If we want to lose fat it is logical that we would eliminate most fats from the diet while keeping ample amounts of essential fatty acids. Now, we are left with carbohydrates. Since we do not want to replace glycogen stores, we keep these at a bare minimum, approximately 30 grams (1 oz) per day.
This forces the body to stay in the fat-burning mode 24 hours a day, which is called a ketogenic diet. Our dieters will consume four cups of non-starchy vegetables and two green salads daily. This will provide fiber to prevent constipation.
The dieters will also be given a multi-vitamin, calcium, magnesium, potassium, omega-3 and sea salt to ensure proper electrolyte balance is maintained. We only provide the supplements to replace the food groups that we are temporarily taking away (i.e. dairy, fruits and grains).