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Ketogenic Diet FAQ

Ketogenic Diet FAQ

With all the new people finding, switching, and transitioning into a low carb diet, I figured it was about time I put together an FAQ on all the common questions that are asked when someone is starting out. I don't go too in depth in the answers, but I tried to give a direct answer and then link to a more in depth article on the topic to help you fully understand it. If you have any other questions you'd like to be added, changed, or are unsure about - please feel free to leave a comment ...

An Introduction to Micronutrients

An Introduction to Micronutrients

We've talked about macronutrients, which are carbohydrates, fats, and protein. Now it’s time to talk about micronutrients. These are the vitamins and minerals that our body requires on a daily basis, and are vital to maintaining proper functions. Micronutrients are only needed in small quantities and is pretty easy to achieve your daily dose. Eating vegetables and proper amounts of meats will get you most of these vital nutrients our body crave. If that isn't enough, you can always get ...

Should I Count Calories on a Ketogenic Diet?

Should I Count Calories on a Ketogenic Diet?

Calorie counting is a great tool for people to use to get a rough idea of caloric intakes, as well as a way to pinpoint mistakes they might have made if they hit a plateau. You might have been told that counting calories is not needed on a ketogenic diet because it causes more weight loss than other diets. That’s not exactly true. Would you be burning more calories than a low fat diet? Most likely, but that’s because of your protein intake. What about high carb vs. low carb? The truth is, ...

Ketosis, Ketones, and How It All Works

Ketosis, Ketones, and How It All Works

Ketosis is a process that the body does on an everyday basis, regardless of the number of carbs you eat. Your body adapts to what is put in it, processing different types of nutrients into the fuels that it needs. Proteins, fats, and carbs can all be processed for use. Eating a low carb, high fat diet just ramps up this process, which is a normal and safe chemical reaction. When you eat carbohydrate based foods or excess amounts of protein, your body will break this down into sugar – known ...

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 ...

Essential Fatty Acids: Omega 3 and Omega 6

Essential Fatty Acids: Omega 3 and Omega 6

Essential Fatty Acids cannot be made naturally by the body (hence why they are “essential”), so they must be supplemented into our diet through our food intake. Among a long list of health benefits, they are necessary for repairing and building cells. There are 2 main types of essential fatty acids: What Do Essential Fatty Acids Do? There are plenty of processes in the body that EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids) are responsible for, including: The typical diet that we have is ...

The Importance of Fats in a Ketogenic Diet

The Importance of Fats in a Ketogenic Diet

There are 3 main types of fats that we see in everyday life. There’s been quite a lot of misconceptions and misinformation that has built up over the years about fats. All of these 3 fats are important to our healthy, and should always be incorporated into your diet. The way that we identify what type of fat we are eating is by the amount that is dominant in the mixture. For example, we call Olive Oil (~75% monounsaturated) a monounsaturated fat and we call butter (~60% saturated) a saturated ...

What is the Ketogenic Diet? A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide

What is the Ketogenic Diet? A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide

What is a Keto Diet? A keto diet is well known for being a low carb diet, where the body produces ketones in the liver to be used as energy. It’s referred to as many different names – ketogenic diet, low carb diet, low carb high fat (LCHF), etc. When you eat something high in carbs, your body will produce glucose and insulin. Glucose is the easiest molecule for your body to convert and use as energy so that it will be chosen over any other energy source. Insulin is produced to ...

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 teaching that when you're training, whether for strength or for endurance, that carbohydrates are necessary in order to get the best results. This is not true, and I'll tell you why. You Need Carbs To Build Muscle People that tell you this don’t understand how muscle building really works – it’s entirely possible to be gaining muscle mass while on ...

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 ...