Ketogenic Diet

Nutritional Consults are held at Full Circle Women’s Health, Harrison, NY, Nyack Fitness in Nyack, NY, Hudson Valley Functional Medicine in Valley Cottage, NY, or over phone/Facetime.

I have been eating a modified keto diet for over 5 years.

I personally love this way of eating and it allows me to easily maintain my ideal weight at age 47.

I have also helped hundreds of people use the keto diet in various forms for a variety of purposes ranging from weight loss and fitness optimization to cancer and neurological issues.

Contact Jill to see if a ketogenic diet is right for you!

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  • Achieve the slim body you are longing for.
  • Tone up and have more energy.
  • Eat delicious foods that are healthy and satisfying.

 The emphasis is on HEALTHY weight loss that is sustainable and enjoyable. 

*For those people that have a history of yo-yo dieting or prefer a more balanced approach to weight loss I can help with this as well. It is often the case that more gradual weight loss is the right method for many people.

When I use a keto-style diet food quality is strongly emphasized and the consumption of whole foods is encouraged. This is not about eating 5 protein bars a day. Also super-foods such as homemade bone broth and fermented foods are incorporated. I also promote careful inclusion of the right kinds of high-quality oils and fats.

Any keto program I use emphasizes healthy oils, fresh vegetables, nuts and seeds, and high-quality meat and fish. This is a far-cry from eating McDonald’s hamburgers without the bun!

Once the body makes a metabolic switch to ketosis, then the pounds just fly away!

See what Lisa Caccamise who did a keto diet in January, had to say about her experience:

“Jill,

Just a note to let you know that as of today, I reached my intended goal weight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Perfect timing as I leave Monday to go to FL.  I’m packing my bikini I wore on my honeymoon with confidence!

I can’t thank you enough for letting me be part of this and giving me all the guidance you have up to this point.  This is a lifestyle that I will practice the rest of my days.”
Lisa Caccamise, Rockland County, NY

How it works

Usually a keto diet involves taking 5-10 days to push the body into fat-burning mode. This is done by eating a very low-carb, high-fat diet that is moderate in protein (or in some cases low in protein). As the body adjusts to using fat as fuel, ketones are produced and become the main source of energy throughout the body. This results in less hunger, more satiation, and intense burning of stored body fat!

First we lose a lot of water weight, which is why it is important to stay well-hydrated and take in plenty of sea salt in the diet. But then we lose fat! Mind you, as long as the person consumes adequate protein, the loss is fat, not muscle!! (source) This is a very important distinction to keep in mind. And the result is that fitness becomes easier and muscles become stronger because muscles are not being broken down due to lack of protein (which can easily happen in a typical calorie-restricted diet).

The ketogenic diet lends itself very well to those people who exercise regularly and those who are interested in building a gorgeous, fit body!

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You will be amazed at how well the diet works and the good news is that the food you’ll eat is delicious and satisfying!

Once you have reached ketosis you can slowly increase carb intake to find your maintenance level. For some people it is 30 grams of carbs per day. For others it is 60 grams. The key is to introduce carbs very slowly; about 5 grams of carbs/day each week. And to focus on above-ground vegetables being 3/4 of the carb intake. With that you will never be deprived of the wonderful health benefits of vegetables, nor will you be deprived of delicious foods!

Contact me for more info about consults for a ketogenic diet.

Nutritional Consults are held at Full Circle Women’s Health, Harrison, NY, Nyack Fitness in Nyack, NY, Hudson Valley Functional Medicine in Valley Cottage, NY, or over phone/Facetime.

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