How to Get the Best Weight Loss Results? Try Keto and Intermittent Fasting

Adults who are obese, or have a BMI over 30, are at increased risk of developing health problems. The good news is, with a healthy diet and exercise routine, it’s possible to reduce your weight.

Led by Joshua Yager, MD, our caring, compassionate team of clinicians at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Atlanta help obese and overweight patients attain their goal weight through a sensible, realistic approach. Our team regularly monitors and supports adult patients who’d like to lose weight using the Ketogenic (Keto) diet and Intermittent Fasting. 

Learn more about the Keto diet and Intermittent Fasting, and how these two diet programs, when combined with doctor supervision, aid you in achieving your goal weight.

What is the Keto diet?

The Keto diet helps you lose weight by focusing on a high fat, low carbohydrate diet. On Keto, you’ll replace carbohydrates with fat options when you eat. Instead of starchy vegetables, grains, sugars, and beans, you’ll eat meat, cheese, oils, and nuts. For example, you’ll eat nuts or avocado as a snack instead of crackers.

Following the principles of the Keto diet causes your body to go into a state called ketosis. In ketosis, your body burns fats instead of carbohydrates, leading to rapid loss of fat.

The ketosis process causes your body to lose weight more rapidly than it would on a low carbohydrate diet, without needing to count calories. In addition, following the Keto diet comes with other associated health benefits, such as lowered blood sugar levels.

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Like the Keto diet, most Intermittent Fasting diets allows you to lose weight without counting calories. Instead, you restrict food by only eating at a certain number of hours per day.

Intermittent Fasting prescribes that you fast for part of the day and only eat for a limited number of hours. The most common and popular form of Intermittent Fasting is to fast for 16 hours, then eat for six. Other versions also exist, such as fasting for 24 hours 1-2 times per week.

During the times of day you’re allowed to eat, there are no restrictions on calories. You can also eat any kind of food you’d like.

Along with promoting weight loss, Intermittent Fasting brings additional health benefits. These include reduced insulin sensitivity and increased cellular repair.

Choose your best weight loss approach with physician assistance

Before beginning a new diet, you should always make an appointment with the team at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Atlanta. You’ll get the best results from your diet, as well as ensuring you diet safely, under doctor monitoring and supervision.

Dr. Yager and his team evaluate your overall health, lifestyle, and weight loss goals before recommending which weight loss diet best meets your needs. Along with monitoring your health and progress throughout your weight loss, Dr. Yager can also prescribe medication to help you lose weight. 

FDA-approved weight loss medications, including Naltrexone/Bupropion, Phentermine, and Lorcaserin, help reduce your appetite and improve your mood. These medications are effective for weight loss alongside a healthy lifestyle.

If you’re concerned about your weight and are ready to take the next step to tackle obesity, our team is ready to help you make changes through a practical, long-term approach. Our clinicians at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Atlanta serve patients in the greater Atlanta, GA area.

To make an appointment to discuss beginning the Keto diet, Intermittent Fasting, or other weight loss options, book your appointment online, or call our office. 

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