When summer rolls around, the first thing that pops into my head is making some strawberry lemonade popsicles. Strawberries can be extremely refreshing! As with all berries, strawberries share many of the health benefits that the other berries have. Strawberries tend to be a little bit higher in carb counts so you may have to watch your intake more strictly than with blackberries or raspberries.
“Macros” is a shortened version of macronutrients. These are the “big 3” – fats, proteins, and carbs. You can use a calculator to find out how much or how little of each you need in order to attain your goals. You can find the calculator on the navigation bar of the site!
Hi Tom, thank you, I’m glad to hear that you like it! I do have pesto in the recipes but it’s home-made. I haven’t included “pesto” in the shopping list but I just realised that I may have omitted nuts which are used to make it. Thanks for letting me know!
MCT is short for medium chain triglyceride. MCTs are a type of fat that can be readily used for energy by your body and do not have to be shuttled around your digestive system before use. They are precursors to ketones and help your body burn fat instead of burning carbs.
Walnuts and walnut butter are pretty much the same thing so both are acceptable. As for sweeteners, it’s a matter of personal preference. I find erythritol leads to weight gain and cravings for me. I prefer to use a combination of concentrated stevia and monk fruit. However, some recipes do require the bulk of erythritol.
Avoid eating synthetic ingredients in processed foods. Also try to limit “low-carb foods” that are still unhealthy and difficult to digest, even those that many ketogenic diet programs might recommend or include. These include cold cuts, processed meats (especially pork) or cured meats, bacon, and processed cheeses.
This has probably been asked a million times before; if so, I apologize for being redundant. How often per week would you recommend eating the foods listed under ‘eat occasionally’? I’ve been on keto since the end of September ’17, but right now I’m trying to change things up a bit to see if I can tweak my fat/weight loss.
Pre-workout powders are for people who are on a ketogenic or otherwise low-carb diet and want a healthy, ketogenic pre-workout energy drink without all the crap in other pre-workout drink mixes. They can be used any time of day for a quick, clean and healthy energy boost for physical and cognitive performance without the caffeine crash.
Most tequila is made from the agave plant and is commonly made at 40% alcohol per volume. There are not too many flavored tequilas on the market, so you don’t have to worry too much about added sugars or carbs. Note that some tequila producers do mix their tequila with other alcohols. Try to get tequila that is derived fully from the agave plant.
Note that the nutrition facts of this meal plan do not include extra snacks. As individual requirements vary, you can add healthy snacks from this list to sate your appetite. In simple words, if you feel hungry, add fat and protein-based meals or snacks!
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Most adults find weight loss success with a more moderate approach to the low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet, simply by focusing on eliminating carbohydrates and increasing calories from healthy fats and protein. (In fact, many will experience weight loss by just reducing carbohydrates to 30 percent of their total calorie intake, while increasing fat and protein to 40 percent and 30 percent respectively. This is similar to the modified Atkins diet, when you reintroduce select carbohydrates while monitoring your weight.)
Thank you Rose!! Once I know exactly when, I’ll make an announcement. The trouble with software is that it’s very difficult to estimate how much work and time it will require, especially because we do everything ourselves. However, we should have more platforms done in 2015. And thanks for trying my recipe, it’s my favourite pizza crust! 😊
There are four main types of ketogenic diets. Each one takes a slightly different approach to fat vs. carb intake. When deciding which method works best for you, take into account your goals, fitness level and lifestyle.
The main difference between keto and low carb is the macronutrient levels. In most keto variations, 45% of your calories or more will come from fat, to help transition your body into ketosis. In a low carb diet, there’s no specified daily intake of fat (or other macronutrients).
Smoothies can be nutrient dense and very refreshing in the hotter seasons. They can also be very easy to make and convenient to keep meal-prep time down. Many people add MCT Oil to give themselves a boost in the morning, but you can customize them a number of ways.
Rather than drawing energy from glucose, a person in ketosis stays fueled off of these circulating ketones or ketone bodies — essentially, burning fat for fuel. This is the principal goal of the ketogenic diet, which can be achieved by adhering to a very low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet with only moderate amounts of protein.
In any healthy diet, there are the obvious things to avoid: processed carbs, sugars, fried food etc. In the ketogenic diet we need to avoid unhealthy foods as well as any food that would kick us out of ketosis. This means we have to be smart about the types of fat we eat, when and how to consume alcohol, eating the right nuts, and managing cheat meals.
Liqueurs. Usually a combination of alcohol and a simple syrup (made from sugar), these are extremely high in carbohydrates. Below, you’ll find a full list of the most common liqueurs and their respective nutrition information.
People sometimes get keto confused with high fat, high carb diets which are terrible for the body. Of course, when you eat a lot of fatty foods that are high in sugar, you’ll be getting yourself into trouble.
Leftovers will be another thing we will take into consideration. Not only is it easier on you, but why put yourself through the hassle to cook the same food more than once? Breakfast is something I normally do leftover style, where I don’t have to worry about it in the morning and I certainly don’t have to stress about it. Grab some food out the fridge, pre-made for me, and head out the door. It doesn’t get much easier than that, does it?
Dairy–eggs and full fat milk–is your best friend. If you’re vegan, you may find it difficult to meet your keto protein requirements, especially as protein in nature is usually partnered with a lot of net carbs (not counting fiber). That said, there are still plenty of low-carb sources of protein in vegan diets!
Some recipes are higher in total carbs & fibre. If you fear that fibre will impair your weight loss, have a look at my post here: Total Carbs or Net Carbs: What Really Counts? Fibre can, in fact, help you lose weight.
Although great in health and theory, you may be like many others and not have the schedule to be able to make everything from scratch. Although it varies from brand to brand (make sure to read the ingredients), standard pre-made condiments for keto include:
Fairly recently, the diet was introduced as a weight-loss diet by an Italian professor of surgery, Dr. Gianfranco Cappello of Sapienza University in Rome. In his 2012 study, about 19,000 dieters received a high-fat liquid diet via a feeding tube inserted down the nose. The study showed an average weight loss of more than 20 pounds in participants, most of whom kept it off for at least a year. The researchers reported a few minor side effects, like fatigue.
Something that makes the keto diet different from other low-carb diets is that it does not “protein-load.” Protein is not as big a part of the diet as fat is. Reason being: In small amounts, the body can change protein to glucose, which means if you eat too much of it, especially while in the beginning stages of the keto diet, it will slow down your body’s transition into ketosis.
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Since I am on Vegetarian diet, I eat cottage cheese 200gm everyday. After reading your post it says cottage cheese should be consumed occasionally. Please suggest what should I do and also if you can suggest few Vegetables which I can have daily.
I started Keto 2 days ago. I have figured my Keto Macros to 1102 cal – 86g fat – cho 20 g net. and Prot 63 g ……….. My problem is “how do I count my keto good foods values? I ate a good bacon, 2egg to equal my Macro #s?
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I’m not that over weight but I’m the heaviest I’ve ever been in my life. I want to lose weight, not only to look and feel better but because I wannaale sure I can be there for my children as long as possible.