This guest post was originally published on HVMN by Nate Martins The ketogenic diet gained popularity through the weight loss community. It’s a low-carb (often 25g per day), high-fat diet triggering the body to burn fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. With increased popularity, there has also been an increase in keto-naysayers; they think it’s … Continue reading All your doubts about KETO, vanquished
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)
Berries are very berry antioxidant-rich rockstars of the food world that even fruit-sparse diets like the Ketogenic meal plan allow. Berries are low in sugar compared to most fruits, despite their pleasurable flavour. They are high in anthocyanin, an antioxidant that is proven to lower blood pressure. Most berries (yes, there are over 20 edible … Continue reading The quickest berry recipes you will find
It's hard to find anyone who doesn't like berries. Vegans love them since they are great for non-dairy dessert. Dieters like them since they are ultra low in carbs and have been proven to aid weight loss. Fitness freaks like them because of their zero-fat nutrient-rich composition which gives boundless energy. I am rolling out … Continue reading Types of berries to eat every day
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
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