All posts tagged: keto diet

Mega Discounts on Ketoship Right Now!

Special announcement! We’re currently offering some absolutely mega discounts in the Ketoship Web Store right now – so it’s the perfect time to stock up on all your low-carb and keto-friendly favorites. All moon cheese snacks are now $3.25 per pack! Take advantage of this awesome deal – and stock up on keto-friendly snacks today! We’ve slashed the price of Moon Cheese Gouda, Pepperjack and Cheddar – so hurry up and grab yourself a bag (or 5) as they’re sure to sell out FAST!   Get 25% Off Dang Coconut Chips! We’ve cut the price of Dang Coconut Chips 3.17oz packs by 25%, so now is a perfect time to stock up! Plus – you can get 10% off the smaller 1.43oz packs too! Head over to the Ketoship Web Store to take advantage of these discounts TODAY 🙂  

How Do I Know If I’m in Ketosis?

For those of you looking to lose weight and get in shape, you might think that dieting sucks. But it doesn’t have to! To be honest, it all depends on what type of diet you follow. If you’re on a dangerously low calorie diet which is virtually fat free, then of course you’ll feel awful and will wonder why you’re torturing yourself just to lose a few measly pounds. If however, you were able to find a diet which allowed you to be very generous with your calories, and to consume foods like steak, whole eggs, cream, salmon, and even bacon (in moderation) things wouldn’t seem so bad. With keto diets, that is exactly what you get, as they allow people to consume high amounts of healthy fats, and moderate amounts of protein, whilst keeping carbohydrate consumption low. As we’ve said before on the Ketoship blog, the idea is that you force your body into ketosis, where it basically burns fat for fuel, rather than glucose. Generally it takes around 3 – 5 days to …

Body-weight Exercises For Beginners

If you’re trying to get in shape, it doesn’t matter which diet protocol you happen to be following, it’s essential that you put the hard work in when it comes to training and working out. People often think that getting in shape requires an expensive gym membership and access to the most sophisticated gym equipment currently on the market. This is not necessarily the case at all however, as in actual fact, you can get in shape in the comfort of your own home, performing nothing more than body-weight exercises. Body-weight exercises are vastly underappreciated in the health and fitness world, despite the fact that they have been performed for literally centuries upon centuries. The ancient Greeks for example, used to perform calisthenics body-weight exercises in order to train their most fearsome warriors in preparation for battle. If you’re looking for a new, exciting, and highly efficient way to get in shape, then take a look at the following, as we look at a couple of body-weight exercise routines for beginners. Low Intensity Routine We’ll …

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 …

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 …

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. …

4 Great Remedies for Keto Flu

Whilst ketogenic diets have numerous health and weight loss benefits associated with them, like most extreme dietary and lifestyle changes, making the initial transition is not necessarily going to be smooth sailing. When you cut carbs out of your diet and enter ketosis, chances are you might feel pretty awful for the first few days. You may have no energy, your might will hurt, you’ll probably crave carbs and sugar like they’re going out of fashion, and all you’ll want to do is sleep. These are all symptoms of something known, colloquially, as ‘keto flu’. What is ‘Keto Flu’? Keto flu occurs when people cut carbs from their diets and make the into ketosis, also known as becoming ‘keto-adapted’. Generally, keto flu lasts anything from 3 days, up to 7 days on average. As your body has been so used to getting its energy from carbs for so long, when you take them away you might experience a few mild side-effects. Some even consider keto flu as a form of withdrawal from an addiction! The …

Which Sweeteners Are Best for a Low-carb Diet?

Most people on the keto diet discover, at one point or another, that their sweet tooth simply goes away, and they have no sugar cravings whatsoever. Many claim not to use sweeteners at all. You may find it difficult to give up sweets completely, especially in the beginning. There are many low carb sweeteners on the market, both natural and artificial, and while some of them can be safe to use, others might kick you out of ketosis. But how can a sugar-free sweetener raise blood sugar levels, you might ask. Well, most of them aren’t really carb-free, as their labels say they are. A whole bunch of protein bars and similar products are stuffed with sugar alcohols, and again, while some sugar alcohols can be safe to use and won’t affect your weight loss, others can boost your blood glucose levels just as regular table sugar would. Let’s check out the types of sweeteners commonly known to be low carb and safe for a ketogenic diet, and understand how they really affect your weight …