Posts in Keto
9 Pantry Essentials I ALWAYS Have in My Pantry

There are two key components of maintaining a keto diet, in my opinion: figuring out a way to enjoy your favorite flavors that your palate still craves and getting in all the fats you need to truly make a diet ketogenic. A keto diet is, after all, a high fat diet.

While meats and veggies are the star of your diet, I like to think of the other items—oils, seasonings, accompaniments, etc.—as the supporting cast. Read on to find out what's in my supporting cast!

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Kick Chemicals to the Curb! How to "Eat Clean" in 2017

Products served at most fast food spots and lining the grocery aisles, what author Michael Pollan calls “food-like substances,” are filled with chemicals known to cause harmful effects in humans and lab animals alike, not to mention the added salts and sugars and the problems those bring.

Learn how common food additives can affect you, and hoe to avoid them.

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The Basics of Bulletproof Coffee

I wrote about bulletproof before, a couple years ago, but I figured it's time for an update. A lot of people are confused by what they see online because bulletproof tends to be heavily branded or specialized—there is, of course, the actual Bulletproof brand that was founded by Dave Asprey, who really kicked this whole bulletproof trend off, and there are other people who tell you their version of "butter coffee," which generally starts with some organic coffee that costs an arm and a leg or is ridiculously difficult to prepare. 

We don't do that over here. Your bulletproof drink can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it. I have a few bulletproof recipes on the site already, each very different, that gives you a glimpse of the ways bulletproof drinks can take on a new life. I encourage you to try some! Or, even, experiment with your own favorite bulletproof blend.

Today, I'll give you the bulletproof basics—the ingredients you need to make a bulletproof drink, and optional add-ins to help it fit what you need. Because aren't options the fun part of life? Let's get into it.

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Low Carb/High Fat Snacks to Help Kill Your Cravings

One of the best things about following a high fat, low carb diet is that most people rarely feel the need for snacks—the inherent nature of the foods you eat on a ketogenic diet (fat and protein) are satiating, keeping you full for hours at a time. However, for others, snacking is a way of life, and as humans, we occasionally (ha) get cravings. I’ve been there…bored at your desk at work, watching a movie and wanting something to munch on, just in between meals, riding the crimson wave...sometimes you just need a little somethin somethin. So, what can you eat?

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Keto Breakfast Roundup

So you like to eat breakfast? You don't say! I must admit...I have never been one for breakfast. I think that probably stems from the fact that I'm not a morning person. It has to, because I looooove brunch, which occurs at a much more decent hour.

But apparently, breakfast is a thing. For those of you following a low carb diet (we all are, right?), here are a couple breakfast options to help your morning go by a little more quickly. Enjoy!

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The Buzz about Bulletproof Coffee

By now, you've probably heard about bulletproof coffee. It's popping up everywhere, with devotees singing its praises from movie sets to boardrooms. But, if you hear "bulletproof" and nothing comes to mind besides vests and windows at sketchy Chinese food spots, allow me to introduce you to the latest craze.

What is Bulletproof Coffee?

Bulletproof coffee, developed by biohacker Dave Asprey, is basically a cup of coffee blended with grass-fed butter and coconut or medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil, traditionally drank in the morning, often as a meal replacement. I know what you're thinking: "Butter in coffee? Gross." That's generally the first reaction, with the second being, "that cannot possibly be healthy." However, you may be wrong on both points. Here's why.

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