When I talk to someone about the keto diet, I typically get a response like, “I just couldn’t give up <name your favorite carb>”. I hear pasta, potatoes, bread. I also hear this a lot, “I’m sort of doing keto”. You can’t “sort of” do keto. You are either in ketosis or you’re not. You… Continue reading Managing Keto Cravings
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
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
So, I thought my first post on our weeknight meals would look perfectly planned out and like we’ve totally got our life together. Well, that didn’t happen. It was a short work week, so we thought we could just wing it for those four “short” days. While we were able to keep everything keto-friendly, it’s… Continue reading Weeknight Meals #1
It seems like every diet says NO alcohol, NO coffee, NO to everything except a boneless skinless tasteless chicken breast with a side of steamed broccoli. This is a big reason I like and feel successful with keto. You just have to manage what you want to eat, so nothing is really off limits. Which… Continue reading Tell Me About What I Can Drink!
Tom and I started keto back in January and we had a very basic plan which worked well. Being the realist (pessimist?) I am, I didn’t want to spend a bunch of money to test the program out, so we did it entirely by eating regular food you can purchase at any grocery store. Almost.… Continue reading How To Get Started on Keto
So I don’t know about you, but we definitely have minimal time or desire to prepare elaborate dinners Monday-Thursday nights. Add on the demand to balance the macros in every dinner and it’s just too much to manage on top of the million other things that we all try to accomplish in a weekday. Our… Continue reading What do we eat? Part 2 Weeknight Dinners