how to start ketogenic diet for weight loss
The data is OVERWHELMINGLY clear that a ketogenic diet can not only help prevent diabetes but actually has been shown to reverse it. Despite
the fact that the CDC still recommends that those with type II diabetes consume 225 grams of carbohydrates per day, doctors are speaking out against this recommendation as it keeps patients on the vicious cycle
of diabetes medication requiring carbohydrates to prevent hypoglycemia, followed by needing the medication for insulin that is released after the consumed carbs. A recent meta-analysis which included 20 years of published research studying the effects of a ketogenic diet on patients with type 2 diabetes. The review concluded that ketogenic diet is ‘superior’ in terms of glycemic control—the results
were significant enough to recommend the keto diet as a treatment for type 2 diabetes. Another recent study concludes that in addition to reduction in body weight and improving lipid profile, there was a significant improvement in HbA1c and reduction in the intake of insulin and oral antidiabetic drugs in patients with type 2 diabetes.  Not only does this research show how the keto diet can lead to weight loss and improved metabolic health, it’s also monetarily cost effective as it reduces the need for insulin and oral antidiabetic drugs. Lastly, our friends at Virta Health are doing incredible work reversing type 2 diabetes with their low carb protocols. One of their studies shows that this dietary monitoring protocol lowered glycemic control medication from
55. 7 to 26. 8% including insulin (-62%) and sulfonylureas (-100%). There was also resolution of diabetes (reversal, 53.