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Ketogenic Diet Shopping List: Recipes, Prep, and Budgeting

Ketogenic Diet Shopping List: Recipes, Prep, and Budgeting

During your first couple weeks on the ketogenic diet, you'll need to figure out the answer to an overwhelming amount of questions. What should you buy? What are you going to make? Does this have too many carbs in it? Is this keto-friendly? It will be like the decision-making Olympics for you to get everything you need to adapt to the ketogenic diet lifestyle. This is why we decided to do all of the dirty work for you to make your transition to keto much easier. In this ...

Keto OS Side Effects and Benefits: Is It Worth It?

Keto OS Side Effects and Benefits: Is It Worth It?

Keto OS or — as the company writes it — KETO//OS is an exogenous ketone supplement that promises better mood, strength, energy, sleep, focus, and fat loss. Here is a description of the product directly from the website: “KETO//OS® (Ketone Operating System) is a revolutionary drink mix based on a proprietary ketone energy technology. It delivers advanced macro nutritionals and promotes optimized cellular regeneration, energy and longevity.” With the subtle hints of science and the usage ...

How To Find Your Ketogenic Diet Carb Limit

How To Find Your Ketogenic Diet Carb Limit

There is no legitimate carb limit for keto. The keto gods won't banish you to burn in sugar hell forever if you eat an extra blueberry. The truth is that every person has a different carb limit that they should stick to so that they can trigger ketone production. This "carb limit" also changes depending on the day. Whether your body achieves ketosis or not — the main reason why you are limiting carbs in the first place — depends on many factors. Some people may be able to get into ketosis ...

How To Reverse Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Naturally

How To Reverse Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Naturally

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is responsible for as much as 70 percent of infertility issues in women. In fact, it is the most common hormonal problem in women of childbearing age, and yet, few women are aware of PCOS and its symptoms. The Most Common Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Before we explore why PCOS happens and how we can reverse it, we must know how it affects the female body. The most common symptoms of PCOS are: Irregular periods, including amenorrhea (the ...

What Is Ketoacidosis? A Comprehensive Guide

What Is Ketoacidosis? A Comprehensive Guide

Ketoacidosis is lethal. It is responsible for over 100,000 hospital admissions per year in the US with a mortality rate of around 5%. In other words, ketoacidosis is to blame for about 5,000 deaths per year. The cause? A deadly combination of uncontrolled hyperglycemia, metabolic acidosis, and increased ketone body levels in the blood (more on this deadly combination later). Luckily, this lethal triad rarely affects individuals who don't have diabetes. However, the majority (80%) of cases of ...

The Ketogenic Version of The Bone Broth Diet

The Ketogenic Version of The Bone Broth Diet

Bone broth has hit the health scene as the next healing elixir. Many health gurus and naturopaths tout bone broth as being good for weight loss, detoxification, and joint health, but is there any truth to this? On the surface, it sounds like another health fad. The Truth About The Bone Broth Diet and Bone Broth Bone broth has been gaining popularity lately due to the recent release of the book titled “Dr. Kellyann's Bone Broth Diet” and the plethora of bone broth protein products on ...

A Comprehensive Guide to Fat Bombs

A Comprehensive Guide to Fat Bombs

Most diets are not sustainable. Whether it is a vegan diet, low-fat diet, or low-calorie diet, we tend to revert back to the most convenient way of eating that we can find. Just thinking about preparing meals in a new way, on a new schedule, with new ingredients consumes so much energy and time that eating becomes a chore. For example, you will start getting noticeable results on the ketogenic diet after about 3 weeks, but it may be too much of change that you won't make it that far. At ...

Evaluating the Research on the WHO Red Meat Controversy

Evaluating the Research on the WHO Red Meat Controversy

You have been bombarded with headlines about the World Health Organization report from October 2016 claiming that red meat causes cancer. That certainly seems like a blow to bacon lovers and strict keto dieters who eat lean pork daily. However, when we dig deeper into the science, we can clearly see that their ruling is scientifically questionable. Below we document the WHO’s faulty verdict and how you can further maximize your ketogenic diet to improve your health. What is Red Meat? We ...

Is Coconut Oil Actually Good for You?

Is Coconut Oil Actually Good for You?

Coconut oil is all the rage now. People from ketogenic dieters to paleo enthusiasts to avid cross-fitters tout it as an energy-boosting, fat-fighting “superfood”. But are any of these claims supported by sound scientific research? Or are they just based on unsubstantiated hype? In this piece, we investigate all of the science to show how coconut oil affects your body and whether or not you should add it into your ketogenic diet. What really is Coconut Oil? Before investigating how ...

What to Eat on a Cyclical Ketogenic Diet

What to Eat on a Cyclical Ketogenic Diet

Carbohydrates are generally avoided on a ketogenic diet, but they can be utilized with hard workouts that push your body. If you sit all day and eat refined carbohydrates (like cookies, chips, and candy), your risk of heart disease and diabetes increases dramatically — bad. If you use carbohydrates as a way to fuel intense workouts or replenish your body's depleted energy stores, then you can get the most out of your body without any negative side effects — good. The same principle applies ...