Keto diet or calorie deficit diet?

Asked 4 years ago

I am trying to lose a few pounds and have read a lot about the Keto diet and a calorie deficit diet. Which one would you recommend and why?

Katy Raymond

Saturday, July 25, 2020

I would definitely recommend going into a calorie deficit rather than trying the Ketogenic diet. The best way to lose weight in a sustainable way is to eat more whole foods, less processed foods and implement a calorie deficit.

Julianne Nguyen

Monday, July 27, 2020

If you are aiming for healthy, long-term weight loss, I would recommend a calorie deficit. I have found that people on the Keto diet lose a lot of weight very quickly, but it is not sustainable and they gain it all back very quickly too.

John Rivers

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Calorie deficit for sure! In my opinion, the Keto diet is extremely unhealthy and if not done correctly, it can damage the natural processing of fats in your system, leading to more damage in the long run.

Edwina Tillman

Thursday, August 06, 2020

My advice would be a calorie deficit.

The Ketogenic diet was developed to help with certain medical conditions and was not intended to be used by otherwise healthy individuals. Glucose is found primarily in carbohydrates and the brain needs glucose to function.

In my opinion, when people follow a Ketogenic diet and see results, it's for one of two reasons:

  • They lose a lot of weight immediately in the form of water weight from depleting their glycogen stores
  • In general, people eat far too many carbohydrates, so when they cut out carbohydrates completely, they see quick results. However, the same results would be achieved by simply lowering carbohydrate intake to a "normal" or healthy level, thereby creating a calorie deficit, leading to weight loss.

Roslyn Wolfe

Monday, August 24, 2020

In my opinion, it doesn't matter which diet you follow. Just find a way of eating that works for you and stick to it. The problem comes in when people try a different diet every 2 weeks and expect to see results. Consistency is key when it comes to sustainable weight loss.

Nanette Walton

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Your body needs carbohydrates to function. The keto diet should only really be followed when prescribed by a medical practitioner.

Charmaine Townsend

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

I don't think it's necessary to follow either. Just create healthier eating habits. Cut out sugar and additives and limit your alcohol intake. Try to eat about 80% whole foods and 20% fun foods.

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