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Ketogenic Diet Benefits and Drawbacks

Common Benefits

1.
Lose weight — Particularly the least-healthy kind of fat (adipose tissue around your organs).
2.
Improved, sustained physical energy
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Improved, sustained mental energy and clarity
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Improved, sustained moods
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Reduced inflammation — Markers of bodily inflammation commonly improve.
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Improved insulin sensitivity — Type-1 diabetics may make significant improvements in their symptoms.
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Improved aerobic athletic performance — Particularly aerobic endurance endurance.
8.
Improved sleep

Possible Drawbacks

1.
Impaired anaerobic athletic performance — Some athletes like spinters and weight-lifters claim their fast-switch performance suffers, at least while transitioning to the diet.
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Uncomfortable transition — While transitioning to the diet, some people experience lethargy and brain fog. These can usually be mitigated with extra water and electrolytes.
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Inconvenience — It takes effort to track macronutrients. It takes work find keto meals that you like. It can be challenging to find things to eat at restaurants.