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DIET DILEMMA: SHOULD I TRY KETO TO DROP BODY FAT?

Many people have a hard time wrapping their heads around ketogenic diets or simply known as keto diets. We get it, it seems contradictory on the surface … I can eat all the fatty foods I want — even bacon — and drop tons of body fat? That makes no sense!

Yet for many people, “going keto” has delivered rapid weight loss. Question is, is it healthy weight loss? And is keto the right dietary path for the gym-goer looking to shed body fat without losing muscle and strength gains? Our resident nutrition expert tackles these issues to help you decide.

Featured Expert: Susan Lopez, RD, CSSD, LD, is a tactical performance dietitian who specializes in working with athletes from the military, firefighter, police, and first responders. Lopez is a military veteran and special operations spouse whose unique experience and knowledge help elite warfighters and community heroes stay fit and healthy. She is also the team dietitian for Bravo Sierra.

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