What The Keto Diet Actually Does To Your Body | The Human Body

What The Keto Diet Actually Does To Your Body | The Human Body

The ketogenic diet, or keto, has become a popular way to lose weight. The high-fat, low-carb diet is a drastic change from the diet that the USDA recommends for Americans. It’s also a huge change for your body’s metabolism.

And while keto is proven to help you shed the pounds, the diet can come with some side effects, like the notorious keto flu.The high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet, or keto for short, has become a popular way to lose weight. And while keto is proven to help you shed the pounds, it’s a huge change for your body’s metabolism and can come with some serious side effects.

Following is a transcript of the video:

Step aside Atkins. There’s a new fad diet in town.

The ketogenic diet, or keto for short. Celebrities like Halle Berry, Kourtney Kardashian, and Vanessa Hudgens all swear by it.

And if losing weight is your goal, keto works! It’s proven to help you shed pounds fast. But there’s more to this diet than meets the eye.Keto basically replaces carbs with fat. A typical keto diet looks like this: 70% fat, 25% protein, 5% carbohydrates. It’s a drastic change from the diet that the USDA recommends for Americans: Less than 30% fat, 20-35% protein, at least 50% carbs, and it’s a significant change for your body’s metabolism too. Usually, when you eat carbs, like a starchy potato, enzymes in your mouth, stomach, and small intestine break them into a form of sugar energy, called glucose, which your brain and body use for fuel.

So, when you skip out on carbs, the first couple of days you might experience some strong sugar cravings. Because your body is switching gears, from burning carbs to the only energy it has left: fat.

Once you’re burning fat regularly, you’ll start to see the pounds melt away. Depending on your weight, you might lose up to 3.5 pounds within the first week. As you burn more fat, levels of insulin — the fat-storing hormone — will drop significantly. This triggers your kidneys to release large amounts of sodium into the blood.

Which can actually lead to a common side effect known as the “keto flu.” Many keto dieters report symptoms like: Nausea, Headaches, Dizziness, Muscle cramps, and low energy levels.

But most of these symptoms will only occur within the first couple weeks of starting the diet.

After the first month, the scales will look better. But some of that lost weight isn’t actually fat. It’s water.

Because some of the carbs you’ve metabolized include glycogen, which retains water and therefore helps keep you hydrated. As a result, you’ll likely pee more, which will lower your sodium levels even more, leading to: Dehydration, Constipation or diarrhea, and bad breath.

Once you’re a couple months in you might hit the notorious keto plateau. It’s a common term in the keto community and refers to when people find it harder to continue losing weight. One study, for example, found that overweight people lost an average of 15 pounds in the first month. Another 11 pounds over the next two months. But after that, they saw no change in body weight — despite sticking to the keto diet.

At this point, many people quit keto. That’s why researchers often find it hard to study the long-term effects of the diet. But, as it turns out, there is one group that typically sticks to keto.

It’s unclear why, but keto has been proven to reduce the symptoms of epilepsy. And studies show that epileptic children who stay on very restricted keto diets for several years can suffer from: Kidney stones, High cholesterol, and bone fractures.

But a typical keto diet won’t be nearly as strict and if you do want to try keto, you should talk to a doctor first. In the meantime, go ahead and enjoy that bread and remember, the best diet is a balanced one of fat, protein, and — yes, even — carbs.

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What The Keto Diet Actually Does To Your Body | The Human Body





50 responses to “What The Keto Diet Actually Does To Your Body | The Human Body”

  1. Mr. Donutman Avatar
    Mr. Donutman

    I’ve had two doctors strongly recommend going keto

  2. Thicc peurti rican Monkey Avatar
    Thicc peurti rican Monkey

    Who else is watching this while doing keto

  3. Paradise Blue Avatar
    Paradise Blue

    Narrator: I’m going to publish a video supporting carbs


    Narrator: I’ve been rushed into hospital with heart failure

    Yep you go get that bread

  4. MyWorkoutMate Avatar

    health works we would love to collab with you

  5. SouthCalifas619 Avatar

    Keto will constipate you bad. Just be ready for that.

