This is very difficult for me to write out and after I went to the internet for all the inspiration I could gather, I decided it's finally time to talk about my Bipolar Disorder. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder Type 1 when I was in Junior High and my life has been a series … Continue reading Bipolar Disorder – My Story
Top 10 Easy to Understand Health Benefits of Keto
Most people know that the keto diet is used for weight loss but not much more than that. Entering ketosis causes so many changes in your body on every level and it is currently being used to treat many conditions. Medical research for the list below is still underway but that doesn't mean the results are … Continue reading Top 10 Easy to Understand Health Benefits of Keto
How Much Water Do I Have to Drink on Keto?
Water is the driving force of all nature. I can't tell you how many times I talk to people who don't drink enough water. I was guilty of this my entire life and it showed its negative effects after a short time. Our bodies are 60% water for a reason! We all know that all … Continue reading How Much Water Do I Have to Drink on Keto?
The Self Love Diet
"You can eat the kale, drink the alkaline water, take the supplements, or do yoga, but if you don't deal with the stuff going on in your head and in your heart, you're still unhealthy." Self love is not only providing your body with the proper nutrition. Although that is a form of self care, … Continue reading The Self Love Diet
Do You Love Hiking?
Hey Guys! After my hike yesterday, I realized that I did not have ANY of the gear that I needed! When looking for gear online today, I found this awesome company that plants 1-2 trees for every singe purchase made. How could I say no? I read all of the reviews and I could … Continue reading Do You Love Hiking?
Keto Meal Plans – So you don’t have to
I affiliated with Tasteaholics to bring you this amazing service that gave me a HUGE head start on my keto journey when I didn't quite understand what I should and should not eat. -I receive a commission anytime you start the service using my links! For me personally, meal planning and tracking is the hardest … Continue reading Keto Meal Plans – So you don’t have to
Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Soup Recipe
I found this recipe online the other day and finally made it last night! It was beyond delicious so I absolutely had to share! I made some edits to the recipe to make it more of what I like but I'm sure different variations would be just as good! This is great for IF so … Continue reading Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Soup Recipe
Quick and Easy Guide on How to Read Nutrition Labels on Keto
When eating a ketogenic diet, especially starting out, it can be hard to know what you can or can not eat. At first, I thought it was as simple as looking at the carb count but boy was I wrong! Here is how to properly read nutrition labels to help you buy the right … Continue reading Quick and Easy Guide on How to Read Nutrition Labels on Keto
What is Keto? – Beginning Your Journey
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton What is the Keto Diet? The ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet. It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called … Continue reading What is Keto? – Beginning Your Journey
Why try Yoga?
yo·ga /ˈyōɡə/ noun: yoga 1.a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. I have heard a lot about yoga but never thought that I would try it for one reason or another. In the … Continue reading Why try Yoga?
Keto Sweeteners – Good vs. Bad
After some time eating a ketogenic diet, your body will not crave sweets as it once did. For beginners, your body will still want that sweet taste and there are things you can do to satisfy your craving while staying in ketosis! It is extremely important to remember that even those high on the list … Continue reading Keto Sweeteners – Good vs. Bad
The Importance Fatty Acids on Keto
Throughout my Keto journey I have heard many people talk about Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids and their importance, but I never quite understood the full story. It seemed over scientific and I never took the time to comprehend the "Why?" behind eating special foods with these fatty acids. I did some research … Continue reading The Importance Fatty Acids on Keto
Diet and Depression
“If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.” — Kris Carr Mental health is the major disease … Continue reading Diet and Depression
Everything in Moderation
When I first started the keto diet, I received a lot of responses. "That is not healthy", "Trust me, ketones are bad for you", etc. The one I heard the most was that it was a "fad diet that was not sustainable because it was too strict. Everything is ok in moderation.". I will … Continue reading Everything in Moderation
3 Day Water Fasting
Since I have eaten so horribly for a while, I decided to go on a 3 day water fast to jump-start my ketosis and clear my body of all the toxins I have put into it. In my research, I have learned a lot that I thought I would like to share in case you … Continue reading 3 Day Water Fasting
The Best Keto Cookbooks!
I affiliate with an awesome company that makes digital keto cookbooks that have saved my life! -I do receive a commission whenever you use my links. The Essential Keto Cookbook! This cookbook has been a staple for so many people during their keto journeys! It is a digital cookbook with over 120 Keto recipes … Continue reading The Best Keto Cookbooks!
13 Biggest Keto Mistakes
One of my favorite YouTubers tried the Keto diet for one week and made a video documenting her experiences. She experienced extreme tiredness, headaches, and not feeling well in general. Throughout the video I noticed several key mistakes she made during the process causing all of these symptoms. Keto sometimes can be complicated. Here is … Continue reading 13 Biggest Keto Mistakes
My Fitness Pal – Keto How-To
Checking your macros are ESSENTIAL to the keto diet. The term "macros" is short for MACRONUTRIENTS in the context of nutrition and the keto diet. ... Grasping the concept of macros is important for the keto diet because you need to find the right balance of carbs, protein, and fats to get into ketosis, … Continue reading My Fitness Pal – Keto How-To
Self Love Nightly Checklist
I found an article on Psychology Today and I now use it every night along with AIG to keep my mind and body on track! Every night before I go to bed, I fill out a printout version of the below. I have added questions to make it more personal and I would recommend … Continue reading Self Love Nightly Checklist
Personal-My Journey So Far
There are a lot of reasons I decided to start living a keto lifestyle. My story starts out similar to many others who have transitioned their lives. I was raised in a middle class family who made a lot of easy casseroles for dinner and bought quick snacks for on the go. Both of my parents … Continue reading Personal-My Journey So Far
Keto and Cellulite
What is cellulite? Cellulite is subcutaneous fat that causes dimpling of the skin, particularly on the women’s thighs and hips. In other words, it is a fat deposit beneath your skin. It’s also known as ‘cottage cheese’ or ‘orange-peel’ appearance. Cellulite is a connective tissue disorder caused by hormones, poor diet, lifestyle, pregnancy, age, genetic, inflammation … Continue reading Keto and Cellulite
Simple 1 Week Meal Plan for Beginners
To help get you started, here is a sample ketogenic diet meal plan for one week: Monday Breakfast: Bacon, eggs and tomatoes. Lunch: Chicken salad with olive oil and feta cheese. Dinner: Salmon with asparagus cooked in butter. Tuesday Breakfast: Egg, tomato, basil and goat cheese omelet. Lunch: Almond milk, peanut butter, cocoa powder … Continue reading Simple 1 Week Meal Plan for Beginners
Can Keto Help Diabetes?
Diabetes is characterized by changes in metabolism, high blood sugar and impaired insulin function. The ketogenic diet can help you lose excess fat, which is closely linked to type 2 diabetes, prediabetes and metabolic syndrome. Does Keto Help Type 2 Diabetes? Yes! One study found that the ketogenic diet improved insulin sensitivity by a whopping … Continue reading Can Keto Help Diabetes?
Intermittent Fasting: An eating pattern where you cycle between periods of eating and fasting. Compared to calorie restriction, IF is not restricted in calories - it simply limits you’re eating windows to just a few hours a day. It doesn’t specify which foods you should eat but rather when you should eat them. In this … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting(IF)