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What Is A Keto Vegan/plant-based Diet?

What Is A Keto Vegan/plant-based Diet?

Disclaimer: I am not a Dr. nor do I play one on the internet. Always consult with your doctor before experimenting with your diet (seriously, see a functional medicine Dr. and get data from blood tests, urine tests, etc.). Please feel free to comment if you’re aware of anything that should be updated; I always appreciate knowing the science and I’ll update the content promptly. My goal is to help readers get more scientifically educated and improve their health and their lives with as much joy as possible. The purpose of this blog is to educate you on a Keto Vegan Plant-Based Diet. What Is Ketosis? Definition: “Ketogenesis” means “generating ketones,” which your body does naturally to generate energy from fat when carbohydrate sources are sufficiently low (e.g., after intense exercise, long periods of fasting, etc.). “Ketogenic diets” are thus a way of switching your body over into a fat-burning state. The Ketogenic or KETO diet is gaining popularity. Many people wonder if it is possible to adopt a Keto Vegan Plant-Based Diet. I’m here to tell you YES! It is! What Is A Ketogenic (KETO) Diet? When we increase our healthy fats and lower our carbohydrates (grains, most fruit, sweeteners, and starchy vegetables) and add in a moderate amount of protein (15 grams per meal), the human brain becomes more efficient. We have more mental cognition, clarity, we lose weight, and have a more balanced energy level. I’ve been practicing a Keto Vegan Plant-Based Diet without knowing it for 20 years. I started eating this way when I found out I had systemic candida. I was then introduced into the world of cleansing. My candida remedy was to eliminate most carbohydrates and adopt a vegan, high fat, low carb diet. It was successful! I have experimented with this way of Continue reading >>

Permabulk. Meat Sweats Courtesy Of Meat Pies, Homemade Hot Sauces, And A Very Baller Stewroid

Permabulk. Meat Sweats Courtesy Of Meat Pies, Homemade Hot Sauces, And A Very Baller Stewroid

"I don't want to place too much importance on hot sauce, but I don't think I'm overstepping my bounds when I say hot sauce is to food what salvation is to humanity. Bland people like bland food, and the merit of your character will ultimately be determined by your preference for spicy foods" (Maddox). Many of you might recall that incredibly astute Maddox quote from its previous use in my Stewroids series, and if you're still reading this, I'm certain you must agree. Tragically, however, circumstances force upon us, be they long car rides during which we'd rather not accidentally crap wet, firey lava out of our asses to punctuate a slight cough, some unfortunate shared meal with parties less desirous of interesting and exciting foods, or just somewhat bland food that needs to be kicked up a notch, and hot sauces are required to ensure that we maintain homeostasis with the fire of a thousand tortured souls residing in our collective belly to drive the engine of progress through the aether. That's right- LIFE AS WE KNOW IT WOULD STOP PROGRESSING IF SPICY FOODS WERE ELIMINATED, as man's drive to succeed would match the disaster that had befallen his dinner table. Literally the only useful thing the Spanish and Portuguese have ever done is deliver chili peppers from the New World to the world market, and that changed every single cuisine it touched. Imagine Indian food without chili peppers. Hard, right? It's like imagining Szechwan cuisine without chili peppers, and I cannot even conceive of such a thing, yet neither of those cultures' foods resembled what they eat now as a result of the introduction of the chili pepper. Respect the chili pepper... or fail to do so at the imminent peril of your sex life, lifting, and overall life quality. Think I'm telling tall tales? Rese Continue reading >>

