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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 ...

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 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 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 ...