Ketogenic diets have been developed to induce a state whereby your body produces ketone bodies from stored fat rather than glucose as a source of energy. While ketogenic diets have demonstrated benefits such as weight loss and stabilised blood sugar levels, it is an extreme diet that eliminates entire food groups, such as carbohydrates. In addition, some keto plans recommend a high intake of saturated fats, which is correlated with high cholesterol levels in the blood.
Some individuals may also experience uncomfortable side effects from ketosis, such as brain fog, headaches, dizziness, constipation and lethargy – commonly known as the ‘keto flu’.
Mild nutritional ketosis is easier to achieve, without the elimination of entire food groups. Be Fit Food’s Be Rapid program induces mild nutritional ketosis in a calorie-controlled, high-protein and low-carb diet. No food groups are completely eliminated from this plan and the side effects are less extreme, with a typical weight loss of around 2-5kg in two weeks.
Talk with your health care provider or a Be Fit Food accredited practising dietitian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 2 MEALS before changing your diet.
Kate Save is the CEO and co-founder of Be Fit Food in Mornington. For more info, go to befitfood.com.au or phone 1300 2 MEALS (63257)
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