WELCOME TO YOUR KETOGENIC DIET!
LET'S EXPLORE WHAT IT TAKES TO LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF— FOR GOOD!
So you've got some stubborn baby weight— well, that's no surprise. As women, our bodies are built to hang on to fat stores— it's how we share our magical gifts of childbirth with the world. Beyond that, babies mean crazed hormones and zero time for dieting. Tell me about it— I've been there! That's precisely why I've created Keto for Mamas— to help strong women (like you) shed weight, balance hormones, and live their BEST life!
Ready to live your best life? Start by taking the first step to ultimate ketogenic success— calculating your macros.
I'M KETO COACH KATIE, AND I'M SUPER EXCITED YOU'RE HERE!
If you've been looking to level-up your health and transform your body into a fat-burning machine, then you're in the right place.
AH, THE DREAM DIET!
-NO UNRULY APPETITE
-NO CALORIE COUNTING
-COMPLETE CRAVING CONTROL
-A DIET THAT DOESN'T FEEL LIKE DIETING
How about we turn that "dream diet" into a reality?
If you haven't been able to fully commit to a diet due to all the denial and deprivation, then you're in the right place! In order to effectively achieve dietary transformation, we must retrain the mind, body, and soul to find pleasure in health and wellness.
And that's exactly what my services are ALL about— implementing a clean keto diet, retraining the palate to appreciate wholesome food, and reprograming the body for optimal performance.
Understanding that the MOST difficult aspect of keto is often getting started, I've put together a free online training teaching you everything you need to know to get started with clean keto.
INTRO TO KETO
If you're brand new to keto, there are a few things you should know before getting started...
WHAT IS THE KETOGENIC DIET?
The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet. Keto (as it's commonly called) shares many attributes with primal diets such as paleo and carnivore.
The ketogenic diet involves reprogramming the body to rely on fat (rather than glucose) for fuel. This is accomplished by eliminating sugar and drastically reducing carbohydrate intake. Doing so effectively prompts the body into a state of ketosis.
WHAT IS KETOSIS?
Ketosis is a metabolic state in which the body relies on ketones for fuel. Ketones are produced in the liver from fat. During ketosis, the body directly breaks down its fat stores into energy instead of slowly converting fat and muscle cells into glucose for energy. Essentially, your body is in a state of ketosis when it’s feasting on fat for fuel. You can achieve ketosis through diet (such as the ketogenic diet), fasting, exogenous ketones, or a combination of a few.
HOW DOES KETO WORK?
As a result of helping 100's of clients hit their weight loss goals, I've concluded that ketogenic success isn't nearly as complicated as it's made out to be.
Ketogenic success boils down to 4 basic components:
1. Restricting glucose (sugar/carbs)
2. Hitting your daily protein requirements
3. Maintaining consistency
4. Building accountability
Now you may be thinking, "Wait, I thought you said no denial and deprivation, sounds to me like I'll be denying myself sugar and carbohydrates" Let me be clear, my approach doesn't involve calorie counting or black-listing foods. Instead, I encourage you to push out the foods that are spiking blood sugar and prompting sugary/starchy cravings by maximizing your daily protein requirements. By replacing glucose with protein, you'll effectively address your body's needs. And by addressing your needs, you'll find craving control will be easier than ever before.
WHAT CAUSES WEIGHT GAIN?
To understand how a high-fat diet promotes weight loss, we need to understand what causes weight gain in the first place.
Basically, our body can make use of two types of fuel. The first type is glucose. Glucose is primarily derived from sugar or carbohydrates. And we can compare glucose to regular gasoline— less expensive, quick-burning, and a little dirty.
The second type of fuel is known as ketones. Ketones are derived from fat (either stored or dietary fat). And we can compare ketones to premium gasoline— more expensive, clean-burning, slow, and sustainable fuel.
By cutting back on either fueling system, you WILL lose weight.
For instance, Weight Watchers promises results by reducing fat intake. Physique competitors and models often take this approach as well.
Alternatively, the ketogenic diet focuses on cutting carbs to lose weight. In fact, low-carb diets such as Atkins, Keto, and Carnivore have been popularized in recent years due to their overwhelming effectiveness at slimming the waistline.
HOW DO CARBOHYDRATES AFFECT THE BODY?
After consuming carbohydrates, the body begins breaking them down into glucose for fuel. This process causes a rise in blood sugar. In fact, eating ANYTHING will cause blood sugar to rise— so carbohydrates aren’t the problem per se. The problem occurs when you eat too many carbs.
After consuming a heavy load of carbs, the body responds to the rising blood sugar by filling its cells with glucose. Once the cells are filled, excess glucose lingers in the bloodstream. Over time, excess glucose can cause insulin levels to rise— contributing to weight gain, clogged arteries, and inflammation.
Worse yet, consistently high insulin levels cause cells to stop responding to insulin altogether. This is known as insulin resistance. And insulin resistance can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.
In contrast, fat has significantly less impact on blood sugar than carbohydrates. In fact, when consumed alone, ingested fats have no bearing on the concentration of blood sugar whatsoever. And just so we're clear, an excess of any carbohydrate, including both sugar and starch, are stored as fat. And despite what you may believe of "healthy whole grains," ANY carbohydrate not immediately used by the body is broken down into glycogen and stored away as fat.
Therefore, a sugary diet is the same as a starchy diet.
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
If you're curious to learn more about the ketogenic diet, I encourage you to check out my Keto Diet Masterclass post series. Within this masterclass, I'll teach you the basics of the ketogenic diet— what it is, what benefits and side effects to expect while in ketosis, as well as how to get started with the ketogenic diet today.
Founder of Keto for Mamas, Creator of Keto Crush
KATIE RODRIGUEZ, BS, IIN
To me, keto is much more than a diet— it's a way of life.
Keto provides me with the framework necessary to fuel my body effectively and efficiently. And I've found when my body is fueled appropriately cravings become 100% more manageable.
"Going keto" has reconditioned my palate to enjoy the taste of unadulterated, wholesome food— essentially allowing me to shift my focus from denial and deprivation to breaking habitual cycles, supplementing with healthy alternatives and allowing occasional indulgences. My ketogenic success has defined my purpose— to help women (and their beautiful babies) live a healthier, more vibrant life— beginning on a cellular level.
LET ME HELP YOU!
By implementing a low-no sugar/low-carb diet, clients are living healthier and happier than ever before.
I realize that drastically reducing your carb and sugar intake isn't a simple and seamless process. It's going to take some serious work. I mean, come on, most of us have been programmed to rely on carbohydrates for fuel since the day we began chewing food.
But not to worry. In order to expedite the learning curb and get you on your way to total body transformation, I've put together a selection of personalized coaching experiences.