Savannah Guthrie has done keto for weeks, hasn’t lost anything, but has enjoyed bacon

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Savannah Guthrie has gone on a high protein low carb diet, the keto diet, which is similar to Atkins except you just cut carbs to 5% of your diet instead of phasing them out. Savannah told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live that she’s been on the diet for seven weeks and hasn’t lost anything. She looks great, but there’s a lot of pressure in her industry to be small so I get it. What’s more is that Today’s nutrition expert, Joy Bauer, warned Savannah of the long term dangers of the diet. You can miss out on a lot of vegetables, fruits and fiber. Other experts warn that it can lead to complications like kidney stones and lethargy.

“It’s not even doing anything,” Guthrie, 46, said on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. “I haven’t lost anything! I haven’t lost a thing. But you know, I’ve eaten a lot of bacon and I’ve liked it.”

Guthrie appeared on the show with her cohost Hoda Kotb and Joy Bauer, Today‘s health and nutrition expert. And Bauer expressed her displeasure with Guthrie’s keto experiment.

“Like Savannah knows, I am dreaming of her picking up the phone to call me to say, ‘I’m done! Help me transition,’ ” Bauer said. “[The keto diet is] very, very difficult, but as a jumpstart it’s fine. I would say maybe [do it for] a week, like one to two weeks.”

The cookbook author explained that she thinks the keto diet lacks essential nutrients.

“It’s very very high fat, it’s super high fat, and it’s ridiculously low in protein and carbs,” Bauer said. “So it’s very difficult to stick with, and really, it makes me sad to think that a diet would omit so many fruits and vegetables.”

[From People]

A friend of mine went on that intermittent fasting diet months ago. He doesn’t eat for 16 hours out of the day and then eats whatever he wants the other eight hours. For instance if he eats up until 11 pm he won’t eat until 3pm the next day. He hasn’t lost any weight but he says that he was eating so much before that he would have gained weight without it. Maybe it’s similar for Savannah in that she wanted to switch up her eating, but this doesn’t sound like the best diet. As I always mention, I count calories and that works for me. Everyone has their own way of dieting and some people need to cut carbs or limit eating times to make a change. Personally it would drive me crazy not to be able to have treats or to only eat at certain times. I should probably cut sugar though and try to substitute fruit where possible. Sugar is a real issue for me.

How cute are Savannah and Hoda?
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  1. Maum says:

    I don’t get this.

    Keto (when done properly) is a highly constrictive medically-supervised diet that is used short term to help extreme epileptic activity.
    You literally have to measure your ingredients to the gram. It’s high fat, high protein and no carbs.
    It’s not healthy!

    • savu says:

      It’s just like how non-Celiacs should NOT be on gluten-free diets. Gluten is not the enemy 😂 of course unless you’ve been professionally diagnosed, then gluten is def your enemy.

      • Nene's Wig says:

        It is NOT a high protein diet – this is misinformation.

        High fat, low carb, moderate protein.

      • Maum says:

        I guess I mean high protein compared to carbs.
        My son nearly had to go on it and we had a couple of appointments at a pediatric hospital with specialist nutritionists in preparation- I was horrified.
        It seems so unhealthy and the opposite to the kind of diet I would naturally follow.

        It was also so constraining- we were explained that the amounts had to be weighed and stuck to the gram- it meant no meals out, no sharing and there were only the odd dish/snack we could have shared with him.

    • KidV says:

      You are correct that high fat Keto is for controlling epilepsy. Weight loss keto is lower in fat (NOT low fat) moderate protein (enough protein to spare muscles) and low carb, usually under 20 grams. The problem is most people don’t learn the difference and jump right in eating blocks of cream cheese and sticks of butter and can’t figure out why they can’t lose weight.

      Keto diets are healthy. Fat is not bad. Meat is not bad. That has been proven over and over and over again.

      • Laura says:

        Thank you for saying this. It’s not unhealthy and it’s quite wonderful if done right. People who say they’re on keto just because they eat a lot of fat it’s ridiculous. Keto is a healthy diet when done properly. That is all.

