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Why You Need a Food Diary on Keto

Most diets geared towards weight loss often take the stance that fat is bad! This demonising of fat and a strong focus on calorie restriction means that a lot of more ‘traditional’ diets tend to forget that sugar and carbohydrate can have a huge impact on our waistlines. If you opt for a stereotypical low-fat ‘healthy, balanced diet’ you can probably expect to consume plenty of grains (i.e. carbs) and foods that are low in calories and fat. Just think of a stereotypical food pyramid diagram, and you’ll see what I’m talking about! Granted, a lot of people are rejecting the standard food pyramid these days, and with good reason, a low-fat diet is still many a would-be dieters downfall. Unless you enjoy mountains of carbs, veggies, salad, steamed white fish and vegetables, your dietary choices are pretty underwhelming. Keto diets however, are different. On keto, the idea is that adjust your macros so that you consume low amounts of carbohydrates, along with moderate quantities of protein, and high amounts of healthy fats. Now, strictly …

Delicious Keto-friendly Ice Cream, Slushie and Popsicle Recipes for Summer

When people think of diets and weight loss, generally they don’t tend to envision themselves enjoying delicious treats like ice cream. Instead, they imagine that the closest thing they will get to enjoy will be a piece of fruit, or a fat-free yoghurt. However, as we often reiterate here at Ketoship – ketogenic diets are not like regular diets, which is why people tend to enjoy them so much. Keto diets are popular because they are high in fats, moderate in proteins, and low in carbohydrates. With the summer fast-approaching, it can be hard to avoid sweet treats like ice cream, slushies, and popsicles if you’re trying to lose weight. With keto however, you don’t have to avoid these foods at all – you just have to learn to get a little creative in the kitchen! Here are some simple, delicious, and healthy keto-friendly recipes for ice cream, slushies, and popsicles. Churn-free Vanilla Keto Ice Cream This recipe is great because it is keto-friendly, it is simple to make, and it requires no time-consuming churning. …

Bone Broth and the Keto Diet

If you’re the sort of person that buys into the latest fads and nutrition hype, then the chances are you might already have heard about bone broth. After all, it’s becoming increasingly more popular these days; it’s even part of Salma Hayek’s beauty regime! But if you haven’t heard about bone broth yet, here’s a brief description. What Is Bone Broth? Explained very basically, bone broth is made by simmering down the bones of animals (this could be cows, lamb, poultry, even pigs), over an extended period of time in order to release the bone marrow and break down the connective tissues of the bones to release the nutrients. The result is a tasty broth that is filled with minerals. The result is a tasty broth that is filled with minerals and has a strong and satiating flavor. It can be added to dishes like keto-friendly soups and stews as a meaty flavor-enhancer, or simply consumed hot like a cup of coffee. Does Bone Broth Really Have Any Benefits? As already stated, there is a …

Top 5 Bread Substitutes for a Low-carb Diet

You’re probably already aware that low-carb and ketogenic diets have been gaining popularity in recent years.  This is both surprising, and not surprising at the same time. Keto diets aren’t for the faint-hearted! They require determination and discipline, and can result in many false-starts due to the fact that when we eliminate crabs from our diet – we inevitably crave them. But keto diets are still popular despite this, because of the fact that they are extremely efficient when it comes to dropping body fat quickly. Keto diets place an emphasis on getting plenty of healthy fats, moderate amounts of protein, and low amounts of carbs, but for those of us who really enjoy our bread, following keto can be tough. If you’re having trouble shaking your bread or sandwich cravings (which is a common complaint among newbie keto dieters in particular), then it’s worthwhile seeking out some substitutions. These are a great way to kerb your cravings in times of desperation – and they are pretty diverse, once you know how to get creative. …

Keto-Friendly Picnic Ideas

With the summer now fast-approaching, more and more of you will probably be looking to step up your diet game to ensure you’re in shape when beach season arrives. With the warmer weather, however, we get the perfect opportunity to head outdoors and enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer. There are fewer finer things in life than taking a leisurely stroll through nature, finding a soft clearing, laying down, and enjoying a picnic in the sunshine. Aside from, you know, going to the gym 😉 But what happens if you’re dieting? Do you break your diet and eat copious amounts of cakes, sandwiches, baked goods, and other decadent treats, or do you try to be good? Well, if you’re on keto, you can enjoy the best of both worlds as you can enjoy delicious meals that do not consist of dry salad leaves, whilst simultaneously staying on plan without jeopardizing your progress. On keto and heading out for a picnic over the weekend? No problem! Just take a look at these three keto-friendly …

