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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 >>

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 >>

Keto Kick-off: Adapt To Burn Fat

Keto Kick-off: Adapt To Burn Fat

What makes Fitlandia different from other things I've tried? First and foremost, we are the only diet/fitness platform with a mission to end dieting through our Mind Zoning® process. We help you create new, neural pathways in the brain to make healthy living easier AND sustainable. We guide you to craft a lifestyle that fits YOUR life and make it enjoyable! We're also proud to be the only online fitness solution to include Mind Zoning®, nutrition, exercise and community in one place! There are TWO, simple yet powerful factors that determine your ability to be successful in making a lifestyle change: 1. Believe you are capable of changing. 2. Have the deep desire to change. Those two ingredients are all you need to be successful...well and a little support from your fellow Fitlandians! I want to say how grateful I am feeling to Dr. Jerome G Craig and Christa King for creating this program. It is worth 10x the money and really has been a breakthrough for me. I am (finally) starting to lose weight and even better, my frozen shoulder which has been a chronic and constant source of pain for over a year is feeling 90% healed right now. I can't thank you enough and also I encourage anyone here who has been on the fence about trying keto to take this program the next time it is offered. The education + support aspects of this cannot be found out there on the general interwebs. - Monica B. He's the program creator, leading you on a keto journey each every day. You'll also have the option to purchase a 1-on-1 Skype consultation to maximize your personal experience. First know this, you did NOT fail. Your brain was actually wired to protect you and to keep you safe. When we are faced with intense stress, our brains go back to what it knows will make us feel safe. Because of how Continue reading >>

Keto Delivered – Holy Moly, This Is Amazing

Keto Delivered – Holy Moly, This Is Amazing

You know. I really should’ve known that anything coming from Craig at Ruled.Me would be fantastic. I’ve known Craig for a few years now thanks to Reddit (which is where I found keto to begin with!) and the Reddit Keto FB Group. I have always recommend RM’s Keto Calculator to anyone I’ve spoken to about keto, and it comes with the added bonus of alllll the other info on Craig’s site (articles, recipes by meal type, the most bangin’ mug cakes EVER). KetoDelivered is such a fantastic idea. For $39.99/month ($34.99 for the box and $5 for shipping) you get hand-selected, small batch keto foods to try out. You’re supporting a small business that is fashioned around supporting small business…and you get to try new things that you know will fit your lifestyle. How great is that?! After I finally got the post office to stop harboring my KetoDelivered box, I couldn’t believe I’d never gotten my hands on one yet. Here are the contents I got in the July box: Coffee Blocks I’ve used BPC on and off for several years now, so I’m super-excited to try out Coffee Blocks, which is touted as the “better butter coffee”. All you need is the right temp water in order to make BPC on the go! Seriously can’t wait to try these out. Stacey Hawkins Garlic Gusto Seasoning I couldn’t resist cracking this open and taking a deep smell… wow. Stacey Hawkins sells a lot of food products, and this is going to be amazing, I can just tell. A recipe card was included in the KetoDelivered box that I’m going to make using this… keep an eye out here and on IG for a recipe review! KETO AND CO Milk Protein Isolate with Green Tea KETO AND CO offers a lot of options for “ultra low-carb, ketogenic foods” like brownie mix (whaaaat), hot breakfast, coconut oil, and more, like t 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 >>

