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The Diet Trend Reddit Is Obsessed With (and Whether It Will Work For You)

The Diet Trend Reddit Is Obsessed With (and Whether It Will Work For You)

If we know anything about dieting and losing weight it’s that though the method is extremely simple (more calories out than calories in), the execution can be incredibly difficult. So difficult, that on the extreme high end, some studies have shown that 95% of diets fail. This is true in other areas of life, to be sure. What we know we should do for ourselves is simple: exercise every day, complete all the tasks at our jobs, save money instead of spending it, quit smoking or drinking to excess — we know all the right things to do, the knowledge we lack is how to get ourselves to take the right actions. To this end, a community on Reddit has become more and more popular by working through a diet that claims to work not just because it accomplishes the simple goal every diet accomplishes (helping people eat less calories than their body expends, resulting in weight loss) but because it helps people feel satisfied enough with what their eating that they can actually stick to it. It’s called Keto and it’s basically a high fat, low carb diet. What excites most people about this is that it’s a diet you can eat bacon on. Yup. Bacon. Advocates of the diet say that by strictly avoiding carbs (keeping their intake between 0-50g per day), they force the body to burn fat for energy rather than it’s preferred source of energy, glucose. Also, because you are not spiking your insulin levels with carbohydrates, you will crave less food. Some Reddit users have seen big progress using keto, like this girl: And this couple: Many people say the difference between keto and other weight loss strategies they’ve tried is that they’re able to keep up with the diet because of the satisfying meals they can make. For instance, look at this delicious keto meal: And keto calzones And Continue reading >>

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A Comprehensive Beginner's Guide

A Comprehensive Beginner's Guide

What is a Keto Diet? A keto diet is well known for being a low carb diet, where the body produces ketones in the liver to be used as energy. It’s referred to as many different names – ketogenic diet, low carb diet, low carb high fat (LCHF), etc. When you eat something high in carbs, your body will produce glucose and insulin. Glucose is the easiest molecule for your body to convert and use as energy so that it will be chosen over any other energy source. Insulin is produced to process the glucose in your bloodstream by taking it around the body. Since the glucose is being used as a primary energy, your fats are not needed and are therefore stored. Typically on a normal, higher carbohydrate diet, the body will use glucose as the main form of energy. By lowering the intake of carbs, the body is induced into a state known as ketosis. Ketosis is a natural process the body initiates to help us survive when food intake is low. During this state, we produce ketones, which are produced from the breakdown of fats in the liver. The end goal of a properly maintained keto diet is to force your body into this metabolic state. We don’t do this through starvation of calories but starvation of carbohydrates. Our bodies are incredibly adaptive to what you put into it – when you overload it with fats and take away carbohydrates, it will begin to burn ketones as the primary energy source. Optimal ketone levels offer many health, weight loss, physical and mental performance benefits. Make keto simple and easy by checking out our 30 Day Meal Plan. Get meal plans, shopping lists, and much more with our Keto Academy Program. Looking for Something Specific? There are numerous benefits that come with being on keto: from weight loss and increased energy levels to therapeutic medical appl Continue reading >>

The Fat-fueled Brain: Unnatural Or Advantageous?

The Fat-fueled Brain: Unnatural Or Advantageous?

Disclaimer: First things first. Please note that I am in no way endorsing nutritional ketosis as a supplement to, or a replacement for medication. As you’ll see below, data exploring the potential neuroprotective effects of ketosis are still scarce, and we don’t yet know the side effects of a long-term ketogenic diet. This post talks about the SCIENCE behind ketosis, and is not meant in any way as medical advice. The ketogenic diet is a nutritionist’s nightmare. High in saturated fat and VERY low in carbohydrates, “keto” is adopted by a growing population to paradoxically promote weight loss and mental well-being. Drinking coffee with butter? Eating a block of cream cheese? Little to no fruit? To the uninitiated, keto defies all common sense, inviting skeptics to wave it off as an unnatural “bacon-and-steak” fad diet. Yet versions of the ketogenic diet have been used to successfully treat drug-resistant epilepsy in children since the 1920s – potentially even back in the biblical ages. Emerging evidence from animal models and clinical trials suggest keto may be therapeutically used in many other neurological disorders, including head ache, neurodegenerative diseases, sleep disorders, bipolar disorder, autism and brain cancer. With no apparent side effects. Sound too good to be true? I feel ya! Where are these neuroprotective effects coming from? What’s going on in the brain on a ketogenic diet? Ketosis in a nutshell In essence, a ketogenic diet mimics starvation, allowing the body to go into a metabolic state called ketosis (key-tow-sis). Normally, human bodies are sugar-driven machines: ingested carbohydrates are broken down into glucose, which is mainly transported and used as energy or stored as glycogen in liver and muscle tissue. When deprived of d Continue reading >>

