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Should you take a multivitamin on a ketogenic diet?

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Should you take a multivitamin on a ketogenic diet?

Supplements are just that, to supplement above and beyond an already balanced diet. The problem is and especially on a ketogenic diet, not all needed nutrients are consumed with the available foods choices that make up a ketogenic diet. In addition to the potential lack of certain nutrients on a low carb diet, even if you are able to eat the foods you need to get all the nutrients your body requires for optimal health, your efforts often fall short because of the low quality food on the market as well as nutrient depleted soils the crops are raised in...

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Stalling on a Ketogenic Diet and how to break through a plateau

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Stalling on a Ketogenic Diet and how to break through a plateau

Breaking a Stall on a Ketogenic Diet On a ketogenic diet, your body will lose a lot of water weight in the first couple of days due to carbohydrate restriction, but fat loss depends primarily on calorie intake. Since weight loss is not linear and doesn’t happen at a constant rate, there are bound to be plateaus or stalls or periods of times when the scale just won’t budge; but this doesn’t mean you have stalled. Your body loses a lot of water weight (scale weight) the 1st few days or weeks of a ketogenic diet, the scale loss numbers...

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How Important are Electrolytes on a Ketogenic Diet?

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How Important are Electrolytes on a Ketogenic Diet?

The Importance of Electrolytes on a Ketogenic Diet Great write up from Jeremy Partl over at Ketogenic.com. Many people who start a ketogenic diet often experience the dreaded “keto-flu”, which is the name for the experience of one or a combination of the following symptoms: Even if you are following a well-formulated ketogenic diet, with a low amount of carbohydrate, moderate amount of protein, and high amount of fat as suggested, it is likely that you may still experience some of these symptoms. The reason being while your macronutrients may be in line, there is another important factor to consider,...

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Ketogenic Diet and Physiological Insulin Resistance | Low Carb Diet and Dawn Phenomenon

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Dawn Phenomenon and Physiological Insulin Resistance Have you been on a low-carb or ketogenic diet for some time no and perplexed why your morning blood glucose readings are on the high end? Did you know that it is quite common for long-term ketogenic dieters to have morning fasted blood glucose readings that average 100-125 mg/dl? This is rather common, albeit normal and sometimes referred to as Dawn Phenomenon or Physiological Insulin Resistance. Dawn Phenomenon is a natural rise in blood sugar because o a surge of hormones secreted at night which trigger your liver to dump sugar into your blood to...

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Gallbladder Removal and a Ketogenic Diet

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Can you follow a ketogenic diet if you do not have a gallbladder? Many people have successfully maintained a low carb, ketogenic diet after gallbladder removal surgery it just requires a little more attention to what and when you eat. Those without gallbladders produce less bile, which is used to digest fat. The liver produces bile but may not be able produce enough to make up for the lack of gallbladder, which is the primary producer. Basically your body will no longer be able to regulate the bile that is released when anything in your stomach triggers that release. There...

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