"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food"
"If you never lost a single pound or an inch, but you FELT amazing; you were energized and mentally clear all day long; you overcame the cravings for sugar and snacks that were running your life; you were fuller, longer; you became the healthiest mentally AND physically than you have EVER been, but you never lost a single pound or an inch… would it be worth it?"
This is where Jennifer starts with clients to help them manage their expectations and set them up for a lifetime of success with a ketogenic way of eating. Weight loss is a byproduct of getting healthy. It’s not that when we lose weight, we get healthy. There are plenty of skinny people who are extremely unhealthy.
When we transform our health from the inside, then weight loss WILL happen!
When working with clients, they will have varying results, depending on their health when they started (and how much weight they have to lose, and MANY other factors…) "My clients are embarking on a journey to not only change their eating habits and improve their relationship with food, but to completely heal their bodies from the inside out so that they can become the happiest, healthiest versions of themselves!"
Now that you understand why the ketogenic lifestyle works, let’s dive into the benefits of the ketogenic diet.
Keto and PCOS
Keto and Insulin Resistance
Keto and epilepsy
Keto and Weight Loss
Keto and Cholesterol
Keto and Cancer
Benefits of Ketogenic Living
The biggest and most obvious benefit of the ketogenic diet is weight loss. When the body starts to fuel its metabolism with fat, the body naturally starts to burn through its fat reserves. Weight loss, especially when that weight loss is due to fat loss (as opposed to muscle atrophy), can reduce the risk of health issues that occur as a result of obesity including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cancer, and many other chronic health problems.
Disease Treatment and Prevention
Ketogenic diets have been shown to reduce “bad” cholesterol and blood triglyceride levels, in addition to improving “good” cholesterol. These changes in blood chemistry are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Being overweight and having low insulin sensitivity can cause huge health issues as a person ages, leading to poor health and a lower quality of life as a result.
The keto diet has been used for a long time to help treat epilepsy in children. A ketogenic diet has direct effects on the patient, including an increase of ketones in the bloodstream, altered use of metabolic pathways, and calorie restriction. These effects, along with indirect effects like changes to neurotransmitter levels, work to reduce the frequency and severity of seizures. Additionally, it may help improve the symptoms of neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
PCOS is a syndrome that affects over 10 million women globally. Common symptoms of PCOS include weight gain, acne, unwanted body hair, irregular menstrual cycles, or even infertility. These symptoms are caused by a hormonal imbalance. Women with PCOS make more androgens (the “male” hormones) than women who don’t have PCOS. They also experience reduced insulin sensitivity, which contributes to weight gain.
In scientific studies, a ketogenic diet has been shown to reduce male hormones in women with PCOS. These women also lost more weight when following a ketogenic diet than women with PCOS who ate a “regular” diet. This was in part due to reduced insulin in their bloodstream. These women also became more sensitive to insulin.
Because the ketogenic diet can help even out hormone levels, it can also be an effective way to overcome infertility for some women. Women who had previously been infertile have been able to get pregnant while on a ketogenic diet. Diets that are high in protein and low in carbohydrate, like the keto diet, have been shown to increase the efficacy of in-vitro fertilization, an effect that’s independent of BMI . When you focus on eating enough protein, healthy fats, and low-carb vegetables and fruits, you’re fueling your body with the nutrients it needs to support a healthy pregnancy. That proper nutrition can really improve your chances of getting pregnant.
Keto and Infertility
Benefits of Keto
Keto and Inflammation