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Jenny Craig Review

Jenny Craig Review

Jenny Craig is a well known program that has been around for 20 years claiming a high rate of success. Rather then selling itself as a lose weight rapidly diet it places more of an emphasis on establishing a healthier lifestyle with steady weight loss and maintainable long term results. The program aims for a healthy maximum weight loss of 1kg or 1% of your current body weight per week. Jenny Craig Consultants One way the program heavily markets itself is through the idea of having a one on one consultant. The consultants are often people who have lost weight through Jenny Craig themselves then undergone some training to receive the certification to be a consultant. The program is predominately undertaken by the dieters independently with the help of written, online and audio material/planning. The consultants are met with for 20 minutes each week to evaluate the status, progress and direction of the member's plan, whilst providing some motivation. The value of these consultants is debatable, factoring in the personality of the consultant, member and the relationship between the two. Nutrition Jenny Craig's food plans are aimed at teaching members how to eat sensible, healthy, well portioned meals. Based on six meals a day, this plan is more conducive to a faster metabolism, fuels the body more evenly throughout the day and more likely to keep dieters satisfied. The menus contain Jenny Craig meals which are calorie and portioned controlled to take the brain work out of counting calories and eliminate the effort and inconvenience in planning and preparing meals. Opinions are split as to how they actually taste this being purely subjective. Progressively through the program, as members reach specific weight goals in their program, they are given more control and responsib Continue reading >>

Ketodiet Buddy Easy Way To Calculate Your Macros On A Ketogenic Diet

Ketodiet Buddy Easy Way To Calculate Your Macros On A Ketogenic Diet

Net Carbs Protein Fat 25 grams 92 grams 171 grams 100 kcal 366 kcal 1534 kcal 5 % 18 % 77 % Net Carbs Protein Fat 25 grams 92 grams 144 grams 100 kcal 366 kcal 1294 kcal 6 % 21 % 73 % Net Carbs Protein Fat 25 grams 92 grams 117 grams 100 kcal 366 kcal 1054 kcal 7 % 24 % 69 % Net Carbs Protein Fat 25 grams 92 grams 91 grams 100 kcal 366 kcal 814 kcal 8 % 29 % 63 % We have open-sourced KetoDiet Buddy, you can now find it on Github. What is the Ketogenic Diet? Ketogenic diets are high in fat, adequate in protein and low in carbohydrates. Generally, the macronutrient ratio varies within the following ranges: 60-75% of calories from fat (or even more), 15-30% of calories from protein, and 5-10% of calories from carbs. The exact amount of fat and protein is a matter of individual body responses and activity levels. However, most people on ketogenic diets don't consume over 5% of calories from carbohydrates. In most cases, you won’t need to count calories on a ketogenic diet. However, if you find it hard to lose weight or you are relatively fit and trying to lose a small amount of fat, you may also have to count calories. If you just started following a low-carb diet, don't forget to read my free Guide to Keto & Paleo Diet which includes a print-friendly PDF version! You will find all the information you need, including the keto food list and tips on how to follow the diet to achieve your goals. Maintenance Level Maintenance Level, also known as Total Energy Expenditure, is a level at which you maintain a stable bodyweight. According to Lyle McDonald: Maintenance Level = BMR + TEA + TEF where: BMR is the Basal Metabolic Rate, TEA is the Thermal Effect of Activity and TEF is the Thermal Effect of Feeding Basal Metabolic Rate is the amount of energy expended daily at rest. BMR Continue reading >>

