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 april@ocnutritioncoaching.com

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Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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ketogenic diet

 

 

what is nutritional ketosis?

Nutritional ketosis is a state of health in which your body burns fat as its primary energy source instead of glucose. When you follow a keto diet you essentially become a “fat burner” instead of a “sugar burner”.  Your body becomes less dependent on food and is able to use stored body fat as a fuel source. This is why the ketogenic diet tends to minimizes hunger levels and sugar cravings. Most people also experience an increase in energy, mental clarity, athletic endurance and feelings of euphoria. 

The ketogenic state is accomplished by reducing your consumption of carbohydrates, increasing your intake of fat and consuming only adequate amounts of protein. It takes the body time to convert into a ketogenic, "fat-burning" state. The length of time will vary but the typical adaptation period can range anywhere from 2-6 weeks. The keto diet is a purposeful manipulation of the body’s metabolism and therefore should always be done with close monitoring by a registered dietitian.

 

what are the benefits?

  • Weight Loss

  • Improved Mood & Mental Functioning

    • ​Vast improvements in disorders such as depression and anxiety are commonly reported. Many people also feel euphoria 

  • Greater Athletic Performance (Particularly in Endurance Athletes)

  • Stable Blood Sugar Levels

    • ​Ketogenic diets are being utilized for improving health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes

  • Reduced Hunger & Sugar Cravings

  • Hormone Balancing (Especially in women with PCOS)

 

the keto NUTRITION program

  • Initial Nutrition Session, 60-90 minutes: During your initial visit, April will create a ketogenic meal plan to fit your lifestyle. We discuss the best ketogenic supplements, foods products, snacks and recipes to optimize your results. For those interested- we incorporate intermittent fasting for speedier fat loss and improved athletic endurance. 

  • Ketogenic Meal Plan (with ongoing modifications): April works with you to create the perfect ketogenic meal plan. The plan is based on specific calories and macronutrient ratios based on your activity level, age, gender and overall goals. 

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  • Access to your dietitian in-between office visits via email

  • Follow-Up Sessions: As part of the ketogenic program we schedule weekly nutrition sessions. Follow-up visits may include modifications to your meal plan, nutrition education, ketone testing, weigh-ins and more. Common ketogenic education topics include:

    • Use of Exogenous Ketones 

    • Incorporating "Cheat" Meals

    • Ketone Testing (Blood Meter) 

    • Exercise Recommendations

    • Intermittent Fasting

    • Dining Out

    • Label Reading

    • Incorporating Alcohol 

    • Continuing the Ketogenic Lifestyle 

    • And More!

 

AM i a good fit?

  • Are you highly motivated to reach your goals?

  • Are you struggling with excess weight, fatigue or hunger?

  • Are you interested in optimizing your athletic endurance?

  • Are you able to devote time to your health?

  • Do you suffer from Type 2 Diabetes, PCOS or obesity?

  • Are you willing to introduce new exercises into your daily routine?

  • Are you able to dedicate proper time to getting quality sleep?

  • Would you benefit from increased mental focus?

  • Are you interested in losing fat while retaining muscle?