Keto Food Facts

September 22, 2020 | 12:00 pm EDT | Virtual Event

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Even if you don’t have a weight problem, you might still have a metabolism problem. Only 12% of Americans meet the new standards for metabolic health, according to a study published in the journal Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, February 2019.

One way to improve metabolic health is to reduce the consumption of carbohydrates. You may have heard of a low-carb lifestyle being referred to as a ketogenic (or keto) diet.

About the Topic

In this presentation, PartnerMD Director of Wellness Steven E. Bishop, M.D. delivers a beginner's guide to adopting a ketogenic diet. This interactive presentation will explore:

  • The science and basic concepts behind the keto diet.
  • Low-carb eating, including common keto food options and substitutes.
  • An introduction to interpreting food labels for keto living.
  • What might be on the menu during a full day of keto eating.

Discover how a healthy metabolism supported by a ketogenic diet can lower blood pressure, decrease insulin resistance, shed midsection fat, and help you achieve healthy, maintainable weight loss.

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About the Keto Diet

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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Date & Time

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Midday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Location

This event will take place online, via Zoom Meeting

A Zoom meeting is an online meeting that allows you to virtually meet with other people without leaving your home or office.

Zoom meetings require a computer with Internet access. It is beneficial to have a web camera with a microphone and speakers built-in. Sometimes a separate phone line is a better option. By logging into the meeting via the Internet, you will be able to see the presenter’s computer screen. By calling into the conference phone number, you will be able to hear the presenter and other participants.

Please allow yourself an extra 5 min to log-in to the Zoom meeting as your computer may need time to automatically download the free Zoom plug-in that will allow you to join the meeting.

A link to access the Zoom Meeting will be emailed to you 3 days prior to the event and again 1 hour before the event.

MetabolizePMD

Members have exclusive access to PartnerMD’s newest wellness program. MetabolizePMD will teach you not only how to cook low-carb meals, but how and why a low-carb diet supports a healthy metabolism, so you can experience healthy and lasting weight loss. New classes form each month. For details, ask your doctor or email: PMDpathways@partnermd.com