A Keto Diet – Is it for you?

Middletown Health and Wellness Center is a strong proponent for The Ketogenic Diet.  Dr. Peter Holst himself eats a Keto diet.

But what is a Ketogenic Diet?

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, protein rich, low-carbohydrate diet. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates.

What can I eat on a Ketogenic Diet?

  • Seafood
  • Low Carb Veggies
  • Cheese
  • Avocado
  • Meat & Poultry
  • Eggs
  • Coconut & Olive Oil
  • Plain Greek Yogurt & Cottage Cheese
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Berries
  • Butter & Cream
  • Shirataki Noodles
  • Olives
  • Unsweetened Tea & Coffee
  • Dark Chocolate & Cocoa Powder

Wondering what the benefits are?  Take a look at this list of pluses:

  • Natural hunger and appetite control
  • Effortless weight loss
  • Improved mental clarity
  • Sounder, more restful sleep
  • Normalized metabolic function
  • Stabilize blood sugar and restore insulin sensitivity
  • Reduces systemic inflammation
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Endless energy
  • Eliminate heartburn
  • Increases sex drive
  • Improved immune function
  • Slows aging

Alright, so you are precluded from eating your favorite sugary treat and you can no longer consume soda, but with all the benefits listed above, isn’t it worth it?

The keto diet makes your body burn ketones and fat, which burns like a propane stove; no smoke or soot.  Carbs, on the other hand burns like a fireplace in our body; lots of smoke and soot.  Is there any question as to why the standard American diet, rich in carbs, causes so much whole-body inflammation?  Do you experience stiffness after sitting, and it takes you a few steps to “get going”?

Go keto and that will be no more.

Contact our office for more information and guidance, including a 30-day keto meal planner.