Shopping for Wholefoods

Always Choose Whole Foods Over Processed

You’re busy – those pre-made foods can be a real time saver.  But are they slowing down your success on keto? Let’s break up food into 2 categories. Whole foods Processed foods What are processed foods You can recognize processed foods easily by looking at the ingredient list. If there are more than 1-2 ingredients – especially any ingredients you …

Spices and your metabolism

Add Spices To Your Diet To Boost Metabolism

Healthy food doesn’t have to be bland – in fact, it SHOULDN’T be! Sticking to a diet is a lot easier if you enjoy the food you’re eating. Spices that boost your metabolism are a great way to give your food some flair and help you burn fat!  Try adding these 8 fat-burning spices to your daily diet! Black pepper …

Weight loss stall

Push Through A Weight-Loss Stall

The scale is stuck.  It’s not going down.  Maybe it’s even gone back up a little.  You’ve been diligent with your keto diet – so what gives? There are numerous reasons for weight loss stalls.  Hormones, age, gender, what you’re eating, and stress levels can all play a part. In the first few weeks of living the keto lifestyle, this …

Healthy Fats

Opt For High-Quality Fats

Here is the skinny on fat Before learning about the ketogenic diet you probably thought the term “healthy fat” was an oxymoron.  But now you know that fat isn’t what makes you fat. It’s the refined carbohydrates, saturated fats, processed foods, refined sugars, and chemically “enhanced” foods.  Don’t fall into the trap that keto is simply eating a lot of …

Grassfed food

Choose Grass-Fed and Free-Range Options When Possible

Nearly all keto information out there tells you to choose grass-fed and free-range meat and dairy. But does the extra cost really make any difference to your diet? Yes.  Just as the food we eat makes a big difference in our health, the same goes for animals. What is “grass-fed” As demand for beef and dairy products increase, more and …

Sweetener Truths

Beware Of Fillers In Sweeteners

Enjoying a keto diet doesn’t mean you have to bid farewell to all sweets – although, do you really even need sweeteners? Cutting carbs and fueling yourself with quality fats significantly reduces those sweet cravings! What better time than now to try resetting your taste preferences?  But since you’re living the sweet keto lifestyle, you may want an occasional treat. …

Keto Fat Bombs

Make Fat Bombs To Boost Your Fat Macro

We’ve been trained our whole lives to Despise the word fat Look for “low fat” options Belive fat is our enemy But you and I know better.  We know that healthy fats  are essential for reaching ketosis are needed for energy help us absorb vitamins protect the brain and the heart Sometimes it can be hard to get enough fat …

Dietary Fiber

Make Sure You Get Enough Dietary Fiber

Are you getting enough fiber?  Most people aren’t – whether they’re on keto or not. A lot of high fiber foods are also high in carbohydrates and that scares some people away when they’re living the low carb life. But did you know that dietary fiber IS a carbohydrate? However, fiber doesn’t raise blood glucose the way other carbohydrates do. …

Nutrient Rich Keto Food

Choose The Most Nutrient-Dense, Vitamin-Rich Keto Foods

There is a very strong correlation between being overweight and having a nutritional deficiency. Around 81% of people who are overweight are also lacking the proper amount of nutrients needed for prime health.  These deficiencies can lead to a variety of problems including: Digestion issues Fatigue/lack of energy Heart disease Skin disorders Stunted or defective bone growth Weight gain Even …

Keto Berries

Have Berries Instead Of Fruit

Have you been told that fruit is a no-no on a ketogenic diet?  It’s not!  But it’s not necessarily fair-game either. Fruit is like Mother Nature’s candy. She even wraps it up in beautiful, colorful packages for us!  Not all fruit is off limits, but you do need to make informed choices when it comes to what fruit you choose …