A Ketogenic Lifestyle is somewhat similar to the ORIGINAL Atkins but it takes low carb to a whole new level. It involves reducing carbohydrate intake and greatly increasing certain fats in order to allow your body to change from a carb/sugar burning state to the fat burning state known as Ketosis. Living in this state will give you much more energy and stamina. It will also help you, as one who is metabolically challenged, to control your insulin level, to lower your blood sugar, and to lose weight. In many cases, it will allow you to reduce or eliminate diabetes medications (for Type 2). If you are Type 1, it will allow you to reduce your insulin intake and keep your blood sugars in a healthy, more steady range.
While KL (Ketogenic Lifestyle) will help you lose weight if needed, the primary focus here is Health. The weight loss is a happy side-effect!
KL may also help with other medical issues such as joint inflammation, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, PCOS, Gestational Diabetes, and Alzheimers. This site is primarily for Diabetes Control. If you’re looking for information on other conditions, I’d suggest googling “<condition> Ketogenic Lifestyle”.
Here’s a good beginner site for more info on Low Carb: Authority Nutrition Keto Diet 101
This site lists more than 20 Studies that have shown that a low carb way of eating outshines a low fat one, especially if you’re metabolically challenged.
I would assume, by this point, that you’ve realized the information you’re learning here to control your metabolic syndrome/Diabetes/Insulin Resistance, isn’t what you’ve been hearing from your doctor. (Well, maybe it is if you’re one of the lucky ones who has a doctor who teaches the Ketogenic Lifestyle. It is being taught now in many medical communities. Look up Dr Eric Westman or Dr Sarah Hallberg for examples)
If you’d like to hear more about this directly from a physician, please watch this TEDx from Dr Peter Attia. It’s very inspiring and, as a diabetic, it really “spoke” to me. I cry every time I watch it.
I would suggest you do watch as it will tell you a lot about our current medical community.
After reading the three posts above, you’re ready to explore how to live a Ketogenic Lifestyle. I’ve posted a lot of great links that will help you understand more.
Click here to read through Our Ketogenic Food List see exactly what you should and should not eat on a ketogenic lifestyle.
Click here to find info/links on the following subjects : Basic Keto Science/Info, Diabetes medications, Inspirational Videos, Thyroid Issues, Cholesterol, Blogs, Websites, Experts, Recommended Reading, Recommended facebook groups
Take a few days to go through these links slowly. There’s a lot to learn! I’d suggest taking notes as you go. There’s a lot to take in and this is for your health, so the more you know and understand, the better!
Now go and begin your new adventure into a great new healthy YOU!