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Changing Your Mindset: Food as Fuel

Changing Your Mindset: Food as Fuel

Changing Your Mindset: Food as Fuel

The secret to building a healthy body is reaping the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. We may pig out on special occasions or when we finally get to eat that super unhealthy but oh-so-delicious birthday cake, but that all results from a mentality that has been normalized and can be detrimental to our health. We live in a society that sees food as something to build a celebration or holiday around, or a method of giving comfort, or a way of showing love. While there's nothing wrong with enjoying how your food tastes, we have moved away from the mindset that food is fuel. Read more about the essential change of mindset that food IS fuel.

What Can Collagen Peptides Do for Your Health?

what  can collagen peptides do for your health?

What Can Collagen Peptides Do for Your Health?

Collagen is one of the proteins in your body. WebMD calls collagen ‘the body’s scafolding.’ It’s one of the most important building blocks of the giant list of ingredients that makes up you.

Protein is an essential part of your fuel intake when you’re following the ketogenic diet. Paired with fat, protein makes us feel satisfied after a meal. As you’re losing weight, it’s especially important that you grow muscle and take care of your skin; protein is essential to this process. Read here more about some of the ways that collagen peptides in particular can support you in your keto journey.

Why You Should Go Grain Free

Why you should go grain free

Why You Should Go Grain Free

When many people adopt the keto diet, they do “dirty” or “lazy” keto; they take the “If It Fits In Your Macros (IIFIYM)” approach. In other words, they will eat small amounts of grains if they have room in their macros. However, do grains actually benefit us in any way? Whole grains might, but what about refined grains? With every tasty, grain-filled meal comes some sort of catch with our health. Going grain-free may increase health benefits that are worth investing in rather than not, especially for people on keto. Let’s get into why you should go grain free. Read more why you should consider going grain free... 

 

 

Coffee with Leta: Losing Weight and Feeling Great with Ashley Crimmins

Coffee With Leta

Coffee with Leta: Losing Weight and Feeling Great with Ashley Crimmins

A while back, I had a discussion with group member Ashley Crimmins about her keto journey.

Something really struck me about Ashley’s journey, and I wanted to share it with you. Ashley first began her journey soon after giving birth to her second baby. That attempt didn’t last long for her; it just wasn’t the right time. But after a few months of research, she and her husband jumped in full force. Read more... 

Getting Back to Keto After a Break

Getting Back to Keto After a Break

Getting Back to Keto After a Break

Since we first began isolating, I’ve advocated for people to remain keto. I feel like the keto diet supports your health, and having good eating habits in place can make it easier to deal with anxiety and boredom. But for many people, remaining keto has been tricky. 

You may have decided that it’s time to get back to your usual keto diet, so I’ve put together some tips to help you get back to keto after a break.

Staying Healthy In Uncertain Times

Staying healthy in uncertain times

Staying Healthy In Uncertain Times

Upheavals like the current self-isolation rules, or situations where you have little to no control, can be hard mentally. While these issues will probably ease when the world gets back to something resembling normal, they are impacting your life on a regular basis today.  I’ve put together some ideas to help you stay healthy while you are dealing with ongoing stress. Read more... 

Self-Care During Stressful Times

Self-Care During Stressful Times

Self-Care During Stressful Times

The month of March 2020 has been the longest month I’ve ever lived through. Like everyone else, there’s been an incredible amount of stress in my life. Some days, there’s just this overwhelming feeling of “what next?” I’ll tell you what’s next for me: self-care. Read more...

Keto Casserole Recipes

Keto Casserole Recipes

Keto Casserole Recipes

Cooking keto when you have a family can be tricky. Family life can get busy, and it can be hard to cook hearty, healthy meals. Keto casseroles are a quick and (usually) easy way to put a keto-friendly recipe on the table without a huge time commitment. While the casserole is in the oven, you can be busy doing the million other things you need to take care of after a long day. I’ve put together a few keto casserole recipes that I hope you love!

Surviving Superbowl Sunday on Keto

Surviving Superbowl Sunday on Keto

Surviving Superbowl Sunday on Keto

You know, I manage to make it through Thanksgiving and  Christmas without much of a problem. So many of the foods that we celebrate with on those holidays can be safely eaten while on keto. Superbowl Sunday is a whole other beast, though. If you’re going to make it through game day on keto, you’re going to need a plan! Here’s what I do before a major get together where I know there will be lots of food choices that aren’t keto.

How to Ketofy your Favorite Chinese Foods

How to Ketofy your Favorite Chinese Foods

How to Ketofy your Favorite Chinese Foods

Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, is coming up at the end of January. Like many celebrations where we end up with family, food has become a part of the tradition. Whether you’re celebrating just for fun, or it’s an important part of your culture, being on the keto diet while trying to celebrate can be challenging. I’ve put together some tips on how to ketofy your favorite Chinese foods.
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