Ketogenic diet raising concerns

Ketogenic diet raising concerns
The ketogenic diet is a low carb, high fat diet that is supposed to offer health benefits and weight loss. (Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A diet that many have taken interest in has raised concerns with some professionals in the medical field.

The Ketogenic diet, or Keto diet, is a low carbohydrate, high fat diet that is supposed to offer health benefits and weight loss.

The diet essentially restricts most carbohydrates.

But, what do medical professionals have to say about the new fad?

An oncology dietitian for St. Bernards, Briana Reynolds, had a very strong opinion about the diet.

“Anytime you’re severely restricting things that we like, obviously we’re going to have a decrease in calories but, we are really unsure about the long-term effects of those things,” said Reynolds.

Dietary guidelines say most calories should come from about 50 percent of carbs a day.

The Keto diet limits that to about 10 percent of carbs a day.

This can cause some people to have a lack of energy and feel lethargic.

Reynolds recommends setting measurable goals when dieting so that you can create the basis for a better lifestyle.

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