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- The & # 39; Dirty Keto & # 39; diet is a new version of the popular ketogenic diet  Dirty Keto is all about comfort, which means you do not have to worry about the quality of the food you consume.
- Experts say the Dirty Keto diet can actually derail your weight These days, try a ketogenic diet , from celebrities like Jersey Shore 's Vinny Guadagnino, Tim Tebow and Halle Berry to ordinary people who lose significant amounts of weight with it.
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The keto diet requires that your daily calorie intake consist of a reduction of 60-80 percent fat, 20 percent protein, and 10 percent carbohydrates. It's about putting the body into a fat burning mode called ketosis, which happens when you use your body t start reducing carbohydrate and protein intake.
"In ketosis, the body no longer uses glucose from carbohydrates as its main source of energy. Instead, fat is broken down and more ketones are created for energy production," says Wesley Delbridge, spokesman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
It can also have some pretty bad side effects, from diarrhea to keto flu to malnutrition.
"As people with a ketogenic diet consume less grains, pulses, fruits and vegetables, they usually end up with very important micronutrients such as calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, iron, fatty acids and even pre- and probiotics," says he Delbridge.
So what exactly is the keto diet?
"It was called 'dirty keto' because it does not require you to worry about the quality or source of your nutrients," says Jessica Crandall Snyder, RDN, registered Nutritionist at VitalRD. The normal keto diet focuses on the quality of the macronutrients you consume – healthier fats (like walnuts and olive oil), organic meats – instead of getting the macronutrients out of highly processed foods with poor nutritional quality, says Snyder.
Dirty Keto is basically all about convenience.
"Many people find that the ketogenic diet requires a lot of food preparation, planning, cooking and research – on dirty keto you may have processed food." Dirty Keto says you could go to the fast food chain and one Hamburgers with cheese, but just take the bread roll off and they do not bother processing, "says Delbridge.
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So you should try Dirty Keto?
Probably not. While it may be possible to stay in the ketosis while doing dirty keto, your body will eat the effects of junk. Eating too much processed meat can lead to increased cancer risk, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
And since the keto diet is already on the restrictive side, adding the fast-digesting nutrient deficiency filler foods can definitely distract your weight-loss goals, making you hungrier and possibly even leading to insanity.
"Dirty Keto is a justification for whatever you want," says Crandall Snyder. "It's more akin to Atkins, the way we rename our diets outside is mainly about consumers getting on the train."