9 Reasons Not To Eat A Ketogenic Diet
Start writing a post

9 Reasons Not To Eat A Ketogenic Diet

What's life without bread?

9 Reasons Not To Eat A Ketogenic Diet
Brooke Lark

I've been eating keto for the last two months. For those of you who are unfamiliar with a ketogenic diet, it is a high-fat, low-carb diet with moderate protein. Essentially, no carbs, sugars or starches. Yes, this means no bread, pasta, fruit or potatoes.

But I mean, what's life without bread? So why go keto, right?

Well, let me tell you. This diet tastes good and makes you feel good. The audacity. I can't believe thousands of people swear by this diet. Why would you ever, in a million years, want to go keto?!

1. You're going to get to eat delicious food...

I can eat all the bacon, eggs, peanut butter and cheese that I want. Steak dinner? Heck yes! It sure is tough having to eat all of this great food.

2. ...And you'll lose weight doing it.

"Ugh, it's so annoying to lose weight on this diet," said no one ever. You can eat your saltine crackers, but I'll be over here adding butter to all my vegetables...darn.

3. Food will keep you fuller longer.

I can go hours without even thinking about food because I'm rarely hungry. When I am, a small snack can fill me back up again. Give me a piece of cheese for like, six hours and I'm good. #Winning

4. You'll actually save money.

Keto food isn't expensive if you do it right. Clean meats, veggies, nuts, oils and dairy products can be found at any supermarket. Gone are the days of spending five bucks on a loaf of bread that will be forgotten in the pantry and grow moldy.

5. You'll have more energy.

Being on the keto diet is like being a car that never runs out of gas. What a drag, right?

6. You'll actually pay attention to what you're putting into your body.

No one wants to think about what they're actually eating, but you have to when you're keto. I will never be able to look at Swiss Rolls the same way.

7. It will naturally heal your body.

Lots of people go keto so their hormones will reset and become more balanced. Why pay for birth control pills when you can let your body heal itself?

8. You will better the lives of people around you.

Going keto and knowing how good it makes you feel just makes you want to share your secret with the world. Gross, happy people.

In case you didn't pick up on it by now: this entire article is sarcasm. Choosing to try the keto diet is one of the best decisions I've ever made.

Sure, I miss bread, but there are so many recipes that try to emulate those familiar, carb-heavy foods that I don't even miss them.

I still get to eat amazing food and lose weight and my hormones are balancing naturally.

If you're considering keto, do your research and ease yourself into it. Nothing tastes as good as keto feels.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Panic! At The Disco Announces Breakup After 19 Years

Band Makes Breakup Announcement Official: 'Will Be No More'

panic at the disco

It's the end of an era. Originally formed in 2004 by friends in Las Vegas, Panic! At The Disco is no more.

Brendon Urie announced on Instagram that the band will be coming to an end after the upcoming Europe tour. He said that he and his wife are expecting a baby, and the life change weighed heavily in his mind to come to this decision. "Sometimes a journey must end for a new one to begin," he said.

Keep Reading... Show less
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

Odyssey's response writer community is growing- read what our new writers have to say!


Each week, more response writers are joining the Odyssey community. We're excited to spotlight their voices on as they engage in constructive dialogue with our community. Here are the top three response articles of last week:

Keep Reading... Show less

To Mom

There are days when you just need your mom

To Mom

There really is no way to prepare yourself for the loss of someone. Imagine that someone being the one who carried you for 9th months in their belly, taught you how to walk, fought with you about little things that only a mother and daughter relationship could understand. You can have a countless number of father figures in your life, but really as my mom always said, " you only get one mom."

Keep Reading... Show less

The Way People In Society are Dating is Why I Don't Date

I need someone to show that they want me for me, not that they're using me to chase the idea of being in a relationship.

The Way People In Society are Dating is Why I Don't Date

You hear your phone go off. He's asking you to hang out. Then, of course, you get the advice of your friends to decipher this text. Is it just hanging out or is it more than hanging out? You've probably done this at least once in your life or at least seen a tweet where someone posted their screenshots with a potential love interest.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

Winter Break As Told By 'Friends'

Is a month at home too much to handle?


If you're anything like me, winter break is a much-needed light at the end of the tunnel after a long, stressful semester. Working hard for 15 weeks can really take a toll on a person mentally, physically AND emotionally. It's a nice change of pace to be back at home with your family and friends, but after a couple weeks, it can get, well... boring.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments