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The Ketogenic Diet…is it right for you?

You’ve probably heard employees at Allstar Healthcare throwing around strange words, ketogenic or ketosis, and wondered what they were talking about. There’s a diet that’s not all that new in in theory but gaining popularity recently, called The Ketogenic Diet. So, what exactly is The Keto Diet, you may be asking yourself? 

The ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that shares many similarities with the Atkins and low-carb diets.It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. When this happens, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for the brain. 

It is helping people to lose weight and improve their health faster than low-fat diets and with less hunger experienced. 
If you want more information, with loads of details, check out https://charliefoundation.org/diet-plans/.  We are also including a sample meal plan for a week in our newsletter, so make sure to read it on our website here, or grab a copy when you come by the office. 

It is advised to ease into the diet so as not to put your body into a shock state, and always speaks with your doctor to make sure it is a good fit for you.  If you want to learn more, ask one of our practitioners on if the Keto Diet may be right for you.