How dangerous is the favorite diet of Kim Kardashian: experts

Kim Kardashian

Kettiya last year ranked first in popularity (not without the help of star followers, of course), and the network keeps popping up on the miracles that it creates. It is believed that a ketogenic diet is masterfully burns fat in the body (due to the fact that starts the processes that cause the body to obtain energy from fat instead of carbs), gets rid of extra pounds, contributes to the tidal forces and almost conquers the disease. However, experts are not so optimistic. Together with nutritionists to understand whether the shock the consumption of pork cutlets, fat and other foods that contain high amount of fat, so useful for our body.

To say that the ketogenic diet is new, it is impossible. For the first time nutrition plan restricting carbohydrates and allowing the consumption of large amounts of fat, has been clinically tested in the 20-ies of the last century, it was developed a prototype of a menu, today known as the ketogenic diet. A second round of popularity kettiya is held by Kim Kardashian. It is through this system power a celebrity has lost 30 kg, recruited during pregnancy. Halle berry, which can boast of a slender figure, too, admitted that keep it helps ketogenic diet.

Yes, I really no longer eat pasta, refused sugar, but my diet consists of a lot of healthy fats — meat (chicken and beef), avocado and coconut oil. My body is constantly in fat burning mode — that’s the secret of my harmony — said in an interview with the actress.

Different variations of the ketogenic diet suggest that in the day you eat no more than 50 grams of carbohydrate foods. The main condition of this diet — complete elimination of sugar from the menu. In the diet should prevail bacon, bacon, meat, poultry (with skin), seafood, fish, eggs, fat cheeses and avocado. In the black list — sugar, honey, pastries, cereals, pasta (except shirataki), dried fruits and fat-free products. You can eat at any time of the day or night, but, of course, within reasonable limits.

You can (and should) drink a lot of plain carbonated water, allowed also tea, coffee and even soft drinks, for example, dry cider, dry wine and light beer.

Increase of level of cholesterol

Standard ketogenic diet consists of 30 percent protein, 60 percent from fat and 10 percent from carbohydrates. According to the rules of this diet you need to consume foods that are rich in fats (bacon, butter, cheese and meat). This will inevitably lead to the fact that the level of cholesterol in the blood increase. Amnon beniaminovich, MD and cardiologist warns:

This diet is dangerous for those who have heart disease. Before she go, you need to consult a cardiologist or an endocrinologist.

Kettiya also contraindicated in patients with diabetes. Increased fat content in the body is a prerequisite for metabolic dysfunction and insulin resistance, which can cause inflammation.


The transition to a ketogenic diet sometimes causes side effects, which is often called the “getagrip” is fatigue, blurred consciousness, sleep problems and nausea. Bad breath is also a common symptom, it occurs due to excessive production of ketones, which have a characteristic smell of acetone. The emphasis on fat and protein the diet leads to indigestion, which could lead to stomach heaviness, bloating and constipation. At deficiency of sodium, magnesium and potassium can suffered headaches and seizures.

The lack of vitamins and minerals

Expert in nutrition and dietitian Catherine the Institution warns that a ketogenic diet limits the daily intake of vegetables and fruits.

Vegetables and fruits are one of the main sources of fiber, antioxidants and many essential nutrients. Another shortcoming of cattily — glucose deficiency. It is unknown, how will your body if you deprive it of such an important energy source, like carbohydrates,

— says the expert.


Ketoacidosis — a condition in which ketone bodies appear, and changing the pH of the blood (this is due to disruption of insulin production). To metabolism switched from a constant energy source (carbohydrates) into fatty acids, it is necessary to follow a diet at least two weeks. But to be such a long period in this diet, you should drink plenty of water (it helps to reduce the level of toxins in the body and faster time-to ketone bodies) and be sure to consult with a specialist.

Malfunction of vital organs

Usually glucose, which is a simple carbohydrate, is the primary and most universal source of energy for our body. Glucose is important for proper functioning of the brain, nervous system and production of red blood cells. Ketogenic diet causes glucose metabolism, and the body will begin to get the protein from the muscles. This can lead to the disruption of the functioning of such vital organs as the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys

— explains nutritionist Lorraine Kearney.

Of course, with the right approach, the ketogenic diet can be a lifeline that will help you in physical and psychological respect, but not blindly follow those same stars and risk the health.

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