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Eating for a vibrant, healthy, long life!

Ketosis is a natural metabolic state

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, moderate protein, low-carbohydrate diet. This diets main purpose is to shift the body’s metabolism away from burning glucose for fuel, to burning fat. Glucose is typically the main source of fuel as it is the easiest molecule for your body to convert into energy. The shift of the body’s metabolism to burn fat as fuel by reducing carbs and increasing fat induces the body into a state of ketosis.In this state the liver has taken fat and select amino acids and transformed them into ketones.

What Can you Eat?

Fat: Grass fed butter, ghee, cultured butter, cream, lard, tallow, duck fat, extra-virgin olive oil, avocado and its oil, full fat dairy products, etc.

Protein: Beef, vision, elk, caribou, chicken, turkey, duck, quail, wild fish; sardines, mackerel, anchovies, salmon, herring, eggs, organ meats.

Carbohydrates: Sources: vegetables, nuts, seeds and dairy. Ex; dark leafy greens, asparagus, cucumber, walnuts, macadamia nuts, hard cheeses, high fat cream.

Occasionally: Fruit such as; raspberries, black berries, other low-glycemic fruits.  Root vegetables like yams, tomatoes, rutabaga, etc.

Who Can it Help?

Highly effective for:

  • Managing a healthy weight
  • managing epilepsy and diabetes
  • Brain health( managing Alzheimers, Parkinson’s, brain trauma, MS, depression, migraines, etc.)
  • Cancer treatment and prevention
  • Acne
  • Cardiovascular conditions

What are the Benefits?

Ketones are the preferred source of fuel for the brain, muscles, heart and liver.

increased energy
stabilised blood sugar & restored insulin sensitivity
improved blood pressure
reduced inflammation
improved cholesterol levels
improved brain function
weight loss
improvement in sleep quality
reduced joint pain & arthritis

Possible Side Effects

  • ‘Keto flu’ – headaches, mental fogginess, dizziness, and aggravation
  • hair loss
  • heart palpitations
  • ‘keto rash’
  • gallstones
  • kidney stones
  • gastrointestinal disturbances – diarrhea, nausea, constipation, GERD
  • muscle cramps or weakness
  • nutrient deficiency

Tips

  • Work with a healthcare professional who has experience in working with the ketogenic diet
  • Drink lots of water and replenish electrolytes
  • Exercise at least 20-30 minutes a day
  • Include intermittent fasting
  • Continue to make healthy lifestyle changes like reducing stress, strengthening relationships and taking time to do things that make you truly happy!

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What About Flaxseed?

Flaxseed from the flax plant has been used for years, starting with Egyptians. Flaxseed contains protein and fiber, which can help with satiety as part of a balanced diet. Additionally, flaxseed is rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega 3 fatty acid that has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and arthritis. Flaxseed also contains lignans, a phytoestrogen, and there are mixed studies on the benefit of lignans in fighting cancer.

Flaxseed can be added to many varieties of foods. There are many health claims surrounding flaxseed, and most of these claims are due to the composition of flaxseed and its great nutritional breakdown. More research is being done, but flaxseed is something that can be of great benefit to a balanced diet. Give it a try!

Conclusion:

There are so many products available these days. It takes a savvy shopper, label reader, and nutrition guru to determine what works. We can’t possibly cover all of them in one article, but here are a few tips to think about:

    •  Look at the label: The less ingredients on the list, the better. Look for ingredients you are aware of or at least can pronounce.
    • Don’t believe everything you see online: There is a lot of good information on the Internet, and there is a lot of not-so-good information. Go to a trusted site for your information. When in doubt, ask. Find a nutritionist or health professional to answer your question.
    • Back to basics: You really can’t go wrong with fruits, vegetables, dairy and protein. Sometimes that’s all you need. There really is no such thing as a magic food.

At the end of the day, do the best you can. No one is perfect. Small steps and changes can make a huge impact in your overall health!

 Allow the bariatric experts to help you if you need support. Please reach out every opportunity you get with every question that you have – it’s not just our work to assist you.  We actually celebrate in seeing you succeed.

About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Nutritionist and Bariatric Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery patients for 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre. and post bariatric patients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

 

Time for a “Bariatric Expert” multivitamin ?  Here is a perfect way for bariatric patients to get it now on Amazon:  Bariatric Expert MultiVitamins 

Eat Like a Bariatric Expert with our Nutrition Plans.

Feel free to share your victories and struggles in our Facebook group. I would love to connect with you.

Respectfully,

Sheri Burke –Nutritionist and Bariatric Coordinator

info@bariatricfoodexpert.com-mail.com

Reach out to us if you have questions !

Make June 2017 YOUR Month!  


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WHAT ABOUT KALE?

Kale Kale Kale everything ! This leafy, green super food from the cabbage family packs a monster nutritional punch. It is high in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, and B6, just to name a few. It is also high in phytonutrients, such as carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin. Kale can add flavor, color and variety to many dishes. It’s a nutrition YES!

