to all these risks mentioned, the ketogenic diet is not recommended for some people because serious problems can occur in their body, according to Infosalud. The risk groups with the greatest vulnerability are:

  • Pregnant women.
  • People with kidney failure.
  • People with liver or heart problems because in some cases it has led to the development of arrhythmias.

In short, a ketogenic diet can help you lose weight, but you should never lose sight of the fact that it is a temporary and occasional situation, which you cannot maintain for a long time because you are likely to have health problems.


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