The Many Ways to Make the Glorious Egg
Aug 03, 2021
Whether poached, scrambled, or flipped into a fluffy cheese-filled omelet, eggs are a delicious and versatile food easily made in many ways—and the macros are ideal for anyone eating a keto diet.
Plus, most eggs are highly accessible and affordable, making them perfect for the keto dieter adhering to a broader spectrum of budgets.
Some styles of eggs may feel intimidating; some may argue that making the perfectly cooked egg is deceptively tricky. And in some cases, it's true: getting the texture and doneness spot-on requires accurate timing, patience, and detailed attention.
However, making the perfect egg—in the style of your choice—is possible with a few clutch tips and techniques to help you shine at mealtime. We'll share a few helpful points below.
Also, eggs are perfect any time of day. So why should mornings have all the fun? Instead,...Read More
Best and Worst Keto Veggies
Jul 27, 2021
All veggies are healthy and promote weight loss. Right? Wrong. While all vegetables contain vitamins and nutrients, some have more carbs and sugars than others, and therein lies the rub.
Our aim on keto is to maintain the most nutrient-dense meal plan while consuming the least carbs and sugar possible. But an extra side of sweet potatoes or stealing fries from the kids' lunch can quickly derail our efforts to achieve or maintain ketosis.
We want to explore the best veggies to enjoy freely on keto and others to bid farewell so that you can enter the supermarket or your Amazon Fresh browser with confidence regarding the best low-carb produce picks to facilitate consistent weight loss.
Vegetables are always an excellent choice on a low-carb, high-fat diet, and we're going to help you choose the right ones to promote fat...Read More
Foods to Avoid for Weight Loss on Keto
Jul 20, 2021
Eliminating sugar is an obvious requirement on a ketogenic diet, but there is more nuance around which foods are best to eat or avoid to achieve weight loss on a low-carb, high-fat diet.
All fruits and vegetables provide vitamins and nutrients, but it's best to choose your vegetables wisely to select items on the lower end of the glycemic scale.
The key is to forgo eating a banana for a small bowl of strawberries or blueberries. Or whip up some creamy cauliflower mash instead of frying stalks of russet potatoes and select nuts like macadamia and pili to keep carbs low.
While we'll want to rearrange the elements of our dishes to ensure carbs are curtailed, we can still enjoy many pre-keto favorites; the remixed and alternative recipes are astounding and lacking nothing, so no worries!
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What is Fat-Adapted or Keto-Adapted?
Jul 13, 2021
Metabolic ketosis can occur during fasting, pregnancy, infancy, or starvation, but experiencing ketosis and achieving fat-adaptation is not precisely the same.
Granted, eating a diet consisting of no more than 50 total carbs and 20 net grams (total carbs - fiber) of carbohydrates a day is an excellent approach to coaxing the body to rely on fat and ketones rather than glucose (sugar) fuel. However, entering a state of metabolic ketosis, but not necessarily effectively relying on fat as the body's preferred and primary energy source is the essential factor between the two states of being.
Of course, eliminating carbs and sugars can put the body in a ketotic state. Still, fat-adaptation refers to the body converting to systematically relying on and preferring ketones and fat to glucose—it's a process more than a singular or short-term event.Read More
How to Heal Ketosis Flu in a Few Hours
Jul 06, 2021
The problem? You can’t seem to get off the couch, and that headache won’t go away.
Where is the energy? Why do you feel like someone rolled you over with a Mack truck? What gives?
For people switching to the ketogenic diet from a carb-heavy diet, the transition to ketosis can be a bit of a shock.
You might hear people talking about keto flu or ketosis flu.
What they’re saying is their body is experiencing a roadblock switching their metabolism in a glucose burning environment to thriving in a fat-burning state.Read More