“Clean” keto is a critical factor in helping people succeed with the diet.
Clean keto and “dirty” keto both follow the same macronutrient proportions of fat, protein, and carbohydrates.
Dirty keto, however, allows the macronutrients to come from any indiscriminate source, including dairy foods, processed meats and fast food, and pays little attention to the small but essential carbohydrate component. It leads to high consumption of low-quality fat, salt, and food additives and preservatives.
Clean keto sticks to healthy sources of the macronutrients, such as wild-caught salmon, organic eggs, pastured meat, cold-pressed organic vegetable oils, and avocados.
Clean keto also encourages the consumption of low-carb vegetables, berries, seeds, and nuts to make sure the diet contains enough micronutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
Weight loss will occur with both approaches, at least initially. In the long run, dirty keto will stall weight loss and cause inflammation, often resulting in an unhealthy outcome.
In women, dirty keto may cause deficiencies in calcium and other vital nutrients that lead right back to estrogen dominance and abandoning the ketogenic approach as just another failed diet.
Regarding the keto diet and estrogen levels, women who adhere to an estrogen detoxification program before and during the (clean) keto diet are able to attain their weight loss and health goals successfully.
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