Rise Athletics Ketogenic Diet Nutrition Program

If you read anything related to nutrition, follow any fitness bloggers, or simply have a facebook account, you’ve probably read the term “keto diet” once or twice. It’s the latest trend in the nutrition industry, but in reality, this way of eating has been going on for years disguised as many other ways of life (cough cough, paleo), and it is backed heavily by science.

We have had a ton of expressed interest over the past year or so in the ketogenic diet. We have been researching a ton in that time as well as personally testing, and we think it’s pretty awesome, which is why we are launching this 6 week program. The program will start on June 4th and run through July 15th and will cost $50.

What you get:

  • An approved foods list
  • Example days of eating on the ketogenic diet
  • Access to a private facebook group where we can throw recipes around and keep one and other accountable
  • Unlimited contact with Nick and Nicole with questions
  • An initial and final body composition test

 

What we will need from you

  • To check in with us weekly. Check in requirements will be sent once you sign up for the program
  • A positive attitude
  • Participation

 

Extra things we recommend:

  • Taking a weekly process pictures
  • Utilizing ketone test strips (they can be found on amazon) to ensure that you are in ketosis
  • 3-5 workouts per week

 

More instructions will come once enrolled in the program.  

The goal of this challenge is to help you all find a way of eating that works for you! If you go through the 6 weeks and hate it, go back to doing whatever you were doing. If you do follow the program, we are certain you will reap many of the benefits. This is not a “challenge” per say, because we are not competing against one and other. We want you all to help eachother out, because we know first and second hand that accountability is one of the hardest parts of keeping your nutrition on track.

Ferndale peeps, click here to sign up

Farmington Hills peeps, click here to sign up

 

What is the Ketogenic Diet?

The human body’s prefered energy source is glucose, which is what our bodies make when we ingest carbohydrates. Because of this, fat is not used as an energy source and as in turn stored. Extra glucose is stored as glycogen, which can be stored for up to two days. When you ingest more carbs, you make more glucose, and you store more glycogen, which means you are almost solely running off of carbs, leaving all of the fat you ingest to stay nice and comfy within your body.

When eating keto, the goal is to consume very little carbs and a good amount of protein, fat, and green vegetables. Doing this will result in your body changing it’s main fuel source to fat, using the fat you eat and the fat that you have stored. When your body started using fat as it’s fuel source, you produce ketones, hence the name of the diet. This is also referred to as being in a “ketogenic state”. Being in a ketogenic state simply means that your body is breaking down fat, produces ketones.

Here are some of the benefits of the ketogenic diet that can be seen in the average person (there are even more when it comes to medical issues, i.e. cancer, epilepsy, etc):

-Weight loss

-Less sugar cravings

-Increased energy

-Skin improvements

-Decrease in blood pressure

-Blood sugar regulation

 

Ferndale peeps, click here to sign up

Farmington Hills peeps, click here to sign up

 

Is it dangerous?

One of the most common misconception of the keto diet is that it is dangerous to the liver, kidneys, etc. because it confused with ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis is something that happens when your body has an extremely high level of ketones from the body not being able to process glucose and insulin properly. This results in the blood becoming acidic and is dangerous to your organs. This is NOT caused by the keto diet, but is mostly caused by poor blood sugar management in people with diabetes and various other disorders.

Nutrition needs vary from person to person. What works for some people may not work for others. We fully understand that there’s not a one-size-fits-all guide to health with fitness or with food. We do think that the ketogenic diet is very helpful to a good amount of people, that it is safe, and that is extremely effective. This does NOT mean that we do not think high carb, high protein, low fat diets don’t work, that a vegan diet isn’t good for you, etc. The ketogenic diet is one of many good options as a way of eating.