Must I Be Keto Forever? (aka Can I Start Eating Carbs Again?) 

Video | Ketones | Continue Losing Weight | Maintain Weight

Most of us have changed our diets at one time or another. Over the past