Recently, when experimenting with a more intense ketogenic diet, I experienced 9 days of ‘keto-flu’: headaches, disrupted sleep, and low energy being the most noticeable symptoms. My transition to a full-on ketogenic diet was no doubt easier than those who switch from a standard Western diet as I had been following a low-carb, high-fat diet for about seven months. Here are the tips and tricks which helped me to endure the keto-flu!
Although I have transformed my diet to a healthier one, I can still be found eating ice cream at 7 o’clock in the morning. The key difference between my previous and current ice cream munching habits is that I now make my own using wholesome ingredients.
I try to include various fat sources on my plate to ensure I am supplying my body with the optimal intake for its daily functions. Here’s how:
It seems that supermarkets launch a new range of “healthy” products every week. Some contain a variety of vegetables but also unnecessary additives, varying from thickeners such as cornflour to vaguely titled flavourings such as “chicken extract”. Can these really be the healthy options?
Some of the most common New Year’s resolutions include giving up foods which are seen to be indulgent. Many do this in a bid to turn their health around, and often lose weight, I know I have in the past. However, this year I am looking forward to the delicious foods I can eat rather than focussing on what I can’t eat.
At Christmas, when it comes to food, most of us like to indulge a little…or a lot. In the past, I would follow a strict-diet during the lead up to Christmas, leaving all the sweet treats to be devoured from Christmas Eve through to Boxing Day. This was obviously an unhealthy pattern, and one which I am happy to break this year, thanks to my paleo, cyclic ketogenic diet. Here’s what I’ll be eating on Christmas Day:
As the Christmas period has arrived, I have been experimenting with substitute ingredients to create healthier treats for my family. Coconut flour and almond flour are becoming increasingly popular for baking. Here are my experiences using each: