Resource Round-Up

There’s a lot to learn about this way of eating and it’s easy to get information overload.   Caution:  Don’t try to watch/read everything on this list in one day.  Pick something of interest to you and start there at your own pace.  Just start learning and know that you...

Keto–What’s That??

“Keto” is a shorter term for a ketogenic way of eating and for nutritional ketosis.    The ketogenic way of eating was first prescribed to treat diabetes and epilepsy in the 1920’s and 30’s before medications  became the preferred model for treatment.  Those choosing the keto life eat foods that...

Low Carb vs Keto

You’ll see the terms low carb and keto.  What’s the difference? Many people are  familiar with Atkins’ low carb food plan. There’s an induction phase of 20 carbs which is followed by 50 carbs per day during weight loss.  During maintenance, the plan calls for adding back carbs gradually...

Common Beginning Issues

Some common issues when you’re withdrawing from high carb living: “Carb flu” or carb detox.  Not everyone gets it. Mine lasted for a few days.  Fatigue, body aches, headaches.  Ugh. But I knew my body was ridding itself of bloat and going through withdrawal.  The facebook group Ketogenic Success...

Macros & Tracking

All this new information!  It can seem overwhelming at first.  But hang in there.  It makes more sense as you go along and learn more.  And if you have questions, be sure to ask! If you’ve decided to cut the carbs and are ready for the next step, let’s...

Resources: Get the Facts

I can’t emphasize enough how important researching this way of eating is.  You need to know for yourself why you’re going to try this way of eating.   Some people aren’t on board with keto.  They’ll tell you it’s dangerous, that it’s not sustainable, that it’s not balanced.  I don’t...