2 Delicious Bulletproof Coffee Recipes to Start Your Day

30If you’ve been following a ketogenic diet for some time, then you’ve probably already heard all about the wonder that is Bulletproof Coffee. It’s a staple among keto dieters as a breakfast ‘replacement’, partly due to the fact that it’s easy and convenient (as well as filling), and partly because of its numerous health benefits. The only problem is, it can quickly become boring drinking the same thing for breakfast, day after day. That’s why we’ve come up with a couple of tasty variations on the classic bulletproof coffee recipe, meaning you can add some variety into your meal plan and still benefit from the convenience and the health benefits that Bulletproof Coffee offers. What is Bulletproof Coffee? Before we dive straight in to the recipes, I would HIGHLY recommend the book The Keto Diet Kickstart Program, which has some lovely recipes. But for now, here’s a brief explanation for those of you who are unfamiliar with the term Bulletproof Coffee (or BPC). If you’re already clued up on this amazing beverage, please feel free to skip …

15 Minute Keto Breakfasts

Let’s face it, more often than not – mornings can be hectic. And although breakfast is often described as being the most important meal of the day, it is also the meal that we are most likely to skip. This doesn’t necessarily bode well for ketogenic dieters, as convenience foods such as toast and cereals are definitely off the menu. But having a cooked breakfast consisting of fats and proteins (such as bacon, sausage and eggs for example) isn’t really all that practical if you’re running a tight schedule. Sometimes we just want something quick and easy before we rush off to work, or drag ourselves to the gym. That’s why we’ve come up with a couple of quick and easy keto-friendly breakfast recipes that you can create in fifteen minutes or less! Microwaved Egg Muffin This recipe might sound a little strange, but it actually works surprisingly well – and the mixture can actually be prepped in advance – saving you even more time. If you have a few extra minutes, however, then you …

Low-carb Sushi Recipes

The trouble with sushi is…well, it’s the carbs. It’s certainly not the taste, that’s for sure! While sushi sometimes has the appearance of being a healthy, wholesome dish (it’s fish, grains and vegetables at the end of the day), this is actually pretty far from the truth. In fact, Glamour once released a graphic that highlighted the oh-so-painful truth about the average carb-count in just two sushi rolls. Observe: How insane is that? Two rolls is the equivalent of SIX whole slices of white bread? The results are shocking, but when you consider the dense sticky rice in sushi, it doesn’t seem all that surprising. But, this graphic got us thinking about how we could create a low-carb alternative that still packs all of the flavour of our favourite sushi dishes, but without the horrendous carbohydrate count. Take a look at what we came up with here. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised 🙂 Salmon Maki With Cauliflower Rice This recipe is fantastic if you want to feel like you’re eating something as bulky and filling …

Fruit and The Ketogenic Diet: A Simple Guide

One subject that comes up time and time again on low-carb community message boards is this: ‘can you eat fruit on the keto diet?’ A simple question, but one that doesn’t necessarily get a simple answer. The opinion is pretty much divided among the low-carb diet community. Some people suggest that fruit should be off the menu completely if you want to follow a purely ketogenic diet, whereas others maintain that the consumption of certain types of fruit (in small amounts) is perfectly OK. Here at Ketoship, we tend to agree with the latter. Plenty of our recipes contain small amounts of fruit, and are completely keto-friendly! We believe that the key to making such a restrictive diet a success is by adding as much variety as possible (which is why we try to post tasty, interesting recipes for you guys to enjoy). But if you’re still wondering where fruit sits with a ketogenic diet, we’ve put together this post to help you identify what fruits you can consume, and in what quantities.   Which …

Low-carb Baking: Almond Flour Recipes for The Keto Diet

Who doesn’t love keto friendly baking? As, such – you’ve gotta love almond flour! It’s an absolute life-saver for ketogenic dieters, as well as people who like to go gluten free. This is because it is a genuine, high-quality alternative to wheat flour, and can be used in plenty of baking recipes as a straight substitute. So, in celebration of this awesome flour, here are two delicious recipes if you’re looking to try your hand at some keto-friendly baking I would HIGHLY recommend the book The Keto Diet Kickstart Program to give yourself some base knowledge. If, however, you’d like to dive right in, read on: Keto Raspberry Scones Some keto ‘purists’ avoid eating fruit on the ketogenic diet, but others decide to incorporate small amounts of fruit into the diet once they’ve become fully keto adapted, as this allows for much wider variety in what is already a very restrictive way of eating. These scones are delicious with or without the raspberries, so if you’re part of the ‘no fruit’ camp, then just go ahead and leave …