Extreme Keto – Why I Don’t Recommend Extreme Diets Anymore

Extreme Keto – Why I Don’t Recommend Extreme Diets Anymore

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I don't typically recommend extreme diets because they can be too restrictive and lead to potential health risks. Generally speaking

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For years, extreme diets have promised miraculous results. Whether it’s a juice cleanse or the keto diet, extreme diets are marketed with the promise of fast weight loss and improved overall health. However, while some may experience short-term results, extreme diets often cause more harm than good in the long-term.

Keto Diet Overview

The keto diet is an extreme diet that restricts carbohydrates in order to induce a metabolic state called ketosis. During this state, the body uses stored fat as its primary source of energy instead of carbohydrates. This diet is beneficial in that it naturally leads to fat loss, as well as improved cognition and mental clarity. This diet is also used to treat medical conditions such as epilepsy and Type 2 diabetes.

My Experience With The Keto Diet

I tried the keto diet two years ago. I was initially attracted to it for two reasons: 1) it promised rapid weight loss, and 2) it would improve my mental clarity. At first, I noticed positive results. I lost weight fairly quickly and my overall energy improved. However, as the weeks progressed, I began to experience negative side effects. I experienced frequent headaches, nausea, and lethargy. I was exhausted most of the time, and struggled to find the motivation to work out. Most concerning, my energy and mood crashed when I was not on the diet.

Why I Don’t Recommend Extreme Diets Anymore

My experience with the keto diet made me realize that extreme diets are simply not sustainable. The rapid loss of weight comes at a high price — it takes a toll on your mental and physical health. While I did experience some initial success on the diet, such as improved clarity and cognitive performance, these benefits did not last. As soon as I stopped the diet, I experienced severe crashes in energy and mood. I’ve since realized that any diet sufficiently extreme to cause rapid weight loss cannot be continued for any meaningful amount of time.

Rather than relying on extreme diets, I now recommend a balanced diet that emphasizes whole foods. This type of diet is safer, more sustainable, and more likely to provide long-term health benefits. There are still some ups and downs with while navigate with eating healthy, but overall, the benefits far outweigh any potential challenge.


In conclusion, extreme diets, such as the keto diet, are simply not sustainable or healthy. While short-term results may be seen, they come at the cost of substantial physical and mental health risks in the long run. A balanced diet focusing on whole foods is a much safer and more sustainable way to achieve long-term health and wellness.