Who Should NOT DO a keto diet

The keto diet is wonderful and transformative, but it isn’t for everybody. If you have Type 1 diabetes, for instance, doing it would be very risky indeed. If you are in any doubt about whether my diet is safe for you given your medical profile, please consult your doctor. Actually, do this anyway. Apart from anything else, it is essential that doctors get to see what Keto can do for their clients’ health first hand.

There is a fairly full but not exhaustive list of conditions which are not compatible with doing my diet.


People suffering from any of the following conditions should not go on my diet:

  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Symptoms of addiction to Alcohol, food and drugs.
  • Previously diagnosed cancers, or polyps of the intestines and colon.
  • Previous or current pathology of the pancreas.
  • Carnitine deficiency (primary)
  • Carnitine palmitoyltransferase (CPT) I or II deficiency
  • Carnitine translocase deficiency
  • Beta-oxidation defects
  • Mitochondrial 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutarylCoA synthase (mHMGS) deficiency
  • Medium-chain acyl dehydrogenase deficiency (MCAD)
  • Long-chain acyl dehydrogenase deficiency (LCAD)
  • Short-chain acyl dehydrogenase deficiency (SCAD)
  • Long-chain 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA deficiency
  • Medium-chain 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA deficiency
  • Pyruvate carboxylase deficiency
  • Porphyria

Exercise in Keto Diet

Nic’s Keto Diet (NKD) was developed in the light of a growing trend for keto dieting, for which there is now a multi-billion-dollar market in the United States alone. It is a simplified version of the original Keto Diet that still produces incredible results. It involves a combination of intermittent fasting, mindful eating and an emphasis on organic products.


Like intermittent fasting, exercise is a desirable aspect of the keto diet. Here are some of the benefits found when exercising: 

– Speeds up the rate at which body fat is burnt. 

– Helps lower metabolic age. 

Please remember that when following the  Keto lifestyle, exercise is desirable but not absolutely essential. 

The Keto Flu

Although the keto diet is easy once your body has adjusted, you can definitely feel off-colour at times during the first few days, the keto flu. This is because your body, which has been used to powering itself by burning sugar, is transitioning to a new fuel – fat. It knows exactly how to do this but it does take it a little while to adapt. This is even more true of your mind. 

Mindful eating with Keto Diet

Mindfulness – focusing the attention on the present moment – is all the rage nowadays. It can be applied as much to eating and drinking as to anything else.

What MINDFUL EATING involves

  • Eating slowly, without distraction.
  • Paying close attention to the sensory qualities of your food: colour, aroma, taste, mouthfeel and texture. This makes eating a much more satisfying experience.
  • Learning to distinguish between genuine hunger and ‘conditioned’ triggers for eating (e.g. “It’s 1pm so I must be hungry”).
  • Stopping eating when you are full.
  • Learning to deal with anxiety and guilt about food.
  • Being aware of the effects different foods have on your feelings and well-being.