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The Very Low-Calorie Ketogenic Diet (VLCKD) Diet

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The Very Low-Calorie Ketogenic Diet (VLCKD) is being increasingly adopted not just to control weight but also fight obesity in the healthiest way possible.

This diet consists of an active intake of less than 800 Kcal per day which is distributed among Carbohydrates (<50 gms), as a carb deficient food intake is necessary to enter ketosis; Fats (<10gms) which is the minimal requirement for a body of essential fatty acids to carry on its fat dependent metabolism and adequate protein(0.8-1.2gm per kg ideal body weight) that are high biological value helps preserve muscle mass during active weight loss.

When switching from a normal diet or from standard ketogenic diet to VLCKD one needs to slowly cut down the daily calories by 250-300 kcal per day. Remember to have a positive fluid balance in the diet to avoid any type of comorbidities.

Biological Value (BV) is a measure of the proportion of absorbed protein from a food which becomes incorporated into the proteins of the organism’s body. High Biological Value (HBV) proteins are developed from natural sources such as soy, milk, beans as well as eggs.

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