The #1 Keto Diet Mistake You Need To Avoid

Keto Diet

What Is Keto

The keto diet, short for ketogenic, is a dietary strategy that focuses on restricting carbs in favor of consuming high amounts of healthy fats and eating moderate amounts of protein.

There are varying methods and sub-strategies under the low-carb umbrella like modified keto, the carnivore diet, low-fat keto, and high-protein, although keto purist might argue against some of these as being methods that do not produce a constant state of ketosis.

Ketosis

Our bodies can reach a state of nutritional ketosis as a result of extended, restricted carbohydrate intake. We begin burning fat for fuel, instead of sugar from carbs, and begin producing ketones which can be a powerful fuel source for our bodies and brains.

When I am in ketosis I feel alert and clear-headed with a steady and sustainable source of energy. I initially came to the ketogenic lifestyle to shed a few extra pounds but I have stuck around with this strategy of eating to keep reaping the mental clarity and sustained energy benefits.

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11 Best Intermittent Fasting Videos By Dr. Eric Berg

Intermittent Fasting

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.

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We Tried Mushroom Coffee By Four Sigmatic - Check Out Our Video Review

Coffee

Mushroom Coffee

Coffee fortified with mushroom extract has become a consistent favorite in my coffee routine. These instant coffee packets are easy to brew up and I love the positive wellness benefits associated with consuming mushrooms, which can include:

  • Better regulation of blood sugar levels

  • Immunity support

  • Prevention of adrenal fatigue

  • Rich boost of antioxidants

The mushroom coffee from Four Sigmatic also contains minimal amounts of caffeine, just 50mg per serving, so it can also serve as another means to enjoy a cup of coffee in the afternoon without derailing a sound night of sleep.

Wellness From Coffee

If you are a daily coffee consumer like me, then rest assured, there are significant wellness benefits to be gained well beyond focus and ritual:


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Still Feel 21 has no relationship with Four Sigmatic. The links below are only being provided as a resource. I have no vested interest in Four Sigmatic and I am not implying any sort of endorsement from them.

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9 Ways Meditation Has Changed My Life

The Power Of Meditation

Inroads To The Mainstream

Meditation, or the general practice of mindfulness, seems to be slowly making inroads into the collective consciousness of the mainstream.

Just about anywhere you turn these days you seem to run into an article, podcast discussion, or some sort of social site mention about the benefits of meditation.

I understand the desire of those who practice meditation to want to share with the world the benefits they have been experiencing, but in the past, I have found myself a little hesitant to bring up the subject amongst my peers.

Something about voluntarily sharing that I meditate felt like bragging and maybe even coming off as slightly pompous, so I have kept my practice close to my heart until recently.

I can no longer hold back, though, from sharing the many benefits that meditation has brought into my life.

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Bulletproof Coffee: Fad Or For Real?

Butter In Your Coffee

Ketogenic Powerhouse Or Fad?

Have you blended grass-fed butter and coconut oil in your coffee yet? Known as Bulletproof coffee, it is rapidly growing beyond an underground beverage of choice for CrossFit athletes and ketogenic diet devotees.

The caffeinated concoction was created by Dave Asprey, founder, and CEO of The Bulletproof brand. There are purported wellness benefits to be gained by consuming buttered coffee, a beverage that is now being touted by others than just Dave and the growing legions of Bulletproof diehards.

The sharp increase of visibility along with the claims of wellness benefits are starting to give Bulletproof coffee the feel of being just another health craze fad.

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The Top 10 Ketogenic Diet Videos By Dr. Eric Berg

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.

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The Bulletproof Radio Podcast Top 10 Videos On The Ketogenic Diet, Fasting, & Nutrition

The Bulletproof Brand

Bulletproof is a food and supplement company geared towards peak performance. It was founded by their CEO Dave Asprey.

The linchpin of the Bulletproof brand is their signature Bulletproof coffee, which Dave is credited with creating. Bulletproof coffee is a nutritionally dense, high-powered, blended coffee beverage with grass-fed butter and Bulletproof Brain Octane supplying a host of healthy fats to fuel the body and brain for hours on end.

Beyond their signature coffee concoction, Dave and the Bulletproof brand have a rather mighty podcast show as well.

The Bulletproof Radio Podcast

Dave, being a trailblazing CEO himself, attracts thought leaders from a wide range of backgrounds and industries to share tips and hacks to help people find more energy, happiness, and fulfillment out of life.

I myself have been informed and inspired by the Bulletproof Radio podcast. There have been numerous episodes that have directly transformed my approach towards eating, the ways in which I tend to my mental health, and the manners in which I seek fulfillment through my work.

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The Top 10 Intermittent Fasting Videos By Thomas DeLauer - Performance Coach

Thomas DeLauer - Executive Performance Coach

Thomas DeLauer is an elite personal trainer from the Santa Barbara area of California who has helped clients around the world reach their desired states of peak performance in life.

A self-described executive body and business coach, Thomas works to maximize the mind and body connection of his clients for high-level achievement, fulfillment, and balance in their personal and professional lives.

While Thomas looks the part of a California based trainer, he also packs a significant amount of value and actionable advice into the free wellness videos he posts online.

Thomas is constantly churning out new informational and strategic pieces on the ketogenic diet, inflammation, and weight loss. He has a unique way of providing some pretty high-minded scientific research in support of his tips and tricks but he conveys these details in a way that is easy to absorb and understand.

Thomas goes about making his videos with integrity and he displays a genuine care in wanting others to live healthy and fulfilled lives. In an industry that can often be plagued with ego and vanity, Thomas has a laid back and humbled approach to helping others. I have found him to be a trusted source of practical information.

Intermittent Fasting

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The Top 10 Ketogenic Diet Videos By Thomas DeLauer - Performance Coach

Thomas DeLauer - Executive Performance Coach

Thomas DeLauer is an elite personal trainer from the Santa Barbara area of California who has helped clients around the world reach their desired states of peak performance in life.

A self-described executive body and business coach, Thomas works to maximize the mind and body connection of his clients for high-level achievement, fulfillment, and balance in their personal and professional lives.

While Thomas looks the part of a California based trainer, he also packs a significant amount of value and actionable advice into the free wellness videos he posts online.

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