Entries by Jerry Hizon, MD

Alcohol and the Keto Diet

A lot of people ask: Can you drink alcohol on the keto diet? Or do you have to abstain completely? The simple answer, yes, you can drink certain types of alcohol in moderation with the keto diet and still reach your goals. Below we will break down each type of alcohol and make recommendations for […]

Is the Ketogenic diet effective for men?

A lot of people are interested in the ketogenic diet as a way to increase weight loss and improve their health. At a recent talk I gave about the benefits of the keto diet, I noticed something interesting: the majority of the audience were women. It is amazing how few men are aware of, and […]

Snacking and keto: is it allowed?

The simple answer is, yes. Snacking on the ketogenic diet is most definitely allowed. However, since the ketogenic diet is so high in fats, most find that they don’t need snacks to remain satiated until next meal. For those who are accustomed to snacking or hold busy schedules and may need snacks to get them […]

How to make keto coffee

A morning coffee has become a staple for many around the world. When starting the keto diet, one of the biggest questions people have is: ‘Can I keep drinking my coffee when adopting keto?’ The good news is yes! In fact, coffee can be a great addition to the keto diet as it can give […]

A Typical Day on the Keto Diet

Just like trying anything new, switching to the keto diet and getting used to what to eat, how much to eat, and when to eat can be hard at first. Rest assured, all of these things will become easier and habitual with time. In this article, we have included what a typical day on the […]

The Ketogenic Diet guide to Fats and Oils

Since adopting a ketogenic diet means switching one’s diet to be mainly composed of fats, it is important to know the ‘good’ fats and oils (healthy) from the ‘bad’ fats and oils (ie. unhealthy) in order to make this switch in a healthy manner. With this in mind, lets take a quick look at the […]

8 Healthy Ways to eat more fats on a Ketogenic diet

Starting a ketogenic diet means not only reducing carb intake but increasing your fats. Getting enough fats in your diet or knowing good from bad fats to add may be a little challenging or confusing at first. Here are some helpful, healthy ways to get your fat in on a ketogenic diet. 1) Include fat […]

A guide to Exercise and the Keto Diet

Before we talk about exercise and the ketogenic diet, it is important that we address two common misconceptions regarding diet, exercise, and weight loss. Misconception # 1:  Less calories in than calories out causes weight loss. Therefore, more exercise and less calories eaten equals even more weight loss. Reality: Less calories and more exercise equals […]

Your guide to beating the Keto Flu

When some people begin their journey towards a ketogenic diet, they experience something called the ‘keto flu’. This typically is experienced within the first 7-14 days on the keto diet. Switching your body from metabolizing glucose to metabolizing fats can be a shock to your system. This is especially true within the few first days […]

Your first seven days on the keto diet

So you’re considering a keto diet? The low carb, high fat ketogenic diet is known to help with weight loss, certain metabolic disorders (i.e. Diabetes), increase energy levels, reduce hunger, and is simple to follow. Because of all these reasons, it seems that starting such a diet with all these benefits seems like a no-brainer. […]