Ketogenic Diet

The Ketogenic Diet

 

What is Ketosis and Ketones?

Ketosis is a naturally occurring metabolic process in which the body does NOT have enough glucose (blood sugar) to use for energy; resulting in the burning of stored fat; in-turn releasing fatty-acids called ketones. Simply put, ketosis is the most optimal and efficient state for your body to burn stored fat.

 

The Ketogenic Diet

Keto is a low-carb, high-fat diet that lowers blood sugar and insulin levels; shifting the body’s metabolism away from carbs and towards fat and ketones. As we know, this metabolic state is called ketosis. Shifting the body’s metabolism in this fashion has many benefits.

 

Benefits:

  • Improved mental focus
  • Reduced appetite
  • Higher energy
  • Body fat loss
  • Lowers risk factors for diseases like type 2 diabetes by reducing insulin sensitivity, heart disease by reducing LDL cholesterol and triglycerides and improving HDL cholesterol
  • Improve migraines
  • Mood stabilization

At New Health Kansas, we provide you with all of the resources needed to successfully complete the Ketogenic diet including:

  • A manual with a detailed food list and macronutrient breakdown
  • Ketogenic supplementation
  • Access to a provider daily and daily accountability

 

 

SIDE EFFECTS

  • Ketogenic Flu Avoidance

    Keto participants should take electrolyte supplements specifically for the ketogenic die twice daily and stay properly hydrated to avoid the keto-flu a.k.a. carb-flu (definitely a real condition but not really the flu).

  • Bad Breath
    Same as any high-fat/high-protein diet, can be solved with Biotene mouth rinse and chewing gum.
  • Foot Odor
     Fairly uncommon but can happen.