Ketogenic diet for epilepsy | Epilepsy Society

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The ketogenic diet is one treatment option for children or adults with epilepsy whose seizures are not controlled with AEDs. The diet may help to reduce the number or severity of seizures and may have other positive effects.

Up to 70% of people with epilepsy could have their seizures controlled with anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs). For some people who continue to have seizures, the ketogenic diet may help. However, the diet is very specialised. It should be carried out with the care, supervision and guidance of trained medical specialists.

What is the ketogenic diet?

The ketogenic diet (KD) is a high fat, low carbohydrate, controlled protein diet that has been used since the 1920s for the treatment of epilepsy. The diet is a medical treatment and is usually only considered when at least two suitable medications have been tried and not worked. 

The ketogenic diet is an established treatment option for

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The Home for Ketogenic Diets

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I started Keto in February after years of trying restrictive diets and cycling/fasting that just wasn’t cutting it. I’d see fat loss results but I’d feel like absolute crap and would still look puffy, so keto it was. For reference I’m 25, F, ~125lbs (starting 130lbs) and I train for and run marathons annually. My motivation for keto is to see more muscle definition in combination with more strength training, and to see if it aids my PCOS. I’ve laddered/cycled between mostly restrictive ~1200cal and occasional days of 1800 cals. Macros have been pretty solidly 74% fat, 20% protein and 6% carbs, though occasionally carbs and protein will be higher on days I have more cals.

Anyway, starting out I knew I had a huge hurdle: my snack obsession. I not only did I love to snack throughout the day, but I love good tasting snacks, and let’s be honest

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a review of the therapeutic uses of very-low-carbohydrate (ketogenic) diets

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Strong evidence

Weight loss

There is no doubt that there is strong supportive evidence that the use of ketogenic diets in weight-loss therapy is effective; however, there are contrasting theories regarding the mechanisms through which they work. Some researchers suggest that there are not in fact any metabolic advantages in low-carbohydrate diets and that weight loss results simply from reduced caloric intake, probably due to the increased satiety effect of protein.12 Others instead promote the hypothesis that there is indeed a distinct metabolic advantage, which has recently been explored in more detail, raising interest in the role of VLCKD in weight loss and effects on metabolism in general.13 The first law of thermodynamics, also known as the law of conservation of energy, has in effect controlled the concepts for the basis of weight loss for over a century—resulting in a difficulty in accepting other ways of thinking. Adhering

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A Low-Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet versus a Low-Fat Diet To Treat Obesity and HyperlipidemiaA Randomized, Controlled Trial | Annals of Internal Medicine

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Abstract

Background:

Low-carbohydrate diets remain popular despite a paucity of scientific evidence on their effectiveness.

Objective:

To compare the effects of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet program with those of a low-fat, low-cholesterol, reduced-calorie diet.

Design:

Randomized, controlled trial.

Setting:

Outpatient research clinic.

Participants:

120 overweight, hyperlipidemic volunteers from the community.

Intervention:

Low-carbohydrate diet (initially, <20 g of carbohydrate daily) plus nutritional supplementation, exercise recommendation, and group meetings, or low-fat diet (<30% energy from fat, <300 mg of cholesterol daily, and deficit of 500 to 1000 kcal/d) plus exercise recommendation and group meetings.

Measurements:

Body weight, body composition, fasting serum lipid levels, and tolerability.

Results:

A greater proportion of the low-carbohydrate diet group than the low-fat diet group completed the study (76% vs. 57%; P = 0.02). At 24 weeks, weight loss was greater in the low-carbohydrate diet group than in the low-fat diet group (mean change, −12.9% vs. −6.7%; P

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Diet Review: Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss | The Nutrition Source

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Finding yourself confused by the seemingly endless promotion of weight-loss strategies and diet plans? In this series, we take a look at some popular diets—and review the research behind them.

What is it?

The ketogenic or “keto” diet is a low-carbohydrate, fat-rich eating plan that has been used for centuries to treat specific medical conditions. In the 19th century, the ketogenic diet was commonly used to help control diabetes. In 1920 it was introduced as an effective treatment for epilepsy in children in whom medication was ineffective. The ketogenic diet has also been tested and used in closely monitored settings for cancer, diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, and Alzheimer’s disease.

