The ketogenic diet is as safe as any other diet. With some slight modifications, even women who are pregnant or breastfeeding can follow the keto diet without any problems.
The only issue that you may come across is the keto flu. The keto flu is a collection of symptoms that can arise while your body is adapting to carbohydrate restriction.
Some common symptoms are:
- Sugar cravings
- Brain fog
- Poor focus and concentration
- Muscle soreness
However, these flu-like symptoms can easily be remedied by using the suggestions in this article and giving your body a couple of days to adapt to the ketogenic diet.
It is also important to realize that keto may not be the best diet for everyone. If you have familial hypercholesterolemia, hypothyroidism, or adrenal issues, for example, then restricting carbohydrates and raising your fat intake may not be the healthiest diet for you.
For a deeper look at other common keto concerns, check out this article.