Parsnip chips are a great snack for folks who miss potato chips. Whether you’re sensitive to nightshades or cutting down on your carbohydrates, you may be missing potatoes. I know I miss them every now and then.
The Chat the Fat podcast is put on by Nissa Graun and T.C. Hale and they showcase keto, low-carb, and intermittent fasting for weight loss and health improvement. There are some incredible success stories showcased on this podcast and I highly recommend that you add it to your queue.
Keto and sugar cravings…it does get easier, I promise! The longer you stay away from sugar and starch, the less you crave it! Sugar is everywhere you look and it might pop up in some surprising places. Did you know that most whole-grain bread has at least one form of sugar in it?
The United States has a national sweet tooth epidemic. Even if you don’t eat a lot of sugary treats you may experience intense sugar cravings in the first few weeks of the keto diet. So many “healthy” carbohydrate foods have hidden sugars in them, your body may be experiencing withdrawal.
Lori reversed type II diabetes! Lori knew she wasn’t caring for herself or her health the best she could, but she really got a wake-up call when she was diagnosed with type II diabetes. Lori knew she had to make changes and she began her journey toward change and self-care.
The Keto diet has a lot of health benefits, but it is not exactly easy on the wallet. Fresh meats are some of the most expensive items in the grocery store and when you follow a ketogenic nutritional approach, you’ll need to purchase a lot of them. However, there are simple steps that you can take to cut costs on this low-carb plan. These are my keto cost savings tips.
Have you ever had roast duck? This is one of my all time favorite dishes to make at home! It’s so decadent and fatty. Duck sure beats chicken any day and it’s a great way to change things up from the standard beef, chicken, and pork.
Duck has a very distinct flavor and if you’re into crispy skin and cooking with rendered animal fat then duck is the perfect meal for you!
This list of keto documentaries is priceless! Whether you’re just starting on your keto journey or you’ve been on the healthy fat path for a while, there is no better ingredient to your success than knowledge. Fortunately, there are some great documentaries out there that express science and fact-based information about the ketogenic approach to nutrition and wellness.
To understand the science behind keto, it is best to conduct your own research, and these keto documentaries will help you do just that. Each title on this list aims to help you better understand metabolism, ketosis, and the foods you should and should not eat.
Use this list of documentaries to make your keto eating template more effective and manageable.
These keto flu tips and tricks will help you make it through that first week’s transition from the standard American diet to a much healthier low-carb or ketogenic diet.
Whether you’re embarking on a keto journey as part of a weight-loss mission, to try to reverse diabetes, or simply to recharge your health, scientific research into the ketogenic diet is just beginning to show all the benefits it has for the human body.
But, as with all the good things in life, there’s always something less-than-good to balance it out, and oftentimes, those making the change to the keto diet will experience the keto flu, or a whole host of flu-like symptoms, that while typically short-lived, can leave you feeling pretty out of sorts. We’ve taken a look at why this all happens, what you can expect, and proactive tips and tricks you can use to lessen the severity and duration of the keto flu.
Beef stew is one of my favorite comfort foods. When it’s cold outside this low-carb beef stew recipe is what I crave the most. You know, those blustery days when all you want to do is stay in your pajamas, wrapped up in a blanket, and watch movies. Those are the best days to have something hearty and warm simmering on the stove!
Blake lost 50 pounds by cleaning up his diet. Blake swapped out high-carbohydrate manufactured foods with zero nutrients for nutrient-dense whole foods. The weight melted off and he’s feeling so much better!
Ketogenic diet plans are some of the simplest weight loss plans to follow. Although the principles are clear, there are some common misconceptions that occur for dieters. These mistakes can make a big difference in the amount of weight you lose and the effectiveness of the diet overall. If keto isn’t working for you, or you find yourself suddenly gaining weight after weeks of effective dieting, make sure you aren’t making any of these common ketogenic diet mistakes.
When it comes to the Ketogenic diet, your success will lie in your planning. Making sure you have the proper foods on hand when you begin your diet will go a long way toward your ongoing healing and weight loss. There are plenty of resources online for keto and low-carb recipes that you can easily take advantage of. However, at first, while you’re getting the hang of things, it can be helpful to keep things super simple.
Planning your meals and snacks will be an important part of your life when you are on this diet. That advice really goes for any diet. When you eat whatever you like, you gain weight. Your current weight and health problems are a direct result of letting your eating habits go unchecked for so long.
The Ketogenic diet is not a new phenomenon. The diet first appeared in the late 1970s and has grown in popularity in recent years in response to the low-fat diet craze. As dieters had trouble with low-fat plans, they searched for a new solution and low-carbohydrate diets utilizing nutritional ketosis found a new audience.
A lot of people have jumped on the keto bandwagon and there has been a lot of hype as a result. But what are the basic principles of a ketogenic diet?
The diet centers around the hormone-driven cause of why we get fat. The over-consumption of carbohydrates and simple sugars leads to weight gain by way of a metabolic condition called insulin resistance. The way your body processes the carbohydrates you eat has more to do with your waistline than the amount of fat or calories you consume.
Have you ever had cornish game hens? They’re awesome!
I totally get it. After a long day at the office…maybe a Monday…the last thing you want to do is make a full dinner. Lucky for us we have lots of options.
The hardest part about eating well without a ton of prep and ingredients to keep track of or complex recipes to follow is getting enough variety. At least, that’s what I have experienced. I just plain get bored after a while. I end up slipping into a rut and making the same things over and over again.
These cheesecake tips and techniques will take the stress out of baking cheesecake.
Mastering the art of baking cheesecakes is an arduous task. It is hard for anyone to perfect the method of cooking a wide variety of cheesecakes just by following simple recipes. Let alone to adjust the recipes to omit the sugar, dairy, grains, or any other offensive foods to fit your way of eating. However, there are several pointers that can help in baking cheesecakes like a pro.
These low-carb peanut butter balls are awesome to have on-hand when you need something sweet to kill a craving. They’re satiating and just sweet enough to take care of any sweet craving in no time!
I don’t know about you, but nut butter (including peanut butter) are great for killing my sugar cravings. I really only need a taste and I’m satisfied. Nut butter, unsweetened, of course, are just sweet enough to kill the craving without igniting more cravings.
Hi! I'm Heather, welcome to my little corner of the interwebs where I talk about holistic wellness, self-healing, and food-as-medicine.
I'm a lot of things! I'm a vulvar cancer survivor, marketing executive, entrepreneur, autoimmune warrior, nutrition therapy student, food blogger, nutrition and wellness educator, comic book nerd, recovering overachiever, ex-roller girl, and a lifelong rebel. :)
I'm passionate about nutritional therapies and lifestyle interventions when dealing with chronic illness, autoimmune disease, and hormone imbalance. I'm also very passionate about informed consent, bodily autonomy, agency, and self-directed healthcare.