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What is Ketosis?

You might have heard of the term “Ketosis”. The Keto diet is named after it. Eating a strict Keto diet will induce Ketosis in your body. But what does that mean, exactly? What is Ketosis, and how does it feel? Medical Definition Technically speaking, Ketosis is what happens when your body doesn’t have enough carbs to burn to make energy. Instead, your body makes “ketone bodies”, which are produced from fatty acids. Think of it like this: instead of eating that jelly donut you ate for lunch yesterday, once you reach Ketosis, your body will start eating the fat around your belly, or the fat from the juicy steak you ate for lunch. There are many ways to get to...

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The Sweet Life of Keto

Stevia  Derived from the leaves of a South American plant, which is a part of the sunflower family, the active sweet compounds, called stevia glyosides, are extracted and refined. Liquid Stevia is one of the most popular keto sweeteners.

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"Good" Fats Vs. "Bad" Fats

Many people start the keto diet with the false assumption that eating tons and tons of fat will get you into ketosis faster. But if you eat too much fat, your body will burn that dietary fat first and it will not burn your body’s fat, which is the goal, isn't it?  So, we get it that fats have gotten a bad rap in the past, right? But, there’s another IMPORTANT thing to note…. Not all fats are created equal. You want to make sure you are feeding your body good, high-quality fats, not the harmful, unhealthy ones! There is a huge difference between good and bad fats.

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Keto, Ketosis, & the Keto Flu | What You Need to Know

The keto diet is a low carb, moderate protein, high fat diet which helps the body to produce ketones in the liver to be used for energy. When you eat something high in carbs, your body will produce glucose and insulin. Glucose is the easiest molecule for your body to convert and use as energy. The body will choose glucose over any other energy source. Insulin is produced to process the glucose in the blood by moving it around the body. Because glucose is being used as a primary energy source, fats are not needed and are, therefore stored as body fat. On a normal, high carb diet, that most Americans eat, the body will use glucose as the main...

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Grocery Shopping on Keto

Getting started on the keto diet takes some good, solid planning. There's a shopping shift that needs to happen initially to begin your ketogenic journey. Since the "rules" of the keto diet fly in the face of every other diet, you'll have to also retrain your brain to understand the way keto works. Keto is a low carb, moderate protein and high fat diet, so you'll need to stock up on some key foods and pantry items. The best food choices for the keto diet can be found on the outer perimeter of traditional grocery stores; the produce, dairy and meat sections, avoiding all "junk foods “and grains of any kind. Living the keto lifestyle, whether it's a holiday, a...

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