Many Keto and Naysayers and it’s my pleasure to answer.
Let’s start with that vegan lady who claims that our ancestor, “Homo Neanderthals” were vegan. Well, she should go back to high school and learn about pre-history. We are Homo-Sapiens, not Neanderthals who went extinct some 40,000 years ago 🙂 let’s fix her statement and answer it about Keto and Naysayers.
Home-Sapiens were vegans: NO, they were omnivorous, like modern apes. In fact, it was proven that our ancestors ate meat and marrow of small and large animals some 2.6 millions years ago. Think about it… What plants could they harvest in winter or during long ice period?
Keto diet is a pseudoscience:
No, the ketogenic diet is literally proven dietary science, first used over 100 years ago to treat epilepsy in children before there were any viable alternatives. It’s proven and treats not only weight problems.
Ketosis is not scientifically proven?
It is, studies show the beneficial effects of a long-term ketogenic diet. It reduces the body weight and body mass index of obese patients. Additionally, it decreased the level of triglycerides, LDL cholesterol and blood glucose, and increased the level of HDL cholesterol. Who says that? Researchers 🙂 see the research on US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) aka NCBI
Let’s continue with Keto and Naysayers 🙂 Why is no-one obsessed with keto?
That’s the opposite. We are obsessed with the Keto because with no other diet we have seen a sustained weight loss, drug-free appetite and cravings suppression that encourages us to continue longer than we could sustain on any other diets. So obsessed yet?
You should not do keto, it’s dangerous
If you have health issues like those who have kidney problems, at risk for immediate heart disease, pregnant or nursing women, people with some type of diabetes, pre-existing liver or pancreatic conditions and anyone who has undergone serious surgeries shouldn’t attempt any diet, Keto or not. In general, I recommend a blood panel before any diet, every 3 months, then at least once a year, these reviewed by a medical doctor and not by Google.
The Keto diet is not natural for humans
This is totally wrong. Humans are omnivorous, who gathered and hunted their food. If you apply the all keto concepts, you will cook your own meals and certainly like us grow your own veggies. What is not natural is the over processed food we consumed. An example, a slice of bread with unrefined flour (it comes with the bran and the germ) has 12g of carbs plus tons of fibers, the same slice of refined flour bread can come with up to 40g of carbs. But the first one is not as white and fluffy as we like.
Another example, we like an delicious dish of Philly cheesesteak but the pre-made one comes with 31g of net carbs! The one we make has only 4g
All Fruits are bad on Keto
Many Keto and naysayers say that you can’t eat fruit while on diet, that’s wrong. There are many fruits you can eat like strawberries, lemons, watermelon, cantaloups, peaches, blackberries, kiwi, etc. When you are in losing weight mode at 20g of carbs per day, you have to be careful, but in normal regime at 50g a day, we eat one banana (24g), one pear (22g) etc. It’s just about counting carbs. Two fruits which are used as veggies are great: tomatoes and avocadoes, low in carbs and delicious.
Can’t drink alchool
You can, but not getting drunk, which is always a terrible idea. As for many foods, it is all about knowing what you consume. An 8oz glass of wine will cost you around 6-7g of carbs. A can of regular beer goes up to 13g, an ultra-light beer can go as low as 1g. Straight alcohols (whiskey, gin, etc.) have 0g of carbs but cocktails can be very heavy like a Pina Colada with 30g…
That was my answers to Keto and Naysayers. I will add more comments as questions come.