Wouldn’t be me if I wasn’t extreme. Vegan to Keto, that’s extreme. Why would I even think about this? A movie called the Magic Pill on Netflix. Ironically, it was watching Forks over Knives on Netflix that I became Vegan. My diet isn’t working anymore and hasn’t been working. I’ve been maintaining a ten pound unexplained weight gain following a plant-based diet and tracking on weight watchers. This past week I put on an additional 4 pounds. I don’t eat enough food for that kind of weight gain. I’ve never been a thin girl and I’ve accepted that but this is out of control. Sometimes things need a shake up.
The ketogenic diet is high in fat, moderate in protein, and low in carbohydrates. It induces a state of ketosis, tricking the body into starvation mode.
Everything I know about dieting is always low-fat so this concept goes totally against the grain for me. Very Atkins-like. The diets actually are similar but the Keto diet limits your protein and Atkins doesn’t.
What shocked me was the information regarding multiple sclerosis.
Scientists have revisited the diet during the last couple of decades, and not just for treating epilepsy in children. Recent studies suggest that following a ketogenic regimen could benefit people with other types of neurological disorders, including MS.
Researchers don’t fully understand what brings about the ketogenic diet’s neuroprotective qualities. One theory is that ketones produced by the liver provide more fuel to cells in the brain. These ketones may give these cells the ability to resist damage from MS inflammation.
I haven’t made any decisions yet. I know I’d love to hear from others. I’ve been following Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis, OMS, diet which is the Dr. Swank diet of low fat with healthy omegas. Vegan with fish for me. I don’t know what I want to do. How have others done on the Keto diet?