Nutrition – Ketogenic diet
Our role is to perform a nutritional assessment. First, a diet is designed for each patient based on nutritional status.
- Assessment or review of the clinical history
- Assessment of dietary intake
- Assessment of body composition
- Dietary evaluation
Our diets are based on the ketogenic diet:
A keto diet is a very low carbohydrate diet with a higher fat content.
On a keto diet, you eat fewer carbohydrates, maintain a moderate protein intake, and you are allowed to increase your fat intake. Reducing carbohydrates puts the body in a metabolic state called ketosis, where fat (from your body and what you eat) is consumed for energy.
Ketosis is a metabolic state in which the body uses fat and ketones instead of glucose (sugar) as its main source of energy.
Glucose is stored in the liver and released according to energy needs. However, if carbohydrate intake has been very low for a day or two, these glucose stores are depleted. The liver can synthesize some glucose from the amino acids in the proteins we eat through a process called gluconeogenesis, but it is far from sufficient to meet the needs of the brain, which requires a constant supply of energy.
Fortunately, ketosis can provide you with an alternative source of energy.
In ketosis, the body produces ketones at an accelerated rate. Ketones, or ketone bodies, are made in the liver from the fat you have eaten and from your own fat. These three ketone bodies are beta-hydroxybutyrate, acetoacetate, and acetone (although acetone is technically a by-product of acetoacetate).
In fact, the liver produces ketones on a regular basis even with a higher carbohydrate diet. This mostly happens at night while you sleep, but it's usually only small amounts. However, when glucose and insulin levels drop on a carbohydrate-restricted diet, the liver increases the production of ketones to provide energy to the brain.
Once your blood ketone level reaches a certain threshold, you are considered to be in nutritional ketosis. According to Ketogenic Diet Researchers Dr. Stephen Phinney and Dr. Jeff Volek, the limit for being in nutritional ketosis is a minimum of 0.5 mmol / L of beta-hydroxybutyrate (the ketone measured in the blood).
Although both fasting and the keto diet allow you to enter ketosis, only a keto diet is sustainable for long periods of time. In fact, it seems to be a healthy way of eating that can be continued indefinitely.
Our measurement equipment
InBody, the Body Composition Analyzer:
- Body composition analysis
- Body composition analysis provides basic fitness information.
- It offers more than 20 results through a simple and fast InBody Test.
- Segmental Analysis of Muscle and Fat
With Lookin´Body you will have a complete and detailed analysis. With the Results Report and the Graphical History of each component of the Body Composition, it has never been so easy to get motivated!
You will see the main body components: Body Fat Mass, Lean Mass and BMI.