Information about the Ketogenic Diet

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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 ...

15+ Low Carb Freezer Meals for Easy Keto: Recipes and Meal Prep Tips

15+ Low Carb Freezer Meals for Easy Keto: Recipes and Meal Prep Tips

Cutting carbs can help you lose substantial amounts of fat, but there is another key ingredient that'll help you maintain those weight loss results for life: convenience. Simply put, if you make your low-carb or keto diet more convenient than grabbing an unhealthy meal, you will be able to create a lifestyle that helps you lose weight and improve health naturally. One way to do this is by cooking healthy low carb keto freezer meals, so you always have something you can eat when you're ...

The Guide to Keto For Women: Lose Weight & Improve Health at Any Age

The Guide to Keto For Women: Lose Weight & Improve Health at Any Age

The keto diet is so different from other weight loss diet plans that it tends to spark concern, particularly regarding women’s health. There is no doubt that carb restriction can promote substantial amounts of fat loss for many women, but its impact on hormone levels, fertility, pregnancy, and menopause is often misunderstood. This naturally begs the question: Do keto weight loss results come at a cost, or is the diet a win-win for women's health? To help answer this critical question, ...

Guide to the Carnivore Diet: Risks, Benefits, Food List, and Keto Meal Plan

Guide to the Carnivore Diet: Risks, Benefits, Food List, and Keto Meal Plan

In stark contrast to veganism, the carnivore diet is composed of exclusively animal products, mainly meat. Though this goes against the common consensus that whole plant foods are healthy, many have experienced miraculous results after going 100% carnivore. Unfortunately, these success stories are often followed by an overwhelming amount of misleading information regarding the benefits and risks of eliminating plants from the diet. To help us uncover the truth behind the carnivorism and ...

Dirty, Lazy Keto vs. Clean Keto: Should You Go Clean?

Dirty, Lazy Keto vs. Clean Keto: Should You Go Clean?

We all naturally fall somewhere on the spectrum between squeaky clean keto and dirty lazy keto — even if we aren’t aware of it. The way of eating that you end up following ultimately depends on two crucial factors: (1) how healthy, sustainable, and effective the diet is for you and  (2) the values that drive your decisions (e.g.,  your budget, your health, religious beliefs, environmental/animal welfare concerns, and anything else that you prioritize when making a decision about what to ...

Are Exogenous Ketone Supplements Worth It? The Pros and Cons of Ketone Salts and Esters

Are Exogenous Ketone Supplements Worth It? The Pros and Cons of Ketone Salts and Esters

With the increasing popularity of the keto diet, supplement companies are flooding the shelves with keto supplements. The most convincing supplement of them all — from a marketing perspective — is exogenous ketones. These keto supplements promise that you can have your cake and eat it too, literally and metaphorically. How? By giving you the ability to experience the benefits of the keto diet without having to limit your carb intake. After looking at typical keto weight loss results and ...

The Types of Fat: A Comprehensive Look at Good vs. Bad Fats

The Types of Fat: A Comprehensive Look at Good vs. Bad Fats

Fat is one of the three macronutrients (“macros”). Not only is this macronutrient essential for life to exist, but consuming healthy fats in the right quantity is crucial for optimal health as well. On a keto or low-carb diet, it is particularly important to choose the right types of fats since it will be your primary energy source. To set you up for success, we put together a guide with everything you need to know about good and bad fats: What is fat? Saturated fat vs. unsaturated ...

What is Saturated Fat? The Truth about These “Bad” Fats

What is Saturated Fat? The Truth about These “Bad” Fats

Saturated fat has been known for decades as being a “bad” or “unhealthy” type of fat. However, the truth is saturated with complexity. For example, specific types of saturated fats and different foods rich in these fats can vary in how they affect our health. These fats can also impact each of us differently depending on our genetic vulnerabilities. For most people, however, this “bad” fat actually has a neutral or positive effect on health, particularly when consumed as a part of a carb ...

What is Unsaturated Fat? A Comprehensive Guide

What is Unsaturated Fat? A Comprehensive Guide

Unsaturated fats are a broad category of fatty acids we consume in our diets. Although they are commonly known as “healthy fats,” some unsaturated fats can actually worsen our health. In fact, unsaturated fatty acids represent each end of the health spectrum, from completely toxic trans fats to polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats that help support optimal health and longevity. To better understand this complicated category of fats, let's take a look at unsaturated fatty acids from the ...

What is Polyunsaturated Fat? The Truth About This “Healthy” Fat

What is Polyunsaturated Fat? The Truth About This “Healthy” Fat

Most of our fat intake comes from three types of fatty acids: polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, and saturated. Each one has unique properties that interact with our bodies in different ways. Polyunsaturated fats, in particular, sparked the first investigations into how certain fats may be essential for optimal health, growth, and development. This led to the discovery of omega-6s, omega-3s, and what we now know as "essential fatty acids" —  which are all polyunsaturated fats. Despite the ...