Some people who take on the keto diet find themselves lowering their blood pressure, improving blood glucose levels, and even getting more energy. Those people are finding that the problem is that they have high cholesterol and worry about their health. Some dieters experienced improved lipids, but higher LDL numbers are associated with cardiac events. Cholesterol often does rise for those losing weight, but balances out once the weight stabilizes. Additionally, energy will be low if your thyroid isn’t functioning properly.
- Some of the benefits of going keto is that one can lose weight, normalize their glucose numbers, resolve their high blood pressure readings, and have more energy.
- The throwback for going keto is that when one has finally made it and in good shape suddenly he realizes that the cholesterol is too high.
- Lean adults who did not have weight to lose found that their cholesterol went high but for a positive sign their triglycerides fell sharply.
“Another study of lean adults with normal cholesterol numbers found that going keto improved their lipids, reducing triglycerides, increasing HDL, and leaving LDL unchanged.”