Keto Pantry

Keto Pantry

The ultimate keto alcohol guide Alcohol on a Low Carb Diet! Ah, alcohol, the ultimate frenemy- one minute you’re having a great time and the next, you find yourself awake in a strange place with no recollection of the night before. Ok, maybe that’s a worst case scenario, but it’s possible! Most people consider the worst effect of alcohol to be that dreaded hangover. Besides that, there’s nothing wrong with kicking back, relaxing or letting off steam dancing at a bar or club. Alcohol gets a bad rep, and is certainly one of the most abused substances in the world. Some people can’t get enough of it and it can become a very serious problems when it interferes with your personal/social life and well-being. To enjoy it (or anything, for that matter) we need to exercise moderation and self-control. If you like having a couple of beers, shots or glasses of wine to relax or have a good time on weekends, you’re in good shape! But throw a low carb diet into the mix, and you may find yourself struggling with the quantity of alcohol you’re drinking. You may find your tolerance lowered, or even nonexistent. You may also find your favorite Malibu Bay Breeze containing more than 30g of carbs in 10 oz. on your no-no list. What to do? Give up alcohol forever? Not a chance! If you love something, find a way work with it! Click link to read more. When people are new to the ketogenic diet, they often wonder what type of foods they should and could eat while making the changes they need to make. While I do have a food list for people on keto, it doesn’t cover everything and definitely doesn’t cover recipes or common foods people are always asking for. Use the list below to get an idea of what replacements you can use on the ketogenic diet and what type of foods you could r Continue reading >>

15 Top Rated Low Carb Websites That I Would Recommend

15 Top Rated Low Carb Websites That I Would Recommend

In the low carb, keto and fasting Facebook groups and health forums of which I’m a member, newbies are always asking for information on how to start on a LCHF/keto lifestyle, food recipes etc. I’ve compiled a list of what I consider to be the 15 top rated low carb websites where you can find almost anything and everything pertaining to the LCHF and keto lifestyle. Diet Doctor This website is easily the daddy of all the low carb and keto sites around. It was started by a Swedish doctor, Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt who specializes in family medicine and now runs the site fulltime with a team of 16. It has extensive comprehensive information on: How to start on low carb. Keto for beginners. Intermittent fasting for beginners. Low carb meal plans and recipes. The latest news and research on LCHF and keto diets and fasting. Updates and news regarding how the ketogenic diet can help chronic conditions like Type 2 diabetes, heart health, non-alcoholic liver disease, hypertension and cancer. There are also lots of testimonials and success stories about folks who have lost weight, reversed Type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions after adopting the LCHF/keto diet. For paying subscribers (USD 9 a month), there are exclusive interviews and presentations by top doctors, nutritionists and other experts in low carb plus daily meal plans and ready access to nutrition experts to answer questions. Ditch the Carbs I would say that Ditch the Carbs is easily the number 2 website on the LCHF/keto lifestyle front. Libby Jenkinson, a registered pharmacist and a mother of 3 started the website and now runs it fulltime. It’s now the leading most popular low carb website in Australia and New Zealand. Just like Diet Doctor, Ditch the Carbs has lots of information pertaining to: Low carb/keto m Continue reading >>

Your Macros

Your Macros

Most people aim for a specific goal on a ketogenic diet. We aim to make sure the results of the calculator are accurate and can be used by anyone. Our keto calculator uses the Mifflin-St.Jeor Formula which was the most accurate (versus the Katch-McCardle Formula or the Harris-Benedict Formula) in a few studies. In this formula, the gender, height, weight, and age are needed to calculate the number of calories to consume. Our keto calculator uses body fat percentage to calculate your lean body mass. Using this number, we’re able to calculate how much protein you need to sufficiently lose weight without losing excess muscle. Eating too little or too much protein on a ketogenic diet (or any diet) can lead to dangerous or unwanted results. DEXA scans are proven to be the most accurate measurement of body fat. They’re commonly available at gyms and some doctor offices when requested. If you don’t have access to this, you can always go the old-fashioned route and use a good quality caliper. The last resort is using a guide to visually estimate – this can sometimes be a little bit inaccurate, so try to over estimate your body fat percentage. This will give us an idea of how much the minimum amount of calories your body will burn in a day. Our keto calculator uses this to calculate your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). We use this number, along with your body fat percentage, to estimate how many calories you’ll need for your goals. The BMR is simply a number of calories we burn while our bodies are at rest and from eating and digesting food. Together they form what’s known as TDEE, or total daily energy expenditure. This is the keto calculator’s estimate for your total calories burned per day. If you use a heart rate monitor or third party software to monitor your calo Continue reading >>

