You made the decision to adapt to a Ketogenic Lifestyle. This is great news— you have made the first step in improving your metabolic health! I struggle calling this way of eating a “diet.” Diets can end up failing and adapting a ketogenic lifestyle can be sustainable. Once your body transitions from burning sugar to burning fat, what can you expect? A ketogenic lifestyle:

• May lead to weight loss (by keeping your insulin level low will help your body access your fat stores to be used as fuel)
• May lead to reduced appetite (no more feeling “hangry”)
• May lead to reduced inflammation (by eliminating inflammatory foods such as seed oils, sugars, and grains)
• May lead to improved cholesterol profile (increased HDL and decreased triglycerides)
• May lead to improved blood sugar control (become a fat-burner rather than a sugar-burner)
• May lead to improved blood pressure control (keeping your insulin level low can lower your blood pressure)
• May lead to improved brain health (seizures, multiple sclerosis, migraines, strokes, ALS, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s)
• May lead to improved cancer treatment (some cancers may not be able to use ketone bodies as fuel)

Starting a ketogenic lifestyle can be challenging. If you are taking medications, it can be even more challenging. Let me, a Certified Ketogenic Nutrition Specialist and Registered Pharmacist, help you improve your metabolic health and achieve the potential benefits listed above. Please feel free to contact me at brian@theketogenicpharmacist.com for a free consultation or if you have any questions.