When we talk about “dirty” keto (dirty, in English), we refer to a keto diet where processed or ultra-processed foods are consumed as part of the diet (foods that come packaged, with more than 5 ingredients on their list), and be it to a greater or lesser extent, but they are there present.
This is good, bad, optimal?
In the food sector there is no bad or good, you just have to know how, when and with what.
Imagine having a keto diet as a lifestyle (that is, until the last of your days), as the adults that we are, we will have understood that life is cyclical, it makes it clear to us all the time.
We have periods of stress, anxiety, desire, and in particular women, having a menstrual cycle completely regularized by something that handles everything beyond reason: hormones.
In this emotional and stationary cocktail, we will spend many moments in which we will get bored of eating only meats and vegetables and our palate for these same reasons will ask us for something different: be it a texture, a flavor, an aroma or a color that we want or that we want. just break the routine (especially in family events or celebrations) and they will be necessary to make this diet something sustainable over time.
Variety is necessary in the human brain to generate adherence to behaviors of any kind, even if we wanted to and were the most disciplined people in the world, we could not eat the same daily until we died.
That is why, eventually doing “dirty keto”, or adding the odd keto product to complement our daily lives, will help us continue with this lifestyle without risking our precious ketosis and above all without adding industrial amounts of flour. and sugars to our body.
Solange Padrón (N utrioloca )
Certified Coach in Ketogenic Nutrition
Certified Women's Trainer