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Can I Lose Weight on the Ketogenic Diet?

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If you’re looking to lose weight, the Ketogenic diet might be for you! Ketogenics is a weight loss method that has been around for 90 years, but what is it? And why is it the latest craze in weight loss?


The Keto diet. You've heard about it all over social media and chances are, you know someone who is on it. But what is it exactly?

The Keto weight loss meal plan focuses on a high fat, moderate protein and very low carbohydrates intake that allows the potential to turn your body to turn into a fat burning machine. Although you'll never go hungry, there are some foods that must be avoided in order to get your body into a Ketogenic state:

  • Sugary foods: Soda, fruit juice, smoothies, cake, ice cream, candy, etc.
  • Grains or starches: Wheat-based products, rice, pasta, cereal, etc.
  • Fruit: All fruit, except small portions of berries like strawberries or blueberries
  • Beans or legumes: Peas, kidney beans, lentils, chickpeas, etc.
  • Root vegetables and tubers: Potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips, etc.
  • Low-fat or diet products: These are highly processed and often high in carbs.
  • Some condiments or sauces: These often contain sugar and unhealthy fat.
  • Unhealthy fats: Limit your intake of processed vegetable oils, mayonnaise, etc.
  • Alcohol: Due to their carb content, many alcoholic beverages can throw you out of ketosis. Very small amounts of dry white wine are allowed in moderation.
  • Sugar-free diet foods: These are often high in sugar alcohols, which can affect ketone levels in some cases. These foods also tend to be highly processed.

It has been proven to be a highly effective tool for weight loss and may be beneficial in decreasing medical symptons, including diabetes, high blood pressure and Alhzimers Diease. But the most obvious advantages are:  

  1. Weight loss
  2. More Energy
  3. Cleansing your body
  4. Nourishing your body with the best food

Losing Weight on Ketogenic

Your body produces fuel molecules known as ‘ketones’ which take over when your body has a shortage of blood sugar. By eating only a limited amount of carbs and a moderate amount of protein, the ketones take over to fuel your body and brain. Your body will run entirely on fat by accessing your fat stores and your body responds by rapidly burning fat allowing for the potential of substantial weight loss. This may be the best weight loss program to use if you are looking to lose weight quickly by reconfiguring your diet.

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More Energy

At first, when you drastically change or alter your diet, your body may go through a strenuous adjustment period. When on the Keto diet, for the first week or two, you may feel flu-like symptons commonly known as the "Keto Fliu". This is due to the change your body is going through, most typically because your body is missing the carbohydrates that used to be the main fuel for your body.

However, after a period of time, you start to regain your energy. You will start thinking better, things become clearer, sleeping habits are more consistent.  Because your body has made the switch from relying on fat stores instead of carbohydrates for energy, you will generally have more pep in your step! You'll enjoy a constant stream of Keto energy without energy dips in your day because your blood sugar levels aren't spiking. 

Natural Cleansing

The advantage the Ketogenic weight loss program provides is that it is all natural. It is simply using your body’s natural molecules (ketones) to burn fat for you. There are no unnatural pills or drinks that are needed for this program. You simply follow the ketogenic guidelines for your meal plan and your body will do the rest for you!

Speak to your physician first before starting the Ketogenics weight loss program but after you have been cleared, consider seeking the professional help of a local nutrition coach in the Calgary area who can be available to you even online to accommodate your busy schedule. They will help guide you through the process especially if you are new to the program to ensure you know you are approaching this method correctly and safely for the best weight loss.

Learn More: What Is Nutrition Coaching?

Back To Basics

The best part about the Ketogenics diet is that you nourish your body with the best food, natural foods! You clear your system of all the processed junk that you were consuming prior to your weight loss. You feel better, lighter, have orWith the help of a nutrition coach there’s no reason why you shouldn’t see success and achieve weight loss and look your best.

To find out more about how Ketogenics may benefit your weight loss journey call Jensen Fitness at 403.200.0199 or visit our website and fill out a contact form. Or better yet, come see us in person! Our Calgary gym is located at 16-12110 40 Street SE.

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Shayne Jensen

Shayne has been entrenched in Health and Fitness for the better part of life. In his youth, Shayne played Soccer and Tennis. He also played multiple seasons of Hockey, Football, Baseball and competitive Squash. Being raised so close to the Rocky Mountains he developed a passion for Hiking, Mountain Biking and Snowboarding. A fierce competitor to all sports, at the young age of thirteen, Shayne found a new calling, he moved his athleticism from the courts to the gym.


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