3. And so your thoughts?... Yay or Nay?
Although Keto diets can accelerate weight loss and there are millions of supporters, there are mixed opinions about the Keto diet. The Keto Diet is restrictive, and can omit many healthy and nutritionally beneficial components from one’s diet - your wholegrain foods, starchy vegetables, fruit and dairy products are all either very minimally included or excluded all together. By removing all those food groups from one’s diet, it can make it a whole lot harder to meet your nutrient needs.
By restricting the inclusion of foods containing carbohydrates, this reduces the amount of fibre in one’s diet. By limiting wholegrains, cereals, legumes, starchy vegetables and fruit, it it may decrease the frequency of bowel movements.
Finding sources of dietary fibre to ensure those on a Keto diet are still meeting their daily needs is super important. Many Keto dieters choose avocados, chia seeds, specific nuts and even cauliflower. For those looking for the most delicious snack with a excellent source of dietary fibre, the FUNDAY range contains 7g of dietary fibre per 50g serve (equivalent to 28% of a female adults OR 23% of a male adults recommended dietary intake) so it's a great way to enjoy some candy while getting a great dose of dietary fibre!
So, like most diets it is Yay for some, and Nay for some depending on their personal circumstances and needs. I would advise people considering the Keto diet to speak to a nutritonist or dietitian and talk through their health goals and see whether the Keto diet is right for them!