Skinny Me offers a medically developed ketogenic diet that has proven successful in helping people lose weight and keeping it off.
A typical ketogenic diet is made up of the following:
- A high proportion of fats
- Adequate levels of protein
- A low proportion of carbohydrates
What is nutritional ketosis?
Nutritional ketosis is a natural metabolic state in which your body is fueled mainly by fats and ketones, instead of carbohydrates (glucose).
How do I get into nutritional ketosis?
Nutritional ketosis happens when dietary carbohydrates are significantly reduced (<50 grams per day) and the body’s production of ketones increases to maintain a blood level at or above 0.5 mM.
What is a ketogenic diet?
A ketogenic diet that is restricted in carbs and moderate in protein results in increased production of ketones.
What can I eat on a ketogenic diet?
There are plenty of delicious high-fat, low-carb options available, and you can eat out or cook at home. The Skinny Me nutritionist will go over this with you.
How can I tell if I’m in nutritional ketosis?
Ketone production in the body is a very natural process that can be measured at home by a medical device such as the Precision Xtra meter or KetoMoJo meter, which at Skinny Me is part of the program.
What is keto-adaptation?
When maintained for several consecutive weeks, nutritional ketosis fundamentally changes the way cells work.
Is a ketogenic diet healthy for everyone, not just people with diabetes or weight issues?
We humans are a very diverse lot, and there is no known diet that is perfect for everyone.
What is “keto flu” and how do I avoid it?
The ”flu-like” symptoms that some individuals experience when starting the ketogenic diet is due to the body’s response to carb restriction.
Should I take vitamins or supplements on a ketogenic diet?
It is well known that whole foods should be emphasized over dietary supplements because essential vitamins and minerals found in foods are usually better absorbed than those found in supplements. Skinny Me will supply you a list of the recommended vitamins of supplements for each week of the program.
How much protein should I eat on a ketogenic diet?
Most healthy humans maintain lean body mass and function during a ketogenic diet providing between 1.5 and 1.75 grams of protein per kg of ‘reference body weight.’
What are ketones? What is ketogenesis?
When we say ketones, we are referring to the primary circulating fatty acid metabolites beta-hydroxybutyrate (βOHB) and acetoacetate (AcAc)
What does it mean to be fat adapted?
This term is often used synonymously with keto-adaptation, and commonly used to describe low-carb adapted athletes.
Can I be vegetarian and still do nutritional ketosis?
Absolutely! While 10-20% of your daily energy need should be coming from protein, you can meet this need by consuming high protein, vegetarian and keto friendly foods.
Can I be vegan and still do nutritional ketosis?
Achieving nutritional ketosis while being a vegan is possible but this style of eating will be restrictive and require a large amount of pre-planning.
Do I need fiber supplements on a ketogenic diet?
There are clear benefits from fiber consumption for bowel function and blood sugar control in people consuming a diet high in carbohydrates.
Can a ketogenic diet reverse type 2 diabetes?
Insulin resistance is the hallmark of type 2 diabetes and manifests as carbohydrate intolerance.
Can I reverse diabetic neuropathy, nephropathy, or retinopathy with a ketogenic diet?
We have many anecdotes of reversal of neuropathy, retinopathy, and nephropathy in people with T2D following a well-formulated ketogenic diet.
Is a ketogenic diet safe for your heart?
In the context of a well-formulated ketogenic diet (high fat, low carb, moderate protein), the intake of fat is not only safe, but imperative for long-term success.
What happens to your cholesterol on a ketogenic diet?
For most people, a ketogenic diet leads to improvements in cholesterol, but there are sometimes transient rises in cholesterol levels during weight loss.
Do statins decrease the production of ketones?
There are no known problems associated with combining statin use with a well-formulated ketogenic diet.
Is nutritional ketosis safe?
Nutritional ketosis, achieved by following a well-formulated ketogenic diet is a safe and beneficial metabolic state for most people.
What is ketoacidosis?
This is a distinct pathologic state that happens when insulin levels are extremely low, such as in a person with type 1 diabetes who cannot produce insulin.
Is it safe to follow a ketogenic diet if you have no gallbladder?
The gallbladder is a storage organ for bile, which (among other functions) helps with the digestion of dietary fat.
Can I follow a ketogenic diet if I have no thyroid?
In general terms, taking thyroid medication can fully replace what the thyroid gland normally does.
Is dietary fat burned before stored fat on a ketogenic diet?
For regular dietary fats, once they are digested, they enter the circulation and participate in what is called ‘fatty acid turnover’.
How can I lose belly fat on a ketogenic diet?
Losing central fat (belly fat) is one of the many benefits of a well-formulated ketogenic diet.
How should I interpret and apply CGM data
The use of continuous glucose monitors (CGM) serves a variety of purposes and depends on the individual.