A lot of people who are on a ketogenic diet wonder what the best types of food are when exercising. They are told not to eat carbs, but also that carbs can help with exercise. Keto and exercise is a confusing topic and one that I will try to demystify. First of all, you body […]
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You might have noticed that there are mixed opinions from keto diet experts about dairy. Some feel it ok to include, others think that it is not. Dairy has received both good and bad press over the years in regards to both weight loss and overall health. Here is why it can be confusing to […]
The keto diet and intermittent fasting are two popular diets for losing fat, gaining lean muscle mass, and boosting your energy levels. Many people wonder whether combining intermittent fasting with keto can help you experience even greater results. The short answer is yes. Intermittent fasting on the keto diet is a simple ‘hack’ that can […]
When starting to exercise on a keto diet, you may feel different than you have before. You may feel weaker, or not have the stamina that you had when eating a lot of carbs. However, exercise, in general, will help you get into ketosis faster, so that is not a deterrent from embarking on exercise […]
One common side effect of a ketogenic diet is constipation. Constipation can be caused by many things namely: dehydration, lack of fiber, improper gut bacteria, etc. Good news, constipation is temporary and there are many remedies you can do to reverse and prevent it, whilst still remaining on the keto diet. Below we have listed […]
Are you a vegetarian and want to start the ketogenic diet? Good news, a vegetarian keto diet is both reasonable and possible. Here are a few things to consider when doing so. Since vegetarians naturally eat more vegetables and grains as a replacement of meats and animal flesh, they must be careful to not to […]
When you start the Keto diet how do you know when you have achieved nutritional ketosis? How do you know if the diet is successful? Have you actually reached ketosis? There are three different types of ketones we can measure in the body to see if we are in ketosis: acetone, acetoacetate, and Beta-Hydroxybutyrate (BHB). […]
When considering a ketogenic diet, many people wonder if the change is worth it? Obviously any diet is usually started because of the health and weight loss benefits. However, there are many benefits to low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diets. Below I have listed a few of the benefits that sway many people to choose a keto […]
As one begins to embark on the Ketogenic diet many challenges arise; ranging from social to medical to the fear-inducing Keto-flu to fighting carbohydrate or sweet cravings to the “what on Earth am I going to eat?!” question. Friends and family may be shocked when you decide to eat a high fat diet after believing […]
There is a lot of agreeance among the health and nutrition fields that point to a ketogenic diet as an aid to fertility. While ketosis can be helpful in helping one get pregnant, the question is: is it safe to maintain a keto diet while pregnant? Ketosis vs. Ketoacidosis There is a bit of controversy […]