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Cyclical Ketogenic Diet: An In-depth Look
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

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

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 ...

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

First Week: Top 3 Keto Conundrums

  The low carb lifestyle is known to sculpt some serious fat off your body. Many followers of the keto diet experience rapid weight loss, low hunger levels, and good energy levels. Since you cut out most of the high sugar foods, controlling your calories becomes a breeze. Sounds like an easy plan to success, right? Those who joined the ketogenic army can attest that the early weight loss comes with a toll. The first week of low carb living can be daunting, both mentally and ...

5 Tips That Will Lead You to a Successful Keto Diet
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 ...

The Easiest Way to Track Carbs on a Keto Diet
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 an easy way to count your daily calorie and macronutrient intakes. Calorie counting tools are a fantastic way to see just exactly what you are putting into your body on a daily basis. Counting your calories, carbs, fats, and proteins can be a huge hassle when you’re transitioning into a keto diet, but we’re here to help. There are tons of benefits to knowing exactly how many ...

5 Steps to Transition into a Keto Diet
5 Steps to Transition into a Keto Diet

5 Steps to Transition into a Keto Diet

Living a low carb lifestyle can be difficult, but only if you make it that way. Most “cheat” foods have alternatives, and we’ll go over them later on. Be sure to check out some of our recipes if you’re stumped on ideas for what to eat! I’ll go over some tips for making your transition to a keto diet easier, successful, and more importantly – work. From eating out to eating on the go and everything in between, we’ll cover some foods you should and shouldn't eat. Carb Counting Calculating your ...

Pre and Post Workout Nutrition Timing
Pre and Post Workout Nutrition Timing

Pre and Post Workout Nutrition Timing

There's always going to be a battle going on about when you should take your pre-workout and post-workout meals. Some people get so worked up on the idea that they have a tiny window of timing to get all the nutrition into their system, that they lose focus on the bigger picture. No, you don't have to overdose yourselves on carbs to produce the most optimal workout, and no you don't have to start working out straight after you eat. The most important thing about nutrient timing is to firstly ...