The Ketogenic Diet

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WHAT IS THE KETOGENIC DIET?

The Ketogenic "Keto" Diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet. It involves reducing dietary carbohydrate intake and replacing them with dietary fat. The macronutrient ratio varies within the following ranges: 60-75% of calories from fat, 15-30% of calories from protein, and 5-10% of calories from carbohydrates. I like to think of the Keto Diet as a LIFESTYLE rather than a DIET. It takes time to understand and adjust to the lifestyle but once you have experienced it, you will never want to go back to your old nutrition habits. It truly is AMAZING and all of my clients have seen incredible weight loss and other health benefits from the Keto Diet!

HOW THE KETO DIET WORKS

 The Ketogenic diet plan is designed to switch the body from using sugars to ketones for fuel. If the body receives lower amounts of carbohydrates from food, it switches to using fat from the body for fuel, and ketones are created in the liver. Additionally, if lower levels of carbohydrates are consumed, then there are lower levels of insulin; this helps increase fat to be used as fuel. 

BENEFITS OF THE KETO DIET

  • Weight Loss: Insulin levels drop greatly, which allows for fat loss, generally without hunger. (More than 20 studies show that low-carbohydrate and Ketogenic diets result in more effective weight loss.)


  • Reversal/Prevention of Insulin Resistance/Type II Diabetes


  • Improved Energy and Mental Performance: Ketosis results in a steady flow of fuel to the brain. This may result in improved focus and concentration.


  • Blood sugar control: Reduced carbohydrate intake and Ketosis both lower blood sugar levels.


  • Improved in Cardiovascular Risk Factors such as cholesterol and blood pressure: Ketosis lowers cholesterol, triglycerides, and hypertension and elevates HDL cholesterol levels


  • Improvement/Prevention of Neurological Conditions (MS, ALS, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression)


  • Reduced Inflammation


  • Reversal of PCOS, ED, and other insulin-related conditions

New York Times Article: What’s the Skinny on the Keto Diet? March 15, 2019

Al Roker recently revealed he lost 40 pounds by following The Keto Diet.

Sheri Shepard loses 25 pounds on The Keto Diet