Within the past year I’ve been using the keto diet lost more than 50 pounds. Consuming high-fat, reasonably high-protein, and very low-carb foods has me undoubtedly helped with weight loss, without having to give up too much or even suffer. At the same time, the diet also helped to improve my disturbed relationship with food, especially sugar.
Nevertheless, I have decided to leave the ketogenic diet behind and look into a new way of eating. This might come as a surprise to some people, but this is a decision I had to make for myself.
I’ve lost over 100 pounds on the keto diet — that’s why I’m quitting anyway
I felt like I was lacking in nutrients.
I was fed up with eating so much fat.
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My cholesterol level increased.
It was harder to eat out and I could hardly enjoy it anymore.
I want more variety in my diet.
This article originally appeared on Business Insider in June 2019. It has now been reviewed and updated.