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Dirty, Lazy Keto vs. Clean Keto: Should You Go Clean?

Dirty, Lazy Keto vs. Clean Keto: Should You Go Clean?

We all naturally fall somewhere on the spectrum between squeaky clean keto and dirty lazy keto — even if we aren’t aware of it. The way of eating that you end up following ultimately depends on two crucial factors: (1) how healthy, sustainable, and effective the diet is for you and  (2) the values that drive your decisions (e.g.,  your budget, your health, religious beliefs, environmental/animal welfare concerns, and anything else that you prioritize when making a decision about what to ...

Joel Lost 55 Lbs and Gained His Health Back

Joel Lost 55 Lbs and Gained His Health Back

I had reached a point where I was developing health concerns like IBS and chronic fatigue. I was in denial that it could be a result of my weight. I truly did not see myself as big as I was. I friend forwarded some pics from a birthday we attended. I was appalled! I saw a documentary about a food revolution and a return to natural eating so I thought, ‘what do I have to lose?’ As it turns out, I had 55+lbs of fat and some health issues that I lost by following a Keto lifestyle. The pictures ...

Brayden Met His Weight and Fitness Goals

Brayden Met His Weight and Fitness Goals

Since 2011 I’d struggled with my weight. Putting on a few extra pounds after getting married didn’t help the situation. I wasn’t obese per se, but I was definitely overweight. I wasn’t sick and didn’t feel “unhealthy,” in fact, I trained for and raced in a sprint triathlon. But buying bigger clothes and generally getting bigger and bigger had a toll on my mind. My wife and I had tried several different diets, including the raw food diet, a juice diet, slow-carb diet, etc. We even tried keto, but ...

Coconut Flour vs. Almond Flour — Everything You Need to Know

Coconut Flour vs. Almond Flour — Everything You Need to Know

With coconut flour and almond flour, you can make pancakes, cookies, bread, muffins, pizza, and even waffles that are both healthy and delicious. In fact, they are the feature flours for anyone following a ketogenic, paleo, low-carb, or gluten-free diet — allowing us to satisfy almost any craving without slipping back into our old eating habits. As with any food, however, there are some crucial caveats to be aware of before using these flours. After considering these concerns, we find ...

What is Polyunsaturated Fat? The Truth About This “Healthy” Fat

What is Polyunsaturated Fat? The Truth About This “Healthy” Fat

Most of our fat intake comes from three types of fatty acids: polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, and saturated. Each one has unique properties that interact with our bodies in different ways. Polyunsaturated fats, in particular, sparked the first investigations into how certain fats may be essential for optimal health, growth, and development. This led to the discovery of omega-6s, omega-3s, and what we now know as "essential fatty acids" —  which are all polyunsaturated fats. Despite the ...

How to Start a Keto Diet: 3 Simple Steps to Keto Success

How to Start a Keto Diet: 3 Simple Steps to Keto Success

The ketogenic diet has been rising in popularity, and for good reason — it is simple and yields significant results. Whether you want to lose fat, increase energy, enhance brain health, improve your blood sugar levels, or improve your overall health, keto may be the diet you are looking for. However, before we learn how to start a keto diet, we must develop a deeper understanding of what it is and why it is so effective. Knowing the what and why behind this way of eating plays an integral ...

The 10 Best Tips for Keto Diet Success

The 10 Best Tips for Keto Diet Success

The ketogenic diet is a diet like no other. It combines the power of calorie restriction with the unique benefits of nutritional ketosis to provide people with an effective way to lose weight and improve overall health. As I look deeper into the keto diet, however, there is a huge discrepancy between what people think they need to do versus what the science says is best for most people. Some common myths like "carbs and insulin are the only reason why we get fat", "you will lose weight as ...

Sample Keto Meal Plan

On ruled.me, you will find an abundance of keto recipes that you will never get tired of. However, it can be overwhelming at first to figure out what you should eat throughout the day. This is why we have created many different free meal plans that you can find throughout our website. For example, here is a week long meal plan for the average keto dieter: One Week Keto Meal Plan Example Monday Breakfast: 1 serving of Bacon Crusted Frittata Muffins Lunch: 1 serving of Spinach ...

Ketogenic Diet Shopping List: Recipes, Prep, and Budgeting

Ketogenic Diet Shopping List: Recipes, Prep, and Budgeting

During your first couple weeks on the ketogenic diet, you'll need to figure out the answer to an overwhelming amount of questions. What should you buy? What are you going to make? Does this have too many carbs in it? Is this keto-friendly? It will be like the decision-making Olympics for you to get everything you need to adapt to the ketogenic diet lifestyle. This is why we decided to do all of the dirty work for you to make your transition to keto much easier. In this ...

A Comprehensive Guide To The Vegan Ketogenic Diet

A Comprehensive Guide To The Vegan Ketogenic Diet

Animal suffering, climate change, and health are three vitally important issues that can all be addressed with one solution — the vegan diet. At least, this is the idea that many health documentaries promote. The truth, however, is much more nuanced. Some may wonder if it is possible to follow a vegan keto diet. The short answer is, yes. From a health perspective, some people have much better health when they go low-carb and eat some animal products, while others feel much better on a ...