However, this diet is gaining considerable attention as a potential weight-loss strategy due to the low-carb diet craze, which started in the 1970s with the Atkins diet (a very low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet, which was a commercial success and

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Ketogenic diet | healthdirect

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A ketogenic (or ‘keto’) diet is a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet. Although it has benefits as a medical treatment for certain groups of people, there is little evidence to recommend it as a long-term weight loss technique for healthy people.

What is a carbohydrate?

Carbohydrates, or ‘carbs’, are an important nutrient. They are an excellent source of energy for the body and brain. Most foods that contain carbohydrates also provide vitamins, minerals and fibre for good bowel health.

What is the ketogenic diet?

People on a ketogenic diet eat a very small amount of carbohydrates, a moderate amount of protein and a high amount of fat per day. This means that the body burns fat for fuel, as its main source of fuel and breaks it down into ‘ketone bodies’ (or ‘ketones’) in a process called ketosis.

People on a ketogenic diet usually eat only 20 to 50g of carbohydrates per

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Ketogenic Diet & Meal Plan [30 Day Plan With Keto Menu]

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Hey guys! So I know you’re all looking for something that’s easy to follow and I set out to make something that’s exactly that. A full one month meal plan of the ketogenic diet, the breakdown, the overview, and of course – the meals. Included are all recipes, all breakdowns of final macros, and the daily breakdown of what you should be eating.

Tips Before Starting

Some people don’t believe in counting calories on a ketogenic diet, but I am one of the few that does.

For most normal people, the amounts of fats and protein will be enough to naturally keep you satiated and naturally keep you in a calorie deficit. Though, the average American is not always normal. There’s tons of hormone, endocrine, and deficiency problems that we need to take into account.

That said, it doesn’t always allow you to lose weight when you are consuming more

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The 7-Day Ketogenic Diet Meal Plan ( + A Beginner’s Guide )

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You’ve probably heard about the low carb, high fat diet that’s so popular among actors and models, and with good reason: low carb diets offer proper nourishment with whole foods, while keeping your body burning fat for fuel. This is a great way to be, as it makes fat loss largely effortless! But where does this “ketogenic” word fit into the picture?

Well, ketogenic comes from the word “ketosis“, which is a state in which your body breaks down fat molecules into ketones to provide energy. This state is achieved through very low carbohydrate intake and higher than normal fat intake. The “normal” state of the body’s metabolism is called “glycolysis”, where carbs are burnt for energy.

The long and short is that when your body is in carb-burning mode, it will use all available carbs for energy before it touches stored fat. In ketosis, your body is primed to

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The Benefits of The Ketogenic Diet

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There is a ton of hype surrounding the ketogenic diet. Some researchers swear that it is the best diet for most people to be on, while others think it is just another fad diet.

To some degree, both sides of the spectrum are right. There isn’t one perfect diet for everyone or every condition, regardless of how many people “believe” in it. The ketogenic diet is no exception to this rule.

However, the ketogenic diet also has plenty of solid research backing up its benefits. In fact, it has been found to be better than most diets at helping people with:

  • Epilepsy
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Chronic Inflammation
  • High Blood Sugar Levels
  • Obesity
  • Heart Disease
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Cancer
  • Migraines

Even if you are not at risk from any of these conditions, the ketogenic diet can be helpful

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Cyclical Ketogenic Diet | Bodybuilding.com

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What would you consider to be the perfect bodybuilding diet? If such a thing existed it would meet the following criteria:

  • Allow you to build muscle without accumulating fat when bulking. You’d stay lean all year round.
  • Allow you to lose fat without losing muscle when cutting.
  • Induce an increase in serum anabolic hormones naturally (without supplements).

What would it mean to you and your bodybuilding goals if this diet was not something that only existed in fairytales, but was available to you right now!

You may have heard of this strategy before, but dismissed it. I advise you to keep an open mind and test it for yourself, many others including Hugo Rivera have tried it with amazing results.

Origins And Method

This diet did not originate with me of course. However, because of the massive impact it had on my results, I feel compelled to share it with

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