One of the most common questions we get from people looking to start a keto diet or low-carb diet is what does it mean when you see something like “net carbs” on a food label. It’s important to know that there are two different types of carbohydrates – net and total. Net carbs are calculated… Continue reading The Difference Between Net Carbs and Total Carbs
Are you on a keto diet and wondering if sweet potatoes are ok? Or maybe you just want more information about sweet potatoes before trying them out. Here are some things that you should know about this great food for anyone starting keto or wanting to lose weight fast with a keto diet plan. Sweet… Continue reading Are Sweet Potatoes Keto-Friendly & Low-Carb?
If you find it challenging to stick to a ketogenic diet, you haven’t tried fat bombs yet. Fat bombs are just snack balls that consist of a mixture of healthy fats and sprinkled with toppings like coconut or cacao powder. You may have even seen these at your local grocery store or all over your Pinterest… Continue reading Fat Bombs On Keto: What Are They?
If you’re first starting out on the ketogenic diet, it may be difficult to navigate social situations at first when not everyone understands what you’re trying to accomplish. At the end of the day, we want to be supported and understood by the people around us, so if you get resistance or weird looks, you… Continue reading Social Keto: How To Navigate Being In Social Settings
The ketogenic diet has been around for a while now, and it’s become quite popular with people who want to lose weight quickly. Because carbohydrates are restricted to at most 50 grams a day, if you’re not careful, you can eat the wrong food that’s too high in carbs and kick you out of ketosis. … Continue reading Fruits You Can Eat On Keto
When on the subject of weight loss, a topic that usually comes up with it is calories, yet they are misunderstood. Many people will debate whether or not counting calories is effective or necessary when it comes to weight loss. Read on to learn more about the function of calories and what their role is… Continue reading Understanding Calories
According to their molecule structure and at the most basic level, carbohydrates are sugar. Sugar can be classified as monosaccharides, disaccharides, or polysaccharides. A monosaccharide is a single sugar molecule made of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms. Examples of these are glucose and fructose. Disaccharides are two sugar molecules linked together like sucrose and lactose.… Continue reading What Are Carbohydrates?
There are two different types of trans fats to watch out for. One is artificial, and the other occurs naturally. Animals produce the trans fats that occur naturally in their gut and, as a result, the food we eat from these same animals have small amounts of trans fat in them. For example, milk or… Continue reading Trans Fat: Know The Risks
Unsaturated fat at room temperature is in oil form as they have one or more double bonds or triple bonds in between molecules. It’s a type of dietary fat, which is one of three macronutrients. Further, unsaturated fat can be broken down into two main categories, which we’ll be exploring further—monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat. Monounsaturated… Continue reading Unsaturated Fat: What You Need To Know
Fatty acids, or the building blocks of dietary fat, are either saturated or unsaturated based on their structure. They have a chain of atoms with hydrogen and carbon. Saturated fats do not have a double bond between their carbon chain, allowing additional hydrogen atoms to attach to carbon atoms. Hydrogen atoms are densely packed because… Continue reading Saturated Fat: Definition & Full Breakdown