Keto Keto keto, it’s all you hear about today – the ketogenic diet. It’s everywhere. Your Mom’s doing it, your best friend is trying it and your neighbour talks non-stop about it. But can you, as a bariatric patient try the ketogenic diet and will it work for you ?
The short definition of ketosis is: when the body is fueled almost entirely by fat. This happens when you eat a diet which is very low in carbohydrates. The name “ketosis” comes from “ketones,” which are considered a type of fuels which your body runs on when you have depleted your glucose stores (blood sugar). There is a whole bunch of science involved but the positive thing about ketosis is that it increases your body’s ability to burn fat.
Lucky for our clients, I am a bariatric expert but also a nutritionist specializing in bariatric pre and post operative care. I help bariatric clients take the best of Keto that move them towards their weight loss and nutritional goals and leaves the rest of it behind. I use a Ketogenic nutrimental plan minus this following list to make our program “Bariatric Keto”. Here are foods which you are NOT going to be eating on this keto plan….
- Blankets of full fat cheese
- Unlimited Bacon
- Tons of butter
But the good news is that we will be eating some of the really good stuff that the keto community thrives on such as:
- Seafood, Meats and Poultry
- Lots of low carb veggies
- Plain Greek Yogurt
- Cottage Cheese and Ricotta
- Nuts and Seeds
- Coffee and Tea
- Dark Chocolate
Save yourself some unnecessary stress and grab my “Bariatric Keto Plan”. It will answer all your questions such as:
- “Is this food Keto Friendly”?
- “What can I make for dinner”?
- “How many carbs are in this recipe”?
And I include the meal plans to further reduce keto-stress. You’ll know exactly what to make ahead of time to make your life a whole lot easier. You will get to try new recipes so you don’t have to make the same handful of recipes over and over and over again. Boredom makes non-keto foods oh-so-irresistible.
Check out the “Bariatric Keto Plan” to save yourself time and unnecessary stress.
Remember, you already have your secret weapon – your tool – your bariatric surgery … to keep you in line. This is the ultimate portion control ! The idea is to eat until satisfied and don’t stuff yourself. Let’s reach those goals together !!
I believe in you.
About the Author: Sheri Burke is 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.
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