We often wonder that all the diet hype is about.
You often hear about the Ketosis diet or keto diet, ketogenic diet, all refer to the same plan. In addition there is the Paleo diet, the low carb or LC or very low carb, VLC plan, plus the new Whole 30 plan, and Gluten free diet. Then you ask, what about clean eating, hormone free, grass fed? Well, let us explain.
Keep reading to learn more about these plans and more.
Ketosis is a metabolic state where your liver produces raised levels of “ketones” through healthy fats. Typically, glucose is the primary fuel source of the body and brain, but it can be replaced by these ketones. In this state of ketosis, your body optimizes fat as fuel and can lead to many health benefits. Because the fat is coming from high quality sources, it also leads to improved lipid labs (triglycerides, LDL, HDL, and more).
Although fasting is the quickest way to get to ketosis – it’s certainly not sustainable. Instead, followers of the keto diet find a balance of what to eat (and when) to keep their body constantly producing ketones. This lifestyle – the ketogenic diet – is a balance of losing weight and performing efficiently.
Though there are various definitions of a Keto diet, the general guidelines are as follows:
- Very low carb intake
- Medium level of protein
- High levels of high quality fat as a major fuel source
People who are going to follow a ketogenic diet often use macronutrient calculators to determine their percentage of fats, carbs and protein, as well as calories they should be consuming per day.
Tracking in an app often helps this progress as well as any plan where your trying to watch calories and monitor carbohydrate intake.
Ketosis diets have often been shown to help with various disease issues such as PCOS and diabetes, but anytime you cut processed foods, (boxed junk, refined flour, noodles, pastas, bread, etc),
you are going to lose weight.
A strict ketogenic diet is not for everyone. We recommend consulting with a doctor to make sure this restriction is for you.
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- High Quality Fats 60 – 80%
- Protein 20 – 35%
- Low Glycemic Carbs 5 – 15%
- Less than 20 grams of net carbs per meal
This ratio – and no refined sugars – burns fat.
Then there is the Paleo diet plan.
The overarching concept of the Paleo diet is to follow what our paleolithic ancestors, the ‘cavemen’, would have eaten over 100,000 years ago – during the ice age.
Paleo practitioners may attribute inflammation to sugary, starchy processed foods – and so they eliminate them from their daily diet. Emphasis instead is placed on mostly whole food sources of lean protein, organic fruits and vegetables, low-glycemic carbs, and healthy fats.
- Concentrate on quality grass-fed/free-range protein & fiber
- Cook with unprocessed oils like ghee and coconut oil
- No processed foods
- No refined sugar
- No grains (gluten-free)
- No dairy
- Larger portions of meat and vegetables
- No grains, soy, or chemicals
- Increased fiber content
- Zero added sugar
- Organic, free-range, and grass fed produce and proteins
- Includes sweet potatoes and ghee/clarified butter
There there is the Gluten free diet. A great one for eliminating carbs as well.
Gluten free means a food or diet not containing gluten. Sounds simple, right? Unfortunately, gluten (aka grain) is found in most breads, cereals, pastas, cakes, cookies, pastries, and beer. Gluten Free adherents – and Factor 75 – eliminate grains and processed items containing allergenic gluten including:
Wheat – spelt, kamut, triticale, white flour
While some claims about the evils of gluten can – and have – been
exaggerated, Factor 75 chose to eliminate gluten from all of our meals.
Why? For Factor 75, going gluten-free has nothing to do with a trend,
it’s simply a part of our Nutritional Philosophy.
Our executive chef replaces the glutenous pasta, pizza
crusts and other menu items with more nutritious alternatives.
These ingredients were hand picked to not only simulate what
they are replacing, but to provide optimal nutrients, vitamins
Shirataki (aka Miracle Noodles)
We only include ingredients that are nutrient dense and never include any
ingredients that can negatively impact how we perform. Regardless of your
diet or sensitivities, there’s no research that proves gluten helps or improves our performance,
mind or mood in any way. Click here to learn more and save $20 on your first order.
All Factor 75 meals are Gluten Free as well as:
Antibiotic & Hormone-Free
I am Amy, the owner of Elite Weight Loss Supplements and also a Registered Nurse. I do not take eating healthy lightly. I have seen the effects of poor diet, lack of exercise, obesity, diabetes hypertension, first hand. You don’t have to live that life! The average cost of eating out is anywhere from $9-$15 per meal for JUNK! Factor 75 is pre cooked healthy meals that you can eat fresh or freeze if needed. And they taste great! The FACTOR 75 Nutrition Coaching Team is a dedicated group of Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists that bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise, on topics such as:
- Ketogenic Diet
- Paleo Diet
- Food Intolerances/Sensitivities
- Gut health
- Mental Performance/Nutrition
- Women’s Health
- Geriatric Nutrition
- Physical Performance
- Weight Management
- Behavior Change
- Disordered Eating
- Diabetes and diabetes prevention
- Plant-based diets
- Low carbohydrate diet
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