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

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

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
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

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  Why choose "LCHF: Low carb, High fat / Ketogenic Diet"?
 Promotes long term weight loss
 Maintain your goal weight
 A healthy living alternative
 A body "detox"
 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.