Ok, I get that this diet is trendy and the new fad, but how can it be safe? How am I not putting my body in danger with all of this fat? It just doesn’t seem right.
That question is an important one, and one that all keto dieters have to answer before moving forward with their new way of eating.
The great thing about the keto diet is that it is all scientifically based. Think back to the early days of humanity, the cave men. Cave men (and women) were not eating pasta, chips, or grande skinny lattes. They were eating meat immediately following a kill, or gathering nuts and berries to survive. When they had a big meal, their bodies had to store what they ate to sustain them until the next large meal. Most of what the cave men were eating was natural fats and protein. There were small amounts of naturally occurring carbs.
Today, we often think of fat as a four-letter word. Trans-fat is horrible for you, while naturally occurring healthy fats are good for you. If you spent your day eating ice cream, chips, etc. then yes, you would be putting your body in danger. But by consuming healthy fats, you are feeding your body what it needs.
As long as you are eating the right food, in the right amounts, the keto diet is not just healthy: it’s life improving.
It takes a while to change your mindset on butter, bacons, and eggs. We are raised in a time where we were taught that fat is bad, no matter what. But once you start experiencing the mental clarity, weight loss, better sleep, cleaner skin, and all of the other benefits of the keto diet, your mindset will change easily.