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 ...

Butter Paneer Chicken Curry

Butter Paneer Chicken Curry

I've always been a lover of curry, but this one really had me excited about trying something new. I rarely experiment with new flavors anymore, but this was the first time I was trying paneer. It is fantastic!If I had to describe paneer, I'd say it's very creamy and rich, and really added a good texture to the curry.If you have the wiggle room, you can add an onion to this - I have done it before and it adds a nice sweet note to it, along with a texture boost.Photos courtesy ...

Beanless Low Carb Chili Con Carne

Beanless Low Carb Chili Con Carne

Most people have a chili recipe that they use weekly and cook in big batches. Well, this one is mine!It's tasty, full of flavor, and lasts great in the fridge. Every time I make this I have lunch and dinner done for me for at least a couple of days ahead of time.You can even freeze it and microwave it if you're in a pinch for something fast and convenient. I've tried a number of low carb chili and this one turned out to be my favorite. Not many use curry powder, but I am a huge fan of ...

Asian Inspired Keto Pork Chops

Asian Inspired Keto Pork Chops

Packed full of flavors with a pinch of sweet, these Asian inspired pork chops will be a tasty addition to any dinner.I found this recipe in an old cookbook and adapted it to the keto diet. I wasn't as pleased with it as I could have been - I think it could gain some nice flavor and sweetness from adding ginger. If I ever do that, I will update this recipe for you all.I paired it up with a "sweet and hot" sauce made from Sambal chili paste and some sugar free ketchup. I also added in ...

Crisp Garlic Parmesan Green Beans

Crisp Garlic Parmesan Green Beans

This is one of my favorite sides to make, it pretty much goes with anything you want to eat. For one, I just love green beans - but when you add butter, garlic and Parmesan it makes it irresistible.These garlic parmesan green beans are seriously tasty, they'll leave your plate just as fast as they touch it! I like the crunchy texture, so I don't fully cook my beans when I'm steaming them.You might be asking "How do I choose my beans at the store?" Easy! Take your time to pick the ...

Keto Recipe: Sausage, Spinach, Feta Cheese Omelette

Keto Recipe: Sausage, Spinach, Feta Cheese Omelette

Let's take this low carb egg phase to the next level and crank out an omelette. I've noticed people are scared of making omelettes for some reason.They're really easy once you get the hang of them, and they're worth it. You're giving yourself a new experience, a new texture, a new taste.If you limit yourself to the same foods everyday, your diet can get bored - and that means your temptations start to grow!Leave yourself some experimentation room in the kitchen and start trying ...

Hunger Buster Low Carb Bacon Frittata

Hunger Buster Low Carb Bacon Frittata

Most of us are getting bored of the same old breakfast, so I decided to spice things up and go a different route. Being on a keto diet for a long time will definitely lead you to experimentation in the kitchen, and this one is something that works.Frittata's are a great way to get those fluffy eggs you want, while packing in tons of protein and fat from meats and cheese. Add some vegetables in there and you're golden.If you're on a low carb diet, I really suggest you try this bacon ...