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etable oils, mayonnaise, etc. Alcohol-the carbohydrate content of alcohol can • alter the ketosis process. Diet and sugar free foods-high in sugar alcohols and • highly processed. Condiments and sauces-excess sugars. • Foods you can eat: Meat, fatty fish, eggs, butter and cream, cheese, nuts and seeds, avocados, salt pepper/herbs, healthy oils, low carb veggies such as green veggies, peppers, onion. Diets that restrict carbohydrate intake show an initial weight loss due to water loss, more than anything else. Carbohy- drates are full of water so when you cut back on them there is less water reten- tion and less bloating. If done incor- rectly other problems could arise such as kidney problems, kidney stones, high cholesterol and possible osteoporosis. Another aspect that could be negative is the side effects of poor energy, mental function, sleep issues, nausea and stom- ach discomfort and decreased exercise performance. This type of diet is not always best for athletes or those looking to add large amounts of muscle or weight. Endur- ance athletes, such as marathon runners and triathletes, espe- cially will not get enough energy on this type of diet. Most people also find the diet extremely restrictive. The thought of not being able to have high carbohydrate foods is unthinkable to most people and unattainable long term. This diet is not meant to be long term, it is meant to be short term until carbohydrate foods can slowly be introduced over time. Going out to eat or going to social events can sometimes be impossible without putting extensive thought into what foods you can eat. The last thing people want to do is be non- so- cial because they are afraid of the food at the party or on the menu. Some also criticize the diet for in- creasing the chances of obsessive eating which takes away from enjoying life and food. Also, many have complained that if they cheat (by adding carbohydrates not allowed on the diet) on the ketogenic diet they tend to gain 5-10 pounds (mostly water weight) in the weeks to follow. For many people ketosis has little or no effect. It may take too long to see a measurable effect. It may only work for certain types of people with special needs or health conditions. It may sim- ply be too unreasonable to consistently follow. For people with metabolic disorder or type 2 diabetes it is beneficital short term to help regulate blood sugars. Most importantly, people should only tr y this under the supervision of a doctor or reg- istered dietitian (licensed professional). The ketogenic diet is meant to be short term and not enough studies have been done on its long-term effects on weight loss. - Angela Duran Isaacs, RD, CLC, CPT is Registered Dieti- tian Nutritionist, Certified Lactation Counselor and Certified Personal Trainer. "For many people ketosis has little or no effect. It may take too long to see a measurable effect. It may only work for certain types of people with special needs or health conditions. It may simply be too unreasonable to consistently follow." ANGELA DURAN ISAACS REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONALIST 18 | CENTRAL VALLEY MEDICAL | WINTER 2017-18 ExErcisE/NutritioN/

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