The Ketogenic Diet is very restricted carbohydrates, high fat and moderate protein food intake.
How does it work?
Lowering carbohydrate (sugar) intake forces our body to utilise stored fat to produce energy. This causes a state of ketosis, where ketone acids are produced in the body aiding fat loss. It usually takes at least 4 weeks to reach a full state of ketosis, but you will lose weight from the start.
Who uses it?
Ketogenic Diets are used by people looking for significant weight loss or body sculpting. For further advice do not hesitate to contact our sports nutritionists and naturopaths.
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Some things to note
To best manage body fat issues, carbohydrate intake is what we should note. Reduce carbohydrate intake at all times. To balance this, increase your protein intake, either, meat, fish, chicken.
If you are often hungry or if you are vegetarian or vegan, a protein powder drink 1 or 2 times a day can reduce hunger pangs and stop you reaching for high sugar, or fast food quick fixes. We also have Plant based Protein Powder such as Prana, Amazonia Raw, Ezy Protein. Also your fat intake should be increased, good fats such as Flaxseed Oil, Fish Oil, MCT Oil, Coconut Oil and natural nut butters such as Almond, Brazil, Macadamia.
What supplements can help us achieve weight loss?
Carnitine breaks down fat cells in our body and is good choice because there are no side effects and can be used for any age above 15 years.
Products that reduce sugar cravings, if this is a problem for you, Herbs of Gold Glucoplex, ATP Amp-V are very helpful.
Products that act as appetite suppressants such as Oxy Shred, Rapid Shred, ATP Amp-V and Hydroxycut Next Gen are also helpful.
Why is ATP Amp-V in both categories?
The Peppermint Oil reduces sugar cravings and is an appetite suppressant . It also helps with digestion. The CLA and Coconut Oils in ATP Amp-V help the body burn fat for energy.