Finally some sanity!To be clear, I do not advocate the keto diet long-term. There is too much fat and protein which can be hard on kidneys and heuse it to take off the weight that I have stupidly gained over a period of time. It puts me back on track by taking carbohydrates out of the mix, which I tend to over load on in Argentina. I don’t think the food here is any better or worse than in the US, it’s just that I am more inclined to eat facturas here whereas in the US I was not.
I don’t eat processed foods neither here nor there and I essentially cook everything at home except for the occasional steak at a parilla.
As a short , medically supervised intervention, for obesity for example, ketosis based diets could be beneficial.
For medium and long-term use, they significantly increase biological (and psychological , though that's another issue) risks , and therefore health outcomes from a multitude of very well known and understood pathological mechanisms.
So as a 'lifestyle' it's a pretty bad idea.