By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Oct 25, 2018 at 5:06 PM

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The high-fat, low-carb keto diet has helped many people who struggled with their weight for years to finally shed pounds, increase energy and – arguably most importantly – make them feel sated rather than starving.  

The keto diet might also improve blood sugar control for those with type 2 diabetes, at least in the short term, and lower cholesterol levels.

But there is certainly a lot of criticism against this diet – mostly because we do not know much about its long-term effects. Also, research from other diets that lead to rapid weight loss are associated with increased mortality.

So what do you think about the keto diet? Here's your chance to, ahem, weigh in.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.