Should You Be Supplementing With Electrolytes On Keto?

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 And Athletic Performance

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

What Are Exogenous Ketones And Should You Use Them?

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?

Becoming Keto-Adapted: What To Expect During The Adaptation Phase

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

Fasting: Should You Do It?

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?