KAT'S KETO JOURNEY
As a health and wellness advocate who is always talking about the benefits of infrared heat therapy, Kat was curious to learn more about the Keto diet. She was nearing a mile-stone birthday, with a trip to Las Vegas around the corner, and she wanted to look and feel her best.
WHAT IS KETO?
Keto – or the ketogenic diet – is a low carb, high fat meal plan that enables the body to produce ketones in the liver to be used as energy. The idea is that you can lose weight by replacing the body’s typical go-to energy source "carbs" with fats. A long-term ketogenic diet can significantly reduce body weight and keep it off. Almost without exception, low-carb diets lead to more weight loss than the diets they are compared to, especially in the first 6 months. A large percentage of the fat lost on low-carb/Keto diets tends to come from the harmful fat in the abdominal cavity, where most people want to reshape and lose weight from. This abdominal fat is also known to cause serious metabolic problems.
Weight loss is only one benefit from this meal plan. There are studies that show you can improve your general nutrition, physical performance and increase endurance by “going keto”. Others report that ketosis leads to cognitive improvements and helps with insulin and glucose tolerance. Very low-carb/ketogenic diets are constantly being studied for other brain disorders as well, including Epilepsy, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease
If you’re interested to learn more, there are many articles online written about the benefits of keto diet, or you can just ask Kat!
By sticking to keto, Kat has lost 27 pounds in 7 weeks and has seen a significant change in her body proportions.
“It’s not always about the number (on the scale), it’s about turning fat into lean muscle and losing inches,” said Kat Pytka, Owner & Founder of iSWEAT LODGE. She explains that taking pictures and measurements is key on this regimen, then you get to see the actual results and not just focus on the number on the scale. She has shared her own pictures to show her transformation here.
Kat was determined to stick to the keto diet and combine it with her twice weekly infrared sweat sessions at iSWEAT LODGE. Now that iSWEAT LODGE has two locations, Bird Rock and downtown San Diego, Kat has to be organized with her time, so that includes meal prepping for the week.
Eating keto for Kat means a diet high in fat with good fats (avocados), proteins (more beef than chicken or fish) and green veggies. She stays away from starch, sugars and carbs. In the morning, Kat will eat eggs, bacon, avocado and cheese. In the afternoon, she eats a salad with protein and for dinner she’ll eat another protein with steamed veggies. Below are some examples of her daily meals. First mini bacon, egg and cheese quiche, meal prep for lunch salads that include hard boiled eggs, bacon and avocado for dressing avocado oil with some vinegar and cayenne pepper. For dinner, substitute pasta for spiraled zucchini and sausage with pesto and goat cheese and for desert Fat Bombs! Made from 96% dark chocolate, coconut oil, cream cheese and peanut butter!- Sugar Free and Low Carb but HIGH fat!
You’ll likely experience a rocky start as the liver begins to turn fat into ketones to be used as energy. This is why it can be very uncomfortable, since your body is not used to this form of fuel. So people tend to experience brain fog, headaches, nausea, and fatigue, known as the Keto Flu.
What has helped Kat stay on track is Pruvit – a packet of ketones that puts the body into ketosis within hour of consuming it and helps keep the body in ketosis, so you are constantly burning fat. This also helps give her energy throughout the day.
Kat said, "I firmly believe that using the Pruvit Packs helped my transition into ketosis without any of the keto flu symptoms, which is very important to me. Running a new business and opening a second location doesn't allow for me to have any down time and I haven't with Pruvit!"
She starts her day with Keto Kreme in the morning with her coffee and usually a Keto Max packet with water throughout the day to stay hydrated and keep her energy levels up and this has worked wonderfully for her!. For more info, click here.
WANT TO GIVE KETO A TRY?
One of the best ways to start a keto diet is to go on a 60-hour Pruvit Keto Reboot. This is a 60-hour cleanse that is designed to reprogram your long-term metabolic into a fat-burning mode that starts with a system reboot.
For a limited time (these sell out every month), you can purchase a Keto Reboot Kit for $79.00 and start your very own keto journey. Every month you can join a community of Keto Rebooters (20,000 people) to bring yourself into ketosis quickly to lose weight faster.
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Come visit us at iSWEAT LODGE to learn more about the benefits of Keto and how Whole Body Vibration and infrared heat body wraps can help accelerate your keto weight loss journey with the full body detoxification and lymphatic drainage.
Join us Saturday, April 14 from 9am-10am at iSWEAT LODGE La Jolla for an informal gathering to learn all about Keto! FREE, open to the public and FREE giveaways!