On Keto Mind Your Micros as Well as Your Macros

With the ketogenic lifestyle most attention gets focused initially on the macro-nutrients or “macros” and little on the micro-nutrients or micros. However, for good long-term health, the keto lifestyle itself, micros matter. We get to pay attention to them One way to improve our micros is through eating low carb fresh vegetables, especially when we can get them fresh, in …

The Basics of Keto

The benefits of keto: Fat loss and weight loss are the biggest reasons people choose a ketogenic diet. But science tells us there are a great many benefits besides just looking great. For example, some of the benefits you might notice on a ketogenic diet are: Focusing the brain (increased memory, cognition, clarity, and seizure control; fewer migraines). Reducing risk …

Exercise Hard, Eat Fewer Calories and You’ll Get Healthy, Right? Wrong!

Some folks are so addicted to certain foods that they will do anything to be able to continue to eat those foods. Giving up muffins or ice cream or whatever you currently think you love can be truly hard and even traumatic. You start your morning with a big cup of coffee and a huge blueberry scone. You look forward …

Going Keto with a Family

As the book entitled “Fat is a Family Affair” makes clear on its cover, our relationships are key to our eating habits. A recent study found that a person was more likely to be overweight if their in-laws were overweight. A new way of eating is never an easy thing to do, and your family can easily make it much …

Doing Keto as a Couple

Living the keto lifestyle and following the keto food plan can be a great way to bring a couple together. In an ideal world, your significant other will want to help you achieve your goals and do the program with you. As Andrew Bendict related, “I know that doing keto with my wife is something that has brought us closer …

Happy Keto Holidays

For many people, the holidays are days we look forward to. However, for those of us on strict keto, it can be a time of temptation and struggle. The important thing to remember is that it is possible to be on keto AND have fun during the holidays. Traveling The first major hurdle you may end up running into is …

Eating Out on Keto

While I have never seen a “keto” section on a restaurant menu that doesn’t mean you can’t find great keto options. Many restaurant employees are also more than happy to help you figure out what you can eat and some will make substitutions for you. The safest way to eat out while on keto is obviously going to be looking …

On Keto Calories Still Count

The keto way emphasizes tracking macros over counting calories. Nevertheless, calories still count. They can be the cause of a stall. Sometimes people are eating more calories than they realize. When you are on keto the most important number for you to track is carbs. However, that doesn’t mean that you don’t have to pay attention to other numbers. Your …

Hidden Carbs Can Kill Your Ketosis

You’re making great progress with the keto, improving rapidly the first few weeks, maybe even the first few months. All of a sudden that slows dramatically, then it stops entirely. Hidden Carbs may be the issue. Many people start their journey at 50 grams of carbs or less a day. This may work for you at first but you are …

Beat the Keto Stall

While many of us may feel like keto is a major lifestyle change that rids us of the traditional diet woes, we need to remember that it is still a diet. You may feel full on this diet and keep your energy levels high, but one of the most annoying problems with diets is still a common problem with the …