Conclusion:

There are so many products available these days. It takes a savvy shopper, label reader, and nutrition guru to determine what works. We can’t possibly cover all of them in one article, but here are a few tips to think about:

    •  Look at the label: The less ingredients on the list, the better. Look for ingredients you are aware of or at least can pronounce.
    • Don’t believe everything you see online: There is a lot of good information on the Internet, and there is a lot of not-so-good information. Go to a trusted site for your information. When in doubt, ask. Find a nutritionist or health professional to answer your question.
    • Back to basics: You really can’t go wrong with fruits, vegetables, dairy and protein. Sometimes that’s all you need. There really is no such thing as a magic food.

At the end of the day, do the best you can. No one is perfect. Small steps and changes can make a huge impact in your overall health!

 Allow the bariatric experts to help you if you need support. Please reach out every opportunity you get with every question that you have – it’s not just our work to assist you.  We actually celebrate in seeing you succeed.

About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Nutritionist and Bariatric Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery patients for 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre. and post bariatric patients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

 

Time for a “Bariatric Expert” multivitamin ?  Here is a perfect way for bariatric patients to get it now on Amazon:  Bariatric Expert MultiVitamins 

Eat Like a Bariatric Expert with our Nutrition Plans.

Feel free to share your victories and struggles in our Facebook group. I would love to connect with you.

 

Respectfully,

Sheri Burke –Nutritionist and Bariatric Coordinator

info@bariatricfoodexpert.com-mail.com

Reach out to us if you have questions !

Make June 2017 YOUR Month!  


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What about Quinoa ?

Quinoa is so popular today and during the last couple of years and is popping up all over supermarkets in salads and sides. As one of the very few plant-based sources of protein. This grain is a champion over other grains because of its elevated protein and fiber content. You can have a half cup serving for 120 calories, 3 grams of fiber and 4.5 grams of protein.  It even has added B Vitamins. This grain is a “yes” for sure in my nutrition guide !

Please remember this though: The nutrition may be great but watch your portions.  A half of a cup  may quickly turn into one cup or more, and you will quickly add in extra calories. Be careful before loading up your plate.

Conclusion:

There are so many products available these days. It takes a savvy shopper, label reader, and nutrition guru to determine what works. We can’t possibly cover all of them in one article, but here are a few tips to think about:

    •  Look at the label: The less ingredients on the list, the better. Look for ingredients you are aware of or at least can pronounce.
    • Don’t believe everything you see online: There is a lot of good information on the Internet, and there is a lot of not-so-good information. Go to a trusted site for your information. When in doubt, ask. Find a nutritionist or health professional to answer your question.
    • Back to basics: You really can’t go wrong with fruits, vegetables, dairy and protein. Sometimes that’s all you need. There really is no such thing as a magic food.

At the end of the day, do the best you can. No one is perfect. Small steps and changes can make a huge impact in your overall health!

 Allow the bariatric experts to help you if you need support. Please reach out every opportunity you get with every question that you have – it’s not just our work to assist you.  We actually celebrate in seeing you succeed.

About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Nutritionist and Bariatric Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery patients for 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre. and post bariatric patients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

 

Time for a “Bariatric Expert” multivitamin ?  Here is a perfect way for bariatric patients to get it now on Amazon:  Bariatric Expert MultiVitamins 

Eat Like a Bariatric Expert with our Nutrition Plans.

Feel free to share your victories and struggles in our Facebook group. I would love to connect with you.

Respectfully,

Sheri Burke – Bariatric Coordinator and Nutritionist.

info@bariatricfoodexpert.com-mail.com

Reach out to us if you have questions !

Make June 2017 YOUR Month!  

 


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After Weight Loss Surgery hair loss is very common and can bring stress to women and men. While we all want to succeed bariatric surgery results, there are some potential risks associated with having this type of surgery. Hair loss related to bariatric surgery is known as Telogen Effluvium and is associated with the normal hair growth cycle.

Anlagen, the growth phase, is the place where nearly 90% of our hair is in at any time. The resting phase known as Telogen lasts about 1 to 6 months. With 5-15% of our hair in this resting phase, stress or any hormonal changes to the body can cause more hair to go into the resting phase. This is the type of hair that bariatric surgery patients are most likely to shed. Once hair starts to grow again, mature hair follicles are released and then the patient loses that hair.

Most often hair loss results from surgery, low-calorie intake and also low protein intake. Add any illness such as vitamin deficiencies or an under-active thyroid and you have hair loss. 

Vitamins & Supplements

Always follow the dietary instructions given to you following surgery as limited calories and low protein can lead to continued hair loss. Also, take a multi-vitamin regularly, take vitamin D3 and take biotin to help prevent hair loss.

Biotin

A deficiency in biotin can lead to more than just hair loss, but fatigue, numbness and tingling in the hands and feet and a red rash. While the deficiency is rare, it can lead to continued hair loss. Many patients have added a biotin supplement into their daily vitamin routine because of its positive results.

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