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To Keto or Not to Keto?

What diet is best for me?  This is question that I get a lot.  And my normal approach is very individual, but since I treat a lot of patients with diabetes, I tend to go with a lower carbohydrate approach. My general recommendations are no more than 30 grams of carbs per meal and no more than 15 grams at a snack.  If my patients with diabetes follow this, they tend to do really well as far as controlling their blood sugar.

Even more extreme carb reductions are found in the Keto diet and the Adkins diet.  Adkins focuses on higher protein content and Keto focuses on high fat, moderate protein, and low carb.  Since America is raving about the Keto diet right now, I honestly had plans to get a blog post on it up soon. But I came across this blog this week that hit a lot of my concerns with keto and keto in children (when not using for therapeutic epilepsy) that I thought it was worth sharing!

Update – Is The Ketogenic Diet Safe For Those With Thyroid Disease?

Have you done the Keto diet? Has it worked for you? Have you maintained the Keto diet and maintained the weight loss? Or have you seen other beneficial effects?

Hope your weekend was marvelous and that you are prepping healthy foods for this week’s meals!

Dr. Hartzler
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