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 ...

Are Pork Rinds Keto? The Many Benefits Of This Zero Carb Snack

Are Pork Rinds Keto? The Many Benefits Of This Zero Carb Snack

Yes, pork rinds are keto-friendly and used widely by people on low-carb diets. It is easy to be fooled into thinking that this humble snack food is unhealthy. Though they are crisp like chips (and are typically found in the same aisle), pork rinds share very little else in common with those high-carb options. In fact, unflavored pork rinds are one of the few zero carb snacks you’ll find on keto. Plus, they can be used as a keto-friendly substitute for cereal, tortilla chips, breadcrumbs, and ...

Keto Crepes

Keto Crepes

Crepes are the perfect compromise between a thick, heavy pancake and a thin, soft tortilla. You can eat them by the stack, turn them into a breakfast wrap, or transform them into a uniquely satisfying dessert. However, along with pancakes and tortilla, traditional crepes rely on high-carb flours and sugary additions as well. This is why it’s best to make them yourself to keep your meal keto-friendly as you satisfy your crepe craving. Simply replace the all-purpose flour and sugar for ...