Great post by @plant_proof talking about the Atkins diet 2.0, a.k.a Keto. If you haven't heard about the Keto diet, it is a diet that promotes high saturated fats and protein with low carbs. There's been so much hype lately on this diet that promotes people pouring butter into their coffee, cooking their ribeye steak in a cup of lard and eating the fattiest part of their bacon covered in cheese.
Like plant_proof says, A CALORIE is NOT A CALORIE. You can lose weight and have abs on any diet. Stop eating fast food 6 times a week, ditch your sugar, ice cream and cookies and watch the pounds shred down. It's simple. But, If you eat 2000 calories on a traditional Keto diet VS 2000 calories on a balanced plant based diet, which diet do you think is going to help you live to your optimum level as a human being? The diet with high animal saturated fats, tons of hormones, antibiotics, and high carnitine OR the diet that gives you a balance of macronutrients, enough fiber, and that has been adopted by the "Blue Zone" populations? (Which are areas of the world where people live longer, healthier lives with minimal medication and health issues well into their 90s)
The US leads the world in money spent in health care and is spending around $8,713 per person annually, which is more than twice the amount than second place Switzerland. We also lead the world in meat consumption, pharmaceutical spending, heart disease and cancer. We weren't designed to eat this way and Its crazy how people don't make the connection. Make sure to check out @plant_proof for a more detailed explanation on the keto vs a plant based diet #keto #plantbased #eatLife