My Keto Diet Has Killed My Appetite And Hunger Dead

My Keto Diet Has Killed My Appetite And Hunger Dead

I have been eating according to the keto diet for eight days, according to /r/keto on reddit. After a little more than a week, my appetite has really been suppressed and it’s taken a lot less keto-friendly food to sate my hunger. I’m not at all like by buddy Mark Harrison who needs to be reminded to eat at all every couple days when he starts to get headaches and become irritable. All his friends know the panacea to his distress is food: “Mark, have you tried eating today?” No, I’m the antithesis of guys like that. Me, more like: feed me Seymour! It’s really weird. Not only that but with just ~530 calories in once meal with 75% fat, 20% protein, and 5% carbs, I’ve started feeling over-stuffed, like that feeling you get after a real Thanksgiving stuffing. It’s real. I have also heard things like, “man, I was so sick and tired of stuffing down sausage and bacon” from people back in the day on Atkins. And I’m not the only one. “What works for me may not work for you, but what I did was not worry about calories until I hit Ketosis,” Mrdirtyvegas shared with me, “Once I hit Ketosis I’m able to eat 1600kcal a day and not feel hungry between breakfast, lunch and dinner. Previously if I only ate 1600kcal a day, I would feel like I was starving. I was putting back about 2500-3000kcal before keto.” Testify! Maybe the keto diet is the food/nutrition version of making the bad teen you caught smoking cigarettes smoke the whole pack, the entire carton: that’ll show you, piggy! Now I understand why a ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting (IF) go hand-in-hand. I have a fridge filled with bacon and spinach and slow-cooked beef and mayo and blue cheese dressing and cheddar cheese and even alfredo sauce and dozens of organic eggs and it kind of makes me Continue reading >>

Why Ketones (and Ketosis) Can Cause Stomach Pain

Why Ketones (and Ketosis) Can Cause Stomach Pain

This is not a “feel-good” post. We are going to talk about some of the not-so-pleasant side effects of transitioning into ketosis, especially looking at why ketones (and transitioning to ketosis, in general) can cause stomach pain. We will also talk about what you can do to solve the issues. Some are practical solutions; others have to do with summoning the mental strength to just deal with a little discomfort to get the rewards and results you want. If Captain Jack Sparrow were doing the ketogenic diet, he would probably say. “The stomach pain is not the problem… it’s your attitude about the stomach pain which is the problem.” I’ve been there too. The first time I ever tried exogenous ketones, I was about 16 hours removed from carbohydrates (In-N-Out burger) and I was feeling awful. I thought Perfect Keto would make it all better. I took a heaping scoop of Peaches and Cream and waited 30 minutes. The results? Significant stomach issues, to put it kindly. I thought surely these ketones are bad and I quit my attempt to “go keto” on the spot. Why Ketosis Causes Stomach Pain The short answer is dehydration. The process of keto-adaptation is going to dehydrate us. Remember that one purpose of taking exogenous ketones is to speed up keto-adaptation. This means taking ketones will also speed up the side-effects of keto-adaptation. Why Does Ketosis Dehydrate? Transitioning to keto means we are moving from using glycogen and carbs to using fat and ketones. There are two reasons this dehydrates us. 1) One of the main inefficiencies with glycogen and carbs is that it must be stored with water. It takes 4 grams of water to store a gram of glycogen.[1] As you run through your glycogen you will lose tons of water (not literally tons but you get the point). 2) High Continue reading >>

Keto Faq

Keto Faq

Q. What’s this “Keto Diet” all about, anyway? A. The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. It has a lot of health advantages compared to the standard western diet. Most people do keto because of the weight loss, but it also has other health advantages like lowering risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer, stroke, and much more. (source) Q. Okay, low-carb. Got it. So how many carbs can I consume in a day? A. That actually depends. It varies per person, but standard protocol states that you should have less than 50g of carbs per day, but try for less than 20g of carbs per day if possible. (source) Q. But wait! You said this is a high-fat diet. Isn’t fat bad for you? A. No! Well, not if you’re eating the right kinds of fat. The idea that “eating fat makes you fat” has been a huge misunderstanding in our modern diets. On the Keto diet, you are encouraged to eat monos and saturates (like butter, olive oil, and coconut oil) for fuel and to limit high polyunsaturated fats (like soy, corn, and cottonseed oils). (source) Q. Hmm…okay, I’ve got it. But I’m used to eating bread, chips, and pasta. So where do I start? A. Step 1 is to start looking at the labels on every food item that you purchase. Go through your cabinets and collect all of those high-carb foods. The cereal, the crackers, the candy, the soda. It’s got to go. Then head out to the grocery store with a meal plan. You’ll want to stock up on leafy green vegetables, chicken, beef (the fatty varieties), eggs, seeds and nuts (play close attention to the nutrition labels), fish, full-fat dairy (again, play close attention to added sugar on the labels), and other keto-friendly foods. Pick up some avocados. And bacon. Do NOT forget about the bacon. Q. I can do that! Bu Continue reading >>

