Are you questioning what you should be eating and what you shouldn’t be eating when following a ketogenic lifestyle?
We all have a good idea of what the regular Standard American Diet Food Pyramid looks like. At the top you will find fats, oils and sugar. Down below comes your dairy products and your meat products with eggs add dry beans next to it. Below that comes your vegetables and fruits and at the bottom – with the biggest section is bread, cereal, rice and pasta.
This food model wants you to eat 6 to 11 portions of refined carbohydrates each and every day.
This food pyramid is built on unhealthy carbs that digest quickly and raise our blood sugars quickly.
Today things are changing and if you want to grab the reins and follow a ketogenic lifestyle, you are going to flip that Standard American Diet on its head. You are going to get government out of your food choices and you are going to eat intuitively in order to improve your health.
At the top of your pyramid will be the biggest section which contains healthy fats and oils, under that is lean meat, fish and eggs, followed by non-starchy vegetables, followed by vegetables low in carbs, and at the very bottom you will find nuts and berries.
Notice how different the two models look.
Now is the time to take control of your health and to remove the foods out of you diet which create inflammation and prevent you from losing weight.
Eating ketogenic is eating a very low “refined and processed” carbohydrate load. My clients who follow a ketogenic lifestyle create a plate which contains a portion of protein, two low carb veggies and a serving of heathy fat.
Eating this way stabilizes blood sugar and leaves us feeling satisfied for longer periods of time. We eat better, feel better, lower inflammation and lose weight.
This is how you should feed your body. You have a super powerful machine and it will respond when you feed it correctly. Love yourself enough to give it a try and eat sensibly and responsibly. Get the “frankenfoods” out of your diet. Eat real, live, natural and good quality food. Your body will thank you.
If you need help planning a bariatric ketogenic life-style, we have you covered. Find our bariatric ketogenic plan at this link:
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About the Author: Sheri Burkeis a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for over 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric clients.In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens and cooking up a nutritional storm in the kitchen.