We had a seminar here at the end of March on nutrition, and compared a couple of methods to approach a ketogenic diet. Some feedback from the evening was that “we want MORE” information. Well the event was FREE so we can’t give it ALL away. But I will explain a bit more here…
A ketogenic diet restricts carbohydrate intake to – basically – force your body to burn its own fat. BTW: this “fat” was all we had in times of famine – which our ancestors faced regularly – and IS a wonderful asset! BUT in these times of “feast” we may want to force a famine and burn off that excess. It’s not complicated science…but what makes it complex is whether to DIY keto (DK) or follow a well designed program like Ideal Protein (IP).
Let’s start this stand-off with the fat comparison: high fat (DK) vs. low fat (IP); focus on animal (and palm) sources of fat (DK) vs. focus on unsaturated fat (IP).
Next is amount of daily protein: no limits (DK) vs. based on
Recommended Dietary Allowances and body weight (IP); increased purine and uric acid intake from animal protein (DK) vs. decreased purines and uric acid due to use of mostly non-animal sources of protein (IP).
Following Recommended Dietary Allowances: not really promoted (DK) vs. minimums met for protein, fats, and micronutrients (IP).
The most important difference is MEDICAL SUPERVISION: not a basic feature (DK) vs. an endemic feature with ongoing weight maintenance support (IP).
Now, after contrasting the two methods I will say that there ARE some healthcare providers the will guide you through a DIY keto diet (myself included) but this isn’t the norm. DIYers have to fend for themselves, which can work if you don’t have chronic conditions that will be adversely effected by changing electrolytes and reduced mineral intake.
I invite you to email me your questions or call for more information; or to make your “Life Changing” appointment with me to begin your journey through KETO.
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