Garlic and Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Garlic and Bacon Brussels Sprouts

I've been making these garlic and bacon Brussels sprouts for my family for a long time and they always beg me to make more, so I'd say it's one of their favorite keto recipes. Since Thanksgiving is coming up, I figured I'd share a recipe that is a guaranteed success for the holidays. Some onions, some garlic, and of course BACON! You always know it's going to be good when there's bacon involved.It's become such a staple for my family during the holidays that they actually get mad at me when ...

Toasted Garlic Cauliflower Wrap

Toasted Garlic Cauliflower Wrap

I recently started to get annoyed with the amount of carbs that are in wraps. I just don't want to be stuffing an extra 8-12 carbs in my diet when it can be avoided, so I started experimenting. Through some horrible failures, I found a good recipe over at EmpoweredSustenance.She found that using more egg in the mixture would allow it to hold together better when baking it. Bingo! Throw some spices and herbs in there, some gyro meat, and tzatziki sauce - and you have yourself a ...

Mythbusting: Training On a Keto Diet

Mythbusting: Training On a Keto Diet

There’s a number of myths, misconceptions, and misinformation floating around that are confusing a lot of people about the ketogenic diet. They're proposing ideas like "carbs are absolutely necessary to build muscle" and "The ketogenic diet hurts exercise performance" that take a small finding and exaggerate its meaning.With all of the conflicting information about these topics, it is easy to become discouraged and think that you can't get the health benefits of keto without losing muscle ...

Visually Estimating Body Fat Percentage

Visually Estimating Body Fat Percentage

Everyone has different body fat distribution, so I tried to find a few pictures of different people between each range. The amount of lean muscle that you have plays a huge role in determining how you will look. Someone with more muscle can look as though they have a higher body fat percentage when muscle separation isn’t clear.The amount of veins that can be saw over the body is known as vascularity and this will decrease as body fat increases. Muscle definition is the same way – typically ...

Macronutrients and the Ketogenic Diet

Macronutrients and the Ketogenic Diet

The three main macronutrients that are relatable to a keto diet are fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. All three of these nutrients have different effects on ketosis from their digestion and have consequent effects on blood glucose and hormones.Fats are 90% ketogenic and 10% anti-ketogenic, due to the small amount of glucose that is released in the conversion of triglycerides. Proteins are typically ranked at 45% ketogenic and 58% anti-ketogenic since insulin levels rise from over half ...

Keto Calculator

Keto Calculator

Starting on a ketogenic diet? Let's calculate how much you should eat. We use the information you put in to create an accurate keto nutrition profile for you.Your life doesn’t have to revolve around the planning aspect. You can go the easy route and get detailed shopping lists and months of meal plans made for you with The Keto Academy > Or, if you want a different idea of how to get to these macro calculations, you can also see our 30 Day Keto Diet Plan for ideas. We ...

Cyclical Ketogenic Diet: An In-depth Look

Cyclical Ketogenic Diet: An In-depth Look

To follow a ketogenic diet properly, you must restrict daily carbohydrates to around 20-30g of net carbs. This simple rule should be followed by everyone who is on a ketogenic diet, but there is one exception — athletes.By "athletes" I mean anyone who is doing high-intensity type training multiple times a week. During high-intensity exercise, the body relies on glucose for fuel rather than fat.To provide our muscles with the sugar they need to perform high-intensity training, we must ...

Targeted Ketogenic Diet: An In-depth Look

Targeted Ketogenic Diet: An In-depth Look

The Targeted Ketogenic Diet (TKD), simply put, is nothing more than a regular keto diet – with the exception of eating carbs around your workout times. That means any day you exercise, you will be consuming carbohydrates.If your goal is still fat loss, make sure to include the extra calories from the carbs in your calorie total for that day. This means that fewer fats should be consumed on these days.The TKD is meant for people who exercise regularly at high-intensities or for extended ...

The 3 Ketogenic Diets Explained: SKD, CKD & TKD

The 3 Ketogenic Diets Explained: SKD, CKD & TKD

Depending on your goals and activity levels, you may need to experiment with different variations of the ketogenic diet to get the best results.If you train at high-intensities regularly, for example, you may struggle to keep up with your workouts after you start restricting carbs. In this case, it may better for you to use carbs as a tool to boost your performance, and the best way to do this is by using a cyclical ketogenic diet or a targeted ketogenic diet.However, before we find out ...

Hello World. My Journey From 350 Pounds to 190.

Hello World. My Journey From 350 Pounds to 190.

Where I Am Now Let's first start out with some basics. Now some of this may seem like unnecessary information but comparing it to my past, it's meaningful but that'll become more apparent as you keep reading.I currently sit at 190 pounds and have been at this weight for about a year now. I am 6'4 and have about 9.5% body fat. I lead a pretty active lifestyle in comparison to what it used to be. I frequent the gym 3-4 a week, go out to social gatherings another 2-3 times a week and work 5 ...