Ketogenic Diet Beginners Guide

Ketogenic Diet Beginners Guide

Brief Overview A ketogenic diet is a way of eating that promotes a state of ketosis in the body. Generally speaking a ketogenic diet will have the following macronutrient ratios: High Fat – 60%-80% of total calories come from fat. Moderate Protein – 15%-35% of total calories come from protein. Low Carbohydrate – 5% or less of total calories come from carbohydrates. Everyone’s macronutrient breakdown will be different and depends on a variety of factors. Reference our Keto Macro Calculator to figure out what yours are! Eating in accordance with these macronutrient ratio’s will deplete your body of glucose and force it to start producing ketones. Your body will then use these ketones for energy. What is Ketosis From Wikipedia: Ketosis is a metabolic state in which some of the body’s energy supply comes from ketone bodies in the blood, in contrast to a state of glycolysis in which blood glucose (sugar) provides most of the energy. With the abundance of high carbohydrate foods available in modern times, virtually all human beings that don’t make a concerted effort to restrict carbs are always in a state of glycolysis. There are a number of reasons why ketosis is beneficial when compared to glycolysis, which we will get into later. What are Ketones? Ketones are the fuel source your body is running on when it’s in a state of ketosis. They are produced in the liver when glycogen is depleted and are characterized as a slower burning fuel source when compared to glucose. Insulin and Keto This is where the magic happens. Eating a high carb diet means you’re always producing insulin to transport the glucose around your body. The fat can just sit around and watch because insulin is doing all the work. The fat is eventually stored, which leads to weight gain. In a Continue reading >>

Ketosis And Athletic Performance: More Than Fat Loss

Ketosis And Athletic Performance: More Than Fat Loss

The above video is a presentation by Peter Attia, M.D. His talk is somewhat technical, but I always write blog posts hoping 20,000 people will *love* them, not that 1,000,000 will *like* them. In this presentation, you will learn (in my words, not Pete’s): – More about nutrition than most MDs learn in med school. – How ketosis-adapted performance can aid fat loss and high-altitude resilience. – Why the calorie estimates on treadmills and stationary bikes are complete BS. – The three primary systems of energy production and basic organic chemistry, both of which aid understanding of all athletics. Even if you struggle a little with vocabulary, the first 30 minutes are well worth watching a few times. This talk made me immediately want to jump back on the Cyclical (or “Cyclic”) Ketogenic Diet (CKD), which was conceptually introduced to me in 1996-1998 by the writing of Lyle McDonald, Dr. Mauro Di Pasquale, and the late Dan Duchaine. It’s incredible for simultaneous fat loss and lean muscle gain, though perhaps needlessly complicated for non-athletes. I usually limited the carb-reloading period to 12-18 hours after a glycogen depletion workout on Saturdays, though I experimented with moderate Wed night carb-ups while training for sports like kickboxing. If you’ve experimented with ketosis, what was your approach and experience? Pros and cons? For additional reading, I suggest the following posts by Dr. Attia: ### Odds and Ends: This week, I’m using my birthday to change the world with @charitywater. Please click here to take a look. You could do the same. Please check out Tribe of Mentors, my newest book, which shares short, tactical life advice from 100+ world-class performers. Many of the world's most famous entrepreneurs, athletes, investors, poker p Continue reading >>

Dirty Blondie Pancake Stack – Low Carb And Gluten Free (guest Post By Ruledme)

Dirty Blondie Pancake Stack – Low Carb And Gluten Free (guest Post By Ruledme)

I’ve got a special treat for you today Peeps! Craig from the popular keto website Ruled Me is guest posting for us today with his fantastic Dirty Blondie Pancake stack! Just take a moment to look at these beauties! THEY’RE SO FLUFFY!!!!! [pinterest text=”Dirty Blondie Pancake Stack – Low Carb and Gluten Free Breakfast Recipe ” layout=”horizontal” image=”Maple Pecan and Chocolate Brownie Batter pancakes combined into one beautiful tower of deliciousness???? This is pancake decadence at it’s finest! AND it’s low carb and gluten free? This guy is my hero! Craig is super modest, but you should definitely check out his awesome site Ruled Me. Not only is it chock full of some delicious keto-friendly low carb recipes, it’s also got all sorts of other resources and sciencey (I don’t care if it’s not a word, I’m using it!) stuff like a keto macro calculator, articles on the science behind keto, and even success stories to help keep you motivated! You can subscribe to the Ruled Me RSS so you never miss a post, and also stalk them over on Facebook and Twitter where they share recipes and tips on how to “rule” the keto diet. In addition, Craig has been busy getting his cookbook published, which you can check out here! And now, without further ado, I’ll let Craig get on with telling you more about himself, and how to make his amazing pancakes!!!! [divider] Normally I’d be pretty bummed that it’s National Pancake Day, but I’m clapping for joy with these babies that popped out of my kitchen! Not only are they super tasty, they’re also cakey. Sorry Mellissa! While I do love your Cream Cheese Pancakes, they just aren’t cakey enough for me. I want my fork to wrestle with the pancakes when I slide them through those decadently fluffy disks of ha Continue reading >>

