The Dark Side of Sweeteners

Sweeteners problems - low-carb keto

Do you often indulge in low-carb cakes, Keto bars and other sweet treats? Well, they are sugar-free – so it’s not a problem, right?

Unfortunately, that’s not always the case – at least for some of us.

We are all different. Sweeteners and similar products can have adverse effects on some of us, but none whatsoever on others.

Keep reading “The Dark Side of Sweeteners”

How to cope with carb cravings

Started a low-carb diet – but can’t stop craving carbs? Sugar and other refined carbs are addictive – almost like a class A drug. Getting hooked is easy. Breaking away is hard.  

A low-carb diet is the best long-term solution to escape sugar addiction. But adapting to your new lifestyle might take a while.

And cravings can attack at any point.

Keep reading “How to cope with carb cravings”

Cut Carbs, Cut Your Physique: How to Shred With a Keto Diet

Cutting on Keto

If you’re a bodybuilder or weightlifter, increasing muscle size and strength is clearly your usual priority. But when you’re prepping for a contest, photo shoot, or other main event, cutting becomes your main concern.

Dieting is the only way to drop excess fat and water to display chiseled muscles. And science shows that low-carb or ketogenic diets are the easiest way to get cut, shredded, ripped, and otherwise superlean.

Keep reading “Cut Carbs, Cut Your Physique: How to Shred With a Keto Diet”

Can you trust "net carbs" claims on low-carb products?

net carbs claims

Are net carbs a myth? The term was first popularised by Dr Atkins.

Some carbohydrates, such as fibre, are not digested by our bodies. So it makes sense to exclude them from your daily carb count.

This distinction matters to those of us who follow ketogenic low-carb diets, like Atkins or Keto, with very low carb limits of around 20-30g a day.  

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Why offal is good for your low-carb diet

offal organ meats low-carb ketoDo you feel squeamish at the thought of eating offal? You are not alone.
Most people in the West shun organ meat and think of it as “subprime”. It is used in pâté and processed meats, but rarely cooked on its own.
This is really such a shame. Offal (also called variety meats or organ meats) is in many ways better than standard muscle meat. Keep reading “Why offal is good for your low-carb diet”

Are all polyols zero-carb?

Carbs in polyolsLow-carb and Keto diets are becoming popular. I keep seeing new product brands – low-carb cookies, Keto bars, sugar-free sweets – all sweetened with sugar substitutes like polyols or artificial sweeteners.

It’s great to have so much choice. Unfortunately, not all these products are as good as they claim.

Small companies – usually run by low-carb dieters and enthusiasts – tend to do a good job. They care about their clients and make products that are genuinely low-carb. Keep reading “Are all polyols zero-carb?”