Following a Mediterranean-style approach to eating offers an enormous variety of health benefits – but what about weight loss? In a groundbreaking take on this traditional diet, we have combined the fat-burning effect of a low-carb diet with the phytonutrient-rich foods, omega 3 fatty acids, and monounsaturated fats of the Mediterranean diet. The result? The Keto-Terranean™ Diet, a weight loss diet designed to help you shed pounds, reset your insulin receptors, and enhance your ability to reap a staggering array of health benefits – for years to come.
A New Approach to the Mediterranean Diet
For thousands of years, people living in and around the Mediterranean region have enjoyed a uniquely healthy kind of diet – high in foods like fruits and vegetables, fish, and olive oil (monounsaturated fats), whole grains, and red wine. We have given this way of eating a name: the Mediterranean Diet, though people living in the region don’t think of their eating habits as any kind of diet plan; the foods they favor are simply a long-standing part of their culture and way of life.
What does this have to do with weight loss?
The Mediterranean diet is really great for people who are already at a fairly healthy weight. But if you are overweight, have insulin resistance, diabetes or pre-diabetes you will to need to lose weight and reset your insulin receptors first in order to optimize the benefits of Mediterranean-style eating.
The beauty of it all? By modifying the Mediterranean diet in only a few key ways, namely restricting carbohydrates enough to enter ketosis, the body’s natural fat-burning state, you will still be able to fill your plate with healthy foods WHILE YOU LOSE WEIGHT. After an initial period of weight loss on the low carb phase of the Keto-Terranean™ Diet, and once you have reset your insulin receptors, you are able to gradually add back more carbohydrates, such as legumes and fruit, until your weight loss goals are reached.
This diet is highly effective at making you lose weight quickly, yet is also the healthiest diet on the planet. But, most important of all, it is a way of eating that is more varied and tasty and you’ll find, after a while, that you prefer eating this way. Far from feeling deprived (as so many diets do) you’ll love it and wonder why everybody doesn’t always eat this way.
Ketosis: Unlock Your Body’s Fat Burning Potential
During the initial phase of the Keto-Terranean™ Diet, carbohydrates are reduced in order for the body to enter ketosis, a completely natural fat-burning state in which stored fat becomes the body’s main fuel source. There is nothing dangerous about ketosis. The body is designed to use both carbohydrates and fat for energy; carbohydrates are used first, but when carbohydrates in the diet are reduced, the body is ready, willing, and able to use fat stores.
As the body metabolizes fat into fuel, compounds called ketones are formed. Some ketones are used as a glucose substitute (the heart and liver actually prefer ketones to glucose as a source of energy), but other ketones are excreted in the urine. Using test strips to measure urine ketone levels is a quick and easy way to know that your body’s fat burning switch has been turned on.
What do you eat to enter ketosis? Omelets bursting with colorful vegetables, ocean caught fish, succulent roasted chicken, sizzling steak tips with fresh from the garden veggies… Following a reduced carbohydrate diet doesn’t mean feeling deprived and hungry. In fact, it’s just the opposite: the flavorful foods you eat will keep you feeling full and nourished – you may like your meals so much during this jumpstarted weight loss phase that it will seem incredible to you that you can eat so well and still lose weight!
How is the Keto-Terranean™ Diet different from Atkins and other low-carb diets?
The goal of the Keto-Terranean™ Diet is to incorporate the foods of the Mediterranean while enjoying the fat burning effects of ketosis. After a few weeks in the initial ketosis phase, you will gradually add back small amounts of carbohydrates, in the form of phytonutrient-rich fruits, vegetables, and legumes. It’s easy: just imagine your plate as a pie chart with 90% filled in with low density veggies smothered in an olive oil-based, sauce. Then 10% is a protein food. Fruits are used sparingly and mostly just when in season. Although Atkins can make you lose weight, it is not high enough in phytonutrients to keep you healthy in the long run.
For a weight loss diet to work, we know that eating a rich variety of healthy foods can keep you motivated. And these are some of the most delicious foods around! Think olive oil drizzled salads, black olives and feta cheese, sundried tomato fritatas. As you begin to adapt this more Mediterranean-style of eating, you will continue to test you urinary ketone levels and increase your physical activity levels. You can continue to eat carbohydrates on the Keto-Terranean™ Diet, just as long as you burn them off and go back into ketosis. Atkins and other low-carb diets miss out on the opportunity to use exercise to burn carbohydrates and maintain ketosis.
Recovering From Insulin Resistance
For those with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes, the benefits of ketosis and a Mediterranean-style diet don’t just stop at the scale. Studies have shown that people living in the Mediterranean region have lower rates of diabetes – and ketosis appears to amplify this effect.
Low-carb diets can help to reset insulin receptors and insulin sensitivity, the first step in restoring the body’s ability to keep blood sugar levels balanced. Individuals with insulin resistance can also benefit from adding certain supplements to their Keto-Terranean™ Diet regimen.
We recommend the following supplements shown to help reverse the negative effects of dietary carbohydrates by slowing carbohydrate absorption and improving insulin regulation in your body.
- chromium (polynicotinate or nicotinate)
- green tea
- gymneama sylvestre leaf extract
- banaba leaf extract
- cinnamon bark extract
- bitter melon fruit (extract or the fresh fruit iteself)
- coccinia indica leaf extract
- salacia reticulate root extract
- vanadium (vanadyl sulphate)
- rhodiola rosea root extract
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Getting Started with the Keto-Terranean™ Diet
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