      • Janet says:

        Lower carb diets are not healthy in the long run. Yes, you can lose weight on low carb diets but at what cost?

        “….data suggests that animal-based low carbohydrate diets, which are prevalent in North America and Europe, might be associated with shorter overall lifespan and should be discouraged.”

        https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/low-carb-diets-higher-mortality-lancet-study-1.4790046

        “…data provided by more than 15,400 adults in the U.S., published in The Lancet Public Health journal, found that people who got less than 40 per cent of their calories from carbohydrates could expect to live four fewer years than those whose diet included a “moderate” amount of carbohydrates (50 to 55 per cent of total calories). “

      • KidV says:

        For every study saying low-carb is bad, I can find one saying it’s healthy.

        Most Keto/Low-carbers I know have been doing it a lot longer than I have, we’re talking 40-50 years. They’re healthy. They don’t have high blood pressure, they’re not diabetic, they’re not on any medications for high cholesterol. They’re healthy active people (the oldest keto person I know is 80, he’s out kayaking every morning in a choppy ocean). Low-carb isn’t for everyone, just as vegetarian or vegan isn’t for everyone. Find what works best for your own health and stick to it.

        And I still don’t understand how someone eating whole natural, unprocessed foods is eating dangerously.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      This is inaccurate reporting about keto. Keto’s primary caloric source is fat. Macros matter. If you aren’t losing on keto, cut the protein and up the fat. Protein can be converted to glucose in the liver through gluconeogeneis.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      @Maum,
      It’s not no carbs. You get carbs from the (non- root) vegetables (and cheese & nuts) you eat. For keto, carbs are generally kept under 20g/day.
      It is not unhealthy.

      • Erinn says:

        It can be VERY unhealthy though. There’s very little studies looking at the long term – the ones that exist are looking at it from a pediatric seizure standpoint where the benefits to the seizures outweigh the risks. There was a 10 year study done that showed the following side effects: constipation (65%), high triglycerides (40%), high cholesterol (29%), diarrhea (19%), lethargy (17%), iron deficiency (15%), and vomiting (13%). Keto can increase risk of diabetes, heart attack, and strokes in children treated for epilepsy — risks considered less significant than enduring seizures, but ones not beneficial for the overall population, 49% of which is at risk for heart disease.

      • KidV says:

        Erinn – can you give me a link to that study?

      • Maum says:

        I was told the same as Erinn. Both the neurologist and the nutritionist made it clear that we shouldn’t follow the high fat keto diet as a family- that it was very unhealthy long term and we would be reviewing it every few months.
        As it turns out our son’s seizure pattern changed and the plan was dropped, much to my relief.

        I didn’t realise there were different types of keto diet.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      A co-worker on Keto shamed another co-worker for eating an apple because it was “full of sugar”…then she grabbed a cup and filled it with whipped cream and ate it with a spoon.

      That is just crazy to me. I think Keto can probably be done in a healthy way, but the version this person was doing was “no fruit” and only a few veggies. (And how does whipped cream fit in with Keto, I’m sure it has processed sugar in it!)

    • Betsy says:

      Keto is no longer just the diet for folks with uncontrollable epilepsy. There are a bunch of variations.

      Though I agree, from what I have read, true keto diet sounds exhausting to do and worse, if there’s a miscalculation, the consequences are a lot more dire than a gained pound. I hope your son is doing better.

    • isabelle says:

      Its not high protein actually, it is high fat, low carb, low to moderate protein, no sugar. Your proteins should be lower on Keto. Lost about 30lbs about 2 years ago after. severe both of Asthma. My Doc actually recommended it to narrow down food allergens. It worked 100%, my Asthma is much better and lost weight on top of it. My numbers got better, my asthma improved. I was able to work out more, feel 10x better than last year and even my cholesterol numbers lowered. There are tons of misconceptions about Keto, including in this article, it isn’t low vegetables. Veggies are a very big part of the diet and are to to be eaten as your main food base. Veggies, healthy proteins, some fruits and good fats (yes you can eat bacon but better fats are recommended) are the main part of the diet. there are variations as well, some have cheat days and some eat a higher number of carbs or proteins.

