Why Low-Carb Ketogenic Diets Don’t Work

Lately, there is a low-carbohydrate craze that has perpetuated a belief that carbs are responsible for pretty much every dietary-related health issue known to humans. People are jumping on this hype train, with the hope that by avoiding carbs and consuming meat and other fatty products, they will feel better and lose weight. But hey, don’t be fooled by those videos and so many books, avoiding carbs is not the key to lose weight or to be healthy. Continue reading “Why Low-Carb Ketogenic Diets Don’t Work”

Is the ketogenic diet effective?

For the ketogenic diet, we do not need to say a lot, it’s a diet where you need to consume very low carbohydrates for a long time in order to achieve the so-called ketosis, a process where the body breaks down fat to meet its energy needs. If you read at many forums and blogs, you will find that many people are positive and hyped about the ketogenic diet. Last week, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study, where sheds more light to the effectiveness of the ketogenic diet [1]. Continue reading “Is the ketogenic diet effective?”

Side effects of protein

As noted in previous articles, in every discussion about macronutrients, they all refer to the amounts of carbohydrates and fat, as well as to “good” or “bad” carbohydrates and “good” or “bad” fat. However, when it comes to protein, the discussion stops and everyone agrees, the more protein you consume, the better you will get. But what are the side effects of protein? Continue reading “Side effects of protein”