Healthi’s Guide to Keeping Keto

Thursday, Dec 30, 2021 App Help, Lifestyle, Resources

Hi all! Happiest of Holidays!

We know that this is such a special time to be with family and friends. We also know that this can be a hard time for those of us on a weight loss journey. As another year comes to a close and a new one begins to take shape, we know that a lot of people like to reevaluate their health and wellness. We love that! We thought that it might be helpful if we take a step back, and break down the six weight loss plans that we’re famous for. We’ll walk you through each plan individually and whether or not it might be for you. Then, we direct you to plan-specific resources to help you jumpstart your journey!

It’s probably helpful to explain the general “why” around Healthi and the “what” that we help you do! 

The Ketogenic diet is a recent phenomenon of sorts! It’s a totally unique approach to eating that encourages a high fat and low/ minimal carb intake. In our Keeping Keto weight loss plan, we track your food intake through a metric called Net Carbs. This is basically in replace of the BITE system. Net carbs are not a common metric advertised on nutrition labels; enter the Healthi app, and our Healthi PRO subscription.

It’s a proven fact that tracking your daily intake of food and drink can drastically affect more mindful decisions. This can draw a clear cut path to weight loss! Oftentimes, we simply don’t know or even fully understand, the grave effects that certain foods or beverages have on our body. Healthi has, not only, created a seamless process for searching, logging, and tracking your food choices, but a simple system for goal weight setting and achieving through your tracked intake. One of the secrets lies in our six championed weight loss plans. Each plan differs from the others. Based on your typical behaviors and choices, we can recommend a specific plan for you that will best cater to your nutritional needs.

Some background on the Ketogenic diet, is that it’s attempting to create an alternative emphasis on healthy fats. Transitioning the body from utilizing carbohydrates as its main fuel source to fat will change the way food is metabolized and ultimately, how the body stores fat. In this state, the body will become more efficient at burning fat for energy, otherwise known as ketosis. Carbohydrates in this diet are in the form of net carbs, as opposed to the more traditional measure of total carbs. Total carbs are exactly what they sound like: the total amount of carbs consumed in one day. 

Keeping Keto is more serious than the average diet because you’re changing the way your body metabolizes food on a cellular level. If you want to try Keeping Keto and you have existing liver or kidney problems, you’ll want to heed caution. The keto diet will place more stress on the liver as they will have to process a higher amount of fat than usual. Additionally, the kidneys will have a higher amount of protein to process. It’s important to have your liver and kidneys checked before starting this diet to make sure they’re healthy and that no underlying health issues exist. Although millions of people have successfully lost weight or prevented disease with Keeping Keto, we strongly recommend consulting with your physician before starting.

To read more about Keeping Keto and the resources we have available, check out these links!

Find Your Plan by taking our quiz! Click HERE

Check out the Keeping Keto Clinical Guide written by the Healthi Nutritionist. Click HERE

Read Coach Genie’s Q&A blog post about her experience with Keeping Keto. Click HERE

Happy Healthi Holidays!