Perfect Keto Reddit | What You Need To Know

Perfect Keto Reddit | What You Need To Know

Although I most definitely have a stockpile of supplements that I stock, with every little thing from healthy protein powder as well as vitamin D to electrolytes and also BCAAs, I was constantly rather doubtful concerning adding exogenous ketones to that collection. I’ve been keto for even more than two years at this point, so absolutely my body should be a professional at making it’s very own ketones now, right? And of course, the aggressive sales pitches from MLM vendors on social media sites didn’t aid at all; ketosis could absolutely feel enchanting in some cases, however I do not like any kind of supplement being offered as some sort of magic immediate weight-loss remedy. I was constantly curious about them however, so when I lastly found a brand of exogenous ketones that really did not set you back a fortune and really did not need me to sign up with an MLM program, I determined to offer it a try. Perfect Keto Base is designed to offer the advantages of exogenous ketones while “sampling better and also being more economical” compared to various other options. I’ve been utilizing it over the past few weeks, as well as since I recognize a great deal of individuals have questions about exogenous ketones, I figured I would certainly share several of my experience with Perfect Keto Reddit. What Is Perfect Keto Reddit? The primary ingredient in Perfect Keto Reddit is beta hydroxybutyrate (BHB), one of the ketones that your body makes use of for energy while in ketosis. Supplementing with BHB in the form of exogenous ketones elevates your blood ketone degrees, which is connected with improved mood/focus, raised energy, as well as the various other results you may be familiar from a keto way of living (such as weight reduction, reduced desires, etc.). I’ve l Continue reading >>

How To: Get Started On The Ketogenic Diet

How To: Get Started On The Ketogenic Diet

Hey everyone! When I first started the ketogenic diet I did lots and lots of research, which I highly recommend for everyone to do. Below you will see all the resources I used and still use to have success with the ketogenic diet. To learn more about my journey, tips, advice, and over 100 EASY low carb recipes check out my first book, Simply Keto. Educate yourself Learn about how ketosis works, what foods to eat and other helpful advice. I highly recommend reading Keto in a Nutshell and Reddit’s FAQs which are both linked below from Reddit. Set up your macros by visiting to the Keto Calculator! Easily calculate your personalized macros here! (The keto calculator is also linked in the top menu on the homepage, so feel free to revisit it anytime for easy calculations!) Remember, the macros you calculate will be a starting point. Feel free to make adjustments as needed to find what works best for you! Food Diary – Tracking Macros Sign up/Log in to MyFitnessPal (aka MFP – which is FREE!) You can also use LoseIt, but I really love MFP! Once logged in, click on goals, then customize and use your personal macros from the Keto Calculator to update your new goals! While you are logged in to MFP, go to community, and groups and find the Keto group! Having a support system is a HUGE benefit. There are lots of people there willing to help keep you on track and encourage you, so add some Keto friends! You will also get to see what other people are eating and get some great meal ideas. You can change your diary settings to friends only or public if you want to share your food logs. (I HIGHLY recommend sharing your food logs because it holds you accountable!) Log your food every day. I absolutely hated logging at first but after two weeks I got used to it. MFP has a barcode scan Continue reading >>

