• Ketogenic Diet

    Keto Diet for Women: How to Make It Work + Tips to Overcome Side Effects

    Far from being a new “fad diet”, the keto diet — a very low carb, high fat diet — has been used by doctors since the 1920’s to treat patients with serious illnesses. In recent years the keto diet has steadily been gaining more attention, due to how it promotes weight loss by forcing the body to burn fat for energy. More than ever before, a wider audience is now considering trying the keto diet, including those interested in benefits beyond weight loss. Examples include a reduced risk for diabetes, increased energy and protection against age-related neurological diseases. One problem with the keto diet, however, is that to date, research studies aimed at…

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    The Weird History of the Keto Diet

    It’s doable, but unnecessary for the average human. Kourtney Kardashian recently blogged about trying a diet that dates back to the 1920s, when it was first used to treat pediatric epilepsy: the ketosis (aka keto or ketogenic) diet. Kourtney said she jumped on board to alleviate high levels of mercury and lead within her body — more on that below — but many people use the diet for weight loss or other health issues. Interest in the eating approach began to pick up in 2016 and soared in January 2018, according to Google Trends. “People are recognizing the value of eating whole foods,” says registered dietitian Amy Goss, PhD, assistant professor of nutrition sciences at University of…

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    KETO DIET VS LOW CARB AND MY 6 WEEK RESULTS

    The differences between Ketogenic Diet compared to a Low Carb Diet and my 6 Week Keto Results! If you’re following my blog then you are most likely into a sugar free diet and many of you are also low carb. But I’m guessing there aren’t too many of you following me that are on the keto diet so I figured a post all about the differences might be needed. Most of my recipes are all low carb, some lower carb then others and fit nicely into a keto lifestyle. You’ll see below my 6 week results. I’d love to hear if you are new to low carb, or on keto…

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    How To Low Carb And Keto Diet : 8+ Common Weight Loss Mistakes

    We all have made mistakes in our life and in what we eat. Im certainly no exception to making these mistakes.I have made mistakes with my journey into the ketogenic diet, and I have seen other people made a lot of these mistakes as well. The following is what I consider the top 10 common Keto diet mistakes. 1. Being Afraid of Fat We all have been lied to that fat is bad, and its going to kill us. Ancel Keys started this dogma decades ago, and the low-fat mantra has prevailed ever since.Doctors and researchers tell us if we keep eating fat our arteries are going to become clogged…

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    KETO ON THE GO: HOW TO ORDER LOW CARB AT STARBUCKS

    Being born and raised in Washington State, just outside of Seattle, Starbucks is a staple. It is part of our landscape. Its just something we do. I am surprised it is not used as verb yet  like Facebooking, googling or tweeting. Friend -Hey, what are you up to tomorrow Me Oh you know, just Starbucking You could say that Seattle is the coffee capital of the U.S. The city of Seattle has the greatest concentration of coffee houses in the country. The original Starbucks opened in 1971 in the Pike Place Market and has been iconic to this area ever since. Have you ever tried to visit the original Starbucks…

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    Your 7 Day Keto Kickstart and Meal Plan

    Keto Diet Meal Plan So you have found the Ketogenic Diet. You have figured out your macros and you are itching to get started. Here is a 7 Day Ketogenic Diet meal plan for one week of eating. If you are just getting started with a keto diet use this basic plan to help get going. I just started MONTH five of a ketogenic diet(45 lbs lost). *Update- I am now entering month 11 of my own Ketogenic Diet journey and I am now down 80 pounds! 260 down to 180! I’m by no means an expert. I am now 46 years old and I have spent my entire life trying to lose weight. Ironically…

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    The 4 Week Meal Prep Challenge

    Unless youa??re a full-time chef, no one has time to spend all day every day in the kitchen cooking healthy, delicious meals. Thata??s where meal prepping comes in! But if youa??ve ever scrolled through other peoplea??s dazzlingly colorful and impeccably organizedA?#mealprepposts, you know it can be a little intimidating to just jump in. So starting September 3, the Yummlykitchen.us team is hosting a 30-day meal-prep challenge just in time for the start of a new school year. Even if you dona??t have kids or are heading back to the classroom yourself, September is a great time to check in with your healthy habits and set yourself up for success. 4…

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    6 Ways to Troubleshoot the Ketogenic Diet

    Ketogenic Diet Success Checklist The following factors determine the success of achieving our natural state of ketosis. Without addressing these physiological functions, the diet can be a stress rather than a healing. In order to thrive on ketosis, these factors must be in place: Fat digestion.A?Before we burn fat, we have to digest it. We need adequate bile and lipase to convert fat into fuel. Leaky gut.A?A?Starting keto with a leaky gut can make the condition worse. Poorly digested fats further stress the health of the gut. Adrenal support. The period of conversion between sugar-burning and fat-burning places a huge demand adrenal function Detoxification help.A?Converting to a fat-burning state mobilizes…

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    Low Carb & Keto Cheating

    To cheat or not to cheat? That is the eternal question. Almost everyone is occasionally tempted a?? are you? This five-part guide will help you think through low-carb cheatinga?? and if you do decide to cheat, it will help you do it smarter. Bad and Less Bad Reasons to Cheat Side Effects of Cheating Cheating Without Cheating Cheating Smart Getting Back on Track a?? Fast 1. Bad and Less BadA?ReasonsA?to Cheat Why cheat? Some reasons are better than others. Bad reasons Politeness or wanting to fit in Aunt Martha will get over it when you skip her gooey dessert. Your dining companiona??s surprise when you swap out potatoes for extra…

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    Why all the Hype about the Ketogenic Diet for Cancer?

    From social media to YouTube, losing weight to reversing cancera?? it seems everyone is talking aboutA?the ketogenic dietA?(also popularly known as Low Carb High Fat or LCHF). But what is a ketogenic diet? What are the benefits of a ketogenic diet?A?What can a ketogenic diet do for cancer patientsa?? or is it all just hype? A ketogenic diet for cancer (or for weight loss or health reasons) involves maintaining a fasting state of ketosis. Ketones (which the body produces once ita??s in ketosis) are not only fuel for the cells, they are signaling molecules as well. They signal the body to do some amazing things. Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet…