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Keto & Weight Loss

Keto & Weight Loss

One of the most common reasons people start a ketogenic diet or simply cut carbohydrates is to lose weight. But does the hard, scientific evidence say? Additionally, does a low-carb diet just get rid of the water weight- or does it shed body fat and maintain lean mass? In this piece we analyze if eating more fat really makes you less fat.The Key Figures in Body WeightEveryone is always talking about “losing weight”- but what are the exactly referring to? Human body weight refers to ...

Using Supplements to Maximize your Ketogenic Diet

Using Supplements to Maximize your Ketogenic Diet

One of the most common questions we get from people is how to utilize supplements to maximize their results. Although science shows that the ketogenic diet is an effective way to lower blood sugar, control insulin resistance, optimize blood lipid levels, and aid in the treatment of some of the most prevalent and lethal conditions, supplements are more alluring than ever before.In fact, about 145 million Americans use nutritional supplements each year—that's almost one-half of the population. ...

The Ketogenic Diet and Insulin Resistance

The Ketogenic Diet and Insulin Resistance

We recently touched on how you can use the ketogenic diet to control symptoms of diabetes such as elevated glucose and triglycerides. In this article, we examine research showing the impact that the ketogenic diet has on levels of the hormone insulin, a key regulator of blood sugar in the body.What is Insulin’s Role in the Body?Before we look at the research, we need to know our main players. Insulin is a protein-based hormone produced by beta-cells located in the pancreas. The ...

The Ketogenic Diet and Cholesterol

The Ketogenic Diet and Cholesterol

A common misconception is that the ketogenic diet increases “bad” cholesterol levels and clogs your arteries because it is so high in fat.  However, much of the recent research shines light on how high-fat, low-carb diets can optimize your cholesterol levels and in fact improve your heart health.In this article, we will take a closer look at the most up-to-date research on different types of cholesterol, how each one affects our health, and the impact that the keto diet has on our ...

The Ketogenic Diet and Diabetes

The Ketogenic Diet and Diabetes

The ketogenic diet was originally developed almost 100 years ago to treat epilepsy. Nowadays, it is used as a nutrition plan by health-conscious men and women to optimize body composition and athletic performance.Recent research suggests that high fat, very-low carb diets have another benefit: They may help control glucose, triglycerides, insulin, and body weight in people with diabetes. The research below shows the ketogenic diet may be an effective tool you can use to manage symptoms of ...

Keto Diet: Cost Breakdowns of Popular Recipes

Keto Diet: Cost Breakdowns of Popular Recipes

A common misconception is that a ketogenic diet is expensive. People see low-carb and automatically start calculating the high prices of meat. Luckily, this is not the case. A keto diet focuses on high fat and moderate protein which allows us to save money by focusing on the fat first. I went through some of my top reader and personal favorite recipes from the site to show you how much a typical ketogenic diet recipe costs, both per recipe and per serving.There are also many ways to save ...

Keto and Fast Food: On the Go

Keto and Fast Food: On the Go

Whether you’re out and about and need a quick meal, or you want to go out with family to have a sit-down dinner, you should be able to find low-carb and ketogenic friendly foods at most places.We’ve all been there. You’re out running errands on a Saturday afternoon and your tummy growls: it’s 2 pm and you haven’t eaten yet! Or it’s a Tuesday night at a friend’s house, and they want to grab a meal.What do you do? Luckily, you have plenty of keto fast food and sit-down restaurant options! ...

Traveling on Keto

Traveling on Keto

Maintaining the keto way of eating while traveling: I can’t count the number of times that I've been e-mailed, messaged, or asked about this topic. It’s a common factor that when people travel, they’re just not sure if they can keep up with a high-fat ketogenic lifestyle.A few months ago, my girlfriend and I went on a small vacation through Portland and Seattle. I wanted to document all of the food I was eating to share the experience and to provide some tips and tricks with all of the ...

Ketones And The Brain: The Unique Benefits of Keto

Ketones And The Brain: The Unique Benefits of Keto

The ketogenic diet has many unique benefits that no other diet can replicate, and they are probably not what you think they are. Many myths have been circulating the internet about why the ketogenic diet provides such incredible results.Some scientists say that the magic effects of keto are due to how it reduces insulin levels, freeing fat from fat cells. Others say that the ketogenic diet has a significant metabolic advantage, which leads to more calories burned than on any other ...

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 ...