10 Signs And Symptoms That You're In Ketosis

10 Signs And Symptoms That You're In Ketosis

The ketogenic diet is a popular, effective way to lose weight and improve health. When followed correctly, this low-carb, high-fat diet will raise blood ketone levels. These provide a new fuel source for your cells, and cause most of the unique health benefits of this diet (1, 2, 3). On a ketogenic diet, your body undergoes many biological adaptions, including a reduction in insulin and increased fat breakdown. When this happens, your liver starts producing large amounts of ketones to supply energy for your brain. However, it can often be hard to know whether you're "in ketosis" or not. Here are 10 common signs and symptoms of ketosis, both positive and negative. People often report bad breath once they reach full ketosis. It's actually a common side effect. Many people on ketogenic diets and similar diets, such as the Atkins diet, report that their breath takes on a fruity smell. This is caused by elevated ketone levels. The specific culprit is acetone, a ketone that exits the body in your urine and breath (4). While this breath may be less than ideal for your social life, it can be a positive sign for your diet. Many ketogenic dieters brush their teeth several times per day, or use sugar-free gum to solve the issue. If you're using gum or other alternatives like sugar-free drinks, check the label for carbs. These may raise your blood sugar levels and reduce ketone levels. The bad breath usually goes away after some time on the diet. It is not a permanent thing. The ketone acetone is partly expelled via your breath, which can cause bad or fruity-smelling breath on a ketogenic diet. Ketogenic diets, along with normal low-carb diets, are highly effective for losing weight (5, 6). As dozens of weight loss studies have shown, you will likely experience both short- and long Continue reading >>

Should You Have Cheat Meals On A Ketogenic Diet?

Should You Have Cheat Meals On A Ketogenic Diet?

Damn does that cake look good! Cheat meals. Everyone thinks about them when following any diet, and the ketogenic diet is no exception. You might be wondering if you should have cheat meals while going keto. Is it worth it? Is it okay? Will it mess up your progress completely? Intellectually, why would you want to eat something that isn’t in line with your goals or your health? Let’s face it, cheat day meals are bad for you. We know it. The ketogenic diet is simple, but not always easy, and there are some grey areas, so lLet’s talk a little bit about what happens when you have cheat meals and whether or not they’re worth it. You might know people who do low-carb long-term and schedule cheat meals in at regular times, such as on the weekends or set days each month. While this creates a healthy mindset around not needing to be perfect, things are a little different with the ketogenic diet. Since keto is stricter than other low-carb diets, (see our post on keto vs. Atkins) it’s more tempting to have cheat meals. However, the effects of them can be more dramatic. Disadvantages of Cheat Meals on the Ketogenic Diet Here are some consequences of having cheat meals. These are things to consider before flying off the deep end with some emotional eating. Let’s get the big one out of the way first, Cheating Takes You out of Ketosis Since cheating on the keto diet more than likely will take you out of ketosis—especially if the cheat meal or snack is carb-heavy—you have to be prepared for this fact. Know that it’ll likely set you back some and take some time to get back into a ketogenic state. When you have eaten what you suspect was a “cheat meal,” put it to the acid test, and test your ketone levels. People are often surprised that they stay in ketosis after Continue reading >>

The Easiest Diet In The World

The Easiest Diet In The World

Classic dieting is hard. Eating fewer calories seems to require super human will. Always balancing on the edge of temptation and craving. At any moment one misstep could cause you to fall off of that cliff, into the sea of guilt and binge. Logically, you know you don’t really want that chocolate bar. So why are you damn near vibrating, foaming at the mouth, lusting for your dark master, the coco bean? It’s because you’re human. We’re all animals. Slaves to the instincts and cravings of our primitive brains. Slaves to the demands of our basic desires. The problem with dieting is that you’re in a 24/7 battle against yourself. A tug of war. Amazingly, the Keto diet seems to turn all of this off. It’s the only diet with a short term, tangible destination — Ketosis—a state you achieve and maintain. Because ketosis is a state most people achieve within mere days of starting the diet, there is a short term, tangible motivation to avoid craving. It’s like an extra shot of willpower, a psychological weapon against craving. It feels like the Keto diet turns off the primitive brain. Once ketosis is achieved, you have motivation to maintain it. On a classic diet based on calorie restriction you could talk yourself into having a piece of chocolate. After all that piece of chocolate won’t totally ruin your diet. “I’ll just have a little less food at supper time” you tell yourself. But then you talk yourself into having half a bag of chips. And how about a touch of soda to wash them down? Then the guilt sets in… and before you know it you have talked your way through the whole pantry. You fell off the cliff into the sea of binge. The Keto diet pulls you off the edge of the cliff. Miles away from the sea of binge. You know that piece of chocolate could take Continue reading >>

The Ketogenic Diet 101: Everything You Need To Know About The Diet That’s Taking The World By Storm.

The Ketogenic Diet 101: Everything You Need To Know About The Diet That’s Taking The World By Storm.

