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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 ...

A Comprehensive Guide to Micronutreints

A Comprehensive Guide to Micronutreints

To maintain the health of your brain, muscle, bone, nerves, skin, blood circulation, immune system, and every other cell in your body, you need to consume an adequate amount of macronutrients and micronutrients.Macronutrients, primarily proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, are needed in large amounts, and you can learn more about them in this article. Micronutrients, on the other hand, are required in much smaller quantities (which is why we call them "micronutrients"), but failing to get even ...

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 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 ...

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

Although the human body can manufacture most of the fats it needs from other fats, carbohydrates, and protein, there are two groups of fatty acids which cannot be manufactured in the body — omega-3s and omega-6s. We refer to these as "essential fatty acids," and they help regulate body composition, cell function, immune response, and can also increase overall health and well being. In fact, we can't survive without crucial roles that omega-3s and omega-6s play in the body.However, before we ...

The Importance of Fats in a Ketogenic Diet

The Importance of Fats in a Ketogenic Diet

There are four main types of fats that we see in everyday life — each one comes with a handful of misconceptions and misinformation that has built up over the years.Saturated fats are typically demonized as the fat that causes heart disease, while vegetable oils usually get a free pass for being healthy. However, the truth is much more nuanced than this. To be optimally healthy, we actually need varying quantities of different types of fats.A Brief Overview of the Four Fats The way ...

The Ketogenic Diet – A Keto Guide for Beginners

The Ketogenic Diet – A Keto Guide for Beginners

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 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 ...

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 because of how our body digests and metabolizes them.Fats are 90% ketogenic and 10% anti-ketogenic, due to the small amount of glucose that is released in the conversion of triglycerides into usable energy. Proteins are roughly ~46% ketogenic and 58% anti-ketogenic since insulin levels usually rise in response to the ...