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Best Low Carb Rice Substitutes for Keto

Best Low Carb Rice Substitutes for Keto

Some of the most delicious dishes feature rice as a key ingredient. Risotto, fried rice, paella, and sushi, for example, all rely on this starch-filled grain, but are there any rice varieties that won’t pack on the carbs? Unfortunately, the answer is no.  If you’re on a non-keto low-carb or standard ketogenic diet, you’ll have to avoid rice for optimal results. That being said, you can still get your rice fix by using the right low-carb substitutes and keto recipes. Let’s begin our journey ...

Keto Hair Loss: Why It Happens and How to Prevent It

Keto Hair Loss: Why It Happens and How to Prevent It

What do a keto dieter,  raw vegan, and backpacker have in common? If they don’t eat enough, their hair may start falling out. In other words, keto doesn’t cause hair loss directly. Instead, it is the significant shift in what and how much we eat that can cause us to lose hair. Fortunately, there is a simple solution that’ll help your hair regrow just as thick as before: eating more of the right keto foods. (Plus, you can even prevent hair loss with the same strategies!) To help you stay on ...

Complete Guide to Keto Camping, Hiking, and Backpacking

Complete Guide to Keto Camping, Hiking, and Backpacking

There is no better time to get out and surround ourselves with nature, but what are you supposed to eat? Ironically, the most popular camping foods, meals, and snacks are so highly processed that they bear little resemblance to real food. From the chips to the sugar-filled trail mix, the hotdog buns to the deli salads (and let’s not forget about s’mores), most classic camping foods are packed with processed carbs and far from being healthy. That being said, it is surprisingly simple to ...

Eating Italian Food On Keto: What to Eat/Avoid, Restaurant Tips, and Recipes

Eating Italian Food On Keto: What to Eat/Avoid, Restaurant Tips, and Recipes

No matter where you travel in Italy, it seems like they have cracked the code on good cooking. Whether you have pasta, pizza, salad, lasagna, soup, or dessert, you can’t go wrong with authentic Italian food. Unfortunately, many of the best dishes are filled with starchy foods, flour, or sugar. This can make it challenging to satisfy your craving for Italian food on keto. However, this doesn’t mean you have to give up on all of your Italian favorites to stay in ketosis.  In fact, with a few ...

Are Pork Rinds Keto? The Many Benefits Of This Zero Carb Snack

Are Pork Rinds Keto? The Many Benefits Of This Zero Carb Snack

Yes, pork rinds are keto-friendly and used widely by people on low-carb diets. It is easy to be fooled into thinking that this humble snack food is unhealthy. Though they are crisp like chips (and are typically found in the same aisle), pork rinds share very little else in common with those high-carb options. In fact, unflavored pork rinds are one of the few zero carb snacks you’ll find on keto. Plus, they can be used as a keto-friendly substitute for cereal, tortilla chips, breadcrumbs, and ...

Low Carb Noodles: Keto Pasta Alternatives

Low Carb Noodles: Keto Pasta Alternatives

All over the world, you'll find different variations of noodles, from Italian lasagna layers to Chinese egg noodles to Vitamenese-style pho noodles. Despite being relatively flavorless on their own, each one plays an essential role in turning our favorite flavors into memorable meals. Unfortunately, each noodle will also add enough net carbs to transform the recipe into a less healthy, high-carb dish. This leaves us with two strategies we can use to transform the dish into a keto-friendly one ...

What is the Slow Carb Diet?

What is the Slow Carb Diet?

Like the ketogenic diet, the slow carb diet is based on simple rules and low-carb whole foods that can help promote fat loss and health improvement. Both diets have led to incredible weight loss results of 100 pounds or more. That being said, the slow carb diet sets itself apart from other low-carb diet plans in many ways, including the incorporation of some carb-rich foods and a cheat day once a week. This approach may sound refreshingly easy, and it can be highly effective, but there are ...

Keto Egg Fast: Rules, Recipes, Meal Plan, and Risks

Keto Egg Fast: Rules, Recipes, Meal Plan, and Risks

The keto egg fast is one of the most popular strategies for breaking through weight loss plateaus and accelerating fat loss.  Essentially, it is a short-term keto diet plan centered around eggs, cheese, and butter, with very few exceptions. Though this approach would make old-school cardiologists gasp, there are plenty of low-carb and keto dieters that implemented the egg fast and achieved incredible results. However, this doesn’t answer the most important question: Will the keto egg fast be ...

The Best (and Worst) Mayo For Keto: Store-Bought Brands, Keto Recipes, and What to Avoid

The Best (and Worst) Mayo For Keto: Store-Bought Brands, Keto Recipes, and What to Avoid

Mayonnaise is arguably the best condiment for the keto diet. Not only does it add a satisfying creaminess to keto meals, but keto mayo can provide us with a zero-carb source of healthy fats, micronutrients, and antioxidants as well. Unfortunately, not every mayo you find in the store will be optimal for your health. Many mayo products and recipes use unhealthy oils and added sugars, so it is important to be mindful of what you buy and make to get the results you want with keto. In this ...

The Best Nuts for Keto: Low Carb Nuts, Seeds & What to Avoid

The Best Nuts for Keto: Low Carb Nuts, Seeds & What to Avoid

Nuts are known for their vitamin, mineral, fiber, and healthy fat content. What is often overlooked, however, is how many carbs they add to the diet. Since nuts are designed by nature to provide nourishment for a new plant, each one comes with some net carbs in the form of starches and sugars. This is why it is crucial to consider the carb counts of each nut before you incorporate them into your keto lifestyle. To give you a better idea of the best nuts for keto, let's take a look at carbs ...