Here Are The Keto Flu Symptoms And How To Beat Them

Here Are The Keto Flu Symptoms And How To Beat Them

Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard from a few low carbers who had questions about some issues they experienced. They all say that they had rapid weight loss, but some had severe headaches, some had joint pains, one even claimed they had diarrhea. One lady thought that I didn’t know these diets can do this, but alas I was fully prepared. These people were suffering from dreaded keto flu symptoms. Not only was she wrong in assuming I didn’t know about these pains, I’ve actually experienced all of these over the last few years. Some of these are easier to manage than others, but any one of these will send you running to the nearest fast food restaurant. That’s why I wanted to write everything I know about the keto flu and how to get over each of these common symptoms. Update: If you take a look at the comments section, you’ll see that MCT oil is my recommendation for many of the issues people ask about. So, I decided to write a few posts on what it is and why you HAVE to include MCT in your diet. Here’s the first post! Keto Flu Symptoms The format for this post will be where I list each of the common symptoms and I’ll describe it as best as I can. After that, I’ll write everything I know about how to beat the pain. Most of my recommendations come from my own experience while others will be from trusted sources. Also, I’ll continue to update this page as people reply with more symptoms. The Ketosis Headache Often describe as a migraine, the ketosis headache is one of the most painful of the keto flu symptoms – in my opinion. This mostly occurs in the first 24-76 hours of an LC diet. People suffering from this describe the pain as being in the head but hard to pinpoint it to any particular region. The entire outer head feels stuffy and the pain is ofte Continue reading >>

Ketogenic Diet Food List

Ketogenic Diet Food List

For some people starting a ketogenic diet may be one of hardest things to do, eating a healthy diet is not always easy in this world where highly processed and unhealthy food is so easily accessible. Changing your unhealthy eating habits can be hard. We’ve put together this ketogenic diet food list to help you make decisions on what to shop for and figure out what foods to eat. The list is by no means exhausted but will contribute to gain a better understanding of a LCHF low carb high fat diet. Anyone can eat a low carb diet, but the goal is to eat natural, healthful and real food, not just any low carb foods and ultimately adopt a healthier lifestyle. What To Eat On A Ketogenic Diet? A keto diet is pretty simple really; it’s mainly consuming very little amounts of carbohydrates, eating lots of fats and moderate amounts of protein. If you want more keto information, then be sure to check out our many articles. To get yourself into ketosis and burn ketones for fuel total carbs will vary for everyone. If you are highly active and participate in weightlifting, sports, use a gym, high-intensity exercises or running then you can increase total net carbohydrates for the day up to 100g per day. Otherwise under 50g carbs for the day for most people is sufficient. To stay in ketosis protein amounts should be moderate and averaging about 0.5g to a maximum 1g of protein per pound of body weight. This should be split into smaller amounts for the day. For example, if you weigh 150 lbs. its 150×0.5 = 75 and 150×1 =150 so between 75g and 150g of protein spread throughout the day. Remember the main focus of a ketogenic diet is eating fats, and so you could be eating a lot more than you are used to after trimming down the carbs and the proteins. Ketogenic Diet Food List Fats and O Continue reading >>

Metabolism And Ketosis

Metabolism And Ketosis

Dr. Eades, If the body tends to resort to gluconeogenesis for glucose during a short-term carbohydrate deficit, are those who inconsistently reduce carb intake only messing things up by not effecting full blown ketosis? If the body will still prefer glucose as main energy source unless forced otherwise for at least a few days, is it absolutely necessary to completely transform metabolism for minimal muscle loss? Also, if alcohol is broken down into ketones and acetaldehyde, technically couldn’t you continue to drink during your diet or would the resulting gluconeogenesis inhibition from alcohol lead to blood glucose problems on top of the ketotic metabolism? Would your liver ever just be overwhelmed by all that action? I’m still in high school so hypothetical, of course haha… Sorry, lots of questions but I’m always so curious. Thank you so much for taking the time to inform the public. You’re my hero! P.S. Random question…what’s the difference between beta and gamma hydroxybutyric acids? It’s crazy how simple orientation can be the difference between a ketone and date rape drug…biochem is so cool! P.P.S. You should definitely post the details of that inner mitochondrial membrane transport. I’m curious how much energy expenditure we’re talkin there.. Keep doin your thing! Your Fan, Trey No, I don’t think people are messing up if they don’t get into full-blown ketosis. For short term low-carb dieting, the body turns to glycogen. Gluconeogenesis kicks in fairly quickly, though, and uses dietary protein – assuming there is plenty – before turning to muscle tissue for glucose substrate. And you have the Cori cycle kicking in and all sorts of things to spare muscle, so I wouldn’t worry about it. And you can continue to drink while low-carbing. Continue reading >>

