Don’t believe the keto hype

Thou cans't not live on steak and avocados alone.

  • Keto diets have attracted a lot of media attention lately, and are becoming quite the rage in wellness circles.
  • But while it might make you lose weight in the short term, it's doing one heck of a number on your body.
  • Fitness and nutrition expert Jillian Michaels walks us through why keto might be a no-no.




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