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Real Housewives of OC's Gina Kirschenheiter Says Nope to the Keto Diet: It's "Stupid"

The Real Housewives of Orange County newcomer Gina Kirschenheiter is not one of the celebs on board with Keto.

By Alesandra Dubin

While there may be a significant, vocal collection of celebrities on Keto, not everyone is on board with the buzzy diet, now swirling with controversy as many health and nutrition professionals voice doubts about its long-term health consequences. The Real Housewives of Orange County fitness buff Tamra Judge is among those who are not feeling Keto: After trying it for a month, she "got sick" and "just fell off the Keto wagon," she recently told The Feast.

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And now another RHOC pal is sharing her dubious thoughts on Keto... but this 'Wife hasn't even tried it. Gina Kirschenheiter told The Feast she's not even going to go there. "I think it’s kinda weird," she said. "I don’t know — I don’t get it. It's like, just eat only sticks of butter and then you’re going to lose weight? I don’t really understand that. I feel like that’s probably a slippery slope for me."

Plus, she's not down with the potential side effects — namely, the so-called "Keto flu," which Katie Couric and Tamra both reported experiencing. "Well, that sounds horrible," she said. "I don’t know — I don’t really like like diet fads that make you sick — they're probably not the best thing."

(Paging Dr. Terry Dubrow and the "not a fad" Dubrow Diet!)

Gina did concede tentatively, "I guess it works? I don’t know. What is it? Like, you eat only basically fat, and then your body basically rejects itself, and loses it? It doesn’t make science sense to me. My friend did it, and she says she lost five pounds — and I’m like yeah, but that’s because you just lost five pounds [you gained] from eating bacon all day long."
So for Gina, the verdict became clear: "I talked at one point about trying it, and then I was just kind of like... eh, that sounds stupid, I'm not doing it."

-Reporting by Laura Rosenfeld

Any health-related information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider for any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, or before embarking on any diet, exercise, or wellness program.

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