Ten Reasons You Are Not Losing Fat On A Low-carb Diet

Ten Reasons You Are Not Losing Fat On A Low-carb Diet

“” —Passmore & Swindells, two British dietitians writing in the British Journal of Nutrition in 1963 Whether you agree with the above quote or think it’s hilarious nonsense, there’s no doubt that reduced carb diets are useful for losing body fat. A lot of people find that cutting carbs in favor of a higher protein, higher fat diet is the simplest way to get lean fast. However, people often make mistakes when going low-carb, especially if they are training hard in an effort to accelerate the fat loss process. With these 10 simple tips, you can make going low-carb a lot easier and get better fat loss results. Mistake #1: Not Restricting Carbohydrates Enough Low-carb, high-protein diets are effective for fat loss. This is a scientific fact. But, low-carb is a vague term. Simply cutting the average American man’s carb intake of 310 grams a day in half could be considered low-carb, but if you are overweight and your goal is fat loss, you most likely need to go a lot lower than 155 grams. A review in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests the 50 to 150 g/day range is too high for losing body fat in overweight, sedentary populations. A useful definition of a low-carb fat loss diet is less than 50 grams of carbs a day, which will lead to the production of ketones. When the body is producing ketones it is no longer relying on glucose (sugar from carbs) for its fuel source, which is a state that provides significant metabolic benefits and easier fat loss. Fix It: For best results, get those 50 grams of carbs from vegetables and select fruits, such as berries, or other low-carb fruit. Eliminate all grains—whole and processed. Mistake #2: You are Lean, Active & Restricting Carbs Too Much The AJCN definition of a low-carb diet as less than 50 grams a day w Continue reading >>

Easy Low Carb Egg Salad And Day One Back On Keto

Easy Low Carb Egg Salad And Day One Back On Keto

So I’ll get to the recipe in a minute, but first I want to update you on what’s new over here at IBIH! After I posted the 3 Day Keto Kickstart and Menu Plan the other day blog traffic went through the roof! I got a rash of private emails and facebook messages, tons of comments on the blog, and the gist of all of them was that many of you guys are super excited about starting (or restarting) Keto (or low carb, atkins diet, etc.) like I am! The response to my query about whether or not you would be interested in more menu plans and shopping lists was an overwhelming “YES!” I immediately starting trying to figure out the best way to a) provide you with workable menu plans and shopping lists, and b) figure out a way for us to encourage each other and post our progress to stay motivated. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far… Every Saturday morning I’m going to post a new 7-day menu plan and shopping list for the following week. Hopefully for those of you that work during the week, it will give you enough time to shop and prep over the weekend. You can follow it as strictly or loosely (or not at all) as you want to – it’s just a resource to help you, not a requirement to participate. In each Saturday’s post I will also update you on my own progress, pounds lost (hopefully!) and any other interesting tidbits from the previous week. Then hopefully YOU GUYS will also post your own progress (no need to post your actual weight, just pounds lost and only IF you want to), frustrations, successes, questions, or WHATEVER from that week in the comments as well, and we can all keep track of and support each other! I’m super excited about that part of it! I’m hoping it will help keep us accountable, and also that knowing there are a bunch of us doing it together Continue reading >>

