Ketogenic Diet

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The Center for Primary Healthcare

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics located in Orland Park, IL

You may have heard friends and peers raving about the ketogenic diet or the keto diet, a diet plan that allows many to lose weight and feel healthy and energetic. William Crevier, MD, and Suzanne Deese, MSN, APRN, CNP, at The Center for Primary Healthcare, have developed FreshWeigh, a medically supervised weight loss program to help patients achieve and sustain nutritional ketosis. FreshWeigh also serves our patients who suffer from migraine, gout, traumatic brain injury, painful inflammatory conditions, Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline, as well as a non-alcoholic fatty liver disease to achieve wellness through a ketogenic diet.

Ketogenic Diet Q & A

What is keto?

Keto is a type of diet that centers around lowering your intake of carbohydrates and eating lots of healthy fats. When you eat according to the ketogenic (keto) diet, your body’s metabolism changes, making you process nutrients more efficiently and turn them into energy. This state of metabolism is called ketosis, and it greatly reduces the amount of sugar in your blood.

The keto diet boasts many benefits, which vary from person to person. Most people who try the diet want to lose weight, and many of them claim that it helped them do so. To learn more about our FreshWeigh program, please click here.

What can keto do for me?

Patients who use the keto diet report many benefits for their health and appearance. Positive results of the keto diet include:

  • Weight loss
  • Improved brain functioning
  • Acne reduction
  • Seizure prevention
  • Reduced risk of cancer

While results vary, the many reported benefits keep the keto diet a popular topic of discussion and a go-to plan for patients who want to improve their health. With the help of Dr. Crevier and Suzanne Deese, you can maximize the benefits that you get from keto by ensuring that you use the diet correctly and safely.

What should I eat with the keto diet?

When eating according to the keto diet, there are many foods that you’ll need to avoid (or at least significantly reduce). Foods to cut from your diet include:

  • Sugar
  • Fruit
  • Root vegetables, such as potatoes and carrots
  • Products listed as low fat
  • Alcohol
  • Unhealthy fat, such as mayonnaise and vegetable oil

While the keto diet may seem restrictive, the rules are easy to follow and the benefits are worth the sacrifices. Luckily, the list of foods that you can eat with a keto diet is just as long. You’re free to eat plenty of:

  • Meat
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Seeds and nuts
  • Butter
  • Avocados
  • Low-carb vegetables, such as greens and onions
  • Cheese

If you have questions regarding your new dietary restrictions or if there are foods that you’re not sure about, the team at The Center for Primary Healthcare gives you further guidance and instruction on how to properly use the diet.

If you want to learn more about the keto diet and find out if it’s a safe option for you, call or schedule a consultation online at The Center for Primary Healthcare today.