The keto and low-carbohydrate movements have taken the world by storm, with many people swearing off carbohydrates and reaching for alternative forms of macronutrients to fuel their bodies. The thought process is that if you remove carbs from your diet, your body will be forced to burn fats instead. Over time (usually a couple of… Continue reading Should You Be Supplementing With Electrolytes On Keto?
Muscle glycogen is a key player in an athlete’s success. Glycogen provides rapid energy release when the brain sends out signals to any muscle group to contract forcefully and quickly. Therefore, high-intensity exercise that requires quick bursts of explosive movement requires a large and readily available glycogen pool to be stored in the muscles. Glycogen… Continue reading Muscle Glycogen And Athletic Performance
Exogenous ketones are an alternative source of energy that can help with weight loss. They work by increasing the body’s production of ketones, which are produced naturally when your body is in starvation mode and needs more energy. Exogenous ketone supplements have been shown to increase the rate at which people burn fat cells, reduce… Continue reading What Are Exogenous Ketones And Should You Use Them?
Similar to the difficulties of starting a new diet, the ketogenic diet can feel restrictive from cutting out processed foods to upping your intake of fresh vegetables and healthy fats, it takes self-control. One thing that is often overlooked when creating a keto meal plan is can you even drink coffee? And, if so, what can I… Continue reading What Can I Put In My Coffee On Keto?
As the ketogenic diet becomes more and more popular for weight loss, people in the fitness community struggle with whether or not it’s possible to build muscle on the diet as well. Since keto is a low-carb, high-fat, and moderate-protein diet, it’s been linked to many health benefits, but is it conducive to gaining mass?… Continue reading How To Build Muscle Mass On The Keto Diet
The ketogenic diet is a specific eating plan where carbohydrate intake is restricted to a large degree and is replaced with fat. Before going on a low-carbohydrate diet like keto, your body is used to burning glucose as its primary source of fuel. As you restrict carbs from your diet, your body then switches from burning glucose for energy… Continue reading Becoming Keto-Adapted: What To Expect During The Adaptation Phase
Making sure you’re getting in enough water is a good health practice whether you’re dieting or not. If you are on a low-carb diet like keto, then your intake of water is vital. We’ll get into the details of why water is so important when on the ketogenic diet, the side effects of dehydration, and… Continue reading How Much Water Do I Need On A Ketogenic Diet?
Fasting, in its simplest terms, is to stop eating for a specific period of time. For health reasons, most fasts last 12-24 hours and can go longer in some cases, like 3-7 days or more, but generally, shorter fasts are more common. Fasting will not allow you to consume calories, but water, tea, and coffee… Continue reading Fasting: Should You Do It?
Gaining a lot of popularity for fast weight loss benefits, the ketogenic diet is taking the world by storm with many success stories. The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat, moderate-protein diet designed as a positive method for weight loss. There have been studies around ketosis and the ketogenic diet in general, and many scientists… Continue reading The Keto Flu: What You Should Expect
While some people report having headaches on the keto diet, others report that they feel the exact opposite. Studies have shown that people on low-carb or ketogenic diets can feel euphoria and have a much clearer mindset which is attributed to being in ketosis. (1) Brain function on the keto diet has been studied as… Continue reading Feeling Good On Keto: Why It Feels Euphoric