Dr. MacLeod’s Keto
Dr. MacLeod’s VLED Keto Plan is a proven weight loss program designed for healthy nutrition and fast, safe weight loss. Keto is a ketogenic weight loss plan which gives you 3 significant benefits:
- Fat loss – Weight loss as a result of ketosis is fat loss as the body uses stored fat for body fuel.
- No hunger – Ketosis has a natural appetite suppressing effect.
- Rapid weight loss – ketogenic weight loss programs restrict both calories and carbohydrates leading to faster weight loss than calorie restriction alone.
The Keto Plan is built on 3 pillars for weight loss success MEALS, MOVE and MODE. Because successful long term weight loss is more than just reducing your food intake or increasing your exercise – it also requires you to change your habits and behaviours.
On the Keto Plan you can eat up to six times per day with a combination of Dr. MacLeod’s VLED products, Keto Meal and Keto Snacks. Enjoy meals at times that suit you.
Keto Daily Meal Plan
3 Pillars for Weight Loss Success
MEALS – enjoy delicious products and meals with simple to follow daily meal plans. Learn about easy, healthy nutrition.
MOVE – follow activity tips and motivation ideas to make movement, activity and exercise a feature of your weight management.
MODE – be motivated and inspired to change your weight gain behaviours, to help you feel proud of what you can accomplish and confident about tackling your weight loss plan.
On the KetoPlan, you have 1 Keto Meal per day.
KetoMeals are low carbohydrate main meals with each serve containing 10 grams of carbohydrates.
Each day on the Keto Plan you’ll enjoy one KetoMeal as your main meal including lean protein and KetoVeg. You can have your KetoMeal for breakfast, lunch or dinner – whatever suits your routine.
Choose from hundreds of delicious and satisfying Keto Meal recipes the entire family will love in our Recipe Book or available free to download on the Keto Recipes page.
On the KetoPlan, you have unlimited Keto Veg per day.
KetoVeg are low starch, low carbohydrate salads and vegetables that you can enjoy as part of your KetoMeal and KetoSnacks. KetoVeg are packed with fibre which assists with maintaining your bowel health and helps to keep you feeling full. KetoVeg are also low in calories so make sure you add plenty to your daily intake.
See the KetoVeg Food list in your Keto Plan eGuide for a list of options – divided into Lowest, Lower and Low carbohydrate content to help you to make informed choices.
On the KetoPlan, you have 2 Keto Snacks per day.
Snacks can add variety and interest to your weight loss program and make dieting easier.
KetoSnacks are low calorie, low carbohydrate snacks that contain less than 60 calories and 5 grams of carbohydrates per serve. You can enjoy KetoSnacks on the Keto Plan up to twice per day.
We recommend if you are not hungry don’t snack – you will lose more weight if you snack less.
Choose from hundreds of delicious and satisfying Keto Snack recipes in your eGuide, the Recipe Book or available free to download on the Keto Recipes page.
On the KetoPlan, you have unlimited Keto Drinks per day.
Drinks suitable for the Keto Plan are low calorie and low carbohydrate options such as soda water, mineral waters, diet soft drinks and diet cordials. Any drink you choose should contain nil or negligible carbohydrates. We recommend you should aim to have 60% to 100% of your fluids as calorie free beverages.
Tea and coffee is permitted on the KetoPlan – any sweetener must be a sugar substitute (not sugar) and your total daily milk intake to whiten your tea and coffee is limited to 1 cup.
As a ketogenic weight loss program, the Keto Plan works by restricting your intake of daily dietary carbohydrates to less than 60-70grams. As a result there are some foods and drinks that you must avoid while on this program. This includes foods and drinks that are rich in carbohydrates, sugar and calories.
Eating any of these foods – even in small amounts – will cause your body to stop ketosis, therefore you must avoid alcohol, all foods containing flour and sugar, high starch vegetables such as potatoes, peas, corn, pumpkin, sweet potato, rice and noodles and all fruit.
Alcoholic beverages stop the ketosis process because the body will use the alcohol sugars in preference to body fat. One gram of alcohol in its purest form (ethyl alcohol) provides your body with 7 calories – often referred to as “empty calories” because they are calories without nutrition.
Alcoholic beverages of all types – wine, beer, mixed drinks – must be avoided on a ketogenic program because even a small amount will stop ketosis.
Although fruit is very nutritious, it is also high in calories, carbohydrates and sugars. As a result, fruit must be avoided on the Keto Plan to ensure that carbohydrate restriction is maintained under the ketosis level of 60-70 grams per day.
The Keto Plan is nutritionally complete, and therefore the nutrition of fruit is not required.
Tips for KetoPlan Success
Read your eGuide – to achieve the best weight loss results it is important to follow your Keto Plan guidelines
Learn about nutrition, body fuel and ketosis with the online Tools and Health Hub – vital to your understanding of weight management
Be prepared and committed by staying focused on your goal of losing weight and improving your health