The Ketogenic Program:
- Is a medically supervised, ketogenic weight loss program for individuals who are moderately to morbidly obese (Individuals with at least 30-40 pounds to lose or with a BMI over 30 or over 27 with obesity related co-morbidities)
- Generates aggressive average weekly weight loss over an extended period of time while providing sound information on nutrition, exercise and healthy lifestyle behaviors
- Delivers rapid weight loss, typically an average of 3-5 pounds per week for women and 5-7 pounds per week for men
- Has been in use for several decades and has been endorsed by the NIH’s Weight Control Information Network and the American Counsel of Sports Medicine
- Requires a full screening and the approval of your physician for participation
- Comprises three phases:
- Relies on meal replacements as the sole source of nutrition during active Weight Loss Phase
- Combines the very low calorie dietary regimen with nutrition, behavior modification, and exercise education and counseling
- Is medically supervised by a variety of healthcare professionals, including a registered nurse practitioner, a dietitian, a behaviorist, a phlebotomist and an exercise specialist
- Aims to help patients achieve weight management success through reinforcement of positive behavior change
What is Ketosis?
A ketogenic diet is a very low calorie diet based on the physiological occurrence of ketosis. In the absence of glucose, the body shifts to using compounds called ketones for energy. Ketones are produced from fat breakdown. Thus, the body begins to function on the energy produced from within itself, rather than from an intake of glucose. Most patients will participate in the Ketogenic Program for at least 12 weeks.