The keto diet is all the rage these days and many celebrities (and those out of the public eye) are jumping on the bandwagon to keep looking fit. Sadly, not all are singing keto’s praises as Tamra Judge of The Real Housewives of Orange County recently stopped doing the diet because it made her ill.
People reported that at age 51, the reality and bodybuilding star focuses on high-protein meals and eating healthy; however, ditched the diet after merely a month on it, after getting sick. As per Judge, the keto diet is said to bring on a ‘keto flu’, and she simply stopped following the high-protein, low-carb, high-fat plan as such.
Apparently a popular side effect of the diet that many have experienced is the ‘keto flu’, where followers get flu-type symptoms like: fatigue, body aches, nausea, and dizziness. As per Women’s Health, medical experts think this is due to one’s body dealing with withdrawals as it transforms from burning fat to gain energy versus carbs via the ketosis process; a term where the diet earned its ‘keto’ name to begin with.
Experiencing the flu while trying to eat well can be simply awful, therefore it is easy to see why Judge isn’t too gun-ho around keto now.
So, Judge isn’t a fan of keto anymore. In fact, she thinks that while people are clearly losing weight on the diet, it may be in an unhealthy fashion. She noted the concept of it all “doesn’t make sense” as it isn’t actually eating healthy. She also added that she has a concern about what the diet would do for things like cholesterol and one’s heart health.
Judge now focuses on her usual diet routine of vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats. As she notes, it’s a similar diet, without all the bad fats involved.