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Food isn’t Keto or non-Keto. Ketosis is a metabolic state.

This comes up a lot. Despite what the latest “keto coach” sold and told you, food isn’t Keto and non-Keto. Ketosis is a metabolic state reached when your body runs out of excess glycogen stores and then starts burning fat for fuel. If you keep your carbohydrates under 20g per day, you are essentially ensuring…

Keto on the Go: Low Carb Options at Five Guys

In general, Five Guys is hands down one of my favorite burger joints — pretty surprising for “fast food!” While it pains me to pass on the delicious (and plentiful) Cajun fries, there are plenty of other options that make the venture SO worth it! Overview Five Guys conveniently provides roasted peanuts to snack on…

Keto on the Go: Low Carb Options at Eat’n Park

Being from Pittsburgh, Eat’n Park is naturally one of my absolute favorite restaurants. Now if you’re not from the area, you’re probably wondering… what in the heck is Eat’n Park? Let me enlighten you. The best ranch dressing. Smiley cookies. Superburger. The list goes on. No, really. Shredded pot roast sandwich (gravy on everything, of…

Can I Have Diet Soda on Keto?

Throughout the years, I have gotten so many questions regarding diet soda on a Keto diet. Is it okay to drink since it’s 0 grams of carbohydrates (thanks to sugar alcohols and sweeteners)? The short answer is… it depends. Some people can drink diet sodas all day long, lose weight and feel great. I wish…

Keto Diarrhea: How to Troubleshoot Digestive Woes

Keto diarrhea is common when transitioning into the low carb lifestyle. As always, the preliminary stages are a time to adjust to your new way of eating. Usually, with a dramatic increase in fat and reduction in carbs, many people will experience a period of loose bowels or diarrhea, which is normal. There are claims…

Best Fats for Low-Carb, High-fat Diet

Many of the blog’s followers and myself included are crazy about fat. And why shouldn’t you be? Fat can be used as a source of energy, tastes great, provides brain clarity and best of all — it’s satisfying on so many levels. What many guides fail to explain is that there are different types of…

7 Glorious Uses for Gelatin

Gelatin is one of my favorite ingredients to use in the kitchen. It is comprised of a mixture of amino acids that are extracted from animal bones and can be used in so many different ways. Personally, I get gelatin into my diet by means of drinking bone broth and also from Great Lakes. Their…

What is Ketosis?

What is ketosis? Being in ketosis is truly a magical thing. Ketosis happens when your body starts producing ketone bodies instead of utilizing carbohydrates as energy. Both can be used as energy sources, but I find that converting to a fat-burner over a carbohydrate-burner to be most favorable. Signs of being in ketosis There are a…

7 Tips on How to Treat IBS

Recently, I received many questions about healing my IBS problems with a ketogenic diet.  While the diet itself was key in my treatment, there are some other supporting components that contributed (and is still contributing) to my success. If you’d like to read about my personal story with IBS, you can view my blog post…

Ketogenic Diet: My Treatment For IBS

* WARNING: If you are easily grossed out by talks of bowels and pooping, you probably shouldn’t read this.  * In the beginning… When I was nearing the end of elementary school, I started developing very odd digestive issues.  Every time that I would eat (what seemed like anything), I would immediately have to use…

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