Definition of a VLCKD is defined as a diet of 800Kcal/day or less. It contains the daily requirements for vitamins, minerals, trace elements, fatty acids, and proteins. Carbohydrates are under 30 gms/day.
Anyone who follows the VLCKD diet will lose weight rapidly, 10 kg per month, without hunger and feeling energetic. A VLCKD is a very low carbohydrate diet, which means your metabolism will switch to a state of controlled ketosis, obliging your body to draw its energy from body fat reserves while preserving muscle mass. And this gives you the benefits of fast weight loss, no hunger and feeling energized.
The word Ketogenic or Keto comes from “ketones” which are small fuel molecules that are produced in our body when we use the fat reserves as fuel because we don’t have reserves of glucose (by the intake of the low-carb diet). A Ketogenic diet is a low-carb diet, which can help in burning fats adequately. This is helpful when a person is trying to lose weight.
A keto diet is an eating plan that focuses on foods that provide a lot of healthful fats, adequate amounts of protein, and very few carbohydrates. The goal is to get more calories from fat than from carbs.
The diet works by depleting the body of its sugar reserves. As a result, it will start to break down fat for energy ( gluconeogenesis). This results in the production of molecules called ketones that the body uses for fuel. When the body burns fats, it leads to weight loss.
There are many weight loss diets, but only the ProGen Method can help you to lose weight quickly and at the expense of fat tissue exclusively because the ProGen Method is a program based on a Very Low-Calorie Ketogenic Diet. It uses a multidisciplinary approach to ensure effective weight loss and long-term results. The goal of the ProGen Method is twofold: Firstly, to facilitate weight loss, and secondly to help achieve the lifestyle changes required to maintain the weight loss.
Difference of VLCKD with the frequently used diet for weight loss (hypocaloric)
Low-Calorie Diet involves reducing the consumption of fats, sugars, and proteins. This may result in losing muscle mass, and your body does not get the energy needed to carry out normal daily activities.
VLCKD reduces sugars and fats but maintains protein intake. This will result in losing stored fats but safeguarding the muscle mass. Also, ketones play an essential role in regulating hunger and maintaining energy levels.
The ProGen Method follows the International guidelines for the treatment of overweight or obese patients. Further, it is clinically proven to be effective for weight loss and sustaining it over time.
Ketogenic Diets are of different types:
- The standard ketogenic diet (SKD) is a diet with a low-carb, moderate-protein, and high-fat diet. 75% fat, 20% protein, and only 5% carbs. This diet is mainly used by patients without medical control.
- The Cyclical ketogenic diet (CKD)is the diet that includes periods of higher-carb refeeds, such as five ketogenic days followed by two high-carb days. They are primarily used by bodybuilders or athletes, but never for weight loss.
- The Targeted ketogenic diet (TKD) is the diet where carbs are added around workouts. Not used for weight loss.
- The High-protein ketogenic diet (HPKD) Is the diet that includes more protein. The ratio is around 60% fat, 35% protein, and 5% carbs. It is high in protein and fat and hence not suitable for effective weight loss.
- VLCKD( Very low-calorie ketogenic diet)
A Very Low-Calorie Ketogenic Diet (VLCKD) is the latest keto diet which is modified where the total calorie intake per day would be around 800Kcal. The carbohydrates are under 30-50g a day. The fats are kept at 10g a day and the protein requirements of the body are met at a recommended rate of 1g/kg as per the target body weight. This will ensure you to lose 10 kilos per month of weight loss without hunger and feeling energetic. Clinical studies point out that the VLCKD allows you to lose three times more weight than any other diet process.
Very low-calorie Ketogenic Diets for Diabetes and Prediabetes
Diabetes is characterized by metabolic disorders and high blood sugar. The Progen Method can help to lose excess fat, which is linked to type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and metabolic syndrome. VLCKD helps in reversing the diabetic condition or effects, where one can stop taking diabetes medicines at some point.
Brief about ProGen Weight management – Company Profile
ProGen is a weight management company founded by Joan Fondevila, Noemi Gil, and Christian Mahy. The company was set up in April 2019 and is headquartered in Bengaluru. The company offers a new weight loss approach that is driven by science and supported by scientific methodology. ProGen specializes in weight loss treatments based on a multidisciplinary approach, carried out under the supervision of a team of health professionals, including doctors, dietitians, mitochondrial activation trainers, and coaching professionals.
More than 500,000 people, worldwide, have been benefited from this kind of diet program. Due to its extraordinary success, now these treatments are available in Europe, Latin America and now in Asia.
How does the ProGen Methods work?
The ProGen Method is for anyone who has concerns about their weight or whose doctor has mentioned that they may benefit from weight loss: diabetic type 2, PCO, Hypertension, Hypercholesterolemia, etc… As this is a diet carried out under medical supervision, it offers the reassurance of knowing that you have professional support throughout.
The aim of the ProGen Method is to effectively and safely achieve a healthy target weight and maintain it forever. In other words, it’s a diet action plan that offers both, immediate results and long-term benefits.
The ProGen Method is a European medical treatment for fast weight loss, without hunger and feeling energetic. ProGen Method is divided into 2 stages:
The first stage: “Fast Weight Loss Stage” is based on a Very Low-Calorie Ketogenic Diet that allows a ratio of 10 kg weight loss per month. The duration of this stage is as long as you need until you reach your target weight.
During the second stage, “Genetic Metabolic Adaptation & Lifestyle Stage”, which is the most crucial stage, all food types are slowly reintroduced to the diet in accordance with the genetic test that every patient does. New dietary habits are developed, and this becomes the platform for maintaining the determined target weight.
Thanks to the combination of ProGen products you will maintain your muscle mass while you lose weight rapidly, and thanks to the personalized diet according to your genetic results and the new habits acquired you will keep it off forever.
The Progen Method offers a wide range of protein products produced according to the highest industry standards and quality. They are available for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The products ensure adequate intake of protein, vitamins, and minerals. The program includes products such as chocolate bars, soups, vanilla drinks, chips, etc.