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Is the Alpha Lipid™ SDII™ Weight Management Programme Safe?

Yes! Not only is it safe, but it is designed to support your overall health. The Alpha Lipid™ SDII™ Weight Management Programme, as based on the medically researched PSMF, is a very safe and effective way to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Who shouldn’t go on the Alpha Lipid™ SDII™ Weight Management Programme?

We advise against pregnant and breast-feeding women undertaking this or any other diet programme without the specific advice from their healthcare provider. Anyone with serious health condition(s), specifically insulin-dependent diabetes, liver, kidney or neurological conditions or anyone under the age of 18 years, should consult with their healthcare provider before commencing this or any other diet programme.

Some clarification about ketosis vs. ketoacidosis

The similar names mean that these two physiological states are often confused. Ketosis is a safe physiological state that naturally occurs in our body and is caused by the regulated and controlled production of ketones during the fat burning process. When fat is broken down, the liver produces ketones which the body uses as a fuel for energy. Ketoacidosis is an unsafe pathological condition. It is a feature of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus where the body has increased blood sugar levels, ketone bodies and blood acid levels.

Is the Alpha Lipid™ SDII™ Weight Management Programme a high protein diet?

No. The Alpha Lipid™ SDII™ is a controlled carbohydrate programme providing adequate protein. The protein is essential to maintain lean muscle mass and support general health.

Is it ok to drink coffee while on the programme?

Plain, unsweetened coffee and tea served black are keto friendly. Though caffeine is a stimulant and therefore should be monitored, caffeine comes with several health benefits. Caffeine has been scientifically shown to promote fat burning, suppress appetite and aid with weight loss — all great benefits to help get you into ketosis. If you do enjoy your coffee with milk, then you might want to look at an alternative as 1 cup of whole milk has almost 13 grams of carbs.

Can I use artificial sweeteners instead of sugar?

Ideally, we want to keep these at a minimum. Natural noncaloric sweeteners such as Stevia, erythritol and Xylitol may be used sparingly.

Is it normal to feel so thirsty while doing the Alpha Lipid™ SDII™ Weight Management Programme?

Because of the changes in metabolism and the production of ketone bodies, more water is required while on the Alpha Lipid™ SDII™ . That is why we recommend a minimum of 2 litres (8 glasses) daily. If you still feel thirsty increase your water intake.

Should I continue the programme if I get sick?

We do not advise losing weight while you are sick, however, by continuing to eat fresh nutritious foods you will be able to provide your body with the nutrients to recover quickly. Once you have recovered from your illness you can start following the programme again.

I’m following the Alpha Lipid™ SDII™ Weight Management Programme but there are no ketones detected
  • Are you measuring for ketones in your first morning urine?
  • Review your daily carbohydrate count, using the Daily Journal will help with this
  • Check for hidden sugars in your diet e.g. sauces, gravy, cured meats
  • Ensure you are exercising regularly (5+ days per week) for around 30 minutes each time If you are doing all of the above and still not registering any ketones, send us a message, we're here to help you succeed.
Will I lose weight faster if the ketone strips show dark pink all the time?

Testing ++50 or higher all the time is often a sign of dehydration; but it may also indicate you are not eating enough carbohydrates. Increase your water intake to at least 2 litres (8 glasses) daily.

If I break the diet, how long will it take to get back into ketosis?

If things hit the fan and you fell of the keto wagon, it’s not ideal but it’s also not the end of the world. Aim to get back into ketosis quickly by restricting your carbohydrates, make sure you are exercising at least 30 minutes, 5 times per week. Usually getting back into ketosis takes between 1-3 days. The longer you follow the keto diet, the easier it gets.

My bowel frequency has changed since starting the Alpha Lipid™ SDII™ Weight Management Programme, what can I do?

The dietary changes in the programme can alter bowel frequency. Make sure you eat plenty of fresh vegetables; they have a high water and fibre content. Drink at least 2 litres (8 glasses) of water every day. Regular exercise will also help and make sure you are taking your FibreMax™. Aloe Vera Drinking Gel may also be used to support bowel regularity.

Is it normal for the FibreMax™ to cause digestive changes?

Too much fibre or increasing intake too quickly can cause temporary digestive upset as the body adjusts. Try decreasing the amount of FibreMax™ until your digestion settles down and then increase it gradually until you are up to a total of 4 scoops daily. If you find your stomach does not settle you may need to re-establish healthy bowel flora, colostrum and/or probiotics can assist with this. The best colostrum to take while on the Alpha Lipid™ SDII™ is Alpha Lipid™ Colostrum Capsules.

Can I drink alcohol?

It is not recommended as alcohol is a form of refined sugar and could interrupt ketosis. It is important to remember your goals and do the things to help you succeed.

What about cravings and “withdrawal” symptoms?

A few people may experience symptoms during the first few days of the Alpha Lipid™ SDII™ programme, these may include carbohydrate (bread, grain, sugar, sweets) cravings, headaches, fatigue or irritability. This is not a sign of illness or a reason to quit. This is a result of the change in metabolism from your body switching from using carbohydrates for fuel to using fats (ketones) and will usually dissipate once your blood sugar and insulin levels even out. For most people these symptoms only last a few days. The best treatment for sweet cravings is to eat protein. Drink extra water to help flush out metabolic wastes and by-products and keep hydrated.