What Does A Ketogenic Paleo Diet Look Like?

What Does A Ketogenic Paleo Diet Look Like?

Update: I did a (failed) ketosis experiment on myself that you can read about here, here, here, and here. Jimmy Moore is dropping weight with the fervor of a college wrestler right now on his experimental ketogenic diet. In fact, he’s lost about 47 pounds in the last 3 months, and he’s still going. He’s an awesome guy and he’s been struggling with his weight for a while now, so I’m psyched for him to say the least. He gives updates every month or so on his progress, but he never tells his readers exactly WHAT he’s eating. I’m itching to know. Now, Jimmy isn’t strictly Paleo: he eats full fat dairy, so even if he did report to us what he was eating, it wouldn’t be super helpful to a lot of people. I got to thinking what a ketogenic Paleo diet might look like. Without all that cheese and cream to assume the fat positions, it’d require a lot more tallow, lard, coconut oil, and coconut milk, as well as the fatty meats, eggs, nuts, and avocados. Here’s a picture of one of Jimmy’s meals to give you an idea of the amount of dairy he’s eating (well, at least at this particular meal). I think that’s sausage, avocado, scrambled eggs, some sort of hot sauce, and heavy cream. By the way, I’m in no way criticizing Jimmy right now. If I could eat dairy, I probably would, and I think this meal looks amazing. What’s ketosis? Before I go any further with this, I’ll briefly explain what ketogenic means and why one would aspire to be on a ketogenic diet. Some say you need to eat fewer than 30 grams of carbs per day to be in ketosis. It may be fewer than that to get into a deep state of ketosis, and you must not eat too much protein either. So a ketogenic diet is high fat, low(ish) protein, and very low carb. More on that in a moment. When you are in ketos Continue reading >>

Battle Of The Macro Calculators

Battle Of The Macro Calculators

Fuckin macros, man. Macros – macronutrients – are the breakdown of how many grams of fat, carbs, and protein you eat in a day. There are all kinds of calculators online to give you the right macros for your height, weight, and diet. But…. they can all tell you different things. And it fucking sucks. And it’s frustrating as hell. WHICH ONE DO YOU TRUST?! So here’s my comparison of 4 different macro calculators for keto! For all the calculations, I’m using the same information (of course) Height: 5’5 Weight: 151.4 Body fat: 30% Deficit: 20% Net carb level: 20g Protein level (if asked): 0.8g per lb of lean body mass Activity: sedentary I’m sure I just lost a few of you there. Me? Sedentary? I go to the gym 5x a week! I work out for 1-2 hours a day! I burn 500-800 calories in a gym session! How can that be sedentary?! Well. I had the same question. So I went to keto reddit and searched for “activity level” to look at the posts about it. The resounding conclusion: pick sedentary, unless you’re on your feet ALL the time. Like ALLLLLL the time. The activity level charts are based on a time when we, as people, were a lot more active – more walking as transportation, more active jobs, more playing outside, less TV/internet/etc. It’s misleading, and not really explained anywhere. I spend 90% of my day sitting or lying down, and that’s sedentary af. The 3-5ish% of my day that I spend busting my ass in the gym just isn’t enough to qualify me as ‘lightly active’ or ‘moderately active,’ imo, and reddit agrees. So. Sedentary it is. Up first: keto-calculator.ankerl.com (aka The Keto Calculator) This is the calculator that I’ve used from the beginning. It’s the one recommended by /r/keto, and it’s nice and simple. You just plug in the informat Continue reading >>

