Why I Can’t Support A Keto Diet (And Why I Created The M.A.D.E. Diet)

I’m sorry, I just can’t support the craze in following a keto diet…

But what I CAN promote is a higher fat lifestyle (and have for over 3 years now) but what I’m seeing – especially with the popularity of ketosis and a keto diet – is people choosing ANY food (or food-like substance) that is low carb.

Some of these “foods” are worse for you than bread and bananas! And where are the vegetables???

ANY “diet” that puts antioxidant, disease fighting green vegetables under bacon needs some serious WARNING labels attached to it!

A keto diet

The M.A.D.E Diet puts you into nutritional ketosis (which is what a ketosis diet is all about) – it’s a state in which the body can still burn stored fat but isn’t SO HIGH in ketosis you need to cut out or way down on vital foods like vegetables.

Now, I personally agree with limiting most fruits because today’s fruit is different. It’s been engineered to have even MORE fructose then it did a few decades ago because it’s sweeter (and more addictive that way).

I also don’t believe grains are worth their dense calorie count. The only benefit they really offer is fiber and you can definitely get more than enough with your veggies.

I promise, it’s not complicated: eat your ass full of organic veggies (mostly of the green hue). Decorate those veggies with butter, olive oil, coconut oil and some seeds and nuts. Don’t fear the egg yolk and have 1 or 2 small portions of humanely raised protein each day.

I’ve been studying nutrition for over 20 years and I am here to tell you that myself (and thousands of my clients) look and feel their absolute BEST when they don’t limit their vegetables. It’s about getting healthy…not skinny! Just like the Standard American Diet, disease can flourish when following a a keto diet…especially one so limited in plant based nutrition.

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Jennifer Sweeney says December 19, 2017

I love your take on the LCHF lifestyle, and I can’t wait to begin my journey with you! 🙂

Cheryl says December 20, 2017

So I’ve been eating keto since February but I really limit my veggies to keep my macros in check. I’m drinking shakeology too daily.
I’d really like to know more about your way of thinking especially now that I’ll be starting 80DO. I’m not sure how I’m gpung to do the timed nutrition when I IF for about 14 hours.

Caroline says December 21, 2017

Thank you for this!! I totally agree, and am worried to see what all those following the Keto diet will look like in 10, 20 years – not their outsides, but their insides! Their hearts and arteries. Thanks for bringing some practical sense to all this madness.

Sara says January 6, 2018

YASSSS! I’m so concerned for the increase in arteriosclerosis and for fat getting an even worse name because of the poorly sourced, nitrate/nitrite ridden meats people are stuffing in their faces! Not to mention the lack of antioxidants like you mentioned! This needs to stop.

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