The Art of Health
Amy M. Anderson, D.O.
Functional Medicine Specialist & Aesthetics Specialist located in Poulsbo, WA
Are you struggling with your weight? Have you thought about trying the keto diet, but don’t know where to start? Amy Anderson, DO, at The Art of Health in Poulsbo, Washington, offers physician-supervised weight loss using the keto diet. She also uses the diet as a natural treatment for chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and joint pain. To get started on the keto diet, call the office today to schedule an appointment.
Keto Diet Q & A
What is the keto diet?
The keto diet, also known as the ketogenic diet, is a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet. It was originally developed as a treatment for seizures, but is more recently used as a means to help with weight loss.
The keto diet works by forcing your body to use its fat stores for fuel due to the absence of glucose. Under normal circumstances, your body uses glucose as a source of energy, which comes from carbohydrate-containing foods. When you limit your intake of carbohydrates, your body then uses ketones for fuel, which is created through the breakdown of fat.
To reach a state of ketosis, you need to carefully balance your carbohydrate, fat, and protein intake to ensure your body is using fat for energy instead of carbohydrates or protein. Dr. Anderson is very knowledgeable about the diet and creates a balanced plan that helps you achieve ketosis and stay there so you lose weight and improve your health.
What do I eat on the keto diet?
Dr. Anderson uses a combination of natural food and ketogenic products to help you create meals while following the keto diet.
Foods commonly eaten include:
- Nuts, seeds, and avocado
- Healthy proteins and fats such as eggs, grass fed beef, and salmon
- Low-carbohydrate vegetables such as spinach, kale, and broccoli
Dr. Anderson creates a meal plan for you so you know exactly how to use your food and ketogenic products to stay in ketosis and support weight loss.
What are the benefits of the keto diet?
The keto diet offers many benefits. Because it pushes your body to burn fat for fuel, you may lose weight a lot faster on the keto diet than other types of weight-loss diets. This may help keep you motivated to stick with the plan. The keto diet also helps improve blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 diabetes.
Losing weight offers its own set of benefits, including lowering blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels. It reduces stress on your joints to improve joint pain. Reaching your goal weight also improves your self-confidence, which may help lift your mood and boost your self-esteem.
To learn more about the keto diet and how it can help you achieve your weight and health goals, call The Art of Health today to schedule a consultation.