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While I haven’t been perfect on this “keto kick,” I will say that the last 2 weeks haven’t been “life-changing” as many people say when they immediately go keto. At the time of writing this post, I am currently experiencing what you call the “keto flu.”
The keto flu is essentially exactly what you might think. You get flu-like symptoms as your body starts to transition from using glucose to ketones for energy.
Symptoms may include headaches, brain fog, nausea, lethargy, etc.
There are ways to avoid this, such as supplementing and ensuring you’re getting the appropriate amounts of sodium, magnesium, and potassium, but I guess I thought I was Superwoman and could handle without it.
For the last 2 weeks, my weight has relatively stayed the same, but my energy to do my workouts has decreased slightly. On a positive note, I’ve been tracking exactly how much I eat and have been eating roughly 2,300...
You might’ve been hearing “keto” through your newsfeeds or on health blogs recently and you might be asking yourself: “What the heck is keto and how could you possibly eat so much FAT!?”
I thought the same thing too. In fact, I’ve been skeptical about keto ever since my boyfriend introduced me to the idea.
He told me that a bunch of his coworkers at Quest Nutrition were living a ketogenic lifestyle and getting ripped!
And, I just wasn’t buying it. The thought of eating a majority of fat and close to no carbs did not entice me.
But, when my business mentor Chalene Johnson opened up spots to join her Diet Beta Test Program, she taught me about groundbreaking new research about the benefits of living a keto lifestyle.
Benefits like reducing inflammation, curing leaky gut, becoming a fat-burning machine, increasing mental clarity and focus, reducing insulin and blood sugar levels, and even reducing cancer!
When I used to live the SAD Diet (“Sad American Diet”), one of my favorite brunch choices was a really good Eggs Benedict Breakfast.
The melty yolk, the hollandaise sauce, the English muffin, oh my gosh, just thinking about it right now makes me salivate!
But guess what doesn’t make me salivate….the 2pm CRASH and bloat that comes immediately after eating it! I know my body and it doesn’t do well on highly processed refined carbs or dairy, so avoiding it altogether helps my digestion tremendously.
But there are days when you just MISS not freaking CARING about your health! Haha! Is it just me or do you ever wish that you could eat an unlimited amount of cookies, brownies, burgers, and fries, and not let it affect you in any way???
But until we develop some kind of new technology for you to lose weight eating junk food, this keto / bulletproof / paleo / lchf alternative will have to do. :P...
Oh guaccc...how you never disappoint. I mean, you can never go wrong with good ‘ol guacamole, especially when you’re following a ketogenic / lchf / paleo lifestyle, you can top pretty much anything with it to add healthy fats!
I came across this awesome Upgraded Guacamole recipe while I was reading Dave Asprey’s book The Bulletproof Diet (I highly recommend it!) and gave it a try!
The difference between this *upgraded* guacamole and just regular guacamole is the addition of MCT oil.
MCT oil is similar to coconut oil, but packs more of a *PUNCH* for health benefits and brain power! If you’re curious to know more about MCT oil, feel free to check out Dave Asprey’s blog about it because he’s the expert on it, not me!
The recipe came out great and was very creamy! I topped it on my salad and cauliflower rice / beef meatballs for dinner, but I’m sure it can virtually go on anything that you desire!
I hope you...
It’s my BIRTHDAY!
With every new year, I love reflecting on what has happened. From creating my first product, to getting fired from a job, to committing myself fully to my passion and purpose, I feel that everything that has happened has a life lesson attached to it.
That’s why to celebrate my 26th birthday, I’d like to share 3 life lessons I learned this year. No matter where you are in your life, these life lessons can help you overcome a struggle you might be facing, inspire you to take action on your dreams, or simply help you learn a new insight or approach in the way you live your life!
So, let’s get started.
The START is what usually STOPS people.
Whether it’s starting a new fitness program or diet, taking the plunge to start a new venture, or creating a new healthy habit, the biggest roadblock that we face is actually getting started!
Change is scary! Even if it’s something that...
So I’ve been doing a lot of research into the ketogenic/bulletproof and intermittent fasting lifestyle and I’ve been very very intrigued about the idea of eating high fat moderate protein and low carbohydrates for daily living.
And my boyfriend has been talking about the ketogenic lifestyle for a while now but I never really was interested in trying it nor was curious to finding out more.
But when I started to read more information about it and was just reading articles and listening to podcasts about it.
I became more and more interested in the idea of doing this kind of lifestyle because of the many benefits that it has. There are some benefits like:
You’re also able to stay full longer and have more satisfaction in your meals and your metabolism increases as you start to eat more fat and lower your carb intake.
It helps you to burn fat faster because your...
Do you wanna learn how to go grocery shopping on a tight budget? I'm gonna share with you three easy quick tips right now.
When you purchase your food at wholesale prices, you not only save tons of money but you also save tons of time of constantly going to the store and buying foods that you always buy on a weekly bases.
So why not get it all in one swoop. Go to your local wholesale store like Costco and buy foods that you always prepare.
For me, I am always preparing some type of protein, whether it is fish, chicken or salmon or something like that.
Same with my foods that go in the pantry such as my chia seeds, my mixed nuts, my protein powders, all of that stuff I try to get it all at wholesale prices so that I can save my time and my money each week.
Once things are on sale, it's probably because:
These cinnamon butter cookies are so awesome, and follow the ketogenic lifestyle.
Incase you don't know, for the last two weeks I’ve been following a ketogenic bulletproof intimate fasting lifestyle, and so far I’ve been loving the results.
I got this recipe from Chalene Johnson’s diet beta test group and they are so easy to make and only require 5 ingredients or less.
I will say the texture is a little grainy, but if you need a quick fix of healthy facts this will definitely do the trick. Sometimes you just need to cheat yourself and think that you’re eating regular cookies for dessert.
So these cinnamon butter cookies definitely give me that feeling that I’m eating guilty cookies for dessert when in fact they actually provide tons of nutrients, and I’m still able to follow the ketogenic plan as well.
I hope you enjoy them, if you do feel free to share this with your friends and let me know if you like them!
So I’ve been on a huge Paleo kick recently and decided to look up easy Paleo pancake recipes online.
I found this awesome 5 ingredient pancake recipe that hit the spot that I needed for my sweet fix!
I love that it was so easy to make and it made me feel like I was eating regular good 'ol pancakes but without the added guilt and resentment for eating junk food!
This recipe only have 5 ingredients and tasted so good, especially with almond butter, coconut flakes, and even chocolate chips if you want to add those in there as well!
I hope you guys love this recipe as much as I did, it took less than 10 minutes to make and filled me up!
If you like this recipe feel free to share it with your friends and let me know what you think!
* INGREDIENTS *
In this blog post, I want to talk about fueling your workouts to make your workout the best and more efficient workout possible.
In order to fuel our workouts we must look to food as fuel.
When we look to food as fuel, our body will get the energy that it needs to perform and function properly during the workout. It will also help to restore and rebuild any muscle the glycogen levels that have been depleted after your killer workout.
So let’s first talk about pre workout nutrition.
Carbs are your body's number one preferred energy source. So we need carbs in order to give us the energy that we need. If you don't have carbs, you are going to essentially “hit the wall” in your workout. Which means you might get really tired, really quickly, and you won’t be able to sustain your energy for as long as you want to.
So especially for my endomorphs (aka those who hold onto fat very easily), because we tend to carry a lot more fat due to our carb...
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