Benefits of the Ketogenic Diet
How would you like to effortlessly manage weight, improve energy and increase mental clarity? The solution to this desire has existed since the beginning of time, and it’s called the ketogenic diet. Mounting evidence suggests the ketogenic diet can be a powerful weapon to combat obesity and chronic issues like heart disease, diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s. In addition, the ketogenic diet can optimize brain function and improve the performance of athletes.
The ketogenic diet consists of high fat and low carbohydrate intake with moderate protein. When you restrict carbohydrates, the energy storage hormone insulin will release fat, your alternative fuel source, which can then be used as energy. This is a simplistic explanation, but there is a scientific methodology to implementing the diet both safely and effectively.
There is no one-size-fits-all plan. Your genetics, lifestyle and current medical status all must be taken into consideration when formulating an effective plan for long-term success. In addition, given our access to conflicting information, it’s easy to become confused about the facts. Consulting with a professional whose job is to decipher the available information and create a plan uniquely tailored to your health goals can make the difference between success and failure.
Bonni London is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and holds a Master’s in Clinical Nutrition from NYU. For more information, call 941-685-8074 or visit LondonWellness.net.