The Keto Diet Podcast Ep. #009: Unlocking Self-mastery

The Keto Diet Podcast Ep. #009: Unlocking Self-mastery

Interview with Rebecca Skeele, chatting about how to end toxic thoughts, feel acceptance toward yourself, and see how damn amazing you REALLY are. For podcast transcript, scroll down. SHOW NOTES + LINKS Subscribe on iTunes or your favorite podcast app More from Rebecca Skeele Watch future self-meditation video TIMESTAMPS Steps to ending blame and shame (27:47) What’s holding you back (41:23) Steps to connect to your body (50:13) PARTNERS OF THE KETO DIET PODCAST Get the nourishment your body deserves and try Vital Proteins collagen protein, gelatin or liver capsules today. Stock up on your favorite high-quality, nutrient-dense real-food products from Primal Kitchen! Use the coupon code FAT for 15% off your entire order. intelliBED encourages rest, healing and recovery for balanced hormones. Get your toxin-free mattress with the intelliBED coupon code HEALTHFUL for 10% off and a free Blendtec blender. TRANSCRIPT FOR THIS EPISODE Leanne Vogel: You’re listening to episode number 9 of The Keto Diet podcast. Hey, I’m Leanne from healthfulpursuit.com and this is The Keto Diet podcast where we’re busting through the restrictive mentality of a traditional ketogenic diet to uncover the life you crave. What’s keto? Keto is a low-carb, high-fat diet where we’re switching from a sugar burning state to becoming fat burning machines. The Keto Diet has helped me with fertility, has ended my constant weight struggles, blood sugar irregularities, imbalanced moods and so, so much more. I want to share this magic with you using a realistic approach to this powerful diet. No restriction, new ways of looking at things and positive support awaits. Let’s get this party started. Hey, I’m Leanne from healthfulpursuit.com and this is The Keto Diet podcast where we’re busting th Continue reading >>

Keto Diet For Women: How To Make It Work + Tips To Overcome Side Effects

Keto Diet For Women: How To Make It Work + Tips To Overcome Side Effects

Far from being a new “fad diet”, the keto diet — a very low carb, high fat diet — has been used by doctors since the 1920’s to treat patients with serious illnesses. In recent years the keto diet has steadily been gaining more attention, due to how it promotes weight loss by forcing the body to burn fat for energy. More than ever before, a wider audience is now considering trying the keto diet, including those interested in benefits beyond weight loss. Examples include a reduced risk for diabetes, increased energy and protection against age-related neurological diseases. (1) One problem with the keto diet, however, is that to date, research studies aimed at investigating its efficacy and safety have involved only men or animals (mainly mice). Some have been skeptical then that the keto diet can work equally well for women. Others question whether it’s necessarily a good idea for women to even try keto given the fact that women’s hormones tend to be more sensitive to most dietary and lifestyle changes. According to certain experts in women’s health — such as Dr. Anna Cabeca, a double board-certified Ob-Gyn and Regenerative and Anti-Aging Medicine expert — following an alkaline ketogenic diet may be one of the most helpful lifestyle changes that both women and men can make. From her experience, “A keto-alkaline diet honors our body’s natural design.” Dr. Cabeca has personally taken care of more than 10,000 women through a combination of her online programs and in-office treatments, seeing firsthand the dramatic results that the keto alkaline diet can yield. Does the Keto Diet Work for Women? The answer is yes! In the years that Dr. Cabeca has been using the keto diet to help treat women, especially those in perimenopause or menopause, she’s har Continue reading >>

Here's Why You Get The Meat Sweats

Here's Why You Get The Meat Sweats

First comes the salivating, induced by a single sniff of roasting meat. Then comes that juicy first bite, the joy spreading as the fatty goodness ignites your tastebuds. It’s all you can do to swallow before you shovel more more beefy bliss into your gullet. Ounces of top-cut sirloin or whole hog later, you’re in carnivore heaven—for about 60 seconds. That’s when the sweats set in. Suddenly you’re flushed, your skin is moist, and you’re perspiring like you’re in a workout warmup—even though your only expenditure has been due to delectable carnivorous gluttony. Congratulations: You have the meat sweats. Surprisingly, that’s not the scientific name for it, because there is in fact no research to directly explain the phenomenon of the meat sweats. (At least none that we could find.) But there is something called the thermic effect of feeding, wherein your body temperature rises after you down a ridiculous amount of food—particularly protein. Play Video Play Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Remaining Time -0:00 This is a modal window. Foreground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Opaque Background --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent Transparent Window --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent Transparent Font Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400% Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform Dropshadow Font Family Default Monospace Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Sans-Serif Casual Script Small Caps Defaults Done “In simple terms, [the thermic effect of feeding] is the amount of heat it takes your body to break down protein,” explains Natalie Rizzo, R.D., a New York-based nutritionist. When you eat food, your body Continue reading >>

