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Homemade Keto Electrolyte Drink – Instant Relief Of Keto-flu Symptomes

Homemade Keto Electrolyte Drink – Instant Relief Of Keto-flu Symptomes

I’m writing this article because I feel like there it’s not given enough importance to such a meaningful subject like electrolytes in a ketogenic diet. If you are experiencing one or more symptoms from the list below and you are following a low carb/ ketogenic way of eating, you have for sure an electrolyte deficiency. Electrolytes deficiency it’s common on a super strict low carb diet. Today I’m going to show you how you can make an electrolyte drink at home that will release the “keto flu” symptoms instantly. You don’t have to spend enormous amounts of money on sports drink that are full of sugars and nasty ingredients. What are the signs of the lack of electrolytes? Weakness Tiredness Dizziness Nausea Headache Fatigue Twitching Confusion Anxiety Irritability Muscle Weakness Leg Cramps Constipation The electrolytes are sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and chloride. YES, you can get them from natural sources like avocado ( potassium), green leafy greens, mushrooms etc. For as long as you include so little carbs in your diet, you should always take care to get enough electrolytes. Otherwise, you experience the symptoms above. When you switch to a low-carb diet, your kidney switches from retaining salt to rapidly excreting it. The body is getting rid of excess water and salt, which is a good thing. From the book “The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living”: Low carb diets are natriuretic – they make the kidneys dump sodium. Sodium deficiency can cause headache, dizziness, and fatigue. With continued low carb intake and sodium restriction, at some point, your kidneys start to excrete potassium to conserve sodium. Potassium deficiency can lead to muscle cramps, cardiac dysrhythmia. It can also cause the body to lose muscle, even when there’s Continue reading >>

The Best Cocktails To Drink On A Low-carb Diet

The Best Cocktails To Drink On A Low-carb Diet

There's nothing fun about cutting carbs (dear bread: I love you.), but these cocktails help curb the loss. If you're eating Keto or living that low-carb life, check out these 13 cocktails, and shake one up for your next happy hour. What's a plate of Keto tacos without a Keto margarita to match? This one uses lime juice, orange extract, and sugar substitute to give it that classic 'rita flavor. If you don't already know, now you do: LaCroix cocktails are the thing of spring. Pick your pleasure, add a splash of vodka, and stir. Need ideas? Homemade low-carb ginger syrup, lime juice, mint leaves, diet ginger ale, and vodka make this a supreme low-carb alternative for Sunday Funday. Dark rum, sugar-free ginger beer, and lime make this a perfect cocktail for a dreary spring day. Blend it with ice for a frozen treat! This cocktail is said to help nurse a hangover from the night before, thanks to the perky lemon juice. Swap your mimosa for a Corpse Reviver the next time you need some low-carb hair of the dog. This powerful elixir used to be banned in the U.S., but it's made a comeback in recent months, and is particularly great in a low-carb cocktail. Mix it with soda, or sip a little on its own. Red wine, club soda, citron vodka, berry water enhancer, and limes make this the perfect stand-in for sangria during the spring and summer months. Make a batch for your next patio session and soak up the low-carb bliss. Get the recipe from Lowcarb-ology. Continue reading >>

Alcohol On Keto Diet: (what You Should Drink And Avoid)

Alcohol On Keto Diet: (what You Should Drink And Avoid)

Do you want to start a low carb or ketogenic diet but don’t want to completely give up alcohol? Are you currently on this type of diet but want to find a way to indulge at the same time? Good news — we have the solution to both of these problems. You absolutely can enjoy the occasional adult beverage without undoing the progress you’ve made with your diet. You simply have to be aware of which alcoholic drinks are low or no carb and make wise choices. How Alcohol Affects Ketosis Before we get into how alcohol affects the body differently during a ketogenic diet, we’ll first explain what a ketogenic diet even is. Basically, a ketogenic diet calls for an individual to consume a very low number of carbohydrates while eating high amounts of fat and adequate amounts of protein. Normally, the body first turns carbs into glucose to use as energy. However, when a person follows a ketogenic diet, their body is forced into a state of ketosis, which means the body is instead breaking down fat cells into fatty acids and ketones that are used as energy. When alcohol is consumed during a low carb diet, the body will opt to burn it first rather than fat. This means that drinking alcohol will temporarily stall the ketosis process. If you’re drinking alcohol in moderation, this temporary stall in ketosis isn’t anything to worry about. However, if you’re drinking too much, you will hinder your weight loss goals. You don’t have to give up alcohol completely while you’re on a low carb diet. However, it is important to practice moderation while also being aware of the types of beverages you are consuming. Some alcoholic drinks are much lower in carbohydrates than others, and these will be the least likely to hinder your progress. So, what can you drink during a ketogenic di Continue reading >>

What To Drink On A Keto Diet

What To Drink On A Keto Diet

We have gone through what you should eat when on a keto diet but you should not forget that many of the calories that you get into your body every day come from what you drink on a keto diet. It is sometimes easy to forget just how much carbohydrates there is in soda, milk and other things you drink. It can therefor sometimes to be hard to know what you can actually drunk on a keto diet or other low carb diets. As a simple rule that you could always start out with. Water should be your primary drink on a keto diet. Whenever you are thirsty, have a glas of water. If you need something together with your food, have a glas of water. Water is simply the base of what you should drink on a keto diet (or any other diet). If you would like some taste when drinking your water you can add a few drops of lemon, but try to avoid it if you can. One of the main advantages with water compared to drink full with carbohydrates is the health benefits. Carbonated water could also be good to drink when on a keto diet but be careful of the flavored varieties that have started to appear in recent years. Many of these contain different sweetener or fruit juice so be sure to read the ingredients before you drink it. If you previously was used to drinking different kinds of soda, it is best to quit instead of choosing light variations since they usually are sweetened with sweeteners. Sweeteners are not very beneficial for the body, and it can make it difficult to get rid of your need for other sweet things. It is better to just directly quit drinking soda instead of cutting down on it part by part. Milk contains a low amount of carbohydrates per 100g (around 5% for standard milk) so many people think it is okay to drink milk on a keto diet. however be aware that the total amount of carbohydrate Continue reading >>

Diet Soda On A Ketogenic Diet

Diet Soda On A Ketogenic Diet

You’re doing all the hard work and sticking to prepared meals. You’re in a social surrounding and your friends, family or people around are consuming Pepsi, Colas, Dr. Pepper. For one reason or another, you get the sudden urge to have some. What do you do? Of course, we’re not talking about the soda high in carbs and calories which come from sugar but is diet soda. These are plain useless and put you into glucose burning mode instantly. Who thinks that diet soda on a ketogenic diet is allowed? It can certainly aid your goal for losing fat, but the ingredients within are bound to have an impact on your body. We are going to see how impactful diet soda is in ketosis. But first, we must know exactly what is keto. What is Ketosis and Keto? The ketogenic diet is a diet used for years for treating epilepsy, managing a healthy weight, and naturally shifts your body into ketosis. Ketosis itself is a process in your body when fat is used to produce energy, rather than carbs. Ketosis isn’t harmful, unlike ketoacidosis, a medical condition that is life-threatening affecting uncontrolled type 1 diabetics. Hence, the ketogenic diet is often associated with low-carb diet, which in fact, is done to ‘force’ your body to use fat more maximally as an energy source. For what to eat see our LCHF foods for a ketogenic diet. Diet Soda and Insulin If you’re diabetic then usually you have more attention of consuming excess sugars and what foods are best for you. Some refuse to touch all soda or prefer to sweeten up with sweeteners such as aspartame or sucralose. Even though they have no calories, it is a man-made product and can have an impact on hormones and blood sugar. Although a complex process within the body, studies show a difference in gut hormones secretion when drinking Continue reading >>

Keto Drinks: What Is Safe To Drink On The Ketogenic Diet?

Keto Drinks: What Is Safe To Drink On The Ketogenic Diet?

