Diet keto is a diet that is done by applying low-carbohydrate and high-fat diet. Diet keto increasingly popular because it was mentioned quickly lose weight. But, this diet is also quite controversial, because if not done properly, could be dangerous to health.
“The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, very low-carbohydrate diet, which relies on the breakdown of fat that usually occurs during fasting or starvation, so fat is the main source of energy, not carbohydrates,” says dietetician Leona Victoria Djajadi MND.
Well this reduction of carbohydrate intake causes the body to experience a metabolic state called ketosis. So, when do we know if the body is in ketosis condition? As quoted from the Times of India, there are some major signs that can show it, in addition to weight loss. What is that?
If you have followed this diet, you will know how bad this diet changes your breath. Indeed, a diet helps to lose weight, but not for your breath.
When the body breaks down fats and proteins for energy, a by-product should be produced. Can be through feces, sweat, urine, or breath. To get rid of this stinky breath, brush your teeth or chew sugar-free mint candy.
When the body is in ketosis condition, there will be confusion because there is no amount of carbohydrate that is enough to be burned as energy. As a result you will feel very tired.
Experts point out that to feel energetic, you must reduce or even do not exercise heavy activities. However, when the body is accustomed to this condition, the body becomes active again.
Another symptom of entering ketosis is cramping and pain in the body. When you lower your carbohydrate intake, you will likely experience mineral and electrolyte imbalances.
This can lead to deficiency of sodium, potassium and magnesium. Well, these nutrients are needed to prevent pain and cramps, its deficiency can cause cramps.
People with ketogenic diets often experience constipation. This happens because fiber intake is not enough, which causes difficulty defecating.
Another reason for the problem of digestion is the absence of carbohydrates in your diet. Because carbohydrates are converted into glycogen, which contains high water content