DoD could ban Navy SEALs from having pizza and beer, put them on keto diet
The Department of Defense has the audacity to think it can order you not to eat pizza and drink beer-and the Special Operations Command might be to blame.
In the midst of plummeting retention rates within the individual services, a new proposal by SOCOM may bring rise a mandated adherence to the keto diet for Navy SEALs that might end up being implemented across the military.
The keto diet, which works to deprive the body of glucose needed for energy and forces it to burn stored fats, demands high fat and low carbohydrate foods.
“One of the effects of truly being in ketosis is that it changes the way your body handles oxygen deprivation, so you can actually stay underwater at depths for longer periods of time and not go into oxygen seizures,” SOCOM Director of Science and Technology Lisa Sanders said last month.
Since the keto diet requires strict adherence, daily urine or blood tests would be required to ensure that no one has been cheating, even on weekends or after-hours.
According to the Military Times, a service-wide implementation of the diet would require a complete overhaul of MREs, to include the popular pepperoni pizza variant.
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