Using the Fat Fasting Technique

Using the Fat Fasting Technique

The fat fast is a technique brought by Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution - used by people who are metabolically resistant and have trouble with their induction. Let me first say that fat fasting should be used in 2 situations and 2 situations only:Breaking through a 2 week or longer plateau. Inducing yourself into ketosis quicker, whether you are just starting keto or you had a cheat day.If you’re the type of person that loses weight easily and you are NOT hitting a plateau, then fat ...

Hearty Pot Pie

Hearty Pot Pie

Ever since I made the recipe for the pecan pie, I've been in love with this pie crust. I ended up using it when I made a pie out of these low carb pumpkin cheesecake tarts. It was then that I started thinking of savory uses for the pie crust. It's the closest thing I've ever gotten to a traditional pie crust, and with turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving, it only made sense to think of using it to make a pot pie.For this one I used up the leftover veggies I had on hand. I used roasted radishes ...

The Ketogenic Diet and Weight Loss Plateaus

The Ketogenic Diet and Weight Loss Plateaus

The dreaded weight loss plateau. No matter what diet you are on, your weight loss will eventually stop. The goal is for the progress to stop as soon as we hit our ideal weight, but this often does not happen as planned.Most of us will experience a weight loss plateau at one point or another during our diet. When this happens it is not because you failed or because your body is broken — it is most likely because you need to switch up your dietary approach just a bit.By switching up your ...

Low Carb Pumpkin Cheesecake Tarts

Low Carb Pumpkin Cheesecake Tarts

I was in a rush to get these done for Thanksgiving, because the ovens are going to be in full effect tomorrow and I'd have no time to make these delicious little guys.The dough was pretty crumbly, so I smashed them into the cupcake tin, and hoped for the best. I decided to par-cook them for a little bit first to try to give them a bit of sturdiness before I spooned in the mixture. I also chilled the dough for 30 minutes before putting it in the tins, because it was falling apart on me when I ...

Ketosis, Ketones, and How It All Works

Ketosis, Ketones, and How It All Works

Ketosis is a process that the body goes through on an everyday basis, regardless of the number of carbs you eat. This is because this process provides us with energy from ketones whenever sugar is not readily available.In fact, you may have already experienced a very mild level of ketosis if you ever skipped a meal or two, didn't eat many carbs during the day or exercised for longer than an hour. By doing one of these three things, you can initiate the process of ketosis.Whenever the ...

Low Carb Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes, ‘Nuff Said

Low Carb Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes, ‘Nuff Said

I had just converted my mother to a ketogenic diet, and her birthday was coming up soon. I was scraping at the air trying to find something that was low carb, delicious, and would rifle her cravings away for any type of real cake. I remember a few years back, I had made soy bean brownies...right then and there I knew I had to make a cake from them.Luckily my local supermarket sells organic soy beans, so I headed over there and picked some up. I went online to search for some recipes, but low ...

Best Low Carb Tortillas

Best Low Carb Tortillas

I will be sharing some keto recipes that call for low carb tortillas in the near future, so I thought I'd share my take on a popular version making the blog rounds. They're a little hard to work with, but I've got a little trick that will help you make near-perfect tortillas every time.Yields 10 servings of low carb tortillas. The Preparation1 cup coconut flour 4 tablespoons psyllium husk powder ½ cup softened butter, coconut oil, or grass-fed lard ¼ teaspoons garlic ...

Eggceptional Sausage Keto Frittata

Eggceptional Sausage Keto Frittata

Cooking my food in bulk has just become a part of my life, it makes it easy during the week when I am busy with other things and don't feel like cooking.This recipe has been a real life saver when it comes to breakfast in the weekday mornings, allowing me more time to sleep in and a smaller time cooking :)Let me know what you think of the recipe in the comments - and let me know what tweaks you make to make it even better! The Preparation½ pounds chorizo ½ pounds Italian ...

Ketogenic Diet Food List: Everything You Need to Know

Ketogenic Diet Food List: Everything You Need to Know

Not sure what to eat on a ketogenic diet? Here's a quick food list for you to reference. Below you'll find a brief overview of what you can eat. Scroll further down to see more details on each section. Being on a diet isn’t the easiest thing in the world, especially when you don’t know what you should eat. We’ve put together this ketogenic diet food list to help people out there make decisions on what they are eating and shopping for.Below you can find a quick visual guide to what to eat ...

Luscious Caramel Pecan Pie

Luscious Caramel Pecan Pie

I'm really excited about this pie! Pecan pie is my all time favorite and after lots of searching I thought I was going to have to miss out this Thanksgiving. I had specific ingredients in mind and wasn't sure if it would work. Thankfully, it all came together in the end.Please note: I used LC-Sweet Natural for this recipe. Please be sure to see notes at the bottom of this post for information about using other sweeteners.I really like this pie crust. I think it could easily pass for a ...