This is believed to be due to its beneficial effects on appetite-regulating hormones such as leptin and ghrelin — which leads to an additional reduction in caloric intake, and subsequent weight loss. But a number of nutritionists and doctors caution against the diet, encouraging people instead to regulate their meals and consumption in a more sustainable way. A STARCH study has shown that Indians with or without diabetes consume at least 65% calories from carbohydrates. She runs KetoRoo Bakes, an experiment that started last year when Singla herself was on the keto diet and wanted more than just chicken breast stuffed with cheese.
Remember that a small amount of carbohydrate is essential for a fast energy source and healthy function of the body, so do your best to stick with your suggested macros as a guide. Ketosis is the process the body enters when it is deprived of carbohydrate sources for energy, and it’s the state the keto diet will put your body into. That being said, during your first week your keto weight loss will largely be water as your body is depleted of its carbohydrate stores. Once you’ve burned through the glycogen stores your body will have to use your fat stores for energy. An analysis of low-carb studies showed that even when people on low-carb diets were allowed to eat as much fat as needed to feel satisfied, this did not result in a large increase in fat consumption.
Try to stick to around 50 grams of carbs a day and always consult your health advisor or breastfeeding specialist for advice before embarking on a diet while breastfeeding. On a more positive note, Dr. Roked sites that some early studies have shown that the ketogenic diet may help dementia as well as reduce autoimmune diseases such as autoimmune thyroid conditions. She also credits the keto diet as ‘largely responsible for slowing down my aging process,’ and helping her lose her ‘baby belly,’ control her appetite, and boost her energy and mental performance.