What’s the Difference Between Keto and B3H+®?
If the two most popular diets were ranked, the ketogenic diet and Dr. Kealy’s B3H+® would be neck and neck. One limits carbs, while the other is designed to help women 40+ lose fat while maintaining lean muscle, supports healthy weight loss, and maintains a healthy goal weight.
Ketosis & Long Term Dieting
“We’re not just talking about cutting back on the ‘bad-for-you’ carbs— the donuts, cupcakes, and cookies— but even things like fruit and veggies. Limiting carbs as much as the ketogenic diet requires puts the body into ketosis, which means the body turns to fat for fuel once its glucose stores are depleted. Ketosis plays a huge role in the ketogenic diet, which will affect how sustainable the diet is in the long run,” says women’s health and nutritionist expert Angela Russo.
The Origin of The Ketogenic Diet
Russo further explains that the ketogenic diet was first developed in the 1920’s as a way to treat children with epilepsy. Since then, research has linked the diet to weight loss; hence the many people without a history of seizures who have hopped on the bandwagon. A study published in November 2017 in Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews found that subjects who followed the keto diet for 10 weeks had significant changes in weight, body fat, and HgA 1c levels. Still, Russo recommends the diet only for children with epilepsy, as cutting out entire food groups and drastically changing the way you eat poses a fair amount of risk. There is a growing body of evidence that suggests the keto diet may help adults with epilepsy, too, but more research is needed in this population.
Keto Side Effects
“Now, here’s the problem,” continues Russo, “…the buildup of ketones can cause a lot of side effects, such as nausea, headaches, mental fatigue, and bad breath. It can also lead to deficiencies in essential vitamins and minerals and increase your risk of kidney stones and potentially heart disease, depending on the types of fats people choose.”
Keto vs. Dr. Kealy’s B3H+®
In contrast, Dr. Kealy’s B3H+® Program addresses fat loss and fat loss resistance from a completely different approach than the ketogenic diet. This program is specificallydesigned for women entering perimenopause and who are in or have gone through menopause,” continues Russo, “It focuses on balancing key hormones that are known to fluctuate and disrupt women’s weight, appetite, and satiety signals during menopause. As women enter their 40’s and beyond, their body’s hormone production of hormones like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone— in addition to several others like cortisol, ghrelin, leptin, thyroid and insulin— are needed to maintain their youthful appearance, or vitality rapidly declines.”
The Secret to Dr. Kealy’s Program
So, what’s the secret behind the dramatic weight loss results with Dr. Kealy’s program? We’ll let you in on some important factors:
. Eat a balance of macronutrients
. Reduce inflammatory foods
. Consume probiotic foods
. Aim for 25-30 grams of dietary fiber daily
. Eat enough healthy fats
. Drink enough water
This means Dr Kealy’s B3H+® may be more sustainable long-term, because it’s not quite as restrictive and doesn’t require you to make sure your body remains in ketosis. Plus, on Dr. Kealy’s Program, you can eventually add back nutritious foods like quinoa, oatmeal and most fruits.
Considering giving one of these diets a try? It’s your choice! Be sure to choose wisely.
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