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 can help manage many health conditions. The restriction must be on or below 50g per day.
Ketosis for Weight Loss
Carbohydrates give our bodies a quick and easy source of energy but, for some people, overconsumption can lead to expanding waistlines and ill health.
Following a low carb Keto diet may help you to lose weight. By ensuring that you limit your carbohydrate intake to less than 50g per day you can put your body into Ketosis and burn stored fat helping you to drop lbs and shrink your waistline.
Ketosis for Blood Sugar Management
Carbohydrate reduction is sometimes 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. You can read more on the Royal College of GPs website.
Whilst following the low carb Ketogenic diet we would recommend that you visit your GP or specialist regularly to ensure that your medication is correct.
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 contact us for advice on 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.
If you would like more information regarding the use of the Ketogenic diet and management of medical conditions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 03333111040.