Struggling to break into ketosis, no matter what you do? Some of us have what Dr Atkins used to call “high metabolic resistance”. This means that it is really hard to break into ketosis – much harder than for an average person.
Obviously, sometimes we self-sabotage our Keto without realising (I certainly did this when I first started).
There are some common mistakes that can prevent ketosis, for example, hidden carbs sneaking in.
But sometimes ketosis evades you even if you follow all the standard Keto guidelines precisely. If that’s the case, it may be time for radical methods!
They are harder than conventional Keto. But really effective in inducing ketosis. Basically, you will leave your body no choice but to switch over. Once that happens, you can just transition back to standard Keto. Keep reading “3 Radical Ways to Break into Ketosis”
Ready to try a low-carb diet to lose weight – but not sure where to start? Should you pick Atkins, Paleo or Keto? And is it going to be impossibly hard?
My first attempt to go low-carb was in 2007 with the Atkins Diet. Since then, I have tried all sorts of other low-carb variations – the good, the bad and the ugly – before I found the optimal plan that worked for me.
Here’s a summary of what I learned so you can decide which way is right for you. Keep reading “Low-Carb Diets – Quick Guide”
Keto flu is a common problem, especially if it’s your first time on Keto.
As your body adapts to your new ketogenic lifestyle, you might get temporary flu-like symptoms.
So how long does Keto flu last? How long do you have to suffer before the glorious state of ketosis?
Keep reading “How Long Does Keto Flu Last?”
BHB salts are the latest craze in the ketogenic supplements market.
Apparently, they can help you get into ketosis instantly. No need for a strict diet or exercise!
Sounds good, doesn’t it? But does it actually work? Or maybe they are just a very expensive gimmick?
Let’s look into it.
Keep reading “BHB Salts – Waste of money, or not?”
Metabolic resistance, metabolic syndrome, slow metabolism…
These terms are often mentioned as indications for low-carb and Keto lifestyles. But what do they actually mean?
Let’s look into these terms in more detail – and consider whether understanding them can actually help in your weight loss efforts.
Keep reading “Metabolic Syndrome vs Slow Metabolism”
Fat vs protein on Keto – what’s more important? Some people claim fat is the key macro to watch. Their mantra is “You must eat fat to burn fat”.
Others will bite your head off if you suggest this (I don’t want to point any fingers but it’s mostly people from r/keto subreddit). They will tell you firmly that “Fat is not a goal” – and you should only watch carbs and protein.
So what’s the deal? Let’s look into this. Keep reading “Fat vs protein on Keto”
“Clean Keto” vs “Dirty Keto” is the latest debate amongst the adepts of ketogenic lifestyle. So what does clean Keto actually mean?
Keto diet is not owned by any one author or company. So there are no strict “canonical” definitions. New concepts and ideas just sort of emerge from the Keto community and get propagated online on Keto websites and social media. Keep reading “What is Clean Keto?”
Started Keto – but struggling to get into ketosis? You are not alone.
Most people make the switch within 1-2 weeks. But for some of us, it takes much longer.
And the transition period is not exactly fun. Your body is still craving carbs, so you are very likely to experience tiredness, sugar cravings and possibly also the infamous Keto flu.
Is there anything you can do to get into ketosis faster? Yes! Here’s a quick guide to simple steps you can take to break into ketosis faster. Keep reading “How to Get into Ketosis Faster”
Keto Diet is growing more popular, with millions of devoted followers singing its praises.
One possible downside of this popularity is unrealistic expectations. As a first-timer, do you know exactly what to expect?
The truth is, Keto is not all plain sailing – especially in the beginning. For most people, it has to get worse (temporarily!) before it gets better.
Keep reading “Keto Diet: What to Expect”
On Keto and struggling with sugar cravings? It’s a common problem, especially in the beginning.
Keto helps to break your addiction to sugar, so some Keto dieters manage to avoid this problem. Their desire for sugar simply goes away once they are fully Keto-adapted.
But for some of us, sugar cravings continue to persist after weeks – or even months – of Keto. Keep reading “Sugar cravings on Keto: How to fight back with supplements”