I love hearing from and seeing women practically glowing, feeling amazing, and finally reaching—or at least nearing—their goal weight. This is especially rewarding when they started out very differently: sluggish, not sleeping well, with a history of diabetes or other disease, and a near-zero sex drive.
Within months on a high-fat ketogenic diet, so many of my patients feel and look fabulous. Even their blood work looks better and they are no longer cursing the scales. Studies confirm that a ketogenic diet can create those and other benefits. Originally designed for epilepsy, studies today show ketogenic diets benefit numerous conditions including weight loss, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and energy levels. When you’re in ketosis, you’re not eating enough carbohydrates to provide your body glucose, its primary fuel. Instead, your body shifts to an alternative fuel called ketones, which are derived from fat breakdown. You’re literally burning fat to fuel your brain, heart, and other organs.