We talk a lot about keto foods here, but today, it is all about the drinks! When it comes to drinks on keto, plain old water is king. However, sometimes you might want something else to enjoy with meals or as a nice refreshment. So, let’s look at what is safe to drink on the ketogenic diet, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Non-Alcoholic Drinks Here are some options for every day drinks during the week or the weekend: Coffee Drinks Many people turn to coffee for extra alertness. Is it okay on keto? Yes! It can even be helpful if you’re new to ketosis or beginning intermittent fasting and experience tiredness at first. Just be careful what you add to it. Some coffee ideas include: Plain ole’ black. Enjoy drip, espresso, cold brew, aeropress, iced, etc. as black as coal for all the caffeine without anything added. With milk. Add a splash of unsweetened full-fat dairy, almond milk, or coconut milk to your morning cup or combine with espresso for a no-sugar, low-carb latte. “Bulletproof” coffee. Created by Dave Asprey, Bulletproof coffee includes some special ingredients, but you can easily make your own simpler version at home. Add a good fat source from MCT oil or powder, coconut oil, or grass-fed butter to your coffee and blend. This can be a great option first thing in the morning because you’re getting easily digestible fats that continue the fat burning from your overnight fast, giving you a nice jolt of energy. Plenty of variation options too when it comes to keto coffee. Like those sugar-laden pumpkin spice lattes? Add some spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to fancy it up even more. Want a healthy keto mocha? Add some coconut oil and unsweetened cocoa powder for a creamy, chocolatey treat. Tea Drinks Most teas have virtually no carbs, so they are Continue reading >>

Top 8 Keto Supplements And 5 Functional Foods

Top 8 Keto Supplements And 5 Functional Foods

So you’ve decided to go keto and you’ve done all of your research on which foods you’ll be eating on the keto diet. But before you do your next big grocery run, you may want to consider these keto supplements too. While supplements aren’t 100% necessary on the keto diet, certain keto supplements can maximize your results by accelerating weight and fat loss and boosting your energy levels. Some keto supplements are also helpful for reducing symptoms of the keto flu and can help make the transition to a high-fat/low-carb diet much easier, especially in the early stages when you may want to give up. In addition to keto supplements, we’ll also let you know which superfoods — or ‘functional foods’ as we call them — can also be helpful on the keto diet. These foods are concentrated in essential nutrients and can further improve how you feel on the keto diet. Let’s take a look at the most popular keto supplements and the keto-approved functional foods you may also want to try. Top 8 Keto Supplements 1. Perfect Keto Perfect Keto is a powdered drink mix and keto supplement that provides your body with exogenous ketones (whereas your body produces endogenous ketones). Taking exogenous ketones provides ketone bodies for you to burn as fuel right away, whether or not you’re in ketosis. This is why some people who aren’t following a keto diet will still take ketone supplements for energy. Being made from exogenous ketones, Perfect Keto provides the same benefits that endogenous ketones naturally offer your body: long-lasting energy, improved cognitive function, athletic performance, and mental focus, fat burning, and accelerated weight loss. To be clear, exogenous ketones aren’t a replacement for the keto diet. While exogenous ketone supplements will raise Continue reading >>

18 Keto Snacks: Full Of Healthy Fats + Delicious

18 Keto Snacks: Full Of Healthy Fats + Delicious

A keto lifestyle can seem like a dream come true. Not only do keto diet benefits range from weight loss to cancer prevention, but it emphasizes high-fat and protein-rich foods. A diet that encourages rather than vilifies fat? Sign me up! But all fat isn’t created equal. While our bodies love healthy fats like avocados and coconut oil, a keto diet doesn’t mean just eating anything that’s high in fat — you still want good-for-you foods. My compilation of low-carb snacks is a great starting point but, if you want specific keto snacks, I’ve just got the keto recipes for you. These keto diet snacks rely on my food list and are just what you need when you find yourself hungry between meals. Whether you’re flirting with a keto diet or are already a pro, you’ll love munching on these healthy snacks. 18 Keto Snacks 1. Avocado Deviled Eggs Deviled eggs get a bad rep because they’re usually made with heaps of commercially made mayonnaise, which is loaded with canola and vegetable oils. Hello, GMOs! These deviled eggs, on the other hand, rely on benefit-rich avocado to get that creamy texture without unnecessary ingredients. With seasonings like cumin and chili powder along with fresh cilantro, you’ll love taking these on the go. 2. Blackberry Nut Fat Bombs Heart-healthy macadamia nuts make up the “crust” of these blackberry fat bombs. They’re full of coconut oil and coconut butter, plus a bit of soft cheese and blackberries for natural sweetness. With no baking required, these keto snacks are super easy to make. 3. Buffalo Keto Chicken Tenders The low-carb “breading” on these tenders produces a crispy exterior just like your favorite restaurant chicken tenders. You’ll first dip each chicken piece in an egg-and-cream wash, then dip it into seasoned alm Continue reading >>

