Ketosis and how the body processes protein

A common misunderstanding about the ketogenic diet is with respect to protein. Most people know keto means low carb, but the piece they are often missing is how much protein to consume and why. I think this is a frequently missed step that causes people to fail at achieving ketosis and fail at the weight… Continue reading Ketosis and how the body processes protein

Weeknight Meals #2

Here’s what we ate last week – feel free to steal for your own meal planning. Shopping list at the bottom! Saturday – Ribeye steak, salad, and cheesecake Saturday night was Tom’s 40th Birthday Eve! The last day in his 30’s! We planned to go out for a fantastic (keto-cheating) dinner, but Tom’s work got… Continue reading Weeknight Meals #2

Electrolytes and Ketosis

Ketosis’ Side Effects & its Causes Ketosis has a couple of side effects that can be easily mitigated. If you’ve ever heard of the “keto flu”, that is the laundry list of possible side effects that reads very much like the same side effects of every medication ever advertised on television. If you haven’t heard… Continue reading Electrolytes and Ketosis

Alzheimer’s and the Keto Connection

My dad was diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s this spring. This was a devastating diagnosis. We all knew, my dad included, that something was wrong, but to have the doctor actually say it is Alzheimer’s was very painful. It’s a death sentence. There is no recognized cure. A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is a diagnosis of prolonged… Continue reading Alzheimer’s and the Keto Connection