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A Ketonogenic Diet Plan

April 7, 2015 -

Did you know that ketosis is a beneficial process that helps the body survive during times when food is not available? Studies have shown that it improves disease conditions such as epilepsy, autism, Alzheimers, cancer, and more!

There are many low carbohydrate, ketogenic diet plans from which to choose. (The Atkins diet is just the most famous). They all involve following a higher fat, moderate protein, low carb food plan.

The main difference between a regular low carb diet plan and a ketogenic diet plan is the amount of carbohydrate and protein allowed on a daily basis:

•A ketogenic diet plan requires tracking the carb amounts in the foods eaten and keeping carbohydrate intake between 20-60 grams per day. The daily protein requirement will be moderate, and depends on height, gender and how much exercise is done. The balance of calories will be from fats. These ratios ensure that most people go intoketosis and stay there, which is the main objective of the ketogenic diet.

•The nutrient intake on a ketogenic diet typically works out to about 70-75% of calories from fat, 20-25% from protein, and 5-10% from carbohydrate on a daily basis when calories are not restricted. Since a ketogenic diet reduces hunger, calorie counting is optional.  However it’s important to understand how macronutrient percentages can be affected by caloric intake, so you may want to read the calorie counting page to clarify your thoughts on this subject.

To learn more about a healthy ketonogenic diet plan CLICK HERE.

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