Low Carb Milk Substitutes

Low Carb Milk Substitutes

Can you drink milk on a keto diet? Growing up, we were always told to drink lots of milk to grow big and strong. While milk does have its health benefits (one of the best sources of calcium), it also contains a fair amount of sugar and lactose. An average cup of milk (244 ml) has about 13g of sugar which can be difficult to fit into your carb limit for the day. If you’re the type of person who loves to chug a glass of milk in the morning, or doesn’t like adding cream to their coffee, there are low carb milk substitutes that you can use in place of regular whole milk! What are Low Carb Milk Alternatives? Nut Milks Sounds funny saying it doesn’t it!? They come in a variety of different flavors, but make sure that you’re using the unsweetened versions for a keto diet. There are a few popular types of nut milk that you can find in your local grocery stores including: Almond Milk Cashew Milk Hazelnut Milk You can also make your own easily by soaking your nuts of choice (peanuts, pecans, anything really!) in some water, blending them up and then squeezing it through a nut milk bag. Almond Milk Probably the most common type of nut milk you can find as it’s readily available in most stores. It does carry a slight almond taste to it, but I find that it’s the closest tasting to the real deal out of the three. Besides, if you’re not a fan of the taste, there are chocolate, vanilla and coconut flavors available! Almond milk contains a wealth of micro nutrients including calcium, potassium, zinc, vitamin C and vitamin E. It’s also relatively low in calories, as a single serving of a store bought brand tends to be 40 calories per cup and 1-2g of net carbs (depending on the brand). It’s also incredibly versatile and can be a great way to start your mornings. Whether Continue reading >>

Vicknet All About Sport

Vicknet All About Sport

If you want to enjoy a drink or two but aren't sure which one will fit into the keto diet, read this guide as we explain the types and brands to choose as well Alcohol. Keto and Alcohol | Important Tips and Tricks! What are the best options, and the most common mistakes? All alcoholic drinks should be consumed mindfully, but special caution must be taken drinking alcohol on keto. | See more ideas about Beverage, Desserts and Health. This also means certain alcohol drinks. 50+ Best Low-Carb Summer Drinks. Low-carb alcohol the best and the worst drinks. Let's examine the keto diet alcohol rules. Ketosis & Alcohol, what are the impacts? ... Use our free Keto calculator to find your ideal macronutrient targets! Heres a short list on what you can drink when you want to consume low-carb alcohol. Explore Penny Lewis's board "Keto (LCHF) Friendly Drinks" on Pinterest. I was at a mixer yesterday and somehow I was compelled to get an alcoholic drink. Whether its a low carb drink for breakfast, after the gym, summer or winter, Monday morning or Friday night! How to drink alcohol on keto? Infamously known as the fourth macronutrient. Paleo for almost a year, I have been doing keto for the past month and lost a nice bit of weight without any muscle. Infamously known as the fourth macronutrient. You can find the answers to all of your alcohol questions here! Staying on track during the holidays Its been said that the average American consumes a whopping 4,500 calories during the tradition Thanksgiving meal alone. With a little creativity and a few ingredients, you can have a keto drink thats healthy and absolutely delicious! ... She is passionate about keto and how it helps in so many ways. Learn what to eat and things you must follow to achieve quick and sustainable success! What ar Continue reading >>

