ATHENA KetoForce in Maryland, Virginia, & Washington, DC
Like many diet buzzwords, the Ketogenic Diet or “Keto” Diet is an old discussion marketed to be a new thing. The ketogenic approach is a way of eating that trains your body to use fats as the primary source of energy rather than carbohydrates (sugar). This way of eating has been shown in medical research and clinical settings to be useful in treating certain types of epilepsy, brain injury and other neurological conditions, helps with better blood sugar control in Type2 Diabetes and metabolic syndrome, and an effective way of losing weight.
The ketogenic approach can be a very powerful way of eating to improve overall health when done properly. Unfortunately, we are now seeing certain marketing strategies selling the ketogenic diet approach inappropriately and over overexaggerating the benefits of a ketogenic diet to sell low quality products that at best have marginal usefulness and at worse can hurt an individual’s metabolism.
The ketogenic approach can be a very powerful way of eating to improve overall health… when done properly.
Can I do the Ketogenic Diet on my own?
Certain issues can be seen with trying to do this type of approach on your own or listening to celebrity or non-medical sources of advice for beginning or sustaining a ketogenic diet. Many popularized versions of keto are very acidic to the body, which can lead to poor health outcomes and disease. We call this “dirty keto.” Some of these issues include elevated cholesterol especially LDL (a “bad” cholesterol), demineralization of the bones, micronutrient deficiencies that can occur but can be prevented when guided by a medical professional, and poor sustainability of weight loss on this type of diet. Any type of diet that limits certain food groups can cause issues with nutrition and micronutrient deficiencies. The Athena KetoForce program directly manages that and an overall sustainability of overall improved health and weight loss. Additionally, it can be a powerful tool to use after completing a very low calorie diet or while beginning any hormone replacement program.
How is Athena KetoForce different from other low carb programs?
- Individualized specific to you
- Higher rate of long term success
- Unique and effective supplements included
- Functional nutritionist follow up and accountability
- Includes the powerful Metabolic ® Assessment
- Linking your full metabolic lab results to the program
About Athena KetoForce
The Athena KetoForce program teaches your body to become efficient in burning fat, to lose weight while ultimately decreasing inflammation and maintaining efficient muscle metabolism. Our individualized, three month program provides specific guidance based on your body’s unique chemistry, health conditions, and goals. You will also receive an in-depth lab review and Metabolic Code® Assessment, which is a 20 to 30 page report of your current health and a prediction of your future health. This allows us to focus on your personal metabolic challenges, to ultimately improve your health & vitality, help you feel better, and lose weight.
We provide you with specific, targeted supplements. You will receive three consultations with our Clinical Nutritionist to guide and educate you along the way. You will lose weight and turn fat into fuel for a super-charged energetic life!
The Athena KetoForce program is based on a low carbohydrate, high healthy-fat, and moderate protein approach. You will be eating more non-starchy vegetables, healthy fats and oils. There are good options for vegetarians and we have an amazing KetoForce Veggie Program that allows vegetarians the benefits of a ketogenic diet. It is more difficult for vegans to take advantage of a ketogenic diet. However, it is not impossible. Vegans must supplement in order to maintain a ketogenic effect.
We focus on speeding up your metabolism and slowing down the aging process. Through the direction our Clinical Nutritionist and MD, we will guide you in achieving and maintaining the best you! Reignite your metabolism and lose weight now!
We have patients all over the world. Ask about our highly successful Virtual KetoForce Programs.