Shaping Your Keto Diet

Today's guest post is part of an editorial collaboration with the folks at HVMN who are experts on ketones and the ketogenic diet. A balanced macronutrient intake is essential for success on the keto diet. Macronutrients are food groups humans consume in large quantities. They provide the bulk of the energy to the body. The … Continue reading Shaping Your Keto Diet

Fundamentals of Keto (guest post)

Today's guest post is part of an editorial collaboration with team at HVMN. Check out their other guest posts on calories on a keto diet and muscle recovery after training.  “Keto” comes from the word “ketogenic.” This is a scientific term meaning that the body is producing ketones from fat. When blood ketone levels exceed 0.5mM, the body has achieved "ketosis." Ketosis can be naturally achieved two ways: through diet … Continue reading Fundamentals of Keto (guest post)

5 Keto Recipes For Vegans

My vegan readers felt left out after reading my previous post which curated the best Keto recipes for vegetarians. Democratic Human that I am, I have collated the best keto-friendly vegan mains and starters for you. The ketogenic diet was a godsend for me. I felt lighter, munched much much lesser and experienced fat loss … Continue reading 5 Keto Recipes For Vegans

5 easy keto recipes for vegetarians

The keto diet is the most effective clean eating diet I’ve tried. It is so easy to follow, yet I get dozens of questions from readers every week. Simply put, it is a low-carb, high-fat diet. That means goodbye rice, chapati and bread, hello oil and butter! It’s the opposite of what we’ve been taught … Continue reading 5 easy keto recipes for vegetarians

Keto diet to tackle lower belly fat

In case you were wondering what it means to have lower belly fat, a waist circumference above 35 inches for men and 30 inches for women constitutes abdominal obesity. If you fall under this category, you must read this post to understand how to shed lower belly fat on a Standark Keto Diet. Eat the … Continue reading Keto diet to tackle lower belly fat

Do Calories Matter on a Keto Diet? (guest post)

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)

Avocado dishes anyone can cook

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

SKD: How the Standard Keto Diet works

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

Eat fat to burn fat

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

What is keto really about?

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?