Bariatric Series – Ketogenic Series
Bariatric Ketogenic Series – The Ketogenic meal templates are available to licensed physicians, board certificated practitioners and Registered Dietitians. For more information click on the link below.
(1300, 1500, 1700 calories)
VLCDs (500, 800, 900, 1000 calories) 25% CHO, 5% PRO, 70% FAT Creator: Dr Washington Bryan, MD
The main difference between a regular low carb diet plan and a ketogenic diet plan is the amount of carbohydrate and protein allowed on a daily basis:
•A ketogenic diet plan requires tracking the carb amounts in the foods eaten and keeping carbohydrate intake between 20-50 grams per day. The daily protein requirement will be moderate. The balance of calories will be from fats. These ratios ensure ketosis which is the main objective of the ketogenic diet.
•The nutrient intake on a ketogenic diet typically works out to about 70-75% of calories from fat, 20 -25% from protein, and 5-10% from carbohydrate on a daily basis. Since a ketogenic diet reduces hunger, most find they don’t really need to get involved in calorie counting, unless one feels more comfortable tracking them.
The key to understanding a ketogenic diet plan is to remember that one is swapping out the carbs in the diet with a higher fat and a moderate protein intake.