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The Keto Diet

Our daughter went on the Keto diet.  For those of you who aren't familiar with it, it limits the number of carbs to about 20 (around an apple in carbs) for the day.  That's not much at all.  I think the South Beach Diet and Atkins are based on the same idea.  Lower carbs means faster weight loss.

Our daughter was on this diet for about a week or so when she started to get lightheaded and felt 'hungry in her throat' (whatever that is).  I kept telling her it wasn't good to be on that diet for long periods of time.  I learned that from a nutritionist for my diabetes.  Too few carbs (below 135) will make your muscles deteriorate.  Our daughter got scared and went off the Keto diet.  I'm not saying it doesn't work but for people with blood sugar problems, it may not be a good idea.  There are other side effects from this thing, like what it says in WebMD:  The Down Low on Low-Carb Diets.  I suspect our daughter has low blood sugar (like I had as a kid).

So, if …

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