If you've struggled with disordered eating in the past, the keto diet is probably not the best option for you, said Lisa Samuels, RD, founder of The Happie House. "It's restrictive in nature, and eliminates entire food groups from the diet. For those with disordered eating patterns, it's important to emphasize that all foods are safe and can fit into a healthy diet," Samuels adds.
Even if you don't have a history of disordered eating, Samuels said the diet is too focused on weight loss rather than overall health. "Cutting a food group out entirely, in this case, carbohydrates, is only increasing the risk of developing complications later such as cardiovascular disease and kidney stones," she noted.