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The Big Problem One Dietician Has With This TikTok Food Trend

However, as dietician Cara Harbstreet explains in HuffPost, this is not an attack on the keto diet. She believes that people with certain medical conditions might benefit from following the eating plan, as long as it’s a “nutritionally balanced, medically supervised ketogenic diet.” 

According to Healthline, there are certain things people following this lifestyle need to be aware of. Limiting carb consumption and filling up on fats (like meats, eggs and oils) is the easiest way to get your body into ketosis. However, fruit is allowed and even encouraged on the keto diet, says Everyday Health. These include blackberries, raspberries, and, get this — watermelon.

While the cucumber-and-Stevia challenge may be one of the biggest offenders, there are certainly other “healthy” TikTok trends that have dietitians rolling their eyes. Some of these, notes HuffPost, includes a cucumber “everything bagel” and an ice cream cheat that combines Jell-O with whipped cream. So, before you commit to a TikTok food trend, definitely make sure it’s healthy and safe for your nutritional intake, and not going to impact your overall health for the sake of a number on the scale.