  2. Case says:

    I do the 5:2 diet, which is eating only 500 calories twice a week and normally (but healthily if possible) the rest of the week. I lost several pounds from it and somewhat plateaued — I’ll lose during my fasting days, but it’s hard to keep that weight off the rest of the week. It works wonders for many people, but it’s tough for me depending on my schedule for the week/if I’m going out to dinner with family or enjoying wine with friends. But I do feel generally more energized and fit from doing it, so I’m sticking with it and adding in more exercise to help with the weight loss aspect.

    • jessamine says:

      I’ve done 5:2 for a a while now and I love it as a lifestyle — sticking with juices, yogurt, brothy soup on my fast days so I’m giving my body something of a break a couple times a week — but I think significant weight loss only happens when you have a consistent plan for the other five days. Everyone seems to have such individual experiences with this one so I’m always excited to hear from another 5:2er! :)

      • Case says:

        Good to hear from you, too! There are a couple things that I’m learning help keep the weight off on the in-between days:

        1. Spreading out my fasting days. At first I would do Monday and Wednesday, and then go Thursday-Sunday eating normally. Which wasn’t a great idea, because that left me indulging before and during the weekend. I find I’m much more successful for the week if I do it Monday and Thursday or Friday instead — it sets me up to be in a healthier mindset over the weekend.

        2. Eating healthy (perhaps annoyingly so) even on non-fast days. I am someone who will have a bowl of pasta one night and see a 2-pound difference on the scale the next day. It’s frustrating, but I’m learning there are certain foods I really can’t get away with. That said, if I KNOW I’m going to an Italian restaurant one night, I sort of half-fast that day — perhaps have hearty oatmeal for breakfast and skip lunch.

        I feel generally slimmer and fitter because of 5:2. And I love that it empowers me to be able to fast whenever I want. Hunger doesn’t impact me the way it used to and I’m able to keep myself happy with water and tea for long spans. I never snack anymore because of this. It’s great.

  3. LORENA says:

    I have been tracking macros with the help of a coach and its worked out great for me. I dont feel deprived, I actually eat more! It is a lot of work because i have to measure/weigh my meals but so far its been worth it. I lost 30lbs !

  4. MommaDee says:

    I have been keto for exactly one year today & I have lost 60 lbs. helped my family & friends get on it as well & most of them have lost from 40-50 lbs too. Keto has been the only thing that has worked for me. That being said, I don’t overdo the fat because of my family history of high cholesterol. But I do enjoy treats that I bake keto friendly & I don’t feel deprived at all. & I have kept it off

    • Linda says:

      The measure of a diet being successful is if you keep the weight off for 5 years and beyond. Losing weight is the easy part. Keeping it off is the hard part.

      • Reese says:

        Congratulations on your weight loss Mommadee!
        Taking off weight and sticking to a diet for one year is not easy. I wouldn’t say making a conscience decision to eat properly for 365 days is the easy part. It takes dedication and determination to see it through.
        Wishing you a successful journey.

      • isabelle says:

        Lost weight on Keto around 2 years ago, I’ve not only kept the weight off but I’ve lost weight since the initial diet. It is demoralizing when someone is expressing joy in their weight loss and its the followed with a post “you are really not successful, its just gonna last a few years, you will get fat again after 5 years”.

      • Veronica S. says:

        It is demoralizing, but as somebody that actually happened to (and I wound up gaining MORE than I had lost), it’s important for people to be aware of it and be vigilant before they backslide into habits that will make them feel worse about undoing all of their hard work. Mine was unfortunately helped along by undiagnosed thyroid disease and a GI disorder, and now that I’m in my thirties, it’s been a bear trying to get it off again. The older you get, the more your body wants to hold on to those fat reserves. Telling people they aren’t successful is rude, but there needs to be some realistic expectations for how difficult long-term weight loss really is.

    • Linda says:

      I lost 80 pounds 10 years ago and losing is the easy part. Its still off but it is harder to keep it off in that you dont have as much structure anymore and its easy to go wrong and gain the weight back. Thats what I mean.

  5. TaniaOG says:

    So just for the record, keto is protein moderate, low carb and high fat. It’s basically your typical low carb diet with fat added to it. An example of a meal would be some chicken breast, sauteed veggies or a large salad with avocado. You don’t have to eat bacon all the time, nor should you. If you eat too much, of course you’re not going to lose any weight. But what does happen is that you finally stop having all those crazy sugar cravings. I’ve been at it for about 7 weeks now and I eat because I’m legitimately hungry and finally feel satisfied at the end of my meals. It gives me mental clarity and steady energy levels. While I have weight to lose, I am happier with how I feel more than anything else! Keto requires research and planning. I’d suggest the keto subreddit for anyone interested in accurate information. There are many people out there that have improved their lipid profiles and blood sugar on keto, no longer requiring medication.

    • Celebitchy says:

      Thanks for this Tania, appreciate the perspective!

    • Mich says:

      Amen. There are also multiple studies that show that on a Keto diet of healthy fats (i.e. not bacon 24/7), bad cholesterol and triglycerides are significantly reduced. i feel fabulous when I eat Keto.

    • Xena says:

      I’m just starting my 11th week of a keto diet along with my husband, and I’ve dropped 19 lbs so far and he’s dropped about 25. We don’t eat bacon and butter 24/7 – I still track all of my calories, and I eat plenty of veggies and protein. I like it because I find this way of eating very easy to stick to because I never feel hungry and it is much easier for me to eat at a caloric deficit, which is the key to weight loss. I feel better now than I have in years. I love the keto subreddit – so helpful and great success stories.

  6. Veronica S. says:

    Cutting out carbs to that extent forces your body to use secondary metabolic mechanisms to convert fats and proteins into glucose molecules that can be used in the glycolytic cycle. The problem is that conversion of fatty acids and proteins tends to kick off acidic molecules like ketones and aldehydes, which in high enough quantities can decrease the pH of the blood and interfere with normal enzymatic function. Ketoacidosis is the term people probably have the most passing familiarity with, and it’s primarily seen in diabetic patients because their bodies either lack enough insulin or are resistant enough to its effects that glucose molecules cannot enter the cells to complete glycolysis. To avoid “starvation,” they turn to those accessory metabolic mechanisms, and the glucose molecules wind up floating around in the blood stream where they can damage vascular structures and serve as a feeding trough for potential pathogens.

    If she’s doing the diet and leaning on very high calories fats and proteins, I can see why she isn’t losing any weight. She’d probably be wiser just cutting out the processed carbs and reducing her diet to non-processed, low-sugar carbohydrates and lean meats (i.e. vegetables and chicken/fish). Keto diets are fine as long as you aren’t carb-starving yourself completely. My suspicion is that her body is exactly where it wants to be for a healthy weight and isn’t letting go of it willingly.

  7. Steph says:

    I heard a dr said keto is good for diabetics or for people with certain conditions but not healthy for a normal person. And that intermittent fasting shouldn’t be done everyday maybe once every week or so.

    • Esmom says:

      I have a friend who swears by intermittent fasting. She hasn’t lost much weight but she feels like it keeps her eating under control. I honestly don’t know how she or anyone can go for those long stretches without eating. I get shaky and don’t the energy to get through my day (including a workout) unless I eat at regularly-spaced intervals. Maybe I’d adjust but I don’t think I want to find out.

      • TaniaOG says:

        I can only do IF if I’m keto. That way my energy levels are stable. When I tried IF prior to starting keto I would have these huge swings in my blood sugar and would end up binge eating during the eating portion of my day. I feel like keto + IF are a match made in heaven.