25 Best Low Carb And Keto Blogs

25 Best Low Carb And Keto Blogs

A Ketogenic diet is very low carb and high fat diet that turns the body into fat burning machine. This diet has many health benefits besides weight loss. It has proven benefits for chronic conditions like epilepsy, Type 2 diabetes, heart health, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hypertension and cancer. Some people follow ketogenic diet as a way to lose weight, while others use this diet for improved health, increased energy and mental performance or just as a healthy way of eating. This blog post has the: 25 Best Low Carb and Ketogenic Diet Blogs that you need to know about! Whatever your personal goals are, you need motivation, tools and information to help you on how to go keto, maintain ketosis and track your performance. You will need to be familiar with keto approved foods, keto friendly recipes and ketogenic meal plans to make your journey easy and simple. Therefore, I have compiled a list of best low carb and ketogenic diet blogs where you can find almost everything and anything regarding low carb high fat ketogenic diet and lifestyle. This list can be very helpful for those who need to figure out keto diet and looking for the best keto blogs to make their keto and low carb living easy and fun. You can learn the science behind low-carb ketogenic diet, understand the benefits it can inspire, how to get into ketosis, and much more from these great low carb and keto blogs written by many of my friends who are nutritionists, dietitians, doctors and keto enthusiasts who chose to follow keto diet for their weight loss struggle or improved health and are committed to help others on their healing or weight loss journey. 25 Best Low Carb and Ketogenic Diet Blogs Maria Emmerich, the face behind this blog, is a wellness expert in nutrition and exercise physiology. She is 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 >>

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 >>

Keto Diet Quick Start Guide

Keto Diet Quick Start Guide

This post is a super-condensed quick start guide for the keto diet. I believe wholeheartedly that following a keto diet is the fastest and most-effective way to lose weight and balance blood sugar without feeling hungry or deprived. Calculate your macros. When starting the keto diet, you want to make sure that you hit your fat and protein goals while you keep carbohydrates low. To do so, I recommend that you enter your stats into the Keto Calculator by Ankerl or by Craig at ruled.me. This will give you completely customized numbers of macro goals to hit each day. The Keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat and moderate-protein diet. As a percentage, this comes out: 75% fat, 20% protein and 5% carbohydrates. Keeping your macros in line will maximize fat loss and spare muscle, making you a lean, fat-burning machine! To simplify this process, keep your carbohydrates at 20 grams or less. Choose the correct foods. When following a keto diet, you want to keep your carbohydrates as low as possible. For this, the best foods for the keto diet are: Fatty cuts of meat Eggs Full-fat, low-lactose dairy Saturated and Mono-unsaturated fats Nuts and seeds Low-starch vegetables that grow above ground Low-sugar fruits Water, unsweetened coffee and tea For a complete list, check out my Ketogenic Diet Food List. Sweeteners and Sugar Alcohols Sugar alcohols and sweeteners are a controversial topic in the keto community. You can still lose weight regardless of whether or not you choose to eat sweeteners, but when it comes down to sweetener vs. no sweetener, here are my views: When you include the sweeteners, you may experience: Increased cravings for sugar and carbohydrates Headaches Digestive upset (especially the sweetener, malitol.) When you do not include sweeteners, you will likely notice the 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

The Only Diet You Should Ever Consider (ketogenic Diet)

The Only Diet You Should Ever Consider (ketogenic Diet)

You are what you eat. If you feel like shit – that’s because you eat like shit. Lately (last 3-4 months) I’ve been running several experiments to find a diet on which I can perform optimally. I’m a big believer that health is one of the key ingredients for a better life; If your nutrition is in order, you’ll have more energy. If you have more energy, your brain functions better. If your brain functions better, you make better choices. Your life quality is the product of your choices. Better input, better output. Simple, right? There’s a lot of conflicting opinions on this topic, but I’ve finally settled on a diet that seems to work great. In this article I’ll go in-depth on the ketogenic diet. I’m convinced that a diet, high in fat, moderate in protein and low in carbohydrates is optimal for (almost) anyone. If the whole world would switch to this diet, we’d see a dramatic decline in health expenses globally (+-500B/year) I’ll also be using a Color code in this article, like so: Difficult words that make me feel smart That will be all. —————————————————- What Is A Ketogenic Diet? A ketogenic diet is a diet that is high in fat, moderate in protein and low (or no) carbs. It’s based on the premise that humans were never designed to eat so much damn carbs. In the paleolithic era, carbohydrates were only available seasonally. To supply food for a constantly growing population, we’ve turned to (cheaper) mass production of corn, wheat, soy and other modified crops (crap(s)). This hasn’t only degraded the quality of grains but also the amount it represents in our diet. Literally turning the food pyramid upside-down since agriculture became the established norm. Grains are cheaper to produce and maintain, compared to 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 >>

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 >>

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