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How to Overcome a Stall on Keto

If weight loss is a key objective for you, following a ketogenic diet plan is certainly one of the smartest decisions you can make. A ketogenic diet is a diet plan which requires an individual to consume very low amounts of carbohydrates, moderate amounts of protein, and high amounts of primarily healthy fats. Put simply, it’s a low carb, high fat diet. If adhered to correctly, you will find that fat literally melts from your body and you will drop weight like never before. In the early stages, your fat loss will be especially impressive. As time goes by however, you may find that your fat loss is slowing down, until it eventually stalls completely, leaving you in a fat loss plateau. These are common when following keto, and they can be overcome. Fat Fasting Fat fasting is one of the most effective ways of losing weight on keto, and if done correctly, it can kick-start the weight loss process. We’ve already talked about fasting on Keto, but the basic idea behind the fat fasting …

Keto and Macros: Why Macros are Important for Low-carb Weight Loss

For people looking to shed those unsightly pounds of fat whilst preserving as much lean muscle mass as possible, a low carb diet plan such as keto is hugely beneficial. The problem that some people have however, is knowing their macronutrient ratios when following a keto diet plan. Though not everybody chooses to track their macros on keto, it is actually quite a useful habit to get into. Knowing your correct macros is a great tool to have in your keto-dieters arsenal. If you’re not sure which macro ratios you should be aiming for – don’t worry. We’ll explain it very basically in the following blog. What are Macros? Macros, or macronutrients, are basically units of energy and nutrients provided by fats, proteins and carbohydrates. The body has a predetermined number of nutritional requirements each day in order for it to function at its most efficient, and these can be defined via macro ratios. Each macro has its own unique role in the body, though obviously when following keto, they should be adjusted differently. A …

Can You Ever Have Too Much Fat on Keto?

For years, decades in fact, human beings unfairly victimised fat and blamed it for what seems like all the health ailments in the world. Since around the early eighties, fat was demonised and was avoided at all costs as it was considered to be the sole cause of obesity, heart disease, hypertension, cancer, heart attacks, strokes, and many more health problems. We have come a long way since then, however, and nowadays we’ve discovered that not only can some fats be very good for us, but that healthy fats are actually essential for optimal health and well-being. This is good news for people on ketogenic diets, as keto diets are characterized by being high-fat, moderate protein, low carb diets. It’s established that too much protein can be detrimental to your health and well-being, but what about too much fat? Well, let’s take a look! How much fat do you need on keto? To establish how much fat you need on keto, you must first address your goals and fitness targets. This is where counting your …

5 Top Tips for Cutting Weight With Keto

If you’re struggling to lose weight, you may wish to consider changing the way you approach your diet and nutrition. For bodybuilders, following a successful bulk, this is where the hard work really begins, because it will now be time to begin burning fat. The idea behind bulking is that you build as much muscle mass as possible, which inevitably also results in a little fat gain. Whilst cutting, the idea is to lose as much fat as possible, whilst preserving muscle mass in the process. If you’re looking to build yourself a lean and ripped physique, a ketogenic diet could be exactly what you need. Studies have found that ketogenic diets not only help to strip away body fat by forcing the body to burn fat for fuel as opposed to glucose, but they also help to suppress appetite and cravings for junk food commonly caused by fluctuations in blood sugar levels. To help make things even easier for you, here are some handy tips on how to cut weight with keto. Watch Your …

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. …