      • duchess of hazard says:

        Yeah, I love IF. I tend to only do IF in the winter months, because I would eat around the clock if I didn’t. I do lose weight on it over time, but tbh, it’s just giving me the discipline not to just eat sticky sweets and drink hot chocolate all the time.

    • isabelle says:

      A diabetic diet and Keto are very similar in how the proteins & carbs are allotted out. So its grating to see the posts on how unhealthy it is, because it very similar to diabetic restriction diets.

  8. Marty says:

    I have been doing Keto for the last 7 months and lost 55 lbs. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Keto can sound very limiting if you think you can only eat meat and cheese, it is much more than that, as I have incorporated lots more vegetables into my meals now than I did before. And yes, even fruit. Research before you judge.

    People should eat in a way that works for them and their lifestyle. Plain and simple.

    • Steph says:

      From reading some articles and watching some drs opinions in YouTube, most said that it is unhealthy in long term if you dont have diabetes or other conditions

      • BB says:

        Is obesity one of those conditions? It seems like if it’s helping people lose 60+ pounds, it’s a good thing. And a lot of the people losing that kind of weight tried and failed other diets. I’m not advocating for it, I don’t know much about it, but if it’s helping people lose considerable amounts of excess weight, it can’t be all bad.

        But I do see why doctors wouldn’t want people at a healthy weight like Savannah doing it.

      • BB says:

        Just wanted to add when I said “tried and failed other diets” I meant the diets didn’t help them lose weight, not that they personally failed to maintain them.

      • Veronica S. says:

        It’s fine as long as you aren’t carb-starving yourself. It just means lots of fruits and vegetables. The bigger issue is discipline and resource management.

        The real problem with these diets is maintaining the weight loss. The vast majority of studies show that people regain everything they lose after dieting in a surprisingly short timespan. The average person really should be losing 4-6 lbs per month at maximum because you should be building muscle to replace the fat loss. Fifty-five pounds in seven months is not sustainable weight loss for the most part – hell, that would be fantastic weight loss for somebody over two years. For a lot of people, once they’re on the diet, they have to stay. The moment they come off, it comes back.

      • North of Boston says:

        Veronica, there usually is a difference between managing your eating/exercise/lifestyle for weight loss and managing those things in a way that maintains your weight. Figuring out a new lifestyle/structure for maintenance seems to be the challenge for many people. From what I understand about keto eating is that many people are successful because it is an eating plan they can maintain for the long term. It may seem restrictive at first glance, but once you understand the mechanisms and what you’re trying to accomplish, it’s something that many can sustain vs other eating plans that focus entirely on calorie reduction.

        I lost 30 lbs using a carb-reduced approach (not keto, but under 100g of carbohydrates a day, and careful planning to ensure most of those were nutrient dense) a few years back and have pretty much kept it off since then (the last five pounds come and go depending on life, stress, what I’d doing RE meals/exercise. ) It was a great way to shake up some old eating habits, and I felt like it was something I could sustain in the long term, or pick up again if I wanted, because it involved eating real foods, and not dealing with the extreme hunger and erratic energy/moods I’d experienced when dieting before. It was also much more effective for weight loss than the previous low-fat or calories-in/calories out diet approaches I’d tried in the past. (and results from bloodtests have improved) And while I’ve not been “dieting” since then, by being conscious of carbs, and keeping them to 15-35 g / meal or snack, I’ve settled into a way of eating that I could do for a long time without my weight creeping up.

        Now that been pretty stable for a while, I’m looking to lose another 20 lbs, so I’ve been looking into reducing carbs back down, and considering going keto for a defined period of time. There is room in a keto diet for lots of veggies (mostly the non-starchy ones) as well as some limited fruit, and for each person, it will probably take some effort, trial and error and lots of initial tracking to find what mix of macros (fats, proteins and carbs) will work for them. But there are lots of resources out there in terms of meal and recipe suggestions, tools for tracking, reddits, etc. I found Diet 101: The Truth About Low Carb Diets very helpful, as looked at research around the diets, some of the pitfalls, realistic expectations for results.

