Very Low Calorie Ketogenic Diet (VLCKD)

Very Low-Calorie Ketogenic Diet

A Very Low-Calorie Ketogenic Diet (VLCKD) is a modified keto diet where the total calorie intake per day would be around 800Kcal. The carbohydrates are under 30g a day. The fats are kept at 10g a day and the protein requirements of the body is met at a recommended rate of 1g/kg as per the body weight. The diet even satisfies the daily requirements for vitamins, minerals, and trace elements.

On this very low-calorie diet, your metabolism will switch to a state of controlled ketosis, obliging your body to draw its energy from body’s fat reserves while preserving muscle mass. This gives you the benefits of fast weight loss, no hunger and feeling energised. You will only follow the VLCKD during the Fast Loss Stage of the method.

Difference in weight loss between VLCKD with the other frequently used hypocaloric diets

The ProGen Method follows the International guidelines for the treatment of overweight or obese patients. Further, the ProGen method is clinically proven to be effective for weight loss and sustaining it over time. The diet is easy and hassle free as ProGen products cover your nutritional needs during the fat loss stage, the ProGen Method is proven as an effective treatment method for losing weight and maintaining lost weight over time.

For example- Reduce 20kgs and maintain it:

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ParametersOther Hypocaloric DietsVLCKD Diet
(the ProGen Method)
Average weight loss2 to 4 kg per month8 to 10 kg per month
Health consequences during the dietHunger, lethargy, Giddiness, and low energy levelsKetones play an essential role in regulating hunger and maintaining energy levels.
Muscle maintenanceMuscle loss occurs due to low protein intakeMuscle mass is maintained or even improved due to adequate protein intake
Weight regainHigh risk of regaining the lost weight once out of the dietMaintenance of lost weight due to genetic metabolic adaptation

Difference between the normal keto diet to the VLCKD

VLCKDs have undoubtedly demonstrated to be an effective tool to tackle obesity. They have proved to help with body composition, metabolic profile, and inflammation and oxidative stress. But we need to know the difference between regular keto diet and VLCKD.

ParametersRegular Keto DietVLCKD Diet
(the ProGen Method)
Time required to enter ketosis15 days to one monthAt ProGen Method you enter ketosis in 3 days
Health consequences during the dietBecause of high saturated fats. Cholesterol levels might increase leading to a risk of heart diseasesThe fats are regulated at 10g a day and cholesterol levels of the body decreases in VLCKD
Muscle maintenanceMuscle loss occurs due to low protein intakeMuscle mass is maintained or even improved due to adequate protein intake (1g/kg body weight)
Weight regainHigh risk of regaining the lost weight once out of the dietMaintenance of lost weight due to genetic metabolic adaptation

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