Updated: Aug 15
Your sugar levels can increase drastically, if you go on a ketogenic diet and are not able to sustain the diet for a long period of time and get back to the regular carbohydrate based Indian diets.
A 55-year-old lady was a sugar patient and wanted to desperately lose weight. Enthused by the results of other friends and family members who got wonderful results with ketogenic diet, she decided to also try the ketogenic diet program.
She got fantastic results with the ketogenic program. She lost 6 kgs in 2 months. She was however not able to maintain the ketogenic diet for long as she felt deprived of her favorite pleasure foods.
After 3 months, she went back to normal eating. She not only gained the weight back soon. When she got her routine blood tests, she realized her fasting sugar reading was 160 and post prandial blood sugar was 330 and HBA1C was 8. We recommended her to go to an endocrinologist and take medications immediately.
We changed her food habits to support her weight loss program as well as diabetes. Her HBA1C now is 6 with a minimal dose of metformin. She lost 6 kgs of weight in 4 months without giving up while eating her favorite foods.
Deepika Chalasani is a Clinical Nutritionist, Mind and Body Transformation Coach and co-founder of Fit4Life India, an integrated nutrition and wellness organisation for Indians that provides complete solutions, addressing health and wellness challenges of individuals by working on their overall well being. Deepika, Dietician & Nutritionist is based in Hyderabad, India and can be contacted via email email@example.com or Mobile +91 94910 11202.