Alcohol On Keto Diet: What To Drink And Avoid | Ketovale

Alcohol On Keto Diet: What To Drink And Avoid | Ketovale

While alcohol is not a great addition to any diet if youre pursuing health and weight loss, you probably still want to enjoy the social aspect of it and unwind from time to time in the company of your family, friends or colleagues. This is perfectly normal and we have good news for you: alcohol can be enjoyed in moderation on a low carb ketogenic diet , depending on the type of alcohol. There are a few things to consider before you order your next drink, so read on. Feel free to save this article by pinning this picture to read later! Types of Alcoholic Drinks That Are Keto-friendly There are a few types of alcohol that contain zero carbs and these are the hard liquors, such as: Of course, they are zero carb if they are unsweetened and unflavoured, and you should either consume them pure or with sparkling water or ice. There is an ongoing debate in the keto community regarding diet sodas, as they contain artificial sweeteners and some people find that these stall them. If you have one or two diet sodas (with 0 sugars and 0 carbs) for the night because you need to mix your hard liquor with something, you should be fine. Both red and white, are also rather low in carbs and can be consumed in moderation. Pinot Noir 3.4 g net carbs per 5 fl oz serving Cabernet Sauvignon 3.8 g net carbs per 5 fl oz serving Merlot 3.7 g net carbs per 5 fl oz serving Sauvignon Blanc 2.7 g net carbs per 5 fl oz serving Chardonnay 3.1 g net carbs per 5 fl oz serving Champagne 2.8 g net carbs per 5 fl oz serving Pinot Grigio 3 g net carbs per 5 fl oz serving Make sure that youre properly measuring and tracking each serving. There are also some beers that you could fit in your daily macros, and these are the light lagers, such as: Budweiser Select 55 1.9 g net carbs per 12 fl oz serving Michelob Continue reading >>

5 Keto Tips For Coffee Shop Mastery

5 Keto Tips For Coffee Shop Mastery

Specialty coffee is A Thing now. Macchiatos, cappuccinos, lattes, and frappes are all the rage. And, of course, no list of specialty coffee would be complete without mentioning the notorious pumpkin spice flavoring that goes into everything imaginable come autumn. As I’m sure most ketonians have figured out, the coffee shop is largely not your friend. All those fancy pants beverages are loaded with sugar and other ingredients that are decidedly not on the keto approved list. At the same time, as I have said before we don’t expect people to be hermits and only ever eat or drink stuff they’ve made themselves from absolute scratch. So what’s a ketonian to do at the coffee shop? The easiest and BEST answer is to order a plain coffee with a little bit of cream (preferably heavy whipping cream if the shop in question has it). But I realize that for a lot of folks that answer is not satisfactory. I can’t tell you what to order but I can give you some tips on how to navigate the tricky waters of the coffee shop. Go in Prepared Check out ingredients online, if available, and know what goes into your drink before you walk up to the counter. Most specialty drinks are made with copious amounts of milk, sugar-laden syrups, and a sugary base of some kind. And that’s before they ever bother to put in the coffee. If you know ahead of time what’s in your favorite blend, you can ask the barista to substitute or leave out unfriendly ingredients. Sugar Free Shots Are Questionable When looking at the nutrition information for the sugar free flavorings at the two most prominent coffee chains, I found that the average sugar free flavor shot is not only a minimum of 1 carb per shot (and most range in the 2-4 carb per shot range), they also contain a whole pile of questionable ing Continue reading >>

50+ Best Low-carb Summer Drinks

50+ Best Low-carb Summer Drinks

Summer has finally arrived! To get you ready for the hot summer days, we've put together over 50 amazing drinks from the KetoDiet Blog and our favourite low-carb bloggers. These beverages will help you beat the heat of the summer season and make an excellent addition to any summer cocktail party or even a family day on the beach. 3 free diet plans to help you kickstart your diet, lose weight and get healthy Recipes, giveaways and exclusive deals delivered directly to your inbox A chance to win the KetoDiet app every week Berry & Fruit Drinks Strawberry-Basil Lemonade from DJ Foodie Naturally Sweetened Strawberry Lemonade from Sugar-Free Mom Sugar-free Berry Chia Fresca from Ditch the Carbs Raspberry Limeade from All Day I Dream About Food - my absolute favourite, I make it every summer! Mint-Lime Cooler from Paleo OMG - substitute honey with a low-carb sweetener Sugar-Free Copycat Chick-Fil-A Frozen Lemonade from Sugar-Free Mom Soda & Fizzy Drinks French Soda from Keto Adapted Tea Soda from Healthful Pursuit Low-carb Elderberry Syrup from I Breathe, I'm Hungry - use it to make elderberry soda! Sparkling Raspberry Limeade Mocktail from Low Carb Yum Shake & Lassi Low-Carb Coconut Lime Coolers from All Day I Dream About Food Orange Ginger Lassi from Low-Carb, So Simple Almond Orange Blossom Lassi from Low-Carb, So Simple Sweet Lassi from DJ Foodie Ice Tea, Coffee & More Strawberry & Lemon Infused Tea from Tasteaholics Low-Carb Sweet Tea Lemonade from All Day I Dream About Food Green Tea Lemonade from Healthful Pursuit Herbal Bulletproof Coffee from The Nourished Caveman Cold Brew Coffee with Cream from Tasteaholics Sugar-Free Vanilla Bean Frappuccino from Sugar-Free Mom Homemade Tigernut Milk from KetoDiet blog Homemade Coconut Milk from KetoDiet blog Alcoholic Drinks Froz Continue reading >>

