Savannah talks about her experience with the ketogenic diet

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By Scott Stump

Savannah Guthrie has given the ketogenic diet a chance, as a result of which she has experienced both the good and the bad from the popular regime.

The TODAY anchor spoke to Dr. Mehmet Oz about his experience with the diet that puts his moment in the spotlight. It has not exactly let her go to the gym, but has had its advantages.

Savannah has experienced the range of effects of adaptation to a carbohydrate-free existence.

"I feel less energy in the sense that I do not want to train anymore," she said. "I think I need those carbs to go on a flight or do aerobics or do what I could do, but Hoda (Kotb) says she thinks it makes my mind sharper. & # 39;

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"As I remembered things, where she is like:" How do you even know that? "I would say," Oh that was on page 252 of that book. "She says" Where does this come from, this keto diet is crazy! "So I have the feeling that it made me a little sharper. "

The keto diet involves eating foods with a high fat content and eliminating almost all carbohydrates to achieve a ratio of fat to carbohydrates and proteins of 4: 1. The goal is to lose weight by burning fat for energy instead of carbohydrates.

Medical experts say it is similar to the Atkins diet because people experience rapid weight loss. However, it can be difficult to maintain, which can result in the quick re-activation of the weight.

"I still do it a bit," said Savannah. "It's just like a lot of meat and cheese, it's just like meat salad, it's just like salad and grilled chicken, but you can get more fat, which is pretty fun."

"In some ways you have to rob yourself, no carbs at all, and that is really restrictive, but it has opened a number of things that I would never let myself eat, like cheese and bacon, so I like that."

She was not the only one of the TODAY anchors to give Keto a chance. Al Roker has also been on the diet and Savannah has baked some keto-approved muffins.

Savannah said she started the diet as part of "a small summer experiment" without a specific weight loss goal in mind.

"I'm not really trying to lose weight or anything, but we can eat too much and then you think:" I'd like to lose 2 pounds, 5 pounds, so I did it and I liked it, "she said .

When she bumped into Dr Oz during the summer, he suspected she was on a diet and asked her oddly to breathe on him.

"I had such a thing," I'm at a party that I do not want to breathe on you, that's so rude! "She said." And he's like breathing on me, & # 39; and then he said: "You are not in keto," because one of the things is, presumably you have a bad breath when you are in the keto. & # 39;

Your breath may have an acetone smell if you have ketosis, Dr. Oz said. That was no acetone on the breath of Savannah at the party.

"My breath was like tequila, that's why," she joked.