What is a low carb Ketogenic diet?
The process of Ketosis is the body using fat rather than carbs and sugar for energy. To put the body into Ketosis you need to restrict carbs and sugar in your diet. This causes the body to burn stored fat for energy. A low carb Ketogenic diet allows you to lose weight and successfully manage many health conditions the easiest and most natural way.
Ketosis for Weight Loss
The majority of the population consume too many carbohydrates every day. These carbs give our bodies a quick and easy source of energy but overconsumption leads to expanding waistlines and an increase in ill health.
Following a low carb Keto diet can help you to lose weight quickly and sustainably. By ensuring that you limit your carbohydrate intake to less than 50g per day you will put your body into Ketosis and burn stored fat helping you to drop lbs and shrink your waistline.
Other benefits of Ketosis are:
- Less hunger and cravings
- More balanced energy & mood
- Improved concentration
- Hormone regulation
- Regulated blood sugars
- Improved hair, skin and nails
Ketosis for Diabetes and Blood Sugar Management
Carbohydrate reduction is often recommended for people with type 2 diabetes as carbohydrates are converted to sugar in the body and can cause sugar spikes if consumed in large quantities. By reducing carbohydrates and switching to burning body fat for energy you can experience reduced blood sugar levels which can reduce the requirement for insulin.
Whilst following the Ketogenic diet we would recommend that you visit your GP or specialist regularly to ensure that your medication is correct. The Ketogenic diet can also aid weight loss which is beneficial for any diabetic.
Ketosis for Sports
Many athletes adopt a Ketogenic lifestyle to aid with training. The Natural Ketosis Plan can act as a base diet which you can supplement with some additional foods as required. If you are aiming to reach specific macros each day you can use our handy spreadsheet with full nutritional breakdown to understand daily energy consumption and additional foods which you may need to add.
Ketosis for the Management of Illness
The Ketogenic diet can be used to help manage many medical conditions. The NHS recommends and can prescribe the use of the medical Ketogenic diet for the management of Intractable Paediatric Epilepsy and Glut1.
What is the Medical Ketogenic Diet?
There are 4 versions of the medical Ketogenic diet which can be prescribed.
- Low GI
Each prescription will be patient centred dependant on drug prescription, lifestyle and dietary needs.
A patient looking to manage a medical condition with the Ketogenic diet should seek medical and dietetic advice prior to starting the Ketogenic diet as the diet is likely to affect the patient and their current drug prescription.
There are several other conditions for which the Ketogenic diet is being researched and explored including breast cancer, diabetes type 1 and 2, obesity and metabolic syndrome. Our food is currently being used in a number of medical trials using the Ketogenic diet including a breast cancer trial in the Einstein Institute in New York.
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