Have you always had trouble shedding extra fat? Wondering if your diet is to blame? Looking for a diet that might help you turn that extra fat into fuel? The ketogenic (keto) diet may be the solution you’re seeking.
By eliminating certain foods from your diet and increasing your intake of others, you may be able to lose weight and gain health benefits like improved sleep and maximized concentration. At Optimum Hormone Balance, we will help you achieve the body you’ve always wanted through the keto diet. To learn more find a provider here.
When you consume carbohydrate-heavy foods, your body converts those carbs into blood sugar for energy. The ketogenic diet reduces carb intake, causing your body to enter ketosis: using fat as fuel, then burning off that fuel. The result? A leaner, healthier, happier you.
The keto diet uses a low-carb, moderate-protein, high-fat diet. This diet typically consists of about 75% fat, 20% protein and 5% carbohydrates.
Other keto diets include:
Our staff will help you decide which type of keto diet is right for you based on your goals.
The keto diet encourages foods high in healthy fats, like saturated fats, monounsaturated fats, and certain types of polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) like omega-3 fatty acids. These types of ketogenic foods may include:
Non-starchy vegetables that are low in carbohydrates are also important, like:
Though this diet does not have a high protein-load, the following protein-rich, low-carb foods can be used:
Other keto foods include:
Foods that you should only eat occasionally include:
Foods that you should never eat include:
Our staff will help you craft a keto diet that best compliments your taste buds and accessibility to certain foods.
The keto diet has been shown to help reduce the number of seizures in those with epilepsy. Other benefits of the diet may include:
Research suggests that the keto diet can also improve athletic endurance. The diet may also help people with diabetes and prediabetes lose weight. Some diabetes patients even cease using insulin medication.
Our team of experts work with you to ensure your diet is as safe and productive as possible. However, any medical procedure or diet may present the risk of side effects.
Potential ketogenic side effects may include:
As your body adjusts to the new diet, you may experience symptoms known as the keto flu, which include:
Ways to combat the keto flu include:
Optimum Hormone Balance can help you achieve the body and lifestyle you’ve always wanted. We’re happy to help you work out a keto diet that best benefits your health, appearance, and well-being. Find a provider here to schedule your first appointment with us and start your amazing keto diet journey.
The ketogenic diet severely reduces your carbohydrate intake, forcing your body to burn fat as fuel instead of carbs. This process is known as ketosis.
Besides plenty of water, keto dieters may enjoy beef, chicken, fish, eggs, avocados, and leafy green vegetables.
Foods that will slow or disrupt your keto diet include refined sugar, soft drinks, candies, sugar baked goods, breads, and many processed foods. Any carb-heavy, sugary, or “junk” types of foods may stop your body from entering or maintaining ketosis.
Usually takes a few days, but your results may vary. Speak with your specialist to discuss the details of your specific medical history, goals, and diet type.