  6. Riddhi Dey Avatar
    Riddhi Dey

    Tried keto, lost weight, hated it. I dont prefer it

  7. ZM YT Avatar
    ZM YT

    Dude this is stupid

  8. EDT3270 Avatar

    I did keto and nothing bad happened. Keto FLE happened, but it went away. All those side effects you mentioned (except bad breath and dehydration) happened for like a day or so but it all went away 🤷🏾‍♂️

    I only did it for about 5 months tho.

  9. Chii Anne Avatar
    Chii Anne

    ofc you hit a plateau you won’t lose weight forever lol

  10. Suzanne Barnhart Avatar
    Suzanne Barnhart

    Losing weight does not mean you are healthy. Proper nutrition is key to good health, not weight. Keto increases cholesterol, risk of kidney disease and digestive issues. Just because you lose weight does not mean it’s healthy. Thanks for sharing some truth.

  11. Nick Enchev Avatar
    Nick Enchev

    Ketosis is not a fad, its a metabolic state. We’re literally born in this state.

  12. Healthy Ladies Avatar
    Healthy Ladies

    I don’t trust as well, but I always experiment with my body, oh sounds awful right? So you know guys and girls, this keto diet really works. I tried myself and it’s been about 4 weeks. Results? Lost 6 inches in belly fat without any workouts! Just for lazy girl like me, hehe. Now trying to plan ahead everything, as it’s again my laziness =). Well, by the way, who is looking for keto-recipes and is lazy as me to search every time on youtube, I found one cookbook with illustrations, timing, portions. If you want I can give you the link where you can download it. And it’s for Free, while quality is pretty good enough. So just go yourself and check it out. Happy and delicious meals for everyone who is on keto diet! Ups, sorry forgot to give the link, here it is https://www.subscribepage.com/ketorecipe

  13. Cara Folan Avatar
    Cara Folan

    This was so cute

  14. Leo Wade Avatar
    Leo Wade

    "I recommend this guide:
    So grateful it exists."

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  15. beautiful20106 Avatar

    High fat from animals are dangerous
    High fat from plant based is the best
    Plant based diet is the best

  16. dzikv01 Avatar

    Like there is a nugget of truth here. You may get the keto flue when you start. And there is bad breath. The rest seems just uneducated drivel.

  17. İpek Demirbey Avatar
    İpek Demirbey

    That was the worst keto intro I have ever watched/read/heard. Misleading. Next!

  18. srinivas rao Avatar
    srinivas rao

    Keto diet and intermittent fasting are good for health. Please do not misguide people.

  19. Directive Approach Avatar
    Directive Approach

    This video tells the failure too
    Now I believe it is a floop

  20. Sir Knight Avatar
    Sir Knight

    Why use that thumbnail its gonna make others think they will die of they want to go to a keto diet

  21. Dwight Ceesyu Avatar
    Dwight Ceesyu

    Great video because of the info BUT that avocado and the sound effect for it is hilarious. Well done!

  22. ReefCrestTV Avatar

    On keto and feeling great!

  23. Swamp Hawg Avatar
    Swamp Hawg

    FIFTY PERCENT CARBS! No wonder obesity is out of control. I WILL STICK WITH KETO.

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  25. bruh Avatar

    lol its so funny cause i’ve been eating keto for a year now and my brain works, my breath isn’t bad at all, i’ve lost 35 kg (i was obese), my acne got better so now my skin looks flawless, less problem with my stomach, im feeling more energized, and i did not talk to my doctor before starting eating keto and i mean… i think we all can agree on that eating vegetables and meat is better than eating mcdonalds. Do not underestimate keto because it’ll change your life for the better before u know it and if ur interested in the keto diet then i suggest u look at ”dietdoctor.com” 🙂

  26. James D. Chamberlain III Avatar
    James D. Chamberlain III

    After a stroke, I began following a keto diet without realizing it. Now I am reversing my diabetic condition and my blood sugar and blood preasure is well under control. Keto saved my damned life!