Keto Diet Food List: 221 Foods To Boost Energy (+ Printable Cheat Sheet)

Keto Diet Food List: 221 Foods To Boost Energy (+ Printable Cheat Sheet)

In some studies, only 38% of people can stick to a keto diet. (1) In other words, if you’re not prepared, a keto diet can be HARD. However, if you want to boost your energy and burn fat, there is no better way. Bottom line… If you want to transform your body, you need to be prepared. So in the keto diet food list below, I’ll show you 221 foods that will help you burn fat and boost your energy. Most of these foods are common and easy-to-find so that you can create thousands of different meals that you’ll love. I’ll also show you some of the best benefits of a keto diet and how to make sure that you reach your goals. If you want to find out more in general about keto, check out our comprehensive article on the ketogenic diet here. If you want more recipes, check out all of our keto recipes here. KETO DIET FOOD LIST “CHEAT SHEET” (PRINTABLE) To make things easy for you at the grocery store and in the kitchen, we also put together a printable “cheat sheet” of foods you can eat on a keto diet. To get our cheat sheet, just click the button below: Remember, there are a TON of foods you can eat on a keto diet. And that’s great, because you want to keep your meals interesting. But you also need to keep things as simple as possible, because if your meals and recipes get too overwhelming or take too long, then you won’t stick with it. So use this list to find a few dishes that you really love, and then try to stick to those dishes as much as possible. THE ‘SHORT’ LIST OF KETO FOODS… If you’re looking for a short list of keto diet foods, then here it is. (Remember, all 221 foods are listed below.) Basically, you can eat most meats, most vegetables, most seafood, and healthy fats. More specifically, you can eat these foods… Non-Starchy Vegetables Berr Continue reading >>

Keto Sugar Free Low Carb Baileys Irish Coffee

Keto Sugar Free Low Carb Baileys Irish Coffee

Ketoers are very aware of alcoholic drinks being loaded with carbs. But fear not, my friends. I have created a super-duper, taste-a-like, look-a-like, yummy drink for you to enjoy just in time for the Christmas festivities. My Keto Sugar Free Low Carb Baileys Irish Coffee is an Irish Whiskey take with a Baileys flavour to die for. I know what you’re all thinking…Baileys? No-can-do ma’am! Well you’d be absolutely right. A standard 50ml measure contains no less than 12.5g carbs!!!! As delicious as it is, if you want to stay in ketosis, you must keep away from Baileys! But this is a KETO recipe, so the original Baileys Irish Cream is nowhere in sight. It WILL, however, taste like it. And that’s the crucial thing, right? How to drink alcohol the keto sensible way. Alcohol is toxic for the liver. And that’s a fact. However, it appears (by association, I may add, not by causation) that moderate wine consumption (no more than 1-2 glasses a day) could actually be beneficial, thanks to the polyphenols it contains. Furthermore, it may be a myth that only red wine has cardiovascular protective qualities, as some studies have highlighted the same benefits in white wine. Finally, with regards to carbs, there is further good news: as long as you choose a glass of dry red or white, the CARBS WILL BE MINIMAL. Sweeter wines, like rosés and dessert wines contain more residual sugars, hence they are higher in carbs – best avoided. Distilled Spirits (liquor) have been fermented enough for the sugars to have vanished. So they have ZERO CARBS. None the less, it isn’t a green light for you to go and get plastered. I only drink on special occasions, so I’m certainly no expert, but I hear that it isn’t a good idea to drink on keto. Apparently, ketosis and weight loss tend t Continue reading >>

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