The Keto Diet In Simple Words And Cheesecake Tarts With Blackberry Compote

The Keto Diet In Simple Words And Cheesecake Tarts With Blackberry Compote

Guest Post by Craig from Ruled.me It’s not often that I welcome guest bloggers on THF, but when Craig from Ruled.me recently contacted me and offered to write a little piece on the Keto diet to help my readers better understand what it’s all about AS WELL as share a delicious Keto dessert recipe with you all, I was over the moon with excitement! Of course, I said yes without a moment’s hesitation. You see, Craig’s blog has pretty much become my go-to source of information since I decided to go “full keto”. He’s got so many helpful guides and tools, tons of informative articles and loads of mouth watering recipes on there, I don’t doubt for even one second that it will become a highly valuable resource for you too, if it isn’t already. ____________________ Hey there, I’m Craig (nice to meet you too!), I’m 23 years old, and I’m a blogger just like Sonia. I run a website/blog called ruled.me which centers all around the ketogenic diet. I love teaching about new ways of eating and encouraging people to try something that’s counter-active to what they’ve been taught. Whether it’s for health, weight loss, or just plain fun, this is one of the most rewarding things I’ve done in my life – and I’m really happy to see so many people willing to give it a go. For the last 5 years off and on (more on than off), I’ve been doing keto for the general health benefits and weight loss. I’ve lost weight, gained weight, and lost weight – but the final number is 70 pounds in total from my highest weight, which I’ve kept off for a long time now. I’ve loved cooking for a long time. I’ve had tons of chef friends who just claim it’s not all cocked out to what people say, and dealing with that first hand lead me away from perusing it professionall Continue reading >>

How Long Does It Take To Get Into Ketosis?

How Long Does It Take To Get Into Ketosis?

A question a lot of people who start a Ketogenic Diet want to know is, how long does it take to get into ketosis? After all, it is being in a state of ketosis that makes the diet, “ketogenic” in the first place. Being in Ketosis not only supercharges your body to be in an optimal fat-burning zone. It also gives you a longer, sustained energy, enhanced cognition, improved focus and other neuroprotective benefits. The Advantages of Ketosis don’t end there Being on a Ketogenic Diet and having your body rely on fats as its fuel comes with cardiovascular benefits as well. It has been shown that ketosis lowers bad LDL cholesterol while increasing good HDL cholesterol, decreasing a person’s risk of heart disease as well as improving insulin resistance amongst others. There are also studies into the ketogenic diet’s effects on Alzheimers Disease, Bipolar Disorder among others that have shown promising results. The Ketogenic Diet itself was used in the early 1900’s to control epileptic seizures and is still used today for those resistant to seizure medication. But we won’t dive deeply into all of that today. Today we’re going to answer the question, how long does it take to get into ketosis? So, how long does it take to get into Ketosis? Nobody can tell you accurately how long it will take to get into ketosis as the time it takes for your body to start creating ketone bodies varies between individuals. We all have unique metabolisms, varying resistance to insulin, previous diet, and other biological factors that differentiate us from one another. If one were to give a timeframe, it would be safe to say that typically you can expect your body to get into ketosis within a period of 2-10 days if you stick to the recommended macro nutrients. (use our keto calculator Continue reading >>

How Much Fat Should I Eat?

How Much Fat Should I Eat?

