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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 …

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 …

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. …