Dirty keto: What promises to lose weight by eating ultra-processed foods?
The ketogenic diet, whose principle is a low-carb, high-fat diet, promises rapid weight loss. But do you know the so-called "dirty" version, specially designed for people who do not like to cook?
The keto diet, also known as the keto diet, is one of the most popular weight loss diets in recent times.
Although it was originally developed for patients suffering from epilepsy, the results that can be obtained from losing weight are now motivating many people who are looking for a nice figure.
And there are so many versions of this diet that everyone will find their account: Lazy Keto, for example, is aimed specifically at people who want to lose weight, but are looking for an easier way to get into ketosis.
Another alternative to the classic ketogenic diet called "Dirty Keto" is aimed more at people who have neither the time nor the desire to cook, but still want to lose weight quickly ...
Dirty Keto: What is this "dirty" version of the keto diet?
The Dirty Keto Diet, the "dirty" version of the keto diet, opposes the so-called "clean" version of this slimming diet, which consists of eliminating all processed foods from the diet, in favor of high-quality raw ingredients.
What is the principle of the "dirty" version of the keto diet? We keep the original idea of “less carbs and more fat” in the daily diet, but we don't impose any restrictions on the origin and quality of the ingredients we put on the dish...
Therefore, Dirty Keto somehow targets the slackers and zombies, who want to go on a ketogenic diet to get into ketosis and lose weight, without even starting to cook.
Do you like to eat fast food? Dish ready to eat? No problem, with the "dirty" version of the keto diet, as it is perfectly permissible to consume ultra-processed foods, provided one gets into the basic distribution of foods suggested by this slimming diet:
- 70 to 80% fat
- 15 to 20% protein
- 5 to 10% carbohydrates
Cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure… the health risks of the “dirty” version of the ketogenic diet
"While you can technically achieve ketosis and experience some of the benefits of a ketogenic diet using this approach, you may be missing out on many key nutrients and increase your risk of certain diseases." , explained our colleagues from Healthline, who were interested in the difference between the "dirty" version and the "clean" version of the keto diet.
The problem is that ultra-processed foods are denatured and compared to raw foods, they never contain the same amount of nutrients, but they are essential for the proper functioning of the body. Instead, there are many food additives on the dishes: preservatives, colorings, flavor enhancers, thickeners, emulsifiers ... Substances that are not without danger to our health!
The danger with this "dirty" version of the ketogenic diet also lies in consuming too much salt, since ultra-processed foods or dishes generally contain too much.
And whoever says excess salt in the diet, says the risks of water retention, high blood pressure, and the development of cardiovascular disease.