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Can the Keto Diet Help Me Lose Weight?

Can the Keto Diet Help Me Lose Weight?

If you want to lose weight, join the club. 49% of Americans have tried to lose weight in the last year. Losing weight has many benefits, like elevating your mood, lowering your risk of disease, and of course, looking your best. 

No matter your reason for wanting to lose weight, you probably know the importance of dieting. With all the information on the internet, though, sometimes it can be hard to tell the fad diets apart from the ones that work.

If you’ve done any research on dieting, you’ve probably heard of the ketogenic diet. Nexclin Medicine helps patients living in Roswell, Georgia lose weight and keep it off with the keto diet and medical weight loss.

What does the keto diet involve?

Most diets you’ve heard of consist of a high protein intake and a low carb intake. Diets like Atkins, South Beach, and paleo all follow this formula. 

The ketogenic, or keto, diet takes a different approach, which is what makes it so effective. Instead of focusing on consuming a large quantity of protein, keto involves consuming high levels of fat and low levels of carbs. 

The goal of this diet aims to put your body into a metabolic state called “ketosis.” While your body usually relies on sugar from carbohydrates to generate energy, during ketosis, it burns fat instead. Your brain and other organs use this fuel for energy, and you lose weight quickly — about two pounds a week.

Knowing what to eat

Most patients find that a keto diet allows them to feel fuller longer because they’re consuming high amounts of fat. Not only does this lead to fewer hunger pangs, but it makes it easier to stick to your diet.

A keto diet usually restricts you to eating only 20-50 carbs a day. You should aim to eat a healthy amount of fat at every meal, totaling about 165 grams per day. For protein, you should consume approximately 75 grams daily.

Keto-friendly foods include:

Consuming a keto diet is especially helpful for people with type 2 diabetes, because it lowers your glucose levels and improves insulin resistance. Naima Cheema, MD can tailor the ketogenic diet to your body and lifestyle to help you slim down at a healthy rate.

The most sustainable way to lose weight

Now that you know the basics of a keto diet, you might be inspired to start one. While you may see some initial success, though, dieting alone doesn’t give you sustainable weight loss. That’s because it’s missing a key element to weight loss success — accountability.

Our medical weight loss programs provide you with the accountability you need to help you meet your goals and keep you pushing further. By meeting with our weight loss experts weekly, you’re inspired to stick with the diet and keep dropping the pound. At the sessions, we record your progress, as well as make any necessary adjustments to your program to give you the best results. 

We supply you with weight loss supplements and medications to keep you energized and feeling great. While you’ll love how your body looks as a result of our program, you’ll probably be most impressed by how you feel — lighter, leaner, stronger, and accomplished. These feelings are what drive you to keep making healthy changes for many years to come.

Learn more about our medical weight loss program by calling 770-558-2873 or booking an appointment online.

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