• Ketogenic,  Ketogenic Diet,  Low Carb,  Low Carb Diet,  Weight Loss

    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…

  • Health & Fitness,  Ketogenic,  Low Carb,  Weight Loss

    Keto and Conception: What You Need to Know

    The internet is overflowing with anecdotal evidence and unlikely stories of conception soon after starting the ketogenic diet. Many women have shared their journeys, seeing their dream of motherhood come true after only weeks or months of ketogenic living. But what’s the truth of it? Can the ketogenic diet help you get pregnant? Ketogenic Diet and Conception There is very limited academic research from the last 3 years on the topic of conception (or fertility) and the ketogenic diet. One study of rats showed that diet-induced obese rats had reduced reproductive abilities, and a high fat diet reduced it even further (1). However, a recent meta-analysis had promising results, with…

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    Who needs to avoid Fat Bombs and BPC?

    Does eating extra fat via Fat Bombs and Bullet Proof Coffee make you fat? Herea??s the short answer. Yes and no. If you are slender, then eating fat will not make you fat. If you are obese/ overweight then yes, eating more fat will make you fat. Let me explain. The answer, of course, has nothing to do with calories (an entirely outdated and useless concept) and has everything to do with physiology. Leta??s back up a bit. Under a ketogenic/ Low Carb High Fat diet, people are encourage to eat the large majority of calories as fat. Generally, they should eat real food, until full. Some people have taken…

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    26 FOODS WITH MORE PROTEIN THAN AN EGG

    Small, perfectly portioned, and super convenienta??eggs are an ideal protein delivery system. They might be humble in size, but being packed with healthy fats, minerals, and essential vitamins means the mighty egg can easily anchor a breakfast, liven up a frisee salad for lunch, and slide on top of a burger for dinner. And its impressive 6 grams of lean protein make it an exemplary food for those whoA?want to get bikini-readyA?for summer. That’s because eating protein-rich foods helps to boost your metabolism, prolong feelings of fullness, and maintain muscle mass to help your body scorch fat. One study found that women who ate a high-protein afternoon snack had lower…

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    21 Meal Prep Pics from the Healthiest People on Instagram

    If you equateA?TupperwareA?with tired leftovers, allow us to change all that. Spending Sunday night batch prepping a weeka??s worth of food is no longer just a ritual for bodybuilders and health food fanatics.A?Meal prepA?is having a moment. And the #tupplife movement (yup, thata??s a thing) is looking more appetizing than ever. Dona??t believe us? Wea??ve got 21 pics straight from Instagram, showing just how epic the planningA?can get. Scroll through for all kinds of #mealprepporn inspiration a?? from a foodiea??s take onA?crockpotA?chicken (hello, tacos forA?days)A?to plastic container formations of Guinness Book of World Records proportions. 1.A?@floordeboor Allow this meal prep maven to help you rethinkA?your nutrition game. On tap for…

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    8 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Carbs

    The low-carb craze is going strong. Bread is out. Pasta is overrated. And dieters are experimenting with how low their carb intake can go. But grains are anything but all the same (just ask Bill Davis, MD, author of  Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight). So whether you’re cutting out refined grains, whole grains, or carbs in general, the effects can vary widely. Here’s a look at the wide array of things that happen when you ditch the bread bags: 1. You lose water weight. When you reduce your carb intake, the first thing you notice is how quickly, even magically, the weight falls off. But it’s not fat you’re losing.…

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    9 Weight Loss Traps You Should Avoid At All Costs

    Did you know that Americans spend $60 billion annually on diets, diet foods, and weight loss remedies? The diet industry is pervasive, and we’re all falling prey to it because it’s impossible to avoid the constant drumbeat of “you’re fat and you need help” messages. We need an obesity epidemic cleanse.Let’s start by deconstructing the negative thoughts surrounding our food and our bodies. Read through the following 9 statements. Have you ever spoken these words? Chances are, they’ll sound familiar. Most American women have spoken these phrases or at least heard other women say them. Let’s dig a little deeper and apply lessons to each that will help you overcome…

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    Your 8 Week Walking Plan for Weight Watchers

    Lace up your sneakers and get those legs moving! Whether youa??re new to walking or ready to try a marathon, wea??ve got the perfect plan for you.A?Youa??ll find personalized advice and week-by-week walking routines designed by Judy Molnar, a certified trainer and coach for Iron Girl (an online fitness training program), and plenty of motivation thata??ll help you meet your weight-loss goals. Now go ahead and get walking a?? a healthier you awaits! Your 8 Week Walking Plan for Weight Watchers Motivation for New and Experienced Walkers Youa??ve taken the first step a?? youa??ve committed yourself to walking regularly. Herea??s how to stay motivated: Find a buddy.A?When a friend is…

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    5 Intermittent Fasting Methods: Which One Is Right for You?

    Wea??ve all heard of the latestA?fad diets: The no-fat, all-fat, cabbage-soup, six-small-meals, raw-veggies-no-dressing, gluten-free eating plans supposedly proven to help you lose weightA?fast. Here’s 5 Intermittent Fasting Methods Which One Is Right for You? What if we told you that the answer to losing weight, improving body composition, and feeling betterA?isna??t about dieting, but instead skipping meals every once in a while? For some, intermittent fasting, or going a longer period of time a?? usually between 14 and 36 hours a?? with few to no calories, can be a lot easier than you may think. And the benefits might be worth it. If you think about it, all of us…

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    7 Things You Need To Know If You're Counting Calories To Lose Weighta??

    Counting Calories To Lose Weighta?? seems like a pretty easy approacha??after all, ita??s simple math. But it can actually be more complex and harder to do than youa??d think. a??Counting calories can be a helpful tool toward helping people achieveA?weight lossA?because losing weight is a balance between calories in equaling less than calories out,a?? says Beth Warren, R.D.N., founder ofA?Beth Warren NutritionA?and author ofA?Living a Real Life With Real Food. a??However, this is an oversimplified approach that is not as clear cut as it seems.a?? New York-based R.D.A?Jessica CordingA?agrees. a??This isna??t for everyone, but for people who do well with structure, it helps them figure out how to spread out…