People often confuse ketosis with ketoacidosis. The former is natural, while the latter only occurs in uncontrolled diabetes. Ketoacidosis is dangerous, but the ketosis on a ketogenic diet is perfectly normal and healthy.
While bananas are not an “unhealthy” food, their high carbohydrate count (28 net carbs for a small banana!) make them suboptimal for those on a keto diet. If you’re trying out keto and love bananas, consider eating only a small portion of a banana and slicing it very thinly, or substitute bananas for banana-flavored extracts instead.
Yes you can! Many people who are “keto-adapted” (have consistently maintained deep ketosis) report being able to stay in ketosis despite having a rare high-carb treat like beer, sushi or cake. But proceed with caution – “cheating” on a regular basis or designating a weekly cheat day is highly discouraged on keto. Due to the high fat concentration of keto foods you can easily regain the weight (or gain more weight) if you’re not actually in ketosis and cheating regularly. Like all diets – the better you adhere to the diet the better (and faster!) your results.
Nope! That’s a common misconception. But don’t just take our word for it. According to the NIH, “the popular belief that high-fat diets cause obesity and several other diseases such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, and cancer has not been observed in recent epidemiological studies.”
here is no literature or long-term evidence that implies keto is not a safe lifestyle or diet. What we do know is that a diet high in sugar is linked to much of the most common and serious health ailments, including: cancers, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimers etc.
But like any diet, be sure to ask your doctor before adopting any new diet or exercise regimen.