      • Veronica S. says:

        That was the intent of my comment, honestly – the diet aspect is what makes it fail for a lot of people. It’s a lifestyle change, not a hit-and-run event where they can knock off pounds and then go back to what they were doing before. Most sustainable weight loss isn’t brought on by temporary changes. That’s why I emphasized discipline and resources being the main culprits of failure – people have to understand what they’re doing, be dedicated to doing it, and have the ability to do it.

  9. savu says:

    I have a kidney condition where my body naturally makes kidneystones, so I have to eat low-sodium high-calcium to help that. For me it’s been all about finding better options – and tbh, cheating once in a while! I allow myself some salty fast-food item I def should not eat one time every month. Taco Bell? A Big Mac? Mmmmm. The “cheating” helps motivate me to stick to it most of the time when I’ll be “rewarded” later.

    Plus I have a huge sweet tooth! Totally my downfall. I’ve been doing my best to just replace the sweet things. Instead of candy mid-afternoon I’m doing a smoothie of frozen fruit. Still full of sugar but at least it’s natural sugar, and of course fruit has other nutrients too. Plus I love Greek yogurt, and had been eating it for years… do you guys know how delicious normal yogurt is?! To me it’s almost pudding-like after years of not eating it.

    It’s all about finding what works for you, and for me, swapping things out and allowing a little indulgence has paid off. My goal wasn’t to lose weight but to feel better and prevent more kidney stones, and it’s worked!

  10. GameofScones says:

    Keto was great for dropping weight quickly.
    It wasn’t however great for my mental health because I was constantly worried about what I would eat in social situations, I felt like I had to obsessively plan my meals to meet macros, and even balancing my electrolytes and potassium/magnesium every few weeks I would come down with an absolutely terrible headache and terrible mood that would only go away when I ate carbs.
    I immediately quit a few months ago when a blood test showed elevated cholesterol levels, I’m an incredibly active healthy 31 year old with no reason other than that diet to have elevated levels.
    It’s not the magical cure for everyone and everything people make it out to be.

    • Apalapa says:

      Yes, eating disorders run in my family and keto became a huge part of mine. My family members were all about avoiding fat and I felt so smug I could eat fat without being scared, not realizing I had developed a huge fear of carbs and sugar. My mental health, I realize, is not good unless I eat everything.

      I lost a lot of water weight doing keto, but when I ate carbs again my face, fingers, abdomen puffed up tremendously. And took a while to return to normal.

      Tim Tebow does a ketogenic diet and won’t even eat a banana because he says it is so unhealthy/too carb heavy/too sugar heavy. He tests his pee. He has to eat every 2 hours. And like 4 avocados a day. I tried that and felt so crazy.

      I think of the time and effort I spent on diets and wanting to be thin and what I could have done instead. Not to mention keto messed my health up a ton. Be careful folks. Keto, like paleo, isn’t the revolutionary cure-all for everyone.

  11. Alisha says:

    I did the South Beach diet and it has worked for me. It is similar to low carb at first, but you reintroduce fruits and certain things in phases.

  12. KidV says:

    I’ve been Keto (lowish fat/moderate protein/ low carb) for years. I lost about 90lbs following it and have been maintaining for at least 5 years. I don’t eat sugar, grains or high starch veggies, I do drink wine about once a week. I do eat a lot of whole unprocessed foods, there’s nothing unhealthy about that.

    No one tells you you’re unhealthy when you’re eating McDonalds and junk food every day, but say you’re Keto and suddenly everyone tells you you’re going to die.

