A Russian doctor has warned of the complications of weight loss by following the most popular diet at the present time to reduce weight “keto”.
On the program broadcast on the “Russia 1” TV channel, doctor and TV presenter Alexander Miasnikov spoke about the dangerous consequences that those who decide to lose weight with the help of the “keto” diet may face.
The doctor said: “With regard to the side effects of this diet, it is not more than other diets, it is true that weight is lost, but let us calculate the losses .. The presence of a keto diet can lead to unwanted consequences.”
Myasnikov explained that with the “keto” diet, people eat only fats, completely exclude carbohydrates and retain little protein.
According to the doctor, with such a diet, a person may experience symptoms similar to those of the common cold, such as body aches, chills, fatigue, muscle weakness, anxiety, and insomnia.
The doctor noted the possibility of heart rhythm disturbances, intestinal dysfunction, and other neurological problems.
“If you have the strength to follow a strict diet, you can lose weight without following the keto diet,” the Russian doctor said.
Myasnikov considered that to lose weight, it is enough to reduce the calorie content of the food consumed, engage in physical activity and eat in a balanced way.