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Make sure you get the low down with our guide to keto.

50+ Healthy Keto Snacks to Help with Ketosis

One of the most satiating diets is the keto diet. Keto-friendly foods are typically so filling that keto dieters end up eating fewer calories — and, in many cases, fewer meals — throughout the day. This allows them to lose weight sustainably.However, just because you are following keto doesn't mean that you are immune to hunger and afternoon energy crashes. If you are not prepared, and the convenience of processed, carb-dense snacks beckons you, you may very well find yourself with a ...

Comprehensive Guide to Keto Sweetener Substitutions

Comprehensive Guide to Keto Sweetener Substitutions

The one thing that you may miss the most when you first start the keto diet is the sweets. Fortunately, just because you are cutting out the carbs doesn't mean you have to leave the sweetness behind as well. To satisfy your sweet tooth, all you really need are the right low carb sweeteners — sugar is no longer necessary.Although it is rare to find a keto-friendly sweetener that emulates all of the properties of sugar, there are a handful of low carb sweeteners that you can use to make most ...

10 Signs to Know How You Are in Ketosis

10 Signs to Know How You Are in Ketosis

Carbohydrate restriction and ketosis are the hallmarks of the ketogenic diet. Both confer various benefits and play a major role in the overall success of your new way of eating.Maintaining low carbohydrate intake is simple enough. All you really have to do is stick to a daily carb limit that allows you to get into and stay in ketosis. Knowing if you are in ketosis, on the other hand, can be a bit more confusing.Most of the time it is difficult to tell if you are actually burning ketones ...

How to Follow Keto Without a Gallbladder

How to Follow Keto Without a Gallbladder

Of the questions I am asked often, how to follow the ketogenic diet without a gallbladder is one of the most popular.Since the gallbladder is known for secreting bile so we can digest fats properly, many people are concerned that you cannot follow a high-fat diet (like keto) without a gallbladder. However, this is not true. You may need to make some adjustments to your keto diet and take some digestive health supplements at first, but you can still get all of the benefits of keto after you ...

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 ...

Low Carb and Ketogenic Beer Options

Low Carb and Ketogenic Beer Options

Beer is one of the most popular alcoholic drinks in the world. Whether you drink it for the buzz, for their unique flavors, or both, you can find a beer that is perfect for you.However, that beer that you love so much may be not be helping you at all in the long run. This is because the average beer has around 150 or more calories in every 12-ounce serving along with a dose of alcohol, which will cause several adverse effects throughout the body when you have too much.What's even worse ...

Complete Guide to Keto Drinks & Beverages

Complete Guide to Keto Drinks & Beverages

Drinks tend to be the sneakiest sources of calories and sugar in our diets.  Fruit juices (including freshly pressed juice), sodas, and even your favorite specialty coffee drink are all filled with so much sugar that they increase your likelihood of gaining fat while making it difficult for your body to get into ketosis.With all of the confusing marketing terms like "low-carb," "low-sugar," "natural," etc. it is hard to tell what drinks are actually keto-friendly and what drinks are just ...

Keto Flour Substitutions

Keto Flour Substitutions

Melty chocolate chip cookies, moist double chocolate layer cake with vanilla frosting, delicious donuts, fluffy pancakes, fresh Belgium waffles —  just the thought of them will make your mouth water and induce an intense craving. Do you have to fight against these cravings for the rest of your life?Although only one serving of these sugar-filled foods can easily put you over your carb limit for the day (or, in some cases, the entire week), this doesn't mean that you have to give them up ...

Shirataki Noodles: How to Cook Them and Their Health Benefits

Shirataki Noodles: How to Cook Them and Their Health Benefits

These noodles are becoming increasingly popular as a low-carb, ketogenic pasta replacement, but what is the story behind these keto-friendly noodles?Shirataki noodles — also known by other names like miracle noodles, glucomannan noodles, konjac noodles, or konnyaku noodles — are gelatinous and translucent traditional Japanese noodles common in Asian Cuisine. They are made from the konjac plant which is ground and shaped into various types of pasta and rice — but don't be fooled, these ...

Top 10 Foods for the Ketogenic Diet

Top 10 Foods for the Ketogenic Diet

Decades of research indicates that the high-fat, low-carb keto-friendly foods that we once thought were destroying our health may be doing just the opposite. Studies upon studies on the ketogenic diet have been finding benefits for people with all types of conditions, including type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, epilepsy, and Alzheimer's disease.How could a diet filled with so much cholesterol and fat be so good for us? Becuase many of the foods that we once thought were the problem — ...