    • Laura says:

      This. I’m on keto and I’ve never had so many leafy green vegetables in my life! My diet is extremely varied and extremely nutritious. People who hate on keto don’t understand it. They also don’t research it. If you look at some of the studies that say keto is bad you’re not looking at the studies properly. Look at the subset of variables they are using. Look at the study subjects Baseline health. Research for God’s sake. I’ve been able to get off three prescription medications just since being on keto. My health has never been better.

      • KidV says:

        Exactly, Laura. I’ve posted this before here but when I started down the Low-carb path I had gained 80 in one year following a vegan diet. My blood pressure and blood sugars were through the roof, my hair was falling out, I was falling asleep at stop signs, I was miserable. One week on Atkins (this was 25 years ago, I was 30 yrs old, way too young for any of this to be happening) and my blood pressure and blood sugars were perfect, my hair stopped falling out. My cholesterol has always been perfect.

        Vacations always mess me up. I have been able to vacation and eat Keto, it’s not hard, but I always want to try new foods. The hard part is getting back to Keto when vacation is over. Sometimes it takes me awhile and I end up gaining weight.

      • Veronica S. says:

        The problem with that statement is that there isn’t any real long-term data examining health trends in populations practicing strict keto. Most studies are limited to 3-4 month intervals and are typically focused on weight loss. There have been a few that span years, but several of those are controlling for other chronic conditions such as GLUT-1 deficiency or epilepsy. I’m sure there are absolutely benefits for some populations, but nutrition can also be tricky due to a number of factors like genetics, resource accessibility, chronic conditions, etc. Our understanding of metabolism is constantly changing.

      • TaniaOG says:

        Veronica, I believe Stephen Phinney is currently conducting a large longitudinal study.

      • Veronica S. says:

        That’s good. It’ll be an interesting to see the results considering the shift from fat-focused nutrition risk to carbs. Nutritional studies are notoriously difficult to control for and need several iterations to get any verifiable results, but it’s a start. I’m sure it’s very beneficial for certain people, but our understanding of nutrition is always changing, hence why it’s so hard to find a overall approach that works.

    • Janet says:

      “No one tells you you’re unhealthy when you’re eating McDonalds and junk food every day”

      BESIDES EVERY DOCTOR AND NUTRITIONIST

      • KidV says:

        You missed my point. But since you brought it up, yes, doctors and nutritionists will tell you McDonald’s and junk food are bad, but there a LOT of doctors and nutritionists who encourage their patients to follow low-carb or Keto, including mine.

  13. Suzie says:

    Savannah is so pretty, but her dresses don’t always fit.

    Note the top picture and she has some “upper muffin” hang out (I don’t know what, breast or underarm), she needs more coverage there. That kind of fit really takes away from her overall fresh and pretty styling.

    Honestly, a more flattering look for her would be to wear sleeves of any length–short, 3/4. I’m surprised the stylists at NBC haven’t led her that direction yet.

    • Jan90067 says:

      She needs a better bra fitting. If you’re “coming out” up there, your cup sizing is wrong (been there, corrected that lol). Seriously, sometimes I just wanted a “pretty bra”, but over time, I learned GET FITTED PROPERLY! Most of us don’t wear the correct size in band and/or cup. Like dress sizing, if the number seems “big”, we balk (“I can’t POSSIBLY be a size **! I’m a ** in (insert label)!!). I literally have a 4 “size” span in clothes, and a 3 span sizing in bras, depending on the cup/style of bra.

    • Pinetree13 says:

      That was all I could see in the top pic

  14. Mellie says:

    I’ve tried so many diets…ugh…we did keto for awhile, but then switched to paleo, that worked well, but I got bored with it. I did the 5:2 diet, but that’s really hard to do if you are running/exercising because sometimes I would try to run on those fasting days and wow, that wiped me out. Right now, I’m just doing the six meals/day and eating healthy, watching protein and carb intake and only eating healthy carbs. I allow myself one “fun” day per week, where I can let go and then restart the next day. It’s worked well so far…I swear, dieting/lifestyle changes seem like a full time job!

  15. Natalia says:

    Well my first thought was “she didn’t need to lose any weight!”

