About the Topic

Moving toward a lower-carb diet can help your waistline, decrease your blood sugar, and give you more energy. But transitioning away from the common carbohydrates we all grew up with (think: pasta, potatoes, or bread as a part of every dinnertime meal), can be challenging for both novice and experienced cooks alike.

Vicki Alexander was once there too. After years of experimentation and modification, she has perfected the art of low-carb cooking.

In this presentation, Vicki will prove that delicious, low-carb foods are not only satisfying but easy to make, too.

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About the Speaker

Vicki Alexander owns and operates Keto Chef to Go, a local business selling prepared dishes for people following a keto eating plan.

The keto, or ketogenic diet, is an eating plan that minimizes carbohydrate intake. The idea is to get more calories from protein and fat and less from carbohydrates. Limiting carbohydrates puts the body in a state of ketosis, where ketones are present. When this occurs, the body uses fat for fuel and depletes carbohydrate stores, typically resulting in weight loss.

Done right, the keto diet can help manage certain health conditions such as epilepsy, heart disease, certain brain diseases, or acne. Before trying a ketogenic diet, talk with your doctor to ensure the eating plan is safe for you, especially if you have type 1 diabetes.

Even if you are not fully following a keto eating plan, there are many health benefits associated with reducing carbohydrates that are easy to digest, like sugar, soda, pastries, and white bread.

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Dates and Times

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Midday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Evening from 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Location

PartnerMD Richmond
7001 Forest Avenue
Suite 110
Richmond, VA 23230

Suite 110 is located on the ground floor of our building. Look for signage in the lobby to help you find your way.