8 Ways To Blast Through Low-carb Flu And Dive Into Ketosis

8 Ways To Blast Through Low-carb Flu And Dive Into Ketosis

Have you just started a low-carb diet? Do you find yourself feeling exhausted and overcome by tiredness? Perhaps you are thinking that going low-carb wasn’t a good idea after all… You might already know that these symptoms are not uncommon, especially if you are doing low-carb for the first time. Also known as “low carb flu” or “Atkins flu”, this phase is completely normal – although by no means pleasant. This condition occurs when you cut your carb intake sharply, to about 20-30g a day, in order to induce ketosis. What is low-carb flu? Your body is used to running on carbs. It’s been operating this way for decades. Cutting carbs in favour of fat is a huge change for your metabolism. Your body needs some time to adjust to this change. This period of adjustment can sometimes cause flu-like symptoms. Fatigue is the most common one, but you could also get muscle cramps, headaches, dizziness and mental fog. Some of these symptoms are markers of sugar withdrawal. Sugar addiction is real and common, so trying to break away can be difficult. Low-carb flu is not actual flu Please note that “low carb flu” does not include fever or respiratory cold-like symptoms such as coughing or sneezing. If you are experiencing any of these, it means that you might have actually caught an infection! So it would be a good idea to postpone starting your diet until you are all clear. How can you fight tiredness and other symptoms of low-carb flu? First of all, remember that it won’t last forever. Low-carb flu usually lasts around 3-5 days (although could be 1-2 weeks for some unlucky people with high metabolic resistance). Here are some simple tips on making this transition easier. 1) Eat more fat Fat is the key to this whole issue. You must eat lots of it – a lot more th Continue reading >>

Crohn's Disease Successfully Treated With The Paleolithic Ketogenic Diet

Crohn's Disease Successfully Treated With The Paleolithic Ketogenic Diet

Crohn's disease, an inflammatory disease of the bowel, is regarded as having no cure [1]. Standard treatment which involves steroids, immunosuppressants and biological therapy is aimed at reducing symptoms [1]. Periods of flares and remissions typically alternate, however, the overall course of the disease is progressive. A set of ecological evidence, including a discrepancy between westernized and non-westernized countries in the occurrence of the disease, raises the possibility of lifestyle and/or dietary factors in the etiology of the disease [2]. There have been several attempts to use a dietary intervention in Crohn's disease such as the specific carbohydrate diet [3] and the anti-inflammatory diet [4] as well as elimination-reintroduction diets [5] . Although clinical improvements and reduction of medicines have been reported being associated with these diets we are not aware of any diet inducing complete remission and long-term freedom of medicines at the same time. The authors of the present report are using a diet referred to as the paleolithic ketogenic diet in the treatment of chronic conditions. So far we have published cases of successful treatment of diabetes type 1 [6] [7] and type 2 [8], epilepsy [9] [10] as well as other conditions [11]. Diagnosis The 14-year-old boy presented with fatigue, low grade fever, iron deficiency anemia, lower abdominal tenderness and perianal dermatitis. He was of short stature for his age. On 30 September 2013 upper and lower endoscopy was performed. The latter showed ulcerative lesion in the terminal ileum. Biopsy was taken from multiple sites and histopathology showed severe inflammation of the terminal ileum and the Bauhin's valve. Signs of mild-to-moderate degree aspecific inflammation were seen in the colon. On laborato Continue reading >>

What Is The Keto Flu Or Low Carb Flu And What To Do About It?

What Is The Keto Flu Or Low Carb Flu And What To Do About It?

Keto flu symptoms, mitigation and getting over excess carbohydrates Any major dietary or lifestyle change has the potential to cause discomfort or lets face it, even mess you up for a bit. This is sometimes referred to as a ‘flu’. It’s the most common time during which people will quit their dietary or lifestyle shift as many simply feel they are unable to function without significant carbohydrates and snacking throughout day. Here we’ll discuss the major downside to starting a ketogenic diet or a low carb one, and how to minimize the discomfort often accompanying this adaptation period. Like most people you’ve probably spent 20 – 60 years feeding your body a significant amount of carbohydrates and much of them from poorly chosen overly processed sources. Your cells, organs, central nervous system and brain have all adapted to it through hormonal and metabolic responses normally running in the background. Switching fuel sources, like eating less carbs and more fat, is likely to throw your body and brain for a loop. To be clear, the “keto flu” label is a bit of a misnomer. It’s more akin to carbohydrate withdrawal symptoms resulting from a shifting hormonal states and imbalanced electrolyte adjustments that are along for the ride. Regardless, this buzz term is in the general consciousness now so we might as well keep using it for now. Before diving into the details, keep in mind that the following four books should teach you nearly everything you need to know about low carb and ketogenic diets, including how to handle the keto flu. The rest of the relevant science is dispersed amongst hundreds if not thousands of papers only a search away on PubMed. If you want to ask questions about it or be part of our community please visit Ask BreakNutrition. Sympto Continue reading >>

