Can I juice on keto?

I wouldn't recommend juicing or drinking juice while you are on the keto diet. Although it is possible to make a healthy juice that is low in net carbs, juicing is unnecessary to improve your health. The best way to get the healing benefits of plants is by incorporating them into your keto meals or keto smoothies, not by juicing. Juicing takes all of the fiber and some of the nutrients out of the fruit or vegetable, robbing you of many of its health benefits. Instead of juicing, opt for ...

Does eating fat stall body fat loss?

Technically, eating any source of calories, including fat, will stall fat loss to some degree. As you eat more calories (from fat, carbs, and/or protein), you will hinder your fat loss more and more until you reach a calorie surplus (i.e., you eat more calories than your body needs to maintain its weight). Once you are in a calorie surplus, you will start to gain fat. The fastest way to lose fat is by consuming no calories at all. However, along with the rapid fat loss that this dietary ...

How can I lose body fat when I am eating dietary fat?

To stimulate our bodies to burn fat, we must be in a calorie deficit (i.e., burn more calories than we consume). It doesn't matter where these calories come from (i.e., fat, carbs, or protein), as long as you are in a calorie deficit, your body will start burning fat for fuel. Eating dietary fat will only keep you from losing body fat if the fat calories you consume put you in a calorie surplus (i.e., you eat more calories than you burn during the day). Consuming more calories than you burn ...

Terminology and Abbreviations

Below, you can find a list of common terminology and abbreviations that are used on a ketogenic diet. Feel free to bookmark this page and come back to it in reference. Common Terms A1/A2 - Types of beta casein protein found in cow's milk. ACV - Apple cider vinegar. BG - Blood glucose. BHB - Beta-hydroxybutyrate. The most prevalent ketone that's used in our body for energy. The main ingredient of exogenous ketones (which are not needed). BPC - Ketoproof coffee. A high-fat ...

What type of potassium should I take?

The two best ways to ensure you get enough potassium are: Eating high potassium foods like  avocado, spinach, tomato sauce, and wild caught salmon Taking a potassium gluconate supplement Aim to consume: 3,500 mg per day of potassium for people ages 16 and up ...

What type of magnesium should I take?

The two best ways of getting enough magnesium are: Eating high magnesium foods like avocados, almonds, brazil nuts, wild caught salmon, leafy greens, tofu, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, and chia seeds Taking Natural Vitality, Natural Calm (or magnesium bisglycinate if Natural Calm has a laxative effect that is unpleasant for you) Aim to get: ~400 mg per day of magnesium for men ~310 mg per day of magnesium for women ...

Can I do keto post menopause?

Keto is safe and may even be helpful for women going through menopause and post-menopause. Although high-quality research on ketogenic diets for hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms is needed, the reports from women who have achieved beneficial effects are very encouraging. If you'd like to try it for yourself, I recommend starting with the standard ketogenic diet. You can found out how to follow this diet by clicking here. ...

Are there any age restrictions on keto?

The keto diet has been studied extensively in young children (some as young as three years old), elderly populations, and every age in between. There are even some cases of people (anecdotally from blogs) who have had their children on the keto diet since birth. However, because of how the keto diet restricts carbs so significantly, it is best to monitor your health carefully as you are adapting to the diet. Some flu-like symptoms are normal at first, but if negative symptoms continue ...

Do I need to hit my macros perfectly every day?

Not at all. As long as you get close to your macro needs every day and you are losing weight at 1 to 2 pounds per week or more, you are doing really well. You can also extrapolate your macro needs to a weekly total that you have to meet if you'd like. If you eat a ton of calories on one day, don't sweat it, you can make up for it the next day by eating fewer calories. Meeting your macros is not meant to be an exact science, but it is one of the best ways to keep you on the right track. ...

How often should I recalculate my macros?

A good time to check your results and assess whether or not you should make changes is every 3-5 weeks (I prefer to do it every month). If you are no longer losing weight at the rate of 1 to 2 pounds per week or more (not including the first week due to water loss), then recalculating your macros every 3-5 weeks would be a great strategy for you to use. If you tend to lose weight pretty quickly, every 10-15 lbs. lost would be a good time to recalculate your macros. For other weight loss ...