Types of Diets
Cater to & Teach
“Food is really and truly the most effective medicine.”
There’s nothing wrong with being a little traditional when it comes to your diet. The Classic Meal Plan follows the basic food pyramid. It is a plan the uses a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grain options and healthy fat sources (such as fatty fish, nuts and seeds). Once you get into it you will be able to use it as a sustainable diet for the rest of your life! The plan can be adjusted to your individual needs and preferences.
A paleo diet is a dietary plan based on foods similar to what might have been eaten during the Paleolithic era, which dates from approximately 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago.
Our Paleo Meal Plan includes lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds — foods that in the past could be obtained by hunting and gathering. The paleo diet limits foods that include dairy products, legumes and grains. The Paleo Plan may help you lose weight or maintain your weight. It may also have other beneficial health effects.
The Keto Meal Plan is very low in carbs, high in fat and moderate in protein. When following a ketogenic diet, carbs are typically reduced to 20 to 50 grams per day. Fats should replace the majority of cut carbs and deliver approximately 75% of your total calorie intake. Proteins should account for around 10-30% of energy needs, while carbs are usually restricted to 5%. This carb reduction forces your body to rely on fats for its main energy source instead of glucose — a process known as ketosis. While in ketosis, your body uses ketones — molecules produced in the liver from fats when glucose is limited — as an alternate fuel source.
Though fat is often avoided for its high calorie content, research shows that ketogenic diets are significantly more effective at promoting weight loss than low-fat diets. Plus, keto diets reduce hunger and increase satiety, which can be particularly helpful when trying to lose weight.
Switching over to a ketogenic diet can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. With our Keto Meal Plan, we’ll make it easy for you to make the switch. Your focus will be on reducing carbs while increasing the fat and protein content of meals and snacks. A healthy ketogenic diet should revolve around high-fat, low-carb food choices and restrict highly processed items and unhealthy fats. Sticking to keto-friendly foods and avoiding items rich in carbs is the best way to successfully lose weight on a ketogenic diet.
The Low-Carb Meal Plan is one that limits carbohydrates, primarily found in sugary foods, pasta, and bread. Instead of eating carbs, you focus on protein-rich whole foods and vegetables. Our Low-Carb Meal Plan is one of the most popular plans and gets rave reviews from our clients.
The Vegan Meal Plan involves eating only foods comprising plants. Those who follow this diet avoid all animal products, including meat, dairy, and eggs. Some people also avoid eating honey. For some, being vegan is a dietary choice, while for others, it is a lifestyle choice.
People who choose to live a vegan lifestyle may also avoid clothes, soaps, and other products that use or contain parts of animals, such as leather and animal fur. Some adopt this lifestyle for its environmental benefits as a sustainable diet.
Vegan diets tend to include plenty of fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, and seeds. Eating a variety of these foods will provide a wide range of important vitamins, minerals, healthful fats, and protein.
An autoimmune disease causes the immune system to attack and damage healthy tissues or organs by mistake.
Common examples of this type of disease include psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus. An autoimmune disease can cause inflammation, and fatigue is another common symptom. Our Autoimmune Meal Plan may help reduce inflammation and other symptoms of autoimmune conditions.
Denise has worked successfully with MS Clients who have followed the Wahls Protocol (AIP) diet.
The Vegetarian Meal Plan focuses on plants for food. These include fruits, vegetables, dried beans and peas, grains, seeds and nuts. There is no single type of vegetarian diet. Instead, vegetarian eating patterns usually fall into the following groups:
- The vegan diet, which excludes all meat and animal products
- The lacto vegetarian diet, which includes plant foods plus dairy products
- The lacto-ovo vegetarian diet, which includes both dairy products and eggs
People who follow vegetarian diets can get all the nutrients they need. However, they must be careful to eat a wide variety of foods to meet their nutritional needs.
Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery specific – Before & After Surgery
We’ll work with you and alongside your Bariatric Surgeon and Nutritionist to follow their guidelines for your Before & After plan. As a WLS Veteran, Gracie understands firsthand what you are facing. She can help de-mystify the process and coach you thru your weight-loss journey. She had weight loss surgery in May of 2019 and has since lost over 100 pounds. She attributes her success to her Surgeon, Dr. James Chebli, his awesome staff, and the support group led by Lisa Joslin at Venice Regional Hospital Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center.