I’ve been a lurker here since starting keto in May of this year. I love this forum and without it I’d be a little lost. This is my first post. So far I’m absolutely loving this diet save for a few days of extreme breast pain due to increased estrogen in body. I’ve lost 12 lbs and gained in self confidence and a general sense of well being.
I’ve been reading a lot of negative press on keto and harmful effects long term and mostly stayed immune to them until today. I visited my internal medicine doctor today who recommended the keto diet to begin with and he suggested that I move from a keto to a paleo diet in november-december as ‘keto long term can lead to serious deficiencies’ ! I’ve been on a fairly strict regimen on keto , religiously testing bloods and urine and always staying over 1.4mmol and he thinks its better to be borderline keto for 3-4 months in a year and then go to a mediterranean or a paleo diet long term to balance things out and provide the body with essential nutrients in fruits, root vegetables etc. He has suggested my husband stick to the diet though as he is type 2 diabetic but for ‘mostly healthy’ people like me he thinks its better to cycle this diet on an yearly basis.
I was naturally surprised to hear this (especially since he seemed to be such an advocate to begin with!) and now I find myself questioning my choices to begin with and wondering if there’s some serious issues going on somewhere which will crop up in five years time or so.
Does anyone have any thoughts or experience of people talking about this? Will really appreciate some inputs . To the long term ketoers - do you do this for a few months in a year only? We love it so much- we were thinking of just sticking to this diet for the imaginable future if we could.
Thanks in advance !