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Macronutrients and the Ketogenic Diet

Macronutrients and the Ketogenic Diet

The three main macronutrients that are relatable to a keto diet are fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. All three of these nutrients have different effects on ketosis from their digestion and have consequent effects on blood glucose and hormones.Fats are 90% ketogenic and 10% anti-ketogenic, due to the small amount of glucose that is released in the conversion of triglycerides. Proteins are typically ranked at 45% ketogenic and 58% anti-ketogenic since insulin levels rise from over half ...

Keto Calculator

Keto Calculator

Starting on a ketogenic diet? Let's calculate how much you should eat. We use the information you put in to create an accurate keto nutrition profile for you.Your life doesn’t have to revolve around the planning aspect. You can go the easy route and get detailed shopping lists and months of meal plans made for you with The Keto Academy > Or, if you want a different idea of how to get to these macro calculations, you can also see our 30 Day Keto Diet Plan for ideas. We ...

Cyclical Ketogenic Diet: An In-depth Look

Cyclical Ketogenic Diet: An In-depth Look

To follow a ketogenic diet properly, you must restrict daily carbohydrates to around 20-30g of net carbs. This simple rule should be followed by everyone who is on a ketogenic diet, but there is one exception — athletes.By "athletes" I mean anyone who is doing high-intensity type training multiple times a week. During high-intensity exercise, the body relies on glucose for fuel rather than fat.To provide our muscles with the sugar they need to perform high-intensity training, we must ...

Targeted Ketogenic Diet: An In-depth Look

Targeted Ketogenic Diet: An In-depth Look

The Targeted Ketogenic Diet (TKD), simply put, is nothing more than a regular keto diet – with the exception of eating carbs around your workout times. That means any day you exercise, you will be consuming carbohydrates.If your goal is still fat loss, make sure to include the extra calories from the carbs in your calorie total for that day. This means that fewer fats should be consumed on these days.The TKD is meant for people who exercise regularly at high-intensities or for extended ...

The 3 Ketogenic Diets Explained: SKD, CKD & TKD

The 3 Ketogenic Diets Explained: SKD, CKD & TKD

Depending on your goals and activity levels, you may need to experiment with different variations of the ketogenic diet to get the best results.If you train at high-intensities regularly, for example, you may struggle to keep up with your workouts after you start restricting carbs. In this case, it may better for you to use carbs as a tool to boost your performance, and the best way to do this is by using a cyclical ketogenic diet or a targeted ketogenic diet.However, before we find out ...

A Ketogenic Diet and Alcohol: Can they Mix?

A Ketogenic Diet and Alcohol: Can they Mix?

Having a social life on a ketogenic diet is something that many find hard to do. There are carbs pretty much everywhere you look, and that's especially the case when you're in a bar. Cutting out all the beer and wine is a great start, but sticking with hard liquor is usually the best choice. Even though hard liquor is made from natural sugars, grains, potatoes, and fruits – during the fermentation and distillation process that sugar is converted into ethyl alcohol.Drinking liquor can in fact ...

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 ...

First Week: Top 3 Keto Conundrums

First Week: Top 3 Keto Conundrums

The combination of carb restriction and ketosis is what makes the keto diet so effective for so many. The decreased hunger and increase energy levels that most keto dieters experience make it so much easier to eat fewer calories, improve health, and lose weight naturally.Unfortunately, to reap all of the benefits of keto dieting, you may have to experience some unpleasant symptoms as your body adapts to low-carb living. These symptoms typically include mild digestive issues, mental ...

The Easiest Way to Track Carbs on a Keto Diet

The Easiest Way to Track Carbs on a Keto Diet

In this day and age, technology is at an all-time high and constantly improving our lives. An example of this is calorie tracking apps that provide us with an easy way to count our daily calorie and macronutrient intakes.These calorie counting tools are a fantastic way to see almost exactly what you are putting into your body on a daily basis. But, at first, counting your calories, carbs, fats, and proteins can be a huge hassle, especially when you're transitioning into a ketogenic ...

5 Steps to Transition into a Keto Diet

5 Steps to Transition into a Keto Diet

At first, adapting to the keto diet can be difficult. Just like with any major dietary change, it will take time to adjust to this new way of eating.Fortunately, with the right information and strategies, you can make the daunting task of achieving your ideal body into a simple step by step process. Throughout this post, we will go over strategies, tips, and info that will help you turn keto into your new way of life.1. Learn the Difference between Keto-Friendly Food and Non-Keto ...