You’ve probably heard about the keto diet by now: maybe your cousin won’t shut up about it or your favorite influencer constantly shares her #keto lunches on the ‘gram. The truth is it’s not just a fad diet; it’s a widely popular way of eating that has helped countless people lose weight and transform their lives.
Unfortunately, there are still a lot of misconceptions about this popular diet. We spoke with James McCarter MD, PhD, head of research at Virta Health, who helped us separate fact from fiction. If you want to give it a try or are just curious what all the fuss is about, browse through these popular myths about the keto diet and find out what the actual facts are. As always, be sure to consult with your doctor or healthcare provider before making any major dietary changes; the keto diet should be done under medical supervision.