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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 …

8 Awesome Low-carb Pizza Recipes

There’s something super comforting about the taste of pizza. Maybe it’s the delicious (and classic) combination of cheese, tomato and dough that make it so irresistible. The only problem is – pizza is absolutely brimming with carbs  – coming from the dough in the base (usless you opt for a pre-packed low-carb pizza crust) and the often sugary pizza sauces. If you’d like to satisfy your pizza cravings without the guilt, check out these low-carb pizza recipes from around the web. Low-Carb Pizza Pepperoni Cups These low-carb pizza cups look like mouthfuls of deliciousness! They’re quick and easy to make – and serve as a great tasting low-carb breakfast recipe! The recipe from A Spicy Perspective calls for just 5 ingredients, but you could make them as elaborate or as simple as you like. Crock Pot Crustless Pizza If you’re all about pizza toppings (and not so much about that base), then this crock pot crustless pizza is definitely one to try. Use a low-carb pizza sauce, or make your own to make it super keto-friendly. Get …

Up Your Veg Intake with These Two Delicious Keto Soups

Believe it or not when you’re following a keto diet plan, eventually you’ll get sick and tired of meat, fish, cheese, and eggs. And there will also be times where you’re sick of fat too! There, I said it. Even though the keto diet is fantastic for allowing you to eat tasty, satiating foods that are loaded with fat – it can inevitably become tiresome. Every now and again you’ll crave something new and exciting. As you probably already know, Keto diets place an emphasis on very low carb intakes, moderate protein intakes, and high fat consumption – which is where people often struggle. Rather than emphasizing healthy fats, people often consume too much meat and definitely too much protein. Phytonutrients Are Important on a Keto Diet On top of consuming the right balance of fats, proteins and carbs, you must ensure you are getting plenty of nutrients from healthy vegetables. The Keto diet is restrictive by nature, so aside from taking the right supplements for the keto diet, you have to take into account …

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 …

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Dairy-free Keto Breakfast Smoothies

There’s no denying that some people regard breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Where some people prefer fasting in the morning, some people like to consume breakfast because it starts without on the right track in the morning, and can give is a much-needed boost of energy to face the day. Where a lot of people fall down, however, is with the preparation of breakfast – and this holds particularly true when you’re following the ketogenic diet. This is why it’s a great idea to prepare breakfast in batches, and then freeze them or keep them in the refrigerator ready to take out during the day. We have written a lot about pre-preparing meals here at ketoship, but I’ll be the first to admit that most of our breakfast recipes contain at least some form of dairy. We’ve had a few comments and suggestions from our readers about including more dairy free recipe. After all, some people are sensitive to dairy, some people are lactose intolerant and can’t enjoy cheese or cream, and some …

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. …