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How Natural is the Ketogenic Diet?

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The ketogenic diet can seem to be an extreme diet. However, a high-fat, low-carb diet or a ketogenic diet quite closely mimics what our hunter gatherer ancestors would have eaten in the northern hemisphere and in the winter months. This diet would consist of animal fats and animal protein, foraged seasonal wild leafy greens and […]

The Good, the Bad and the Trans: Why we Need to Talk about Vegetable Oil

What makes a fat turn bad and how can we distinguish between the fats we should enjoy and the ones that we should avoid at all costs? The ketogenic diet prescribes a high fat intake, often up to 90% of calories can come from fat. But this doesn’t give us free reign to eat any […]

Five Steps to Ketosis

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5 Steps to Ketosis Step 1: Remove Sugar and Carbohydrates from your Diet All sugars are equal! Sugars and carbohydrates create blood sugar highs and lows, resulting in increased insulin release leading to hunger and fat storage. Sugar also causes inflammation of the gut and also in the joints too. Avoid fast foods and processed […]

Are you Making these Common Keto Diet Mistakes?

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Transitioning to a ketogenic lifestyle can come with it’s own complications. You can make your keto journey so much smoother by being aware of the following: Eat too much protein (more than 20% of your macros) and your body is likely to break down the protein into glucose, which will kick you out of ketosis […]

Carbs: Friend or Foe? On Quantity, Quality and Timing of Carb Consumption for the Ketogenic Diet

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Carb Consumption for the Ketogenic Diet If you have been following a ketogenic, keto-style, atkins, or any form of low carb high fat diet you will be pretty accustomed to frantically checking food packaging for its carbohydrate content and no doubt grown increasingly frustrated at the amount of carbs which are added to most foods […]

What’s the deal with Fat Coffee?

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Why add fat to your coffee? There is nothing new about Butter Coffee or Butter Tea. For centuries, the rural tribes of Tibet, Afghanistan, India and Mongolia have flourished on a morning brew of tea or coffee mixed with Yak butter. This fatty caffeinated concoction is full of Saturated Fatty Acids (the healthy kinds of […]

The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan

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When you are transitioning to the Ketogenic Diet, this is one of the best books that you can read. Although The Whole Life plan is more of a vey low carb plan, it is an accessible, intelligent read and we absolutely love the emphasis on gut health: something that is sorely overlooked by many diet […]

Which Fats are Healthy Fats?

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On the ketogenic diet, you derive most of your calories, approximately 70-80% from fat. If you are consuming this much fat, it needs to be healthy, unprocessed and made up of Saturated Fatty Acids (SFAs). The remainder of your nutritional macros should consist of of 10-20% protein and 5% carbs. If you are using the […]

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