Three huge new studies of more than half a million people are casting significant doubts on 'keto' and other low-carb diets. Because sugar is a carb, many keto dieters drastically reduce their sugar intake - but they eliminate healthier carbs too. The studies found that focusing on healthy, plant-based, whole foods is a better long-term strategy than dieting.
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We don't often discuss the mental impact of restrictive diets such as Whole30 (no "inflammatory" foods), keto (low carb, high fat) or paleo (foods supposedly eaten during the Palaeolithic era). People like to tout the weight loss and mood-boosting effects of these diets, but experts say they can push some of us toward disordered eating.