Keto Diet: The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet. Restricting carbs and increasing fat intake can lead to ketosis, a metabolic state in which your body relies primarily on fat for energy instead of carbs. “Women’s bodies are always resistant to losing fat because it’s essential for pregnancy and breastfeeding, and it’s essential.”
Carbohydrate intake in the keto diet is generally limited to less than 50 grams per day, which can come as a shock to women’s bodies. As the carb quotient depletes, it switches to ketones and fat for fuel. At the start of this diet, women’s brains and metabolism begin to resist fat loss. This results in a complete imbalance resulting in hormonal and metabolic changes. Additionally, Keto-type diets usually only work for a short time and can have side effects such as headaches, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, and constipation.
Also, most of the initial weight loss is water weight. Once the body enters ketosis, we begin to lose muscle, become extremely tired, and eventually go into starvation mode, which makes it even more difficult to lose weight.
A keto diet does more harm than good for the majority of women, especially if they have underlying medical conditions like PCOS, irregular periods, or infertility.