(Caitlin Gallagher/ Hello Giggles) — Does it feel like the whole world has gone keto? Yeah, we hear you. From social media posts to news coverage to celeb testimonials, the keto diet is the trendiest trend of 2019. There are plenty of reasons to try keto, but there are just as many (or more) reasons to skip it. If you’re lost in a sea of carbohydrate confusion and don’t know what would be best for you, we spoke with experts about all the reasons you should and shouldn’t do keto.
The basic principles of the keto diet are simple enough—eat more fat (like meat and nuts) and very few carbohydrates. But the science behind it is actually pretty complex. Eating this way leads your body to go into a state of ketosis, which makes you burn fat instead of carbohydrates. This is one of the reasons the diet is often praised as a weight-loss solution.
However, losing weight isn’t the only reason people try keto. At the same time, just because you may want to lose some pounds, that doesn’t mean keto is necessarily the right fit for you. (…)