The Ketogenic Diet
The ketogenic diet has been exploding in popularity lately. Initially designed decades ago as a dietary, therapeutic agent to combat epileptic seizures, it has more recently been adopted as a favored means to shed pounds, gain energy, and boost mental clarity.
The ketogenic diet is basically a diet composed of shifting around your macronutrient intake to favor fats, restrict carbs, and have a moderate amount of protein. When attempting to eat within this basic construct of the ketogenic lifestyle, challenges can and do arise.
There can be confusion on which of the three macronutrients is most important to focus on for success, in addition to encountering some common ketogenic pitfalls, like experiencing a foggy brain. Read More
Benefits Of Fasting
Intermittent fasting is exactly as it sounds, which means alternating blocks of time between eating and periods of abstaining from food. There are numerous health benefits from intermittent fasting, including but not limited to:
Induces several cellular repair processes
Gene expression benefitting longevity
Weight loss and management
Lower risk of type 2 diabetes
Potential to stave off Alzheimer’s disease
Your Intermittent Fasting Guide
Getting started with intermittent fasting may seem daunting and it might feel counterintuitive to abstain from eating for a significant period of time so thankfully there is a wealth of content and trusted advisors online that can help guide us through our journeys with fasting.
There is one voice online, in particular, that seems to rise above the bro science and proclamations from hobbyist, and when he speaks it is done so in a reasoned, credentialed, and easy going manner.
That voice belongs to Dr. Eric Berg, a chiropractor that specializes in weight loss and has built an online empire of sound and trusted advice surrounding diet, nutrition, and overall wellness. Read More
Minimize Your Approach
Have you ever undertaken a major dietary change only to completely bail on it weeks into the program? Maybe you have had difficulties even taking that very first step.
If you feel you need to make some changes with your eating but are too overwhelmed by just the thought of it or do not know what changes to make, I would suggest minimizing the approach. Instead of attempting wholesale changes to your diet I would consider taking a more actionable step, which is focusing first on just your breakfast. Read More