The ketogenic diet, when applied correctly, is a metabolic therapy. It is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that favours fat burning for energy. Normally the body burns carbohydrate for energy, but when carbs are restricted (< 25g per day to start with), the body breaks down fat instead, creating molecules called ketones. Ketones are used for fuel. In fact many body tissues prefer ketones as a fuel.
Would a Ketogenic Diet work for me?
Jodie has found a ketogenic diet beneficial for many of her patients. She also use BIA (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis) with a TGA approved device (i.e. it's accurate) to assess her patient's fat, lean mass and fluid balance. Being able to measure fat loss and ensure lean muscle is preserved during a patients weight loss journey is invaluable.
Jodie has found a ketogenic diet to benefit a number of health conditions, including:
- Diabetes Melitis
- Overweight and obesity
- Metabolic syndrome
- Fatigue and Arthritis
Ketones nourish the nervous and brain tissues, so many patients also see improved mental clarity, energy and mood. Jodie has also seen inflammatory conditions improve, with reduced joint pain being the most common amongst her patients. Sugar cravings usually reduce or disappear and the skin looks and feels healthier.
Is it Safe?
Ketosis is a normal physiological process. Most people wake up in a mild state of ketosis after not eating over night. Intentionally reducing carbs or fasting through the day prolongs the ketosis state, allowing insulin and blood sugar spikes to even out. Many normal weight people choose a ketogenic diet for the mental clarity, reduced hunger it provides, and also to reduce the risk of chronic disease.
Having an experienced practitioner review your case can speed progress and ensure you are on the right track. We are all different and the amount of carbohydrate, protein and fats we need also varies, especially when aiming for ketosis. Jodie is an accredieted dietitian and a naturopath with a full herbal dispensary in her clinic. If you would like to make a booking please see the details below:
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