If your body didn’t like ketones, it’s highly unlikely you’d see so many positive side effects. To date, there isn’t much research showing the long-term effects of a ketogenic diet over the course of several years. But there’s no research to suggest that long-term keto is bad for you, either. DKA occurs when the amount of ketones in the blood is extremely high and can turn the blood acidic. Diabetics can get DKA if they don’t take enough insulin, become dehydrated from not drinking enough fluids, or become hurt or sick.
Some of the carbohydrates we consume are used to maintain blood glucose levels and fuel organs that can’t use substrates like fat for fuel, including red blood cells, some cells in the eye, and the brain. Any glucose not used is stored in the liver and muscle in glucose “chains” known as glycogen or will be converted into adipose tissue . If you ate a diet low in refined sugar and starches before going keto, you’ll likely experience only mild symptoms.
"Works great for me. I lost all the weight I wanted to lose and have kept it off. I like eating this way and I've felt better than I ever have!" — Heather S. 3."It's outdated to say that 'low-fat' is good for weight loss." And other randomized controlled trials on the effects of low-carb diets for Type 2 diabetes have also found improved glycemic control and reduced medication use among patients . Keto devotees believe that if you banish most carbs (including fruit!) and embrace fat, you can lose weight without feeling hungry.