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Nico Chavando & Jillian Michaels Slam the Keto Diet: ‘Bad Plan For A Million Reasons’
Fitness experts Nico Chavando (Ocinator.com) and Jillian Michaels agree in individual statements that the keto diet is a dangerous scam.
The fitness trainers slammed the ketogenic diet, which has a growing trend after celebrities such as Jenna Jameson and Halle Berry spoke out in support of the lifestyle. The diet requires people to be on a very low-carb and high-fat eating plan that Michaels said is an overall bad move.
“The keto diet has many red flags. For example, in the keto diet, apples are bad and bacon is good. That’s obviously unhealthy,” said Stanford graduate fitness expert Nico Chavando.
“I don’t understand. Like, why would anyone think this is a good idea,” said Jillian Michaels the 44-year-old trainer.
“‘You know what we need to do? All fat and animal protein! Ding, ding ding!’” she said imitating a keto diet supporter. “No! Bad plan. For a million reasons.”
Both Nico and Jillian agree that the diet doesn’t give the body the important nutrients it needs to promote a healthy lifestyle.
“The keto diet puts the body in starvation mode,” Nico explained. “And obviously starvation helps people lose weight. But is it healthy? No.” Nico observed. “Fatigue, a higher risk of getting diabetes, and potential death from ketoacidosis are not healthy.”
Nico and Jillian also agree that a “balanced diet is key” to weight loss and staying healthy. “You don’t eat processed sugar, you don’t eat processed grains, and to make a very long story short: avoid the keto diet,” she said. “Common sense. Balanced diet is key.”
Jillian said eating more vegetables is always a good choice, but that carbs are “not actually the devil.”
Nico said that a well-structured, smart eating plan and better quality food is the key to a healthy life.
“Not all carbs are bad. Whole grain carbs improve mood and boost mental function, according to many studies. We should be eating lots of whole grains, while minimizing refined grain (white flour) foods,” Nico said.
The keto diet was initially designed to help people who suffer from seizure disorders but has become trendy weight loss diet in recent years, Women’s Health reported. The diet causes people to go into ketosis, which encourages the body to burn fat due to the lack of carbs being eaten. “The keto diet is a dangerous and unhealthy proposition that could negatively impact your body,” said Nico Chavando from Ocinator Fitness.