9/8/2020 – Ketosis as an Appetite Suppressant

The online group coaching meeting held Tuesday, September 8, hosted by Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight Loss & Direct Primary Care, continued its discussion around metabolic health. Dr. Tro Kalayjian shared studies with participants about the effects of a ketogenic diet on satiety.

Dr. Tro, and Health Coaches Amy Eiges and Brian Wiley then focused the meeting on ketones and their ability to suppress our appetite. They also explored strategies to maintain when hunger and cravings hit. Though appetite is suppressed, it is still difficult to navigate our modern food environment surrounded as we are constantly by highly palatable foods designed to make us overconsume.

The group also discussed finding the right balance of fat and protein to keep hunger in check. Hosts and participants shared some of their experiences with foods they tend to overeat or have issues moderating, like nuts, dairy and other added fats. Also explored were ways in which fat and protein are balanced, and how macronutrient ratios may need to change depending on where someone is on their weight loss journey. Amy Berger also joined the call and provided some great insight on her personal experience with identifying satiating foods and balance.

The following articles were shared during the meeting:

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Article by Brian Wiley

Brian Wiley is a Certified Health Coach who struggled to lose weight for most of his life. He attempted most of the mainstream approaches, along with the standard advice to “eat, less move more.” This advice resulted in minimal short-term success, or no success at all. Brian then adopted a low-carb lifestyle in 2009, and succeeded in losing 100 pounds. He has maintained that weight loss ever since using a low-carb ketogenic IF lifestyle. "I see people every day, both in real life and on social media, struggling, going through the same cycles of unsuccessful dieting like I did. I want to serve as an example that this approach can be successful, is not a fad, and is a healthy long-term lifestyle solution." Brian is also an ACE certified personal trainer.