What you should know before going “keto”

Historically, the ketogenic diet has been a therapeutic diet for individuals suffering from epilepsy however now has gained some attention as a weight loss diet.  Weight loss is seen with the ketogenic diet because it is a highly restrictive diet.  The ketogenic diet is high in fat and protein while limited in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.  If you are pregnant, nursing, going through medical treatment, diabetic, have a history of kidney stones, or an eating disorder, you should AVOID the ketogenic diet.  If you are considering going “keto” please consult the advice of a Registered Dietitian.  Keep in mind, many of the keto “experts” found on the web are not medical professionals.

If you are a patient and have questions about your diet, please ask your oncologist at your next appointment about receiving a complimentary nutritional session with our Registered Dietitian.

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