Not All Keto Diets Are the Same: Why Your Keto Plan Needs a Custom Approach
One of the problems with following a diet that you find online is that you are not getting an individualized diet. You are getting a basic set of recommendations that is general and not tailored to your specific needs.
Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, your Keto diet should account for differences in genetics, metabolism, and other health factors.
The Role of Genetics in Your Dieting
Insulin resistance impacts individuals in different ways. Often you can understand the risks involved in genetics by looking at the common issues in the family history. The question is do you want to focus on the symptom or supporting the underlying cause? A lot of time is spent on the symptom. A good coach will help work on supporting the underlying cause. It is very important to make adjustments that are tailored to your specific health issues and family genes.
The Importance of Your Metabolism
Another detail that varies among individuals is the metabolism. A faster metabolic rate allows your body to burn more calories throughout the day, lowering the risk of weight gain. A weaker metabolism makes it difficult to burn fat and may slow the results of the Keto diet.
For better results, your Keto diet plan may need adjusting based on your metabolism. This requires a closer look at the factors that impact your metabolic rate, such as your age, muscle mass, body size, hormones, physical activity, and existing health issues. Depending on these details, you may need to increase or decrease your total caloric intake.
Health Issues May Require Specialized Diets
There are many health conditions that require additional monitoring when you make changes to your diet. When you take medications to help control a health issue, it is often a treatment of a symptom rather than dealing with an underlying cause. That said, it is important to consult your doctor and do your own research before making dietary changes.
One such example is Type 1 Diabetes, which our Keto Coach has had to make adjustments and monitor. He supported weaknesses in his body that allowed for insulin to be better absorbed. This then impacted his insulin intake to the point that he dropped insulin to less than 1/3 of his previous amount. The combination of dealing with Type 1 Diabetes, handling his weaknesses, and improving absorption of insulin meant he had to significantly decrease his insulin while he was losing his excess weight and fat. He was his own first client, researching and collecting data and information to make adjustments to benefit his health. This is his plan and desire for each prospective client because everyone is unique, special, and different and should be treated as such.
Developing an Effective Approach to Dieting
Everyone is different. What works for someone else may not work for you, which is why you need a customized diet plan. The amounts of protein, fat, and carbs that you eat each day may depend on your specific needs, goals, and current physical health. When determining your macros and total calories per day, you need to consider multiple existing factors, including the health issues discussed.
Expert coaching offers a way to include these factors in your Keto plan. Experienced Keto coaches can assess your lifestyle and health along with the results that you hope to achieve. Using this information, they can work with you to develop a plan that is designed specifically for your body.
If you want to make the most of the Keto diet, consider Keto coaching. Obtain help in developing your custom Keto approach.