The ketogenic diet is a remarkable way of eating with numerous health benefits. With the ketogenic diet, you switch your body’s preferred source of fuel from carbohydrate to stored fat, which is a cleaner fuel, more healthful fuel, that the body and the brain loves. For some people, this takes more time than others. But at most 6 weeks (if you’ve really been hitting the carbs). By then, if you stick to the diet, you can know, with all absolute certainty, that you are running on fat solely. The Keto Philosophy It is a state in which we switch our body’s prefered source of energy from sugar to fat. Of course, this is what we want to do. We want to burn excess fat off the body and get lean, right? Most people eat a carbohydrate rich diet, consistently spiking insulin and running on glucose. Glucose, in fact, is the preferred source of energy for the body. It’s easy. The body will use whatever is within easy reach—which is why when it’s starving it turns to nutrient rich muscle. It wants that immediate energy glucose gives it. Ketosis happens when we effectively switch our body’s source of energy to our fat stores instead of an instream of glucose by eating a low carbohydrate diet. We can, however, push our body to run on fat and the body thrives on fat. Let me give you the more textbook definition of the ketogenic diet before we move on: The ketogenic diet is a very low carb, high fat, moderate protein diet. Eating a diet this low in carbohydrate pushes your body into a new metabolic framework called “ketosis” – when your body finally makes that switch (which takes about 4 to 6 weeks) to burning fat for energy, it becomes very efficient at burning fat for energy and urns fat into ketones within the liver, which fuels energy to the brain (instead of gluc Continue reading >>

Ketogenic Diet Faq: All You Need To Know

Ketogenic Diet Faq: All You Need To Know

Below is an list of the most commonly asked questions about the ketogenic diet. Simply click on the question you're interested in and it will take you right to the answer. If you have any more questions, please let me know by leaving a comment and I'll add it to the list! KetoDiet Basic Facts Foods & Diet Plans Health Concerns Troubleshooting 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 KetoDiet Basic Facts Why is it that conventional diets don't work? Most of us would say we get fat simply because we get lazy and eat more. But what if it's the other way round? What if we just get fat and as a result we eat more and become lazy? For the last decades we have been given wrong advice about nutrition and effects of fatty foods on putting on weight. What if the main problem is that due to our modern diets we cannot satisfy our appetite? A study on this subject concluded with a surprising result: the fatter people get, the more inactive they become, not the other way round. And what if the interests of the authorities offering advice are influenced by economic reasons? To learn more about this, I recommend you watch The Food Revolution on Youtube Ketogenic diets are, in fact, closely related to the Paleolithic diet. Both exclude carbohydrates and aim at eating real food. Today carbohydrates make the majority of our diet and have significant implications for our health including hormone balance. For example, insulin, which is responsible for storing fat in our body, is greatly affected by excessive carbohydrate consumption. Carbohydrates are without doubt the most fattening element in our diets. Based on studies performed over th Continue reading >>

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Caveman Keto's 7-day Keto Meal Plan - Finally, a comprehensive guide to exactly what to cook for 7 days including a shopping list and recipes for keto! This ultimate healthy keto snack list contains 47 irresistible low-carb snacks that can keep you in ketosis without going hungry. Cheat Meals. I Breathe I'm Hungry. I'm happy to share this 7-Day Ketosis menu with you. Just put cheese and bacon on top of a breast and bake! This weeks keto meal plan helps you stay below 20 grams of carbs and offers a varied menu. How to plan perfectly balanced meals with solid keto macros. All of the delicious chewiness of a real soft pretzel, but low carb and keto friendly. Just put cheese and bacon on top of a breast and bake! Reddit/cfabriziostanton. So when you meal plan, ... reddit. Printable easy recipes and keto food pyramid. Browse dozens of low carb and keto recipes that are perfect for the paleo and gluten-free lifestyle. Keyword 1Ketogenic Meal Plan Reddit Keyword 2 Ketogenic Meal Plan Reddit, Keyword 3 Ketogenic Meal Plan Reddit Keyword 4 Real-life Induction meal plan Your complete plan to Go Keto and start losing weight with the keto diet. Here is the guide to ketosis. Browse dozens of low carb and keto recipes that are perfect for the paleo and gluten-free lifestyle. Lazy Keto Chicken: Sometimes you don't feel like cooking; enter lazy keto chicken. If you're looking for a delicious diet plan you've come to the right site. Ive had so much fun in my kitchen making this Savory Keto Bread Recipe! Simplify your first two weeks. A lot of people have been asking me what a good keto diet menu would look like. Posted in Guides, Keto, Nutrition, Quality Keto. Weight loss: This woman lost over three stone and shed belly fat on the Keto diet plan Related articles Low carb not working? To Continue reading >>

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