As the age-old adage goes, health is wealth. But is yours locked up somewhere in the deep recesses of your body, the key to which is jingling somewhere in the distance but never too close? Health-related problems that can be easily fixed with your diet are a daily struggle for many, whether they realize it or not. For Martina Slajerova—keto enthusiast, blogger, and Founder of the KetoDiet App—the ketogenic diet can be the answer to many health problems if we stay committed to it.
Perhaps, the first question to answer is: what is this keto diet anyway? Simply put, it’s a low-carb, high-fat diet. This combination helps bring down blood sugar levels and turns the body’s metabolism towards ketones, hence the name. As a result, the body uses fat instead of carbs for creating energy, which helps you lose weight as well. And weight loss is precisely the reason why Martina Slajerova was led towards the keto diet.
Martina Slajerova is best known for turning the table on Hashimoto’s disease that affected her thyroid and overall weight. Before she became well-known, Martina’s sole focus was to deal with her rising weight. She chose keto as it rose above the din of several other diet trends. Martina wanted to lose weight and lose it quickly. But it was easier said than done.
The problem wasn’t in the keto diet; it was in her resolve to stick to it. Although she was visibly thinner and had more focus and energy, Martina found herself craving for all that the diet had restricted—mainly carbohydrate-rich foods such as rice, bread, and potatoes. Yet, with time, she learned that the keto diet wasn’t as limiting as she’d first thought, and with a little bit of effort, one can create a diverse range of low-carb meal options.
However, Martina Slajerova found that the one thing that couldn’t match up with the hype of the diet was the literature available on it. For instance, she realized that there wasn’t readily available information about combatting the “keto flu” that many people experience with the diet. “With extensive research, I discovered that it could be dealt with by carefully monitoring one’s electrolyte levels. With that done, you can enjoy improved levels of focus and energy,” explained Slajerova.
Is the keto diet here to stay, or is it just a passing fad? This is a question that can only be answered in time. However, Martina Slajerova thinks it is a diet that one should definitely consider for healthy weight loss.