Lazy Keto is getting more and more attention because it allows people to eat a low carbohydrate high fat diet without all the counting. Personally I’m all for anything people want to try. Lazy Keto is like an entry level drug for the full on Ketogenic diet. Once you start limiting your sugar intake and carbohydrate intake in general you’ll start to see the changes relatively quick in how you feel, and if you’re very over weight, the changes in how you look.
The lax nature of lazy keto may mean that you will never reach a state of ketosis, but that doesn’t mean that it’s completely worthless, according to Kris Sollid, a registered dietitian at Nutrition Communications at the International Food Information Council Foundation.
“For some people there might be a benefit. Maybe not tracking food intake frees up mental energy that is positively directed toward other health and life goals,” she says. “Others might need more discipline and find that closely tracking food choices helps them stay focused.”
Although lazy keto doesn’t call for counting calories and macros, Bede recommends that those following the lazy keto trend make sure that they’re getting enough protein in their diet. She says if you’re not tracking your macros and eating enough fat then your body will start using up muscle for fuel which is something you don’t want.