Diet Features: LCHF: Low carb, High fat / Ketogenic Diet

Duration
 
How long do you need to be on this diet for? Until goal reached
 

Cost
 
What additional weekly costs are involved? Moderate
 

Exercise level
 
What exercise recommendations are there? Moderate
 

Eating out
 
Is eating out an option? Challenging / Restricted
 

Coffee / Tea
 
Are caffeinated drinks permitted? Restricted
 

Other Resources
 
What other resource are available? Books
Cookbooks
Online
Support groups
 

Preparing/Cooking Effort
 
What amount of effort is required? Moderate
 

Knowledge Required
 
What amount of nutritional knowledge is required? Moderate
 

Nutritional Supplements Recommended/Taken
 
Are any other nutritional supplements taken or recommended? Multivitamins
Minerals
 

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 Promotes long term weight loss
 Maintain your goal weight
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 Provides an energy boost
 Improves mood and outlook
 Reduces the risks of diet-related diseases
 A roadmap for a healthier lifestyle

 

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kosovokelly's top tips

1.Blood tests: It is recommended to get basic blood panels done before beginning and then more panels after 6 months to a year. Talk to your doctor first about this diet! Calorie Restriction (stage 2) is discussed in the most current issue of Borons Medical Physiology.
2.DRINK 2-3 liters water per day!! Vitamins / Minerals: Take a multivitamin with C and Bs at the beginning. Supplement with Potassium Citrate- helpful during ketosis according to Mayo Clinic.
3.Have fun! Calorie restriction is supposed to be flexible, promoting nutritious food and exercise- overall health! I only recommend being strict with yourself the first 2 weeks when your sugar cravings will be the worst.
4.If you follow Stage 1 (ketosis), you MUST do it a particular way or you run the risk of mild health issues. #1: <150g protein per day for first 3 weeks #2: start decreasing your carbs as you increase your fats. After ca 7 days try to be at <30carbs & >150g fat per day. #3: potassium supplements
5.If you want to follow Calorie Restriction (either by cutting your calories to 50-90% of what you need or by fasting one meal a day or every other day), you MUST ease into this gradually over 1-2 years!! I am doing Stage 1 to make my transition easier, but you can follow Paleo for 1 year and then slowly start skipping meals and work up to 1 day a week, and then to every other day.
6.Read about Paleo, Homo diet, ketogenic diet and calorie restriction before beginning. See diet description for links.