Weight Gain on Keto: Common Causes & Simple Solutions

Weight Gain on Keto: Common Causes & Simple Solutions

For most people on keto, weight loss is the easy part. Keeping the weight off, however, is the hard part. The keto diet is often described as the antidote for the vicious cycle of weight loss and weight gain, but it isn't failproof. Though keto can indeed suppress appetite and make fat loss easier to achieve, this may not happen for everyone at first. Fortunately,  if you’re struggling with hunger or weight gain on keto, a simple lifestyle adjustment is often all it takes to get you back on ...

The Keto Food Pyramid: Low Carb Food List Made Simple

The Keto Food Pyramid: Low Carb Food List Made Simple

Starting the ketogenic diet can be overwhelming. The keto beginner is often bombarded by conflicting information regarding the “right” way to follow the diet and enter ketosis. Though experts may not agree on the exact details of a “perfect” keto diet, there are several low-carb food groups that are widely accepted as healthy keto staples. To give you a visual representation of what these foods are, we decided to create a keto-friendly food pyramid for you. This keto food pyramid will look ...

Keto Popcorn: How to Make It Keto-friendly and Other Low-carb Alternatives

Keto Popcorn: How to Make It Keto-friendly and Other Low-carb Alternatives

Corn and keto don’t work well together. Whether it is categorized as a grain or a starchy vegetable, you’ll find corn in the “Do Not Eat” category of any keto diet food list. This is because each cup of corn is packed with over 35 grams of net carbs. That is enough to keep most of us from ketosis! That said, there is a simple trick we can use to convert ketosis-disrupting corn into a satisfying keto-friendly serving of popcorn: Add heat. If you are looking to indulge in this popular ...

Dairy & Keto: Best, Worst, and Substitutes

Dairy & Keto: Best, Worst, and Substitutes

Dairy products are born from raw whole milk — a water-based mixture with roughly 50% of its calories coming from fat,  20% from protein, and 30-35% as net carbs (mostly from lactose). Although this means a glass of milk is not good for keto, this doesn’t rule out every other dairy product from your low-carb lifestyle. In fact, the most popular keto ingredients are made from milk, but with one crucial difference: Most of the milk sugar is filtered out during production (and no other sugars are ...

Are Beans Keto? Full Guide to Beans and Their Keto-friendly Alternatives

Are Beans Keto? Full Guide to Beans and Their Keto-friendly Alternatives

When compared to high-carb processed foods, beans are considered as a health food. However, from a low-carb perspective, they contain too much starch. In fact, the net carb content of most beans and lentils is so high that they belong on the “do not eat” list for keto. To help you figure out exactly what beans to avoid and what to replace them with, we put together this keto guide addressing the following topics: Can you eat beans on keto? How many carbs are in beans? What about ...

Low Carb Chips for Keto: What to Buy and How to Make Them Yourself

Low Carb Chips for Keto: What to Buy and How to Make Them Yourself

Chips are usually just crunchy carbs slathered with salt and oil. The best examples of this are tortilla chips and potato chips. Their palate-pleasing combination of salt, fat, and carbs makes it unnaturally easy for us to overeat them without feeling full. This is why many of us can easily eat an entire family-sized bag of chips in one sitting (and on a larger scale, this is one of the driving forces behind the rising rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes worldwide). The solution is ...

Best Low Carb Rice Substitutes for Keto

Best Low Carb Rice Substitutes for Keto

Some of the most delicious dishes feature rice as a key ingredient. Risotto, fried rice, paella, and sushi, for example, all rely on this starch-filled grain, but are there any rice varieties that won’t pack on the carbs? Unfortunately, the answer is no.  If you’re on a non-keto low-carb or standard ketogenic diet, you’ll have to avoid rice for optimal results. That being said, you can still get your rice fix by using the right low-carb substitutes and keto recipes. Let’s begin our journey ...

Keto Hair Loss: Why It Happens and How to Prevent It

Keto Hair Loss: Why It Happens and How to Prevent It

What do a keto dieter,  raw vegan, and backpacker have in common? If they don’t eat enough, an unknown side effect is their hair may start falling out. In other words, keto doesn’t cause hair loss directly. Instead, it is the significant shift in what and how much we eat that can cause us to lose hair. Fortunately, there is a simple solution that’ll help your hair regrow just as thick as before: eating more of the right keto foods. (Plus, you can even prevent hair loss with the same ...

Complete Guide to Keto Camping, Hiking, and Backpacking

Complete Guide to Keto Camping, Hiking, and Backpacking

There is no better time to get out and surround ourselves with nature, but what are you supposed to eat? Ironically, the most popular camping foods, meals, and snacks are so highly processed that they bear little resemblance to real food. From the chips to the sugar-filled trail mix, the hotdog buns to the deli salads (and let’s not forget about s’mores), most classic camping foods are packed with processed carbs and far from being healthy. That being said, it is surprisingly simple to ...

Eating Italian Food On Keto: What to Eat/Avoid, Restaurant Tips, and Recipes

Eating Italian Food On Keto: What to Eat/Avoid, Restaurant Tips, and Recipes

No matter where you travel in Italy, it seems like they have cracked the code on good cooking. Whether you have pasta, pizza, salad, lasagna, soup, or dessert, you can’t go wrong with authentic Italian food. Unfortunately, many of the best dishes are filled with starchy foods, flour, or sugar. This can make it challenging to satisfy your craving for Italian food on keto. Find out exactly which foods to avoid when making delicious Italian food. However, this doesn’t mean you have to give up ...