Ketogenic Lifestyle
Keto Flu Tips & Tricks
January 20, 2020
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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.

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Low-Carb Beef Stew (Keto, Whole30, AIP, Paleo, GFDF)
January 17, 2020
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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!

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Blake Lost 50 Pounds!
January 15, 2020
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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!

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Common Ketogenic Diet Mistakes
January 13, 2020
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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.

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10 Low-Carb Vegetarian Side Dishes (Keto, Paleo, Whole30, GF)
January 9, 2020
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Here are my top 10 low-carb vegetarian side dishes. Low-carb diets and lifestyles are not just for carnivores There are plenty of low-carb options for vegetarians too!

Plenty of vegetables are low in carbohydrates, so stock your kitchen with loads of fresh ingredients and check out these delicious low-carb vegetarian side dishes.

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Planning for Keto and Low-Carb Dieting
January 6, 2020
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Planning for keto is the key to success!

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.

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Ketogenic Diet Basics
January 3, 2020
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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.

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Leftover Champagne Recipes
December 30, 2019
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Happy New Year! Here are some leftover champagne recipes to help you deal with the leftovers.

After all the festivities have calmed, the fireworks next door have failed to burn your house down, and you can finally see straight after too much champagne, you notice there’s still some leftover.

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Garlic Rosemary Cornish Game Hens (AIP, Keto, Paleo, Whole30, GFDF)
December 27, 2019
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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.

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Cheesecake Tips and Techniques
December 23, 2019
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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.

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Low-Carb Peanut Butter Balls (Keto, GF)
December 20, 2019
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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.

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New Year's Eve Party Planning Tips
December 18, 2019
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Need New Year’s Eve party planning tips?

New Year’s Eve is an exciting holiday for many. It is traditionally one of the holidays in which most people participate in parties with friends and family members. While going to parties is a great deal of fun, it is also a lot of fun to host your own New Year’s Eve party as well.

Planning a memorable party is definitely a lot of work, but it is a great deal of fun as well. This article will offer a few basic tips for planning a New Year’s Eve party. These tips should be useful for both novice party planners as well as those who have a great deal of experience in planning parties for their friends and relatives.

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Chocolate Coconut No-Bake Cookies (Keto, Paleo, GFDF)
December 16, 2019
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No-bake cookies are an easy and delicious dessert any time of year, but they’re especially great during the holidays. This recipe tastes just like the traditional no-bake cookie but is sugar-free and keto-friendly.

That chocolate peanut butter combination is so delicious and so filling! I actually love to eat these as a breakfast cookie with my decaf coffee (yes, I stick to decaf!). I wouldn’t do that with the full-sugar version, but this cleaned up no-bake cookie recipe is great for any time.

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Keto for Endurance Athletes Podcast Interview
December 13, 2019
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I had the pleasure of sitting down with my good friend Stephanie Holbrook of Keto Endurance to chat about my journey so far and everything keto on her Keto for Endurance Athletes podcast.

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Holiday Prime Rib (Paleo, Keto, GFDF, Whole30, AIP)
December 13, 2019
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Leftover Prime Rib Recipes: Whole roasted prime rib in roasting pan on oven.
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Holiday prime rib! Is there anything more luxurious than a beautifully roasted medium rare prime rib roast for the holidays?

I think this is one of the most amazing main dishes out there. It’s also one of the most intimidating for the home cook given the cost of the roast to start with. No one wants to ruin a prime rib roast and end up feeding an expensive cut of meat to the dog. But it doesn’t have to be scary, it’s actually super simple!

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What You Need to Know About Cheesecake
December 11, 2019
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Learn what you need to know about cheesecake before you jump into making one for yourself.

Cheesecakes are delightful sweet or savory treats that are made with soft and fresh cheeses. They can also be integrated with other several ingredients, including sugar, eggs, and cream. Cheesecake flavorings are also possible and normally include chocolate or rum and fruit toppings, like berries.

Nowadays, there are several variations of cheesecakes. There are those that are designed for dieters and some for vegetarians. But no matter what kind of cheesecake is created, they still follow the basic guideline and usually have the common challenges in cooking.

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Savory Cheesecake Bites (Keto, GF)
December 9, 2019
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Like all things in this world, culinary styles also evolve. Who says cheesecake has to be sweet, these savory cheesecake bites are just as delicious.

Cheesecakes from the history books were all made up of the three main ingredients: cheese, flour, and sweetener. These decadent treats were somehow made to provide a soothing balance in every meal – a sweet balance that is. However, nowadays, people are searching for ways to modify the conventional cheesecake; from the usual after meal dessert to possibly the main course.

Although the quest for cheesecakes as the main event during meals is still going on, fortunately enough, cheesecakes are now developing new methods of presentation and taste.

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Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake (Keto, GF)
December 6, 2019
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Now that we’ve been through the history of cheesecake, let’s get to making some! This low-carb chocolate hazelnut cheesecake recipe is perfect for the holiday season.

I don’t know about you, but I think fancy cheesecakes are the classic dessert for the holidays. They look beautiful on any table, they feed a crowd, and they are so rich and decadent (even the low-carb versions) that you can only handle them once a year!

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The History of Cheesecake
December 4, 2019
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Have you ever wondered about the history of cheesecake? Where did this indulgent dessert originate?

Many people would agree that the best birthday cake is cheesecake. There are others who cannot imagine a world where cheesecake was never created. Nothing compares to having a delicious dairy treat every once in a while – almost everyone loves a slice of cheesecake.

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Non-Toxic Face Moisturizers for Winter Weather
December 2, 2019
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We’ve covered non-toxic face sunscreens, but when it comes to the cold, a heavier product is required. Don’t get left out in the cold this winter, check out these non-toxic face moisturizers!

With winter comes the warm scarves, fluffy snow, and, unfortunately, dry skin. Of all our body parts the face takes the most punishment from harsh winter weather conditions because it is always exposed. Chapped noses, cheeks, and foreheads don’t look or feel all that great.

Don’t worry! Help is on the way. No, you don’t have to wear a veil or don a goofy-looking ski mask. All you have to do is care for your skin by investing in a good quality moisturizer. There are plenty of skin creams meant for winter weather on the market, but not all of them are made with great ingredients.

This list details my top non-toxic face moisturizers that are made with high-quality ingredients you can trust. Plus, they’ll help keep your skin comfortable and glowing during the winter season.

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