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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 ...

What is the Ketogenic Diet? A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide

What is the Ketogenic Diet? A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide

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 teaching that when you're training, whether for strength or for endurance, that carbohydrates are necessary in order to get the best results. This is not true, and I'll tell you why. You Need Carbs To Build Muscle People that tell you this don’t understand how muscle building really works – it’s entirely possible to be gaining muscle mass while on ...

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 ...

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

Instead of ingesting small amounts of carbohydrates around your workouts, the cyclical ketogenic diet devotes one to two FULL days of high carbohydrate consumption in order to fully refill muscle glycogen stores. This means that CKDs are not for beginners that are not able to perform the necessary amount or intensity of training. You must completely deplete glycogen stores each week in order to have a successful CKD. Others have also experimented with 2 week cycles, where 10-12 days ...

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 totals. Assuming that you ARE reading this because you exercise, this means that fewer fats should be consumed on these days. Benefits of a TKD As of now, there are no ...

The 3 Ketogenic Diets Explained: SKD, CKD & TKD

The 3 Ketogenic Diets Explained: SKD, CKD & TKD

  Whether you want to gain power, endurance, speed, or muscle, this call all be done through a ketogenic diet. Training While in Ketosis It’s important to know what’s going in your body when you’re training, how those nutrients are being utilized, and how to maximize their effects. Here are some reasons why people find it difficult to stay in ketosis while on a training regimen: Nutritional Needs of a Ketogenic Diet One of the first, and most important things to consider here, is ...

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 ...