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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 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 guide, ...

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 ...

The Best & Worst Keto Oils for Cooking, Drizzling, and What to Avoid

The Best & Worst Keto Oils for Cooking, Drizzling, and What to Avoid

All plant-based oils have zero carbs and protein, making them the purest source of fat you can have on the keto diet. However, this doesn’t mean that everything in the cooking oil aisle can be considered as a good "keto oil" for your low-carb lifestyle. Though you can lose fat on keto regardless of what fats you consume, the oils you use will play a crucial role in ensuring optimal health, wellbeing, and sustained ketosis. Since fat will be your primary source of energy, choosing the right ...

Keto Milk Substitutes: The Best, the Worst, Tips, and Recipes

Keto Milk Substitutes: The Best, the Worst, Tips, and Recipes

With all of the butter, cheese, and heavy cream you can eat on the keto diet, it is easy to forget that dairy milk is packed with carbs and sugar (from lactose).  Because of this, milk is not a good drink to have on keto. This rings true for ALL dairy milks -- including whole, 1%, 2%, and skim -- each one being far from keto-friendly. That being said, there are plenty of low-carb milk alternatives you can easily find in any grocery store. Whether you want to cut carbs or dairy from your ...

Keto Indian Food: Guide to Eating Out and Making Your Own

Keto Indian Food: Guide to Eating Out and Making Your Own

Each Indian dish is packed with a diverse array of flavors and textures that are unmatched by other popular cuisines. Though the herbs and spices behind each satisfying bite are keto-friendly, they are usually paired with carb-dense ingredients that can keep us from experiencing the benefits of ketosis.  Fortunately, there are plenty of menu items and keto recipes you can choose from to get your Indian food fix. In this guide, we will dive into the world of keto Indian cuisine so you can ...

Mexican Food on the Keto Diet & Lifestyle

Mexican Food on the Keto Diet & Lifestyle

One of the most rewarding food journeys starts when we skip the tortillas, rice, and beans and dive deeper into the rich world of keto-friendly Mexican cuisine. From the Americanized versions of Tex-Mex, Cal-Mex, and New Mexico-style to authentic metropolitan and coastal Mexican cuisines,  you will find plenty of dishes that are full of flavor and low in carbs. However, it is crucial to be aware of what to eat and avoid before you try to satisfy your craving for these rich and fulfilling ...