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Keto Diet Specialist

Weston Medical Health & Wellness

Weight Loss Centers located in Weston, FL

The keto diet can promote long-term weight loss. At Weston Medical Health & Wellness in Weston, Florida, you can receive a personalized nutritional plan based on the keto diet. Andrea Bretal, MD, is a board-certified physician with over 20 years' experience, and she helps her patients achieve long-term weight loss through dietary and lifestyle coaching. If you struggle with your weight, Dr. Bretal provides the expert guidance you need to achieve results. To learn more about the keto diet, call the office today or request an appointment online.

Keto Diet Q&A

What is the keto diet?

The ketogenic, or keto, diet has received a lot of media attention in the last few years, but many people still aren't sure what the keto diet is or how it differs from other nutritional plans.


Keto is a low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet. The keto diet drastically reduces your carbohydrate intake and replaces carbs with fats. 


This nutritional shift puts your body into a state of ketosis. When your body is in ketosis, it burns fat as its primary energy source. Your body can only enter ketosis when it has limited access to glucose, the preferred fuel source.


However, each person's body is different. That's why your recommended carbohydrate intake can vary. To successfully lose weight on the keto diet, you need to determine your body's energy needs.


At Weston Medical Health & Wellness, you receive expert guidance. Dr. Bretal provides personalized dietary consultations. She helps you explore the benefits of the keto diet and find a weight loss plan that works for you. 

What are the health benefits of the keto diet?

Research shows that the keto diet is often an effective method of weight loss. Unlike many diets, the keto diet doesn't force you to limit calories or restrict your food intake. Instead, the diet emphasizes protein-rich food instead of refined carbs. Keto-approved foods help you feel fuller.


The keto diet can help with diabetes or metabolic syndrome. Because the diet controls your blood glucose levels, it helps prevent dangerous insulin spikes. Over time, you may find it easier to manage your glucose levels. 


Studies have also suggested that the keto diet may help with:


  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Alzheimer's
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Brain injuries
  • Acne


Keep in mind that the keto diet isn't a magic bullet. To lose weight, you need holistic care. But the keto diet may help support your weight loss efforts.

Is the keto diet right for me?

At Weston Medical Health & Wellness, you work with a weight loss expert. Dr. Bretal is a qualified physician with many years of medical expertise. She can help you decide if the keto diet is a good fit for you.


During your consultation, Dr. Bretal provides comprehensive care. She identifies underlying health conditions, which may affect your weight. Next, Dr. Bretal helps you choose science-backed treatments that can encourage weight loss.


Throughout your treatment, Dr. Bretal checks in with you often. She supervises your progress and offers ongoing counseling. Weston Medical Health & Wellness provides guidance and support to help you stay on track. 


Ready to explore the keto diet? Call the Weston Medical Health & Wellness today, or request an appointment online.