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Mexican Food on the Keto Diet & Lifestyle

Mexican Food on the Keto Diet & Lifestyle

One of the most rewarding food journeys starts when we skip the tortillas, rice, and beans and dive deeper into the rich world of keto-friendly Mexican cuisine. From the Americanized versions of Tex-Mex, Cal-Mex, and New Mexico-style to authentic metropolitan and coastal Mexican cuisines,  you will find plenty of dishes that are full of flavor and low in carbs. However, it is crucial to be aware of what to eat and avoid before you try to satisfy your craving for these rich and fulfilling ...

Keto Chicken Thighs – 10 Recipes and 4 Essential Rules

Keto Chicken Thighs – 10 Recipes and 4 Essential Rules

It is hard not to like chicken thighs. Despite being one of the cheapest meats, they are packed with more flavor and healthy fats than costlier cuts like chicken breast. Surprisingly enough, the benefits of chicken thighs only increase as the cost goes down. By opting for bone-in, skin-on thighs — instead of the more expensive boneless, skinless option — you can reap the benefits of collagen and bone broth without having to pay extra for keto supplements.  To help you get the most out of ...

Gillian Lost Over 120 Pounds Using Keto

Gillian Lost Over 120 Pounds Using Keto

My name is Gillian Bredenhann and I live in South Africa. I have been obese for most of my life. Approximately 3 years ago, I decided that I was tired of being unhappy. Tired of watching everyone swim in the summer days, but I was obviously self-conscious and not going to get into a bathing costume. Tired of having to buy size 24 clothing. Just plain tired. I weighed 118kg at my highest. Initially, I started by eating low-fat meals, and really just cutting down on all the foods that all of us ...

Beth Lost Over 60 Pounds and Stopped Her PCOS

Beth Lost Over 60 Pounds and Stopped Her PCOS

After watching my weight creep and jump up over the years, I finally hit 217 lbs in July 2017. I had tried many forms of dieting and had brief experiments with multiple kinds of exercise, but nothing ever seemed to fit. A friend who had some success with Paleo/Whole 30 recommended I look into Ketogenic diets, and that day I decided, once again, to experiment with another lifestyle change. I committed to Keto eating for one month, researched some information on how to get started and ...

Regis Went From a Size 14 to a Size 4

Regis Went From a Size 14 to a Size 4

As I got ready for a Christmas party in 2018 I had my meltdown. Nothing fit. I had been lying to myself that I wasn’t getting bigger and bigger. I had been working out but eating fast food and bad food and the working out wasn’t working. I was lying to myself. From Christmas 2018 to New Years I did research online and found ruled.me and began my keto lifestyle change on January 4, 2019. I have lost 52 pounds, gone from a size 14 to a 4 and I feel amazing. I’m in the best shape of my life ...

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 ...

Holly Lost 14% Body Fat and 22 Lbs in 6 Months

Holly Lost 14% Body Fat and 22 Lbs in 6 Months

I had never even heard of keto until about a year ago. A friend of mine was having good success with it so I thought I would give it a try. I had amazing results and thought it was a pretty simple plan to follow! I stayed at or below 20 carbs per day and for rid of all sugar! In 6 months I lost 14% body fat and 22 pounds! Keto has become a lifestyle for me! I have told everyone I know about it! I'm wearing sizes I haven't worn since high school. I feel like it's easy to maintain. 1. ...

Our 25 Favorite Keto Chicken Recipes

Our 25 Favorite Keto Chicken Recipes

Chicken dishes are so popular that they are the third most widely consumed food in America, following closely behind grain-based desserts and yeast breads. In other words, chicken is the most widely consumed keto-friendly food in the United States. Most chicken dishes, however, come with a carb-rich side like rice or potatoes or chicken that is breaded with high carb ingredients, making a high-protein keto food into an unhealthy meal. Fortunately, there are many low-carb vegetables and keto ...

What is Xanthan Gum? Benefits, Risks, Uses, and Substitutions

What is Xanthan Gum? Benefits, Risks, Uses, and Substitutions

While following a low-carb or keto diet, you'll inevitably come across xanthan gum. Its thickening and stabilizing properties make it an excellent substitute for corn starch and gluten in low-carb flours, breads, soups, and sauces. However, before you start experimenting with this common keto staple, it is important to understand what xanthan gum is, common xanthan gum substitutes, its impact on our health, its uses, and how to replace it. This is why we created this comprehensive guide to ...

What is Guar Gum? Definition, Benefits, Risks, & Uses

What is Guar Gum? Definition, Benefits, Risks, & Uses

Guar gum is typically used as a natural food thickener and binding agent, similar to xanthan gum but with slightly different properties. Despite the stigma surrounding this common keto-friendly additive, guar gum is safe for most people and provides many health benefits when consumed in moderation. However, there are some caveats that are important to understand before you use it or replace it with a suitable substitute. To help clear up any guar gum confusion, we put together a ...