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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:Breaking through a 2 week or longer plateau. Inducing yourself into ketosis quicker, whether you are just starting keto or you had a cheat day.If you’re the type of person that loses weight easily and you are NOT hitting a plateau, then fat ...

The Ketogenic Diet and Weight Loss Plateaus

The Ketogenic Diet and Weight Loss Plateaus

The dreaded weight loss plateau. No matter what diet you are on, your weight loss will eventually stop. The goal is for the progress to stop as soon as we hit our ideal weight, but this often does not happen as planned.Most of us will experience a weight loss plateau at one point or another during our diet. When this happens it is not because you failed or because your body is broken — it is most likely because you need to switch up your dietary approach just a bit.By switching up your ...

Ketosis, Ketones, and How It All Works

Ketosis, Ketones, and How It All Works

Ketosis is a process that the body goes through on an everyday basis, regardless of the number of carbs you eat. This is because this process provides us with energy from ketones whenever sugar is not readily available.In fact, you may have already experienced a very mild level of ketosis if you ever skipped a meal or two, didn't eat many carbs during the day or exercised for longer than an hour. By doing one of these three things, you can initiate the process of ketosis.Whenever the ...

Ketogenic Diet Food List: Everything You Need to Know

Ketogenic Diet Food List: Everything You Need to Know

Not sure what to eat on a ketogenic diet? Here's a quick food list for you to reference. Below you'll find a brief overview of what you can eat. Scroll further down to see more details on each section. Being on a diet isn’t the easiest thing in the world, especially when you don’t know what you should eat. We’ve put together this ketogenic diet food list to help people out there make decisions on what they are eating and shopping for.Below you can find a quick visual guide to what to eat ...

Essential Fatty Acids: Omega 3 and Omega 6

Essential Fatty Acids: Omega 3 and Omega 6

Although the human body can manufacture most of the fats it needs from other fats, carbohydrates, and protein, there are two groups of fatty acids which cannot be manufactured in the body — omega-3s and omega-6s. We refer to these as "essential fatty acids," and they help regulate body composition, cell function, immune response, and can also increase overall health and well being. In fact, we can't survive without crucial roles that omega-3s and omega-6s play in the body.However, before we ...

The Importance of Fats in a Ketogenic Diet

The Importance of Fats in a Ketogenic Diet

There are four main types of fats that we see in everyday life — each one comes with a handful of misconceptions and misinformation that has built up over the years.Saturated fats are typically demonized as the fat that causes heart disease, while vegetable oils usually get a free pass for being healthy. However, the truth is much more nuanced than this. To be optimally healthy, we actually need varying quantities of different types of fats.A Brief Overview of the Four Fats The way ...

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 ...

The Ketogenic Diet – A Keto Guide for Beginners

The Ketogenic Diet – A Keto Guide for Beginners

What is a Keto Diet?A keto diet is well known for being a low carb diet, where the body produces ketones in the liver to be used as energy. It’s referred to as many different names – ketogenic diet, low carb diet, low carb high fat (LCHF), etc.When you eat something high in carbs, your body will produce glucose and insulin.Glucose is the easiest molecule for your body to convert and use as energy so that it will be chosen over any other energy source. Insulin is produced to ...

Mythbusting: Training On a Keto Diet

Mythbusting: Training On a Keto Diet

There’s a number of myths, misconceptions, and misinformation floating around that are confusing a lot of people about the ketogenic diet. They're proposing ideas like "carbs are absolutely necessary to build muscle" and "The ketogenic diet hurts exercise performance" that take a small finding and exaggerate its meaning.With all of the conflicting information about these topics, it is easy to become discouraged and think that you can't get the health benefits of keto without losing muscle ...