A Chef’s Take on the Keto Diet

  • Topic Info:The ketogenic diet has been dominating nutrition headlines of late. It’s proven helpful for those with inflammatory disorders, as well as individuals hoping to slim down.

    Enjoying food is part of a chef’s daily life. A pre-diabetic diagnosis urged chef Gerard Viverito to rethink his personal eating habits.

    The body seeks its fuel from fats and sugars. By consuming less sugar, the body will start burning body fat. Avoiding unhealthy fats, sugar and processed food are part of the keto diet.

    Gerard encountered what is known as the “keto flu,” a sugar craving that leaves one feeling drained, exhausted and ill. This will pass, but it is not comfortable.

    Fiber supplementation may be necessary with the reduction of carbs.

    Listen as Gerard joins host Lisa Davis to discuss his experience with the keto diet in his own life as a chef.
  • Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH