The Best Ketone Meters to Monitor Ketosis – Christmas 2017

People on Ketogenic Diets are going to want a Ketone Meter to monitor their state of Ketosis. The goal of a high-fat, low-carb diet is to get into a state called Ketosis where the body burns fat as fuel rather than using glucose as its source of energy. Types of Ketone Meters There are several types of ketone meters available that monitor ketosis in vastly different ways, some more accurate than others and some more convenient others. We’ll discuss 3 types of Ketone Meters available starting with the best on the market today in 2017. Ketonix Breath Ketone Analyzer You Can Purchase The...

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A Very Merry Keto Christmas Recipe List

Ketogenic and Low Carbers alike can have a very Merry Christmas with our delicious Keto Recipes. Nobody will be left out and there’s plenty of low carb Christmas dessert as well. Low Carb Christmas Dinner Recipes   Let’s start straight off the top with our favourite keto Christmas Dinner Recipes all very low carb and 100% delicious. Roast Pork & Crackling Roast Pork and Crackling, is there a tastier high-fat low-carb Christmas recipe that would sit perfectly in the center of the dinner table? Indo Chicken Drumsticks The Indonesian style chicken drumsticks add a contrasting flavor to other dishes...

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Ketonix Acetone Breathalyzer – Best way to measure ketones

Before I give you a review, if you just want to buy the Ketonix Breath Ketone Analyser you can get the Ketonix here from the creators.   Review of the Ketonix Acetone Breathalyzer   Ketonix is the most convenient, accurate and up to date technology around for measuring ketosis today without having to draw blood. The Ketonix Acetone Breathalyzer is an FDA reviewed and approved medical instrument for detecting and measuring ketosis. The Ketonix measures acetone on the breath, acetone is produced when people on low-carb, ketogenic diets are in ketosis and are producing ketone bodies. Producing acetone via...

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5 Best Ketogenic Diet LCHF Books You Should Own

The 5 Best Ketogenic Diet, LCHF Books Every One Should Own When it comes to Diet and Nutrition, nothing is stronger than knowledge itself, we’re going to share the 5 best Ketogenic Diet Books that we think everyone should own. Books that we own, read and reference often. They’re all written by leading Scientists and Doctors from all over the world. The best way to gain knowledge is through research and life experiences. We believe we’re very knowledgeable on Ketogenic Dieting and live it. But we are guided by the research of leading scientists in the world of diet...

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7 Ketogenic Diet Health Benefits [infographic]

You’re free to use the Ketogenic Diet Health Benefits Infographic. Just link back to this page. Ketogenic Diet Health Benefits Since the turn of the millenium, a greater focus has been put on Low-Carb Diets.  Theres been increased interest in the scientific community on other benefits of the ketogenic diet. Scientists across the globe have researched the benefits and side effects of LCHF Diets. Our infographic above on the  Ketogenic Diets health benefits, lists what is known so far. In short that keto is great for: Heart Health Controlling Blood Sugar and Insulin Appetite control Greater longer lasting weight...

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How Long Does It Take To Get Into Ketosis?

A question a lot of people who start a Ketogenic Diet want to know is, how long does it take to get into ketosis? After all, it is being in a state of ketosis that makes the diet, “ketogenic” in the first place. Being in Ketosis not only supercharges your body to be in an optimal fat-burning zone.  It also gives you a longer, sustained energy, enhanced cognition, improved focus and other neuroprotective benefits. The Advantages of Ketosis don’t end there Being on a Ketogenic Diet and having your body rely on fats as its fuel comes with cardiovascular benefits as well. It has...

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Paleo vs Keto Diet – Which Plan is Best for Weight Loss and Health

Thanks to Robert Atkins low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diets such as Paleo and Keto have become very popular, but whats best for health and or weight loss. The Paleo and Keto Diets are similar in some ways, but the variations in principles make them unique from one another often with different outcomes.   Paleo vs Keto “Two low-carb diets, two distinct ways of thinking”. The difference: It’s important to remember that the Ketogenic Diet was developed as a tool for disease control, not weight loss. Weight loss on Keto was incidental. The Keto Diet eventuated as a dietary intervention for conditions...

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Too Much Protein is Bad for Ketosis – How much is the perfect amount on a Keto Diet?

You heard it right, too much protein is bad for ketosis. The most common description of the ketogenic diet is that it’s a very low-carb, high fat (LCHF) diet. But the amount of protein you consume is every bit as important as carbohydrates and fat. Protein is an essential part of nutrition for maintaining lean mass and healthy cells, but the right amount is significant on a ketogenic diet. When beginning and maintaining an LCHF keto diet, you should calculate and track your protein consumption. Treat protein just like other macros (carbs and fat), if you want to get...

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The Complete Guide to Low Carb Flour – The BEST Alternatives for LCHF Keto Cooking

One of the biggest challenges a budding Keto Cook has in front of them is baking and finding low carb flour alternatives that give bread, cookies, cakes and desserts a great consistency. But fear not there is a number of low carb flours available each with their own application depending on the keto recipe you are cooking. The List of Low Carb Flours Coconut Flour Almond Flour Low Carb Almond Meal or Ground Almonds Ground Flax (aka Flax Meal) Psyllium Husk We always keep the above list of low carb flours on hand for cooking. As you probably already know, Gerri...

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59 Keto Snacks the TASTIEST Low Carb list for Ketogenic Diets

Having a variety of quick and easy keto snacks nearby will ensure you’re always full of energy while on the go, keeping you in that optimal fat burning state called ketosis.  For those times when you’re not quite up for a full meal, or you just want something at your desk or in your bag, we’ve made a list of keto snacks that we eat to fit right into your ketogenic diet. They’ll fit in with an Atkins Diet, Banting and many for Paleo also Keto Snacks that You Can Buy Followed by Ketogenic Snacks Recipes that you can...

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The Best Oil For Deep Frying

The Best Oil for Deep Frying We use a Deep Fryer often here at My Keto Kitchen for a variety of our Ketogenic Recipes.  All of the team have a Home Deep Fryer that is suitable for small families. Chef also uses a Commercial Deep Fryer as she tends to cook for larger groups and dinner parties more than the rest of us for that she always uses oil that does not solidify such as Peanut Oil. We pressed her on what the best oil for deep frying is. The Best Oil For Deep Frying Has A High Smoke Point...

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Easy Summer Salad Recipes Loaded with HEALTHY Fats

Salads are a great summer dish because we don’t have the heat on the stove or BBQ making a hot day even hotter. Salads are served cold and feel fresh but most people don’t associate them being loaded with healthy fats. The first thing that comes to mind is that emptiness and hunger soon after from dining on lettuce and mung beans. But alas fear not, we have some high fat, low-carb Summer Salad recipes right here that don’t only taste great but will also keep you fuelled through out the day. So without further ado Our Best Summer...

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Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss, Ketosis Done Properly Is Key

Achieving the well reported Ketogenic Diet weight loss effect or more pointedly “fat loss” that has been getting around for the last few decades (mostly thanks to the Atkins Diet and other variations) isn’t nearly as hard as some make-out.  A lot of people sabotage their fat loss efforts with a one track mind approach. They’re goals; induce ketosis weight loss rapidly at the last minute and appear fit at any cost. The furthest thing from their minds is maintaining a healthy body inside and out.That approach cannot be kept up for long, nor should it be. Malnutrition, fatigue, and...

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Broccoli – A No Fat Super Food to include in all LCHF, Keto Diets

Green cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli? Yep, that’s right, and plenty of them is what you should be eating on your keto diet. I can hear them now, you’re telling your friends all about your high-fat, low-carb diet and they’re up in your face telling you how you won’t get enough fibre or essential vitamins. I can’t count how many people have rammed that nonsense down my throat. Of course, they know nothing as they could care less about reading the science of what a ketogenic diet entails nor will many of them because most people just can’t bare...

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Apple Cider Vinegar and the Ketogenic Diet – Myth or Benefit

I’m often reading forums, research papers and other websites, recently I’ve come across a few talking about apple cider vinegar with a ketogenic diet in an effort to get into ketosis quicker. Suspicious I decided to look into it further and found out a few interesting things about vinegar in general and its effects on carbohydrates. Why would someone add Vinegar to their diet other than for added taste? Well, most of what is said about vinegar out there in la la land are simply myths and old wives tales. However, there’s plenty of scientific studies and research that show vinegar...

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The Benefits of Supplementing with Acetyl L-Carnitine on a Ketogenic Diet

We already know that one of the attributes of a ketogenic diet is enhanced fat oxidation which is also a trait that it shares with L-carnitine and Acetyl L-Carnitine. It is this ability of L-carnitine to metabolise fat that most often finds it being of interest to LCHF dieters, so we set out to find some facts about whether there is any merit to supplementing with it. What’s the difference between Carnitine, L-carnitine and Acetyl-L-carnitine Carnitine and all of its forms are responsible for the metabolising of fats and transporting them to cells called the mitochondria so that they...

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12 Low-Carb Chocolate Recipes for Sugar-Free, LCHF Keto Diets

If you’re a chocolate lover on a ketogenic diet or any other LCHF diet you’re going to love this list of sugar-free low-carb recipes. Let’s go and get cooking 🙂 LCHF Double Chocolate Fudge Muffins Double the chocolate minus the carbs with these delicious ketogenic muffins. They’re rich moist and very morish. We dare you to eat just one. This low carb chocolate recipe is very easy to make and will fit right in with your keto snacks menu. Double Choc Muffin Recipe and Instructions Low Carb Choc Chip & Peanut Butter Blondies A blend of Peanut Butter and...

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Intermittent Fasting & Ketogenic Diet – The Science & Benefits of Fasted Weight Loss in Ketosis

There are claims that intermittent fasting not only aids weight loss but also improves brain health, cognitive function and even as a life extension tool. Fasting, of course, is not a new thing it has been around for centuries used by athletes, various religions and lifestyle gurus. There has been a lot of research and study into intermittent fasting science that suggests it has many applications in medicine. What is Intermittent Fasting Intermittent Fasting (commonly known as “IF”) is not dieting rather it is how you plan your diet or schedule when you eat. To fast means not to...

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Eggs the Low Carb SUPERFOOD for a Healthy Diet Plan, Weight Loss Success & Nutrition

We use eggs a lot in our ketogenic diet for both cooking and nutrition, they are a truly low carb superfood loaded with healthy fats and essential minerals. In fact, they’re right there in the keto food pyramid. Eggs make an excellent keto snack hard boiled, they’re quick to fry or scramble and make a fantastic, moist, binder for meatballs. Eggs are so versatile I would take a guess and say that we use them in about one-third of all of our recipes. We use eggs due to the need of having low-carb diet ingredients. Not only do we use eggs for weight loss...

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Can a Low-Carb, High-Fat (LCHF) Ketogenic Diet treat type 2 diabetes

Can a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet treat type 2 diabetes? The results of many, many scientific studies say YES! To understand why a ketogenic diet reverses type 2 diabetes we need to know how the disease is caused in the first place. Hyperglycemia doesn’t like that the Ketogenic Diet is Very Low-Carb Type 2 diabetes is brought about because of the way a person’s body responds to food, in particular, carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are the primary cause of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and modern diets are loaded with it. So common sense might suggest restricting their intake, unfortunately, many (with other...

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Keto Supplements – Vitamins & Minerals for OPTIMAL Health & Fitness with LCHF Diets

Putting first things first, in a perfect world you really don’t need keto supplements if you’re following the ketogenic diet correctly but who does? Here I’ll list the keto supplements that I take daily or have on hand for times that I might feel off color or fatigued. The short list of keto supplements: Sugar-Free Electrolyte Powder MCT Oil Vitamin B12 “Sublingual Spray” Magnesium A daily multivitamin #1 Keto Supplement for Low-Carb Adaptation & Fatigue – Electrolytes You can definitely get enough electrolytes in your diet through broths & soups etc but many people fall by the wayside as they’ve been...

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Satisfy Your Keto Bread Cravings – 6 Low Carb Baking Recipes

Whether beginning a ketogenic diet or long term LCHF dieters without a doubt the biggest food people struggle with is bread. But don’t despair with some clever ingredient manipulation we’ve developed a few keto bread recipes that will cure what ails you. #1 Keto Bread Low-Carb Ketogenic Cheese and Bacon Rolls This delicious keto bread recipe is ultra low-carb due to the clever use of psyllium husks that hold moisture and create bulk. With 3 Cheese added to the mix just add some butter while they’re hot. Find the recipe for these Bacon and Cheese Keto Bread rolls here.   #2 Keto...

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High Blood Sugar link to Alzheimer’s Disease found in new Scientific Study

Scientists from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom have for the first time found a link between high blood glucose levels and Alzheimer’s disease. They discovered that excess blood glucose levels damaged essential enzymes in the brain that control inflammation found at the early stages of the disease. It has been known for some time that people who have diabetes had a greater chance of developing Alzheimers Disease compared to the rest of the population. Dr Omar Kassaar: “Excess sugar is well known to be bad for us when it comes to diabetes and obesity, but this potential link with...

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Best Sugar Substitute for Baking in Low Carb or Ketogenic Diets

The Best Sugar Substitutes for Baking in Ketogenic Diets If there isn’t enough debate and misinformation about natural and artificial sweeteners the LCHF and Ketogenic Diet forums ought to really confuse you. The best sugar substitute for baking low-carb or keto diet, high-fat food depends on the recipe you’re cooking and also its impact on ketosis. At the same time, we don’t just go throwing any old thing in when cooking our tasty sugar-free recipes without thorough research first. We’re here to let you know that we do use a variety of sweeteners in our keto recipes mostly “all” of...

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Keto Food Pyramid For Ketogenic Diets [infographic]

The Keto Food Pyramid for Ketogenic Diets tips the traditional food pyramid on its head. In fact, the keto food pyramid omits grains, sugar, and most fruits completely. Feel free to share the Ketogenic Food Pyramid Infographic above on your site, just remember to link back to this page!   Keto Food Pyramid Break Down 70% Fat Fats take up the greatest percentage of the keto food pyramid for a ketogenic diet and can be found at the bottom largest portion. Fats will be your energy source through ketosis. You should aim for healthy cooking oils Saturated Fats such as Coconut...

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You Won’t Believe Which Sport Stars & Celebs Eat LCHF & Ketogenic Diets

LeBron James LCHF Performance on Low Carb   There’s no disputing LeBron James performance and energy, his well documented Low-Carb, High-Fat diet is evidence to the fact that fat is the perfect performance enhancing fuel for maintaining stamina in sports of duration.   Kobe Bryant Eats High-Fat and Low-Carb to Give Him a Performance Enhancing Edge of Constant Energy Over His Opponents   (Australians) The Parramatta Eels Rugby League Team, Australian Cricketer Shane Watson all Eat Low-Carb, High-Fat Diets.   There is no doubting Rugby League is one of the most physically punishing and demanding sports on the planet so...

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How To Prepare for Starting a Ketogenic Diet

Some simple steps before starting a ketogenic diet can improve your chances of a success and make your transition a breeze. Clean Out The Pantry And Refrigerator Of All Temptation Go through your kitchen and eliminate all products that can easily be consumed in a moment of weakness, as you will crave carbohydrates initially until you become keto-adapted or get into ketosis. A Few Products To Help You In Starting A Ketogenic Diet That Act As Insurance Against Failure Electrolytes Multivitamins Natural Sweetener It’s true you can, and ideally, should do your ketogenic diet by getting your nutrients and electrolytes...

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9 Common Ketogenic Diet Mistakes That You Can Easily Avoid

1. Not Getting Enough Essential Electrolytes When we eliminate carbohydrates from our diet, our body stops holding onto essential electrolytes and flushes them out, along with all that water that high carb diets cause you to hold onto. In particular, the body’s primary electrolyte; sodium. One of the most common ketogenic diet mistakes is not replenishing our electrolytes and eliminating salt from our diets (like we’ve been conditioned). Make sure you replace your electrolytes to stave off the dreaded keto flu. 2. Extreme Calorie Restriction Initially, you should ignore calorie restriction all together while you adapt to a low-carb, high-fat...

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Keto Flu Symptoms, Low Carb Headache and Fatigue in Ketosis

I would have it as a guess that more than half of the people I have seen on the Ketogenic Diet have experienced to some degree what is known as Keto Flu or Low Carb Flu. Mostly a feeling of fatigue, slight headaches or nausea overcomes them. The symptoms of Keto Flu / Low Carb Flu usually occurs in the first two weeks of a person beginning a ketogenic diet and entering into ketosis. They can come and go if you’re not getting the right nutrition.  Share the Infographic above on your site! <!—– Copy and Paste This Code...

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Ketogenic Diet, what is Keto and why do it?

The Ketogenic Diet is no new Fad The Ketogenic Diet or as it’s often known, “Keto Diet”  was originally used to control seizures amongst people who suffered epilepsy. It isn’t some new trend or “in” thing. The diet has been around since the early 1900’s and has well established itself in the sciences of nutrition and medicine. The Ketogenic Diet consists of eating high portions of fat while keeping carbohydrate consumption to a minimum with a moderate amount of protein added to sustain muscle mass. A keto diets primary aim is to have your body rely on fats for energy...

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