- Milla Jovovich told People in an interview that the keto diet "can be difficult to maintain".
- The keto diet is a high-fat, low-carb diet that burns fat instead of carbohydrates.
- Instead of, Jovovich follows an "80% vegetable diet" and watches over his portions.
Joining celebrities such as Jillian Michaels and Kelly Ripa, Milla Jovovich took a stand against the keto regime. The actress told People in a recent interview that the diet high in fat and low in carbohydrates "can be difficult to maintain."
The diet limits carbohydrate-based foods like breads, pasta, cakes and some fruits to the induction of ketosis, a process by which your body burns fat to get energy at the same time. place of carbohydrates. Many celebrities say it has helped them lose a lot of weight, but, as Jovovich told People: "You have to be a nutrition expert."
Why do some people like keto to lose weight
Many like the ketogenic diet for its ability to induce weight loss, and quickly. Some research has shown that keto can cause short-term weight loss because of its ability to control hunger and improve oxidative metabolism of fat. Foods high in fat also have a satiating effect on the body, so you'll stay full longer.
The keto diet has been shown to improve glycemic control in type 2 diabetics, which is why celebrities such as Halle Berry have been seduced by it (it also credits keto for slowing down its aging).
While following a keto diet can help you lose weight in the short term and can be beneficial for certain health conditions like type 2 diabetes, experts agree that it's extremely difficult to maintain the scheme, which is why many people, including Jovovich, opt for other choices. .
Why a keto diet is difficult to maintain
Think about how many carbohydrates you consume daily. The recommended carbohydrate intake in the keto diet is less than 20 grams a day, which is less than what is found in a single apple or a single banana!
Although high-fat foods like bacon, butter and avocado are encouraged, the diet is extremely restrictive. Drop the keto and you could win all those pounds right away. Nutritionists also do not like the fact that there is no long-term research on maintaining a keto diet over time.
Even the short-term side effects of starting a ketogenic diet are intense: Symptoms that can last for days or weeks can include hunger, fatigue, low mood, irritability, constipation, headaches and brain fog.
Sustainable food choices that are better adapted to your lifestyle are encouraged. For Jovovich, the thing, it's an essentially vegetarian diet.
"I changed my lifestyle more than a year ago to prepare for a new action movie I was doing, called Monster Hunter Jovovich told People: "To be honest, I just found that by ensuring that 80% of my diet during the week was vegetable based and that the rest contained only small portions , my skin, my energy levels, just helped everything, "she says.
The star also takes the time to train "every day" to increase her energy level. "Mentally, I feel so much better," she says. "I felt overwhelmed with depression and felt much stronger."
If you are considering a keto diet, talk to your doctor first to make sure it is the best for your health and well-being.
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