I am not a “Keto Diet Hater”. I honestly don’t care what diet you do in 2020 and beyond.
What I do care about is people being fear mongered or fed false claims to believe a certain diet is superior than others.
And one of those claims is that calories don’t matter on a keto diet.
I totally agree that counting calories/macros is not the best option for some people.
But this claim that by eating Keto, you can eat more calories and defy the laws of CICO is just not supported by any of the literature.
Correlation does not equal causation.
A keto diet for some people leads to them overall eating less calories without them even noticing because they cut out a whole macronutrient aka carbs.
What we do know from the research that, if it feels like “you are not even dieting”, your chances for success skyrocket.
If someone has that feeling on the keto diet, then that’s amazing and it will work for them.
But for most, it’s unnecessary restriction leading to short term weight loss but long term frustration and the weight all coming back.
I digress back into the points.
I also see most keto peeps preaching about pairing your keto diet with intermittent fasting to “biohack” your results.
So now you not only cut out a whole macronutrient but you also have a smaller eating window to eat.
I wonder if that helps with eating less calories?
My point here is that calories matter whether we like it or not.
The goal is to not have to track calories to be able to get the results you want.
Most people should track their intake for at least a month to see how much food they are truly taking in.
It’s an unbelievable learning experience.
Then if they enjoy it, they can continue to track.
If they don’t, then they take that awareness they built from tracking and apply it to eating more mindfully without having to track.
Moral of the story is, most people just need to be eating less calories. Whatever that looks like, I don’t care.
I just don’t like when correlation is labeled as causation.
And I don’t like when someone does enjoy carbs but are labeled as something being wrong with them for having that preference.