As the biggest and most famous weight loss diet and trend of 2017, the high in fat and low in carbs diet has taken the diet world by storm. Jillian Michaels, a fitness expert, said that people should stop believing the hype behind it.
A Diet Fad
In an interview with PeopleTV, Jillian Michaels spoke up about how dangerous Keto diets could be, especially in regards to diabetes. She said: “How much time do I have? And I’m not allowed to swear? Yes, keto is a diet fad. The reason that keto has been getting so much attention is because it helps significantly to manage your insulin levels. Very high insulin, very bad thing.” Keto diets are great for those that suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and infertility, but that following a keto diet doesn't make sense for many others.
Michaels continued to say: "If you’re not eating a bunch of processed carbs and processed sugar and you’re not eating too much food in general, you won’t have insulin levels that are going through the roof,”
The Keto diet severely limits the number of carbs and slightly limits our protein intake, but it does welcome healthy fats. Jillian went on to explain that "When you're not eating one of those macronutrients, you are quite literally starving your cells and disabling them from functioning in their proper way,". She also explains that because Keto diets welcome healthy fats, those partaking with a mindset of being able to eat anything they want are making a mistake. She says: “Calorie management and calorie restriction is less oxidative stress, so it’s far better for aging and being healthier,” and "It gives your body more energy to focus on immunity, and a host of other things that keep you healthy and strong for a really long time."