Ketogenic Diet Benefits and Drawbacks
Lose weight —
Particularly the least-healthy kind of fat (adipose tissue around your organs).
Improved, sustained physical energy
Improved, sustained mental energy and clarity
Improved, sustained moods
— Markers of bodily inflammation commonly improve.
Improved insulin sensitivity
— Type-1 diabetics may make significant improvements in their symptoms.
Improved aerobic athletic performance
— Particularly aerobic endurance endurance.
Impaired anaerobic athletic performance —
Some athletes like spinters and weight-lifters claim their fast-switch performance suffers, at least while transitioning to the diet.
— While transitioning to the diet, some people experience lethargy and brain fog. These can usually be mitigated with extra water and electrolytes.
— 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.