Ketogenic Diet Benefits For Weight Loss, Fighting Disease & More

Ketogenic Diet Benefits For Weight Loss, Fighting Disease & More

Unlike many fad diets that come and go with very limited rates of long-term success, the ketogenic diet (or keto diet) has been practiced for more than nine decades (since the 1920s) and is based upon a solid understanding of physiology and nutrition science. Rather than relying on counting calories, limiting portion sizes, resorting to extreme exercise or requiring lots of willpower (even in the face of drastically low energy levels), the ketogenic diet takes an entirely different approach to weight loss and health improvement. It works because it changes the very “fuel source” that the body uses to stay energized — namely, from burning glucose (or sugar) for energy to dietary fat and, critically, your own body fat after the stage of “ketosis” is reached. Meanwhile, beyond its outstanding potential to help people lose weight and burn off fat stores, research shows that the ketogenic diet helps to fight serious diseases, including cancer and Alzheimer’s. Table of Contents 1. What Is the Keto Diet? What Is Ketosis? How to Get Into Ketosis What Are the Stages of Ketosis? Does the Keto Diet Work for Women? 2. Benefits of the Ketogenic Diet 3. What Is the Ketogenic Diet Plan? 5. Keto Side Effects and the Keto Flu What Is the Keto Diet? The ketogenic diet is a very low-carb diet plan that was originally designed in the 1920s for patients with epilepsy by researchers working at Johns Hopkins Medical Center. (1) Researchers found that fasting — avoiding consumption of all foods for a brief period of time, including those that provide carbohydrates — helped reduce the amount of seizures patients suffered, in addition to having other positive effects on body fat, blood sugar, cholesterol and hunger levels. (4) Unfortunately, long-term fasting is not a feasible op Continue reading >>

Keto Workouts – How They Help Me Build Muscle & Lose Fat, Fast

Keto Workouts – How They Help Me Build Muscle & Lose Fat, Fast

My Keto Workouts This is the first post for a new series about keto workouts. It features the workouts, diet, supplements, and other health and fitness stuff I’m trying out and testing while in nutritional ketosis. My goal is to help both you, the reader, and myself, learn the best ways to eat, exercise, sleep, and supplement, etc. for optimal health and performance. Not only will it save us all time and money using what actually works, but you can read about a first hand experience of keto workouts. I’m currently following a low carbohydrate diet with a goal of getting into nutritional ketosis for several hours a day, at a minimum. By fasting everyday, eating every 20 hours or so, supplementing with MCT Oil, its working. For dinner, my meals consists of 70% fat, 10% carbs, and 20% protein. Below I list specifics about my dinner plan for those who are interested in trying it! My training is focused on total body workouts using kettlebells, sandbags, etc. My daily goal is to train every morning at 4:30 A.M. Changes In My Daily Life Resulting From Nutritional Ketosis Sleeping While In Nutritional Ketosis I wake up at 3:30 A.M. everyday, usually without my alarm. Finally, after years of troubled sleep, I now get 7 1/2 hours, which has become the status quo! In the past, I would wake up every few hours, and have bad dreams. The result was dreading my morning workout and finding it very hard to feel refueled and ready to perform explosive movements on an empty tank. You know how it feels, like doing farmers walks in quick sand. We can all agree that sleep is one of the most effective ways to repair fatigue and sluggishness. Joint Pain And Nutritional Ketosis About a week into nutritional ketosis, I noticed that the joint pain in my knees and elbow was completely gone! Th Continue reading >>

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