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Perth Nutritionists

Corrin Ainley
Rener Health Clinics

(08) 9330 2922



Ketogenic Diet - Burn Fat to Lose Weight

by on 24 February, 2015


Find out how ketosis can not only help you lose weight, but also improve mood, memory and health.



A ketogenic diet is high in fat, moderate protein and is low in carbs. This type of food combining forces the body to use fat for fuel, inducing weight loss  


1.    Lower glucose levels and improves insulin resistance: This is beneficial for people with blood sugar imbalances and reversing Type 2 Diabetes ¹⁰.

2.    Quick weight loss: During strict ketosis the body is forced to use stored fat as fuel. People lose more weight on a ketogenic diet than other diets ¹˒³. But….. if you don’t want to put it all back on (and more)…… you must also embrace lifestyle changes

3.    Low carb diets kill your appetite: During ketosis my client’s always say: ‘I’m just not hungry’. You don’t need to constantly use willpower - appetite    and calories can be naturally reduced ⁶. This is because healthy fats release energy slowly and keep us full and satisfied.

4.    Low-Carb Diets Are Therapeutic For Several Brain Disorders. In his book Grain Brain ⁷, renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, explains how carbs harm the brain. Low-carb diets can be beneficial in the treatment of dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches and depression ². Therapeutic diets are best followed in consultation with a nutritionist to ensure daily nutrient levels are reached.

5.    Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome: Metabolic syndrome is a medical condition that is highly associated with the risk of diabetes and heart disease ⁹.


The easiest way to get into ketosis is to cut out sugar and carbs. This includes eliminating grains bread pasta flour cakes biscuits confectionary sugars (including honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar).

Most people go wrong because they reduce fat. If you’re not getting into ketosis you may need to increase healthy fats. Try eating 1-2 Tb coconut oil each day. Other healthy fats you could include in your diet include organic butter made from grass-fed cows ghee avocado seed and nut oils  and extra virgin olive oil.


An important part of successfully changing anything in your life is healing and letting go of your saboteurs – those things that continually undermine your best intentions.

When they first visit me, most of my clients tell me they are able to lose weight on a diet, but soon get sick of the restrictions - so they give up and put all the weight back on. People who successfully lose weight long-term change the way they think about food, themselves and their lifestyle, and develop a plan that allows them to enjoy life and being – and this is what I help people achieve.

As a Nutritionist and Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, I work with my clients to personalise  their unique needs their unique biochemistry and their lifestyle so they achieve lasting change.  

My weight management clients receive a combination of;

1.    Ketogenic diet to maximise fat-burning potential.
2.    Pathology and functional testing to identify blocks to weight loss.
3.    The BodyTalk system to reduce stress, food addiction and emotional eating.
4.    Supplements to increase fat-burning.
5.    Superfoods for health and vitality.
6.    Recipes that are easy, healthy and taste great.
7.    Long-term plan, how to eat to maintain a healthy weight for life.

If you want to lose weight and stop yoyo dieting forever • visit • or you can book an appointment with me at Rener Health Centres by calling 9330 2522.




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