    I’ve done a keto diet for a while. If you eat high fat while doing keto you’re not going to lose. That was my experience, and I’m certain, the experience of many others.

    • laura-j says:

      Me too! She actually looks healthy and happy, and super slim. Especially for a 46 year old. I’m a bit older and totally understand the sudden struggle to maintain weight!

  16. julie says:

    The biggest mistakes that people make when they start keto are: eating too much protein (it is NOT a high protein diet, only moderate), eating too many calories in general, and not measuring or weighing food (which results in consuming more calories than they need and then weight gain).

  17. velvet hornsby says:

    OMG! I started intermittent fasting 6 months ago and, I did lose about 5 pounds pretty fast. BUT- the most amazing thing happened and that is because I was going to bed ‘hungry’, I think – it changed the way I sleep and I now sleep through the whole night! I wake up refreshed! Wow I never had this – I always woke up at 3am for an hour our two… now even if I wake up at 3 am to pee I go fall right back asleep. I am transformed! It has been profound! It only really works if I go to bed hungry. Now, when I go out to eat socially, which is usually “late”- I wake up like before… but believe me those 6 other days a week when I intermittent fast… are so wonderfully amazing. I can handle one night of not sleeping, but before intermittent fasting every night I didn’t sleep. The best thing is… nothing to buy!

  18. SWP says:

    The trouble with this diet…and a lot of those meat/fat heavy diets is long term liver trouble. Protein is crucial but doesn’t need to come from meat, esp high fat meat.

    As a sufferer of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFL) I can tell you this whole keto trend is going to be just that—a quick trend that dies. I’m at a very healthy weight (5’7”, 130) and while I drank a bit (okay more than a bit lol) in my 20s and 30s, I’m paying the price in my 40s with the side effects of a fatty liver… this is an internet rabbit hole you might enjoy if you like health stufff….or regret reading lol.

  19. LadyLilith says:

    The Keto diet is such a scam. You want to be healthy? Eat plant-based. It’s amazing how many “healthy” diet plans push animal products as if they are good for you..

    • Veronica S. says:

      There are plenty of ways to be unhealthy on vegan diets. Moderate quantities of animal products won’t harm people or result in appreciable differences in long-term health. The bigger issues people are facing with nutrition are accessibility, affordability, and lifestyle.

    • TaniaOG says:

      LL, did you know that there is such a thing as keto vegan or keto vegetarian? The keto diet is not necessarily meat based.

    • Betsy says:

      Plant based meals have made me insanely hungry. I’m glad it works for you, but dairy fat and animal fats make me feel much more balanced.

  20. perplexed says:

    The top photo is freaking me out slightly.

  21. Alex says:

    I’m 34, and while I am sure it won’t be like this forever, I have had amazing success with “intuitive eating.” I have lost and kept off 20 pounds, and have not gained a single pound in almost three years. (My entire life prior my weight fluctuated-ten pounds up, 5 pounds down, 15 pounds up, etc.) I literally just eat whatever I want, whenever I want, but if I am not hungry, I don’t eat, and I stop when I am full. It sounds like it’s way too simple, but for me, it has worked. I don’t deprive myself knowing I “over did it” the day before, and I don’t over do it on days where I am “cheating.” I honestly think women’s bodies are made a lot more like men’s, we have just been taught by our diet obsessed society that we have to trick our bodies into eating or not eating when we are hungry or not hungry. Trust your body, it knows what it needs.

  22. Americano says:

    I’m a long time Keto dieter for my epilepsy. Some people seem misinformed about the diet, including probably Savannah Guthrie. It’s not a free for all eating animal-based products and fat. That’s just asking for trouble. I’m a vegetarian so I have no health issues that usually come up with eating high animal fat diets. Also, if you’re doing it for weight loss, you still need to portion control, count your calories, and exercise. When you’re in ketosis, you burn fat as fuel instead of carbs thus you lose weight, but that doesn’t mean it’ll magically come off without any work put in.