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50 Gift Ideas for the Keto Cook

50 Gift Ideas for the Keto Cook

Let’s face it. We all have those keto cooks in our life that are hard to give gifts to! I went through all of my kitchen appliances, ingredients, and wish list and came up with an awesome array of gifts for just about every keto-er out there. If you’ve been struggling to decide what to get for your loved keto cook, junior keto cook, or just a friendly keto-cook, then you’re in for an easy holiday season! Oh, and did I mention that all of these ship through Amazon Prime? That means that every ...

Ketogenic Diet Low Carb Cheat Sheet

Ketogenic Diet Low Carb Cheat Sheet

When people are new to the ketogenic diet, they often wonder what type of foods they should and could eat while making the changes they need to make. While we do have an in-depth ketogenic food list, it doesn’t cover everything and doesn’t include recipes or common foods people are always asking for. Use our recommendations below to get an idea of what replacements you can use on the ketogenic diet and what type of foods you could replicate while going the low-carb route. Not only does this ...

Eating Keto on a Budget

Eating Keto on a Budget

We all know that keto is more expensive than a normal diet, but would you rather stuff yourself full of high wheat, highly processed foods or eat a clean and healthy diet? Yeah, me too. You have to ignore the cookies, cakes, chips, noodles, and rice that's going to knock the socks off any prices we look at for keto. The main goal here is to spend as little as possible while still eating as minimally processed as we can get. Through a few techniques and methods that I used to buy keto while ...

Using the Fat Fasting Technique

Using the Fat Fasting Technique

The fat fast is a technique brought by Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution - used by people who are metabolically resistant and have trouble with their induction. Let me first say that fat fasting should be used in 2 situations and 2 situations only: If you’re the type of person that loses weight easily and you are NOT hitting a plateau, then fat fasting should NOT be used. It can be potentially dangerous for someone that is not metabolically resistant, or for someone that is not on a ...

The Ketogenic Diet and Weight Loss Plateaus

The Ketogenic Diet and Weight Loss Plateaus

I keep hearing people talk about their weight loss plateaus, and how they can get around them. Some go the extreme route of doing liquid fasting, others will ignore it and keep on keeping on. I wanted to put together a short list of common things that may be wreaking havok on the average ketogenic dieter, and go over some solutions that might help out. Keep in mind, this does not cover everything and it also covers a wide range of topics. As you read this, please read to the end. Don't ...

Intermittent Fasting on a Keto Diet

Intermittent Fasting on a Keto Diet

Intermittent Fasting, or "IF", is a relatively new craze that is used as a supplement to your diet. It revolves around the timing of your food intake, and can have some benefits in the long run. There are quite a few people misinformed on fasting, so we’ll clear that up and explain how intermittent fasting can be useful. On your ketogenic journey, it's important to know that your success is not only dictated by eating enough fat and protein and restricting carbs. When you eat, how often you ...

The Best Low Carb Vegetables for Keto

The Best Low Carb Vegetables for Keto

Vegetables are an essential part of a healthy low-carb diet, but sometimes we’re stuck with decisions we might regret later. Some vegetables are high in sugar and don’t cut it nutritionally – so we need to weed them out. Make sure to be careful when eating vegetables as their carb counts do add up quickly. Below you'll find a quick visual guide on the best (and worst) low-carb vegetables for keto. Keep scrolling down to see a complete list of the most commonly consumed vegetables. At the ...

Visually Estimating Body Fat Percentage

Visually Estimating Body Fat Percentage

Everyone has different body fat distribution, so I tried to find a few pictures of different people between each range. The amount of lean muscle that you have plays a huge role in determining how you will look. Someone with more muscle can look as though they have a higher body fat percentage when muscle separation isn’t clear. The amount of veins that can be saw over the body is known as vascularity and this will decrease as body fat increases. Muscle definition is the same way – typically ...

Keto Diet Plan: The Best and Worst Low Carb Sweeteners

Keto Diet Plan: The Best and Worst Low Carb Sweeteners

Most people that start a keto diet plan find that they have some intense cravings for sugar in the beginning, but will dissipate after a few weeks. Even the seasoned low carber will tell you that they have cravings every once in a while, sometimes burning inside them so deep they want to give up to temptation. That’s where sweeteners come in, where you can make or bake things you usually can’t eat. Of course, you will have to watch out because most things that say “carb free” actually still ...

5 Tips That Will Lead You to a Successful Keto Diet

5 Tips That Will Lead You to a Successful Keto Diet

  I always get questions about how I can stand being on a keto diet - people always assume that it’s extremely restrictive. Well it is, and it isn’t. With a little ingenuity, you can easily replace old habits with new (and healthier) ones. Here are some essential tips for you to utilize in order to ensure a successful low carb diet. Get a Food Scale A food scale is a crucial tool to have in your kitchen, especially when on a diet. Accuracy is extremely important when monitoring what ...