Post keto diet, I can’t eat veg­eta­bles

Friday - - BEAUTY -

QI was on a keto diet, but I now find that I can­not eat dals or veg­eta­bles.

AAfter be­ing on keto di­ets, one of the many things that get messed up is your abil­ity to di­gest fi­bre from veg­eta­bles. When peo­ple start to eat raw sal­ads again while they are try­ing to wean off keto, it be­comes very un­com­fort­able. If you aren’t eat­ing enough veg­gies, you’ll al­ways be short of mi­cro nu­tri­ents and symp­toms such as hair fall, low en­ergy lev­els, dry skin and brit­tle nails will be­come your new nor­mal.

When you wean off keto, and spe­cially if you are a veg­e­tar­ian, your gut will have is­sues with di­gest­ing fi­bre from veg­eta­bles and plant-based pro­teins and legumes like chick­peas and beans. It can cause bloat­ing and put you off these foods com­pletely. But the trick is to have very small amounts ini­tially and grad­u­ally work up to a bowl that is big enough to take care of your daily re­quire­ments of es­sen­tial nu­tri­ents. Start with over-steam­ing or roast­ing your veg­gies in­stead of hav­ing them raw.

Over time, your gut will get much bet­ter at han­dling these foods. So be pa­tient with your body and give your gut some time to han­dle these foods rather than ditch­ing them com­pletely.

RASHI CHOWDHARY

is a nu­tri­tion­ist, di­a­betes ed­u­ca­tor and cre­ator of The Pro­tein Bake Shop

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