Should you eat low carb desserts? That really will depend on what your goals are. Most people who are even looking at this question have either weight to lose or metabolic issues to solve. In this video we discuss why you may choose to eat low carb or even keto desserts while looking at some dietitian recommended low carb desserts. I know, I know … but sometimes you actually have to go to questionable sources to really answer a question correctly. Let’s see what we learned!Read more
Month: August 2019
It is not possible to control everything. As a matter of fact, there are very few things we actually have control over. Food definitely is not something that we control.
We do decide what foods we put in our mouths, don’t get me wrong. But we do not decide how the food will behave after we have eaten it. The biochemical reactions that food exerts on our bodies has reliable, observable, outcomes that lead to certain types of positive health and other types of negative health results.Read more
Low carb snacks can aid in weight loss. Obviously, it is better to eat a meal rather than a snack. But if you are doing a low carb lifestyle or a SAD lifestyle and are looking for better snacks, these can help you to lose or maintain your weight.
As I’ve said repeatedly, eating a ketogenic lifestyle and having any “fun” food at the end of your meal as a dessert is preferable to eating a snack a few hours later. Every time you eat a snack (so eat between meals) you are raising your insulin levels. This increases the chance of developing insulin resistance.Read more
Have weight to lose but not really bothered? Many of us are in that situation. But the question is what are you waiting for. Trying to lose weight is difficult and most people who know they have weight to lose are afraid to fail. But what about all of those people who are unaware that they actually have weight to lose.
There is a very natural phenomenon that occurs when changes occur slowly. We don’t notice. How many people are actually shocked when they come to realize that they have gained weight? Surprisingly, many.
Weight, like age, changes on a daily basis. Sometimes we gain a bit. Sometimes we lose a bit. But, for most people in North America, over the course of a year, the net is a gain of about 1 or 2 pounds. This is a very small amount for any given year, but after 10 or 20 years, we could have gained 40 pounds.Read more
Keto meal prep can be easy if you are prepared. The best way to be prepared to do a ketogenic lifestyle is to have several keto staples in your pantry. So pull out your keto grocery list and take note of some of the healthy food options you can add to your keto shopping list.
Whenever we try to change our lifestyle, we need to prepare ourselves. Taking the time to truly understand what foods will help you to be successful in your ketogenic diet will also mean improved health and wellness.Read more
The biggest loser has given us years of data about how successful a calorie restriction diet can be. So what can we learn from the biggest loser diet.
It is hard not to call the biggest loser diet a scam because the people who did the diet tended to regain the weight. But the diet industry has this tendency to promote methods of weight loss that just are not sustainable.
The biggest loser diet taught us that making money is still a priority to the diet industry because they continued to promote this show for more than 17 seasons (season 18 scheduled to air in 2020) despite knowing that the diet is not sustainable.Read more
Is it possible to be a keto athlete? Can you get the gains and pump in the gym while eating a ketogenic diet? What about the carbohydrates? Aren’t carbohydrates the best energy source?
Carbohydrates are not necessary to consume for a workout or any other reason. Your body is fully capable of creating the carbohydrates it needs for a workout or to run away from a dangerous animal.Read more
Food companies want to make money and they accomplish that by selling foods that compel us to eat more and more. This is not healthy. We are in an obesity crisis in North America due to our insatiable need to carb up.
I have heard someone say that in today’s society we vote with our dollars and I want everyone to know that we encourage food companies to continue to feed us carbohydrate heavy foods by purchasing them.
We all have a responsibility to choose what foods we buy based on how we want to fuel ourselves. Years ago, we were encouraged to eat our vegetables before we could leave the table. But today, we fill our plates with pasta, rice, potatoes, and other unhealthy foods because we don’t believe we will be able to convince our children to eat them. And frankly, we don’t want to eat them. We need to stop that.Read more
Is it possible that a perfectly healthy way of eating turn into an eating disorder? The answer to that is no. But is it possible that someone who has tendencies towards disordered eating could be attracted to a style of eating that has many rules and can be used as a good reason to restrict food intake or over indulge certain foods, absolutely.
When you evaluate an eating style, it is important to understand yourself. I believe in being honest with ourselves. I know all of my strengths and my flaws. This is important because when I am faced with choices, about food or anything else, knowing my weaknesses helps me protect myself from making an error in judgement.Read more