The diet has taken off, with celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian and Halle Berry singing its praises, according to People Magazine.
The keto diet may result in weight loss for some who try it, but Michaels said it can deprive your body of essential nutrients. She cited the three macronutrients needed by humans: protein, fat and carbohydrates.
“When you do not eat one of the three macronutrients -- those three things I just mentioned -- you’re starving your cells,” Michaels said. “To make a very long story short, avoid the keto diet.”
Instead, Michaels recommends “exercising, limiting your processed sugars and grains, and keeping an eye on your calories,” Women’s Health reported.