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The keto diet calls for banning carbs to make your body burn fat for fuel. (Shutterstock / CNN)

Saskatoon dietitians aren’t eating up the keto diet fad

People aiming to shed some extra pounds in the new year should be careful when considering the keto diet, a registered dietitian says.

People aiming to shed some extra pounds in the new year should be careful when considering the keto diet, a registered dietitian says, as reported by CTV News Saskatoon.

Despite the popularity of the keto diet, it’s important to look past the short-term weight loss benefits and factor in the long-term risks before starting it, said Carrie Lambden (BSNT'08), who is also with Eat Well Saskatchewan.

"When you're removing any food group from your diet, there's going to be risk of nutrient deficiencies. So definitely things like calcium and vitamin D. You're also removing your grains, your fruits and some of your vegetables, which essentially is your fibre.

“Another thing that people should be concerned about is that this is a very high fat diet. People who have risks of heart disease, a diet high in saturated fat is linked to increases in your bad cholesterol."

Read more at https://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/.

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