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
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
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
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!
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