The Keto diet puts your body into Ketosis, a state where it can “produce small fuel molecules called ‘ketones.’ This is an alternative fuel for the body, used when blood sugar (glucose) is in short supply, says Dr. Andreas Eenfedt in his article on dietdoctor.com. These ketones are produced in the liver from stored fat and your body uses this instead of glucose to fuel itself.
Gains: You get to eat so much fat it’s amazing. Your diet is essentially made out of 80 percent fat and 20 percent protein, which make for very flavorful meals. It’s also pretty awesome to literally be able to ingest fat while being able to shed some pounds!
Losses: Sure, being able to eat your favorite fatty foods is awesome but not being able to pair your favorite ulam with a steaming cup of hot rice is downright blasphemous for some Filipinos. “The hardest thing for Filipinos to give up is their rice, fruits, and sweets because it’s in our culture talaga. Also, Keto diets are known to be quite expensive since you’re cutting out the ‘fillers’ and pampabusog in your diet,” notes Cruz.
Verdict: Give up rice? Seriously, who thought of this? Senator Cynthia Villar? But seriously, it might be a bit too restrictive for most of us, plus we can’t deal with that fatty umay.