New Keto Diet trend may be Detrimental to your Sex Life

keto and sex

The Keto Diet is well known for being a low carb diet, where the body produces ketones in the liver to be used as energy. It’s referred to by many different names the ketogenic diet, low carb diet, low carb high fat and so on. People are raving about its effects on weight loss, blood sugar, and even acne. But what about its effects in the bedroom? Do those increased energy levels carry over? We have all you need to know about keto and sex.

keto and sex

Ketogenic diet webpages all suggest following the keto diet can boost your sex drive, but health experts are fervently disagreeing. According to science a low carbohydrate diet can cause a drop in thyroid function, if you don’t have an over active thyroid that means you’re headed for fatigue, lowered mood, and negative effects on your libido.

Short term effects

keto and sex Short term effects

If you are new to Keto nutritionists warn that while your body goes through the process of switching from using carbohydrates for energy to breaking down your body’s fat stores you can expect to not only feel really tired but also to have headaches and flu like symptoms. None of which will make you feel really sexy.


Long term effects

Keto and Sex Long term effects

If having flu symptoms without having the flu wasn’t bad enough some evidence also suggests that low carb diets can increase the production of cortisol which is a stress hormones, to much cortisol can negatively affect the hypothalamic – pituitary – adrenal axis. These three glands are essential for balancing our hormones. Long term decreased carb consumption can also suppress our leptin production, which will interfere with our body’s ability to regulate sex hormones.

Scientists and nutritionists seem to agree that while keto, under proper supervision can have outstanding weight loss benefits, it should not be a long term diet, and instead you should incorporate more fruit and vegetables alongside a moderate amount of carbs. Have you tried the keto diet and seen a positive impact on your sex life? We would love to hear about your experiences below!

 

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