The ketogenic diet first gained fame through its effectiveness for weight loss. The high-fat, low-carb diet promotes nutritional ketosis–a normal metabolic state marked by moderate levels of ketones in the blood. The idea with carb restriction in terms of weight loss is that it prompts the release of body fat to be burned or converted to ketones for … Continue reading Do Calories Matter on a Keto Diet? (guest post)
These fresh and simple recipes don't need too many ingredients and retain the nutrients by keeping the cooking down-low. They will take you from breakfast to dinner, so you can eat avocados every day. Great for keeping the skin moisturised from within, high in antioxidants and good cholesterol, and packed with protein, avocados are brimming … Continue reading Avocado dishes anyone can cook
There are fad diets and then there are research-backed, scientifically-proven diets that tick the boxes of clean eating, whole foods and gut-friendly ingredients. Keto diets are much like guidelines for clean eats that bring about sustained weight loss. A self-confessed diet hater, I ate pretty much what I felt like throughout my 30-odd years. I … Continue reading SKD: How the Standard Keto Diet works
I have good news for foodies. Did you know that you can lose fat by eating fatty foods? Don't fall for that droll about fat-free, lite and skimmed products being the road to a fit body. In fact, health foods aren't all they are made out to be [more on that in another post]. Eating … Continue reading Eat fat to burn fat
This is the second article in my series on the ketogenic diet. There are fad diets and then there are research-backed, scientifically-proven diets that tick the boxes of clean eating, whole foods and gut-friendly ingredients. Like Keto. In my 7 months on not-so-strict Keto (since mid-March 2017) I have come to think of it more … Continue reading What is keto really about?
I've seen amazing results with the ketogenic diet -- over 10 kg weight loss and dropping 11% body fat within 3 months. It has been a visible transformation. I went from a size Large to a size XS and am fitting into clothes from my junior college days (oh yeah!). The sustained weight loss isn't … Continue reading Part I: Keto diet 101