All posts tagged: low carb diet

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 …

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 …

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 …

4 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight on the Keto Diet

There are very few things more frustrating than not losing weight when you’re making a concerted effort to. Let’s say you’ve decided to commit to keto, you’re doing your best – but still the numbers on the scale aren’t shifting. What do you do? You may not realise it, but this is actually a more common problem than you might think. Although the keto diet has been proven time and time again to be an extremely effective method of losing weight, no diet is completely foolproof. If you’ve been struggling to lose weight on keto, then it could be due to a number of different reasons. Your Carbohydrate Intake is Too High This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s usually the number one reason why you’re not losing weight on a low-carb or ketogenic diet. There could be any number of things contributing to an excessive carbohydrate intake without you even realising it.  Consuming too many vegetables can be a contributing factor, as can being ‘loose’ with your diet. For example, bad habits such as …

Maple Walnut Pancake Syrup: New from Walden Farms

As if the epic flavour selections from the ever-popular Walden Farms wasn’t already comprehensive enough, we now have an all-new variety in the Ketoship Web Store. Walden Farms Calorie Free Maple Walnut Syrup is made with rich natural flavors including Real Maple and Hearty Walnut. Delicious on protein pancakes, in your morning oatmeal, in your bulletproof coffee, over ice cream, in smoothies or as an ingredient in desserts! Yep, it’s pretty diverse. All Walden Farms Syrups are made with rich natural flavors including pure Vanilla, Rich Caramel, Real Chocolate from Premium Natural Cocoa Beans, Fresh Fruit Extract from Strawberries, Blueberries and more. Eat healthy “The Walden Way.”  

Traveling and the Keto Diet: 4 Tips to Help You Stay in Ketosis on Vacation

If you’ve been following a ketogenic diet to get yourself ‘beach ready’, then you might be pleased to know that it is possible to stay in ketosis while you’re on vacation. If you’re worried about undoing all of your hard work by slipping out of ketosis while travelling, don’t worry. It is possible to stick to your keto lifestyle while you’re away – all it takes is a little extra planning, preparation and effort. Here are some helpful tips for staying in ketosis and maintaining your low-carb way of eating while travelling or on vacation. 1) Be Discerning When You Book Your Hotel This may sound like a bit of a strange tip, but picking the right hotel for your dietary needs can be the difference between staying in ketosis, or finding yourself with limited (often carb-loaded) choices if your meals are served in your hotel. Catered hotels that serve buffet-style food at mealtimes are a good choice, as you have more control over what you put on your plate! This way, you can pile …

Protein Shakes for a Low-carb Diet- 5 Things to Consider

Protein Shakes for a Low-carb Diet: 5 Things to Consider

Although the thought of being able to consume sausage, bacon, egg, and cheese for breakfast each morning and still lose weight is appealing, it has to be said that low-carb dieting can take its toll, and although you may not believe it, there will be times when low-carb dieters simply cannot stomach another piece of meat. It doesn’t matter how much of a carnivore you consider yourself to be, we all have our limits! And unless you plan on consuming vast quantities of egg whites, fish, and nuts, you may find yourself struggling to get enough protein. Protein is a macronutrient that is crucial for cellular health, growth and function, as well as for hormone regulation, and muscle growth and repair. If you are following a low-carb diet, you must ensure that you are getting enough protein into your body on a daily basis, which is where protein shakes can prove so beneficial. Protein supplements are incredibly popular and could really give you an edge when it comes to low-carb dieting. Before purchasing the first …