Diet Trends: Ketogenic
It’s that time of year when it's easy to jump on the band wagon of healthy resolutions, get a gym membership, and make drastic lifestyle changes. Within the first few weeks, most resolutions fall by the wayside because they are unrealistic and unsustainable, leaving you feeling discouraged or even worse, like you failed.
What if it doesn’t have to be that way? What if we laid out some of the top diet trends and gave you tips on making sustainable change in a way that's both balanced and healthy? As you plan your resolutions for 2019, let us help you make lasting changes!
In this series, we will explore four of the top diet trends to help you make a educated choices on what is healthy for you. To learn even more, click here to find out how you can attend one of our upcoming lectures at your local Fruitful Yield store!
Trend #1: Ketogenic Diet
Many people are going “keto” this year, and the main principal of this diet is high fat, moderate proteins and low carbohydrate content. Many people do this diet in an un-healthy way and opt for the meat and cheese buffet! This diet needs the most support from outside sources like supplements. Many people don’t get enough dark leafy green veggies or fiber on this diet which can cause a backup in the bowels if you’re not careful. This diet is best cycled into and out of throughout the year to stimulate fat as fuel instead of carbs or sugars as fuel.
If you're currently on keto or thinking about giving it a try, make sure you have all your nutritional bases covered with a quality supplement regimen. Below are some recommended nutrients to add to your diet while "going keto."
|Multi-Vitamin||Fill in nutritional gaps from dietary eliminations|
|MCT oil, CLA, Omega-3's||Healthy source of dietary fats, alternative to fats derived from meat and dairy|
|Exogenous Ketones||Ketones that go into the bloodstream and promote ketosis|
|Digestive Enzymes||Support breakdown of increased fat and protein intake|
|Electrolytes||Minerals are lower in keto dieting and need to be replaced more frequently to avoid “keto flu”|
|Greens Powders||Low-carb way to increase veggie consumption|
|Fibrous seeds (hemp, flax, chia)||Source of healthy fats, proteins and fiber to help with bowel regularity|
About the Author:
Dr. Kalli Prater is a Chiropractic Physician in Illinois that specializes in Functional Medicine, and also works with Fruitful Yield as a nutrition educator. She has a passion for sharing her knowledge and helping individuals live their healthiest and happiest life.
*Content contained in this article is not intended to provide or to constitute medical or healthcare advice. Nor can it be relied upon as preventative care, cure, or treatment for any disease or medical condition. You should consult a qualified healthcare professional for advice regarding the diagnosis and treatment of any medical condition and before starting any supplementation, nutritional, exercise, or other medical program.