Dear Health Care Professional,
Your patient has enrolled in my low carbohydrate education program which consists of learning a plant rich lower carbohydrate way of whole foods eating and overcoming emotional eating, cravings, and urges to eat outside of true hunger.
My ketogenic weight loss eating plan eliminates grains and sugar and steps them gently into nutritional ketosis over the course of two weeks by gradually reducing their carbohydrate consumption to 50 grams of total carbohydrates made up entirely of above ground non-starchy vegetables, berries, and clean meat choices.
Where I differ from the typical keto community is that I don’t advocate for sugar substitutes or massive amounts of dietary fat such as fat bombs.
Once the body has transitioned to nutritional ketosis, we urge the body to utilize its own fat stores for energy by reducing dietary fat to a realistic amount – a Tbsp or so for cooking and the fat that is naturally a part of reasonable (palm sized) protein sources.
An example of a typical daily meal plan would be:
* ground chicken sausage patty with berries for breakfast
* tuna salad for lunch with olive oil and lemon juice for dressing
* grilled grass-fed steak and asparagus for dinner
Within my program, your patient may choose, with your guidance, whether they enter into the state of nutritional ketosis for quicker weight loss or whether they simply limit their intake of grains and sugar – in which they would learn to eat a lower carbohydrate diet for weight loss rather than a ketogenic diet.
Please let me know, via email or written recommendation, which of these three options is best for your patient:
a) They follow a healthy vegetable rich ketogenic plan as outlined above transitioning to a low carbohydrate approach after their weight goal is met or;
b) They lower their carbohydrate consumption similar to above with the addition of more fruit, gluten-free grains, and starchy vegetables to keep them losing weight but not in nutritional ketosis or;
c) A whole foods lower carbohydrate approach is contraindicated for their health condition.
My email address is Michelle@lowcarbcavegirl.com and I’m happy to answer any additional questions you may have about my program.
I’ve included a screenshot of lab results my client Beth sent to me after following my program for 8 weeks.