  27. in hoc signo vinces Avatar
    in hoc signo vinces

    "Carbs inlcude glycogen"
    "The kidneys release sodium into the bood"
    And you have the word science in the name of the channel? You are uneducated and clueless about basic physiology. Worthless.

  28. Melissa Jetzt Avatar
    Melissa Jetzt

    This entire video is propaganda lmao. The fact that the USDA recommendations are mentioned really suggests that Science Insider does not, in fact, research real science. Just science purchased by Big Sugar.

  29. Huy Vu Avatar
    Huy Vu

    This video is bulsht

  30. Surfnsound Avatar

    A mild state of ketosis is the best place to be. We are biologically hunter gatherers and the ketogenic diet mimics what us as humans have evolved to eat. There’s a reason the keto diet "treats" so many illnesses and that’s because carbohydrate dense diets cause them. We are the only species on Earth that struggles to maintain our natural body weight.

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  32. Treviath Avatar

    "The best diet is a balanced one of fat, protein and cabs."
    Alright, name an essential dietary carbohydrate. I’ll wait.

  33. Damian Damiano Avatar
    Damian Damiano

    Bread sure, refined carb what destroy your body from inside, your gut with gluten and high Blood sugar Spike because sugar is toxic for body

  34. Vlad CCC Avatar
    Vlad CCC

    Keto diet is pretty cool.

  35. Gerry Cooney Avatar
    Gerry Cooney

    Humans survived for hundreds of thousands of years eating Ketogenic. It is what your body really needs. Carbs are bad, causing many diseases, Vegetable oils are poison to you. Throw out the carbs and vegetable oil. Go Keto. Eat meat with a good fat content 15%. Eat cheese, whole-fat dairy, butter, and you will see the fat on your body start to go away. It works. It can reverse and cure diabetes in many cases. You will feel more energy, and feel much better when you are running on the primary fuel of fat. Try it!

  36. NoahTheKingRS Avatar

    Sorry but your "carb diets" that include carbs in meals make it harder to lose weight. it forces me to eat food that makes me keep craving more and more but because of the calories I force myself to stop and eventually quit. Keto helps me 1 be less hungry and 2 help me lose weight faster. I’ll stick with keto thx

  37. Boi Logro Avatar
    Boi Logro

    Friendly reminder that the fad diet is the standard american diet. People have been on carnivore/keto in historic times and only really consumed carbohydrates sparingly or as a starvation protocol.

  38. Casey Cope Avatar
    Casey Cope

    keto is biohacking your body. it’s unnatural and unhealthy.

  39. Shah Achilles Avatar
    Shah Achilles

    just do low carbs diet (keto & atkins) and intermittent fasting 12/12 (eat only breakfast and dinner) on weekdays, and cheat day on weekends to eat whatever you want. you become slimmer and healthier, trust me it works.

  40. Casey Cope Avatar
    Casey Cope

    google, "lancet keto study" you will come across this…"However, results varied by the source of macronutrients: mortality increased when carbohydrates were exchanged for animal-derived fat or protein (1·18, 1·08–1·29) and mortality decreased when the substitutions were plant-based"

  41. gomey70 Avatar

    Keto might have some useful benefits at first, but for a long healthy life, a balanced diet high in whole foods is the only way to go.

  42. make foxhound great again Avatar
    make foxhound great again

    This diet can cause severe leg cramps, constipation etc. It’s amazing in terms of the cognitive benefits but the potential side effects just aren’t worth it for me.

  43. david ludwig Avatar
    david ludwig

    You dumbass. You actually said the BEST diet is balanced with fat, protein, and carbs. Bullshit. The best diet helps you lose weight and get healthy. Thats keto. Pure and simple

  44. Verena Trask Avatar
    Verena Trask


  45. hworkdedication Avatar

    Keto is a GAME CHANGER. Highly recommend it

  46. Chad Pike Avatar
    Chad Pike

    The leading cause of death is us pretending we are omnivores ..go veggies go fruit

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    jeffry prange

    "I recommend this guide:
    So grateful it exists."

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  48. Saigon Cheetah Avatar
    Saigon Cheetah

    Where is the restroom?

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