There are so many reasons why the Keto Diet is not a fad. And just because so many other said fitness and nutrition experts say, “the Keto Diet is a fad diet” does not mean they are correct.
There’s just so much misinformation out there. I’d like to clear some of it up for you. What’s right about it is that it’s a big piece of misinformation. The truth is that a fad diet is not actually called anything because something that isn’t sustainable doesn’t stick around for long enough to be named.
It’s definitely possible that it’s not for everyone. And despite specializing in a very unique and intentional approach to the Keto diet and/ or a Low Carb High Fat diet for 13+ years, I still 100% agree with that. I’ve taken just as many women off of the “Keto Diet” as I have help them implement it correctly.
What’s important to realize is that the “Keto Diet” itself has been on the map since the 1920s. And fad diets don’t get that much opportunity. In fact, versions of correct low carb dieting and food cycling, depending on seasonal availability, have also been around since the late 1800s.
Overall, it’s also important to realize that nutrient needs can change based on many factors. As women, not only do our bodies operate on the normal 24 hour circadian cycle, we all have 4 phases of our 28 day menstrual cycle that we manage as well. Have you ever wondered why cravings and appetite changes happen like clockwork at different times of the month?! This isn’t hormone voodoo that is purposely making your life miserable. It’s super real and learning how to manage it is key. I actually cover tons on all of this in my 10 week Metabolic Fat Loss & Performance Nutrition Course.
Anyway, the reality is that the “Keto Diet” done correctly is more Net Carbs, i.e. veggies and fiber, than most Americans, especially those who have been duped by the diet industry, are getting daily. This salad? It’s Keto. Yet people hear the “K” word and freak the “F” out. It’s unfortunate that it’s usually your closest friends and family.
Last and not least, what’s the one other thing that is also not a fad? Consistency. I speak from experience when I say that the longer you do something, the less “they” have to say about it. It’s been almost 13 years for me personally and professionally, and I can confidently say that I’m healthier and stronger now at 43 than I was in my 20s.
So, the next time you eat a salad, call it “Keto” or call it “Vegan.” Just do what works for you!
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