I’ve been asked by several new Ketovangelists about how they should calculate their fat, protein, and carb intake. This is, by far, one of the most common questions asked and it leads to lots of confusion, so I’m going to try my best to make it as simple as possible. First, let’s talk terms. Sometimes people refer to things called “macros” when asking this question (e.g. What are your macros? or What should my macros be?) What the heck are they talking about? The term “macros” is a shortened way of saying “macronutrients”, which another, sciency, way of saying “fats, proteins, and carbs”. Nutritionist break food down into two main subsets, macronutrients and micronutrients. Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals (among other things). Macronutrients are, as I said, one of three things (four if you count alcohol, which we are not): fats, proteins, and carbs. So when someone asks how much fat they should eat, or how many carbs they should eat, they are asking how about their macros. Okay, so enough of that, let’s get to the actual meat (no pun intended). Determining your macros is really quite simple, especially for Ketovangelists. We start with protein. How much protein should I eat? This is super simple. As a general guideline, this is the amount of protein per day for you: Female: 50g – 75g Male: 100g – 120g Simple. Like I said. Okay, that’s protein. So what about fats? How much fat should I eat? Okay, this is a little more involved. Not much. But a little. You want 65% – 80% of your calories to come from fat. So, if your presumed daily caloric requirement is 2000 calories, you’ll want between 1300 – 1600 calories from fat. Since each gram of fat is 9 calories, that would equate to between 144g – 177g per day of good fat. Of cours Continue reading >>

How To Lose Weight On A Keto Diet In 5 Easy Steps (+ 4 Real-life Examples)

How To Lose Weight On A Keto Diet In 5 Easy Steps (+ 4 Real-life Examples)

CLEARLY the “eat less”, “eat low fat”, and “just eat everything in moderation” diets haven’t worked too well for most people. So, if you’re still trying to lose weight and keep it off, then maybe it’s time to try something that’s working for tens of thousands of people right now… The Ketogenic Diet. But is it all too good to be true? Yes, we believe Keto is fantastic for weight loss. We’ve just seen it work for way too many people (check out the success stories below). But it’s also not for everyone. So, in this post, we are giving you the real facts behind all the hype as well as real-life stories of people who have lost a lot of weight on Keto. PLUS, how to get started on Keto to lose weight in 5 EASY Steps. What is the Ketogenic Diet? THE HISTORY: Originally the Ketogenic diet was created as an effective treatment for epileptic children. BUT NOW: More and more people are finding that a Ketogenic diet has tons of benefits, including: a healthy way to lose weight, control blood sugar levels, improve your brain function, and potentially even reverse a myriad of health conditions. How does keto do this? The Keto diet puts your body into a powerful fat-burning metabolic state called nutritional ketosis. NUTRITIONAL KETOSIS: In nutritional ketosis, your body generally uses very few carbohydrates for energy. Instead, it switches to using ketones (which are produced from the breakdown of fats). That’s why the keto diet is often called a fat-burning diet… You can literally be burning your own body fat for energy! (It’s still unclear whether ketosis is the magical factor that makes a Keto diet so effective for weight-loss, but whatever it is, it seems to work!) So, how do we get into this nutritional ketosis state? You can get into nutritional k Continue reading >>

Macro Calculator

Macro Calculator

Body Composition Set your current weight, in pounds or kilograms, and your bodyfat percentage. (How to visually estimate bodyfat %) Activity Level (not counting exercise): Set your usual activity level. This does not include additional exercise like gym, running, etc. If not known, choose Sedentary. Choose "Custom" to set your TDEE manually. Multipliers for activities are taken from Chapter 8 of "Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism, 5th Edition" Daily Calories Set your goal to get your recommended calorie intake. If you used the Exercise Info section above, then you can compare calories for those days that you exercise and those that you don't. It is not recommended to go over 25% deficit for fat loss or over 15% surplus for muscle gain. Daily Exercise Info If needed, set your exercise information for those days that you will be exercising. (Click here for Kcal / min calculations). This will allow you to compare calorie limits on those days that you exercise against those that you don't. Activity Minutes Kcal burned / min Total Kcal burned Weights Cardio Other Daily Macros Adjust your protein ratio: To maintain muscle, leave protein ratio between 0.69 to 0.8. It is not recommended to drop below 0.69 or muscle loss may occur. To gain muscle, the protein ratio should be between 0.8 to 1.2. There is normally no advantage to consuming more than 0.82g/lb (1.8g/kg) of protein per day to preserve or build muscle once you're past the novice level as a natural trainee. Source. Adjust the carbs and fat grams to reach daily calorie goals. If doing a Standard Ketogenic Diet, carbs should be set lower than 30g: It is suggested you count carbs as TOTAL for all foods, except for green veggies and avocado, on those count as NET. Protein Ratio Macronutrients Macro Grams Kcal per gra Continue reading >>

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