Today there was a warning on the”Senza” application used to keep track of your macros. It quoted, as follows, “Before you buy Atkins, Slimfast, or any other brand, check labels for maltitol, isomaltooligosaccharides (IMO), soybean oil, and wheat-all can interfere with ketosis. That is one reason to always check labels on processed foods and any item claiming to have Keto on the box. The Ketogenic Diet has become one of the most lucrative businesses and therefore, there are too many scams to count. If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Watching a Youtube video this week of supposed Keto experts, they recommended the Slimfast Keto Fat bombs and I went in search of them for a quick fix. Luckily, I was unable to find them in three different stores and I had fallen into the Keto diet trap. After a grueling two weeks of research, I still do not know who or what to believe.
What I do know for a fact is that if you lower your carbohydrate intake to 30 grams or below and up your good fat intake and eat moderate protein, you will go into ketosis and start to see weight loss. I would hate to see someone get scammed by eating a Slimfast meal replacement bar and fall out of ketosis. That is the reason that Dr. Ken Berry recommends eating everything fresh and not processed. Plus, fat bombs are so simple to make and I was just being lazy and wanted to grab a quick fix. The ketogenic diet is not a fad to me, but a new way of eating that helps me have increased mental acuity, reduce inflammation and pain so I can be more active with more energy and lose weight.
Exogenous ketones in a pill form are the biggest scam right now because they cannot supply enough MCT oil in each pill to even matter unless you take a lot more than the recommended dosage. If you want more ketones in your blood you can just take MCT oil and be done with it. There is no miracle pill that is going to make you lose your weight any faster than by eating good for you natural and healthy foods. You can get all of the ketones you need for weight loss and other benefits of keto through your diet. Please, please, do not waste your money on these unnecessary items.
Also, on my scam list today are fat burners which are just caffeine to get you wired up to think you have more energy. Instead you will find yourself jittery and anxious. A pill is not going to help you lose weight, but a common sense approach to the keto way of eating will. It takes patience and time to reach goals you thought were unattainable, but they are right at your fingertips if you just grab on.
In conclusion, detoxes and cleanses are a waste of time and money, in my opinion. Plus, any item labeled “Super Food” is a no-no. They are a waste of money when you can find everything you need in the produce and meat section of a regular grocery store. If you can not afford the grass-fed, organic foods, go back and read my post about doing Keto on a budget. Let’s not waste money on these bogus and false products and get our heads on straight and Keto On the way it was meant to be. The results and benefits are so worth it.