What is KETO?
The ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that shares many similarities with the Atkins and low-carb diets.
It involves reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat BUT it is a diet of real food with amazing nutritional benefits. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis.
When this happens, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for the brain.
Ketogenic diets can cause massive reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels, and shifts the body’s metabolism away from carbs and towards fat and ketones.
This, along with the increased ketones, has numerous health benefits including less hunger, mental focus, better sleep, better mood and so much more!
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The Simplest, Most Effective Way to Lose Weight for Good
Let’s face it, you’ve heard of the Keto diet (the success stories are everywhere on social media), but aren’t sure exactly how it works.
That’s because it’s confusing for beginners to get started…
How many carbs and fat is enough? What foods are allowed and what is banned?
If you need more info or are a beginner, consider checking out our KETO 101 POSTS or sign up for our 7 DAY KETO CHALLENGE!
So Why is Keto so Popular?
The first diet where you are not deprived of delicious food!!!
Simple, Fast, and Easy-to-Follow Recipes are Right Here!
Anyone can make the delicious, fat-melting Keto recipes on our blog in our recipes section. Most of the recipes use easy real food ingredients that you will usually have on hand!
Best of all, you can make most of our recipes without any fancy kitchen equipment. For 95% of the meals, you just need a standard set of pots, pans, and utensils. Plus you can make them in advance (#batchcooking) and bring them with you to work.
Meals With Affordable, Everyday Foods
We make sure our recipes only use ingredients you can find in a “normal” grocery store. Things like chicken breast, spinach, and olive oil. You won’t need any “crazy” speciality foods. You should be able to get 99% of the ingredients at stores like Kroger, Publix, ShopRite, Target, and Wal-Mart. And many of the non-perishable items are also available on Amazon. So you shouldn’t see a big spike in your grocery bill, either.
Meals With Affordable, Everyday Foods
You should base the majority of your meals around these low-carb real food basics!
Meat: Red meat, steak, ham, sausage, bacon, chicken and turkey.
Fatty fish: Such as salmon, trout, tuna and mackerel.
Eggs: Look for pastured or omega-3 whole eggs.
Butter and cream: Look for grass-fed when possible.
Cheese: Unprocessed cheese (cheddar, goat, cream, blue or mozzarella).
Nuts and seeds: Almonds, walnuts, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, etc.
Healthy oils: Primarily extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil and avocado oil.
Avocados: Whole avocados or freshly made guacamole.
Low-carb veggies: Most green veggies, tomatoes, onions, peppers, etc.
Condiments: You can use salt, pepper and various healthy herbs and spices.
It is best to base your diet mostly on whole, single-ingredient foods. Here is a full list of healthy low-carb foods.
We are a family who made a huge change when we discovered this lifestyle. I as a mom reversed so many health conditions and lost over 70 pounds by finding this amazing life!
Through this journey I have found that the most rewarding experiences come with joining others. My favorite days are the ones spent talking with others, encouraging new lifestyle changes, celebrating successes, and getting back on track. I don’t have a professional kitchen, camera crew, or staff…It’s just me and my husband in our kitchen surrounded by the craziness of life!
Everyone’s results will vary on this lifestyle, but it was the right thing at the right time for me. I have lost over 60 pounds in less than a year and I find it super simple to keep off and continue to be successful.
I have met countless people who felt hopeless like me who regained their hope, joy and zest for life again! I’ve met people with T2 diabetes and people who didn’t know they had diabetes, who are able to reduce their insulin and other medications because the ketogenic lifestyle levels their blood sugars. If you have tried everything else, give this a TRY! You have nothing to lose! Feel free to reach out to us with any questions–YOU GOT THIS!
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