Tamra started the keto diet back in August, when she announced to her Instagram followers that she was “curious to see if this diet really works.” Apparently, she kept it up for a month or so until she “got sick”, Tamra recently told The Feast. “They say there’s this keto flu you get, and I just fell off the keto wagon,” she said.
It sounds like Tamra definitely had a case of the keto flu—a term used to describe the way people can feel when they first go on the diet. Many report feeling achy, wiped out, and, well, flu-like before they start to feel better.
And now that Tamra’s officially tried the keto diet—and promptly ditched it—she’s got some concerns.
“Okay, so here’s my thoughts on it,” she said. “I’m sure it works, but I cannot wrap my brain around eating that much fat. Bad fat—cheese, sour cream, butter, all that stuff. So, I like to do the good fats—like I’ll do the avocado, but I’m not gonna drown my eggs in butter and throw the cheese of top of it. Just—I can’t.”
Tamra also says the diet “doesn’t make any sense to me because it’s just not healthy eating.” She says she worries more about “what it’s gonna do for, like, your heart, your cholesterol, and things like that. So I pretty much stick to a similar diet, but I just don’t go for the bad fat.”
(FYI: Technically the keto diet encourages healthy fats—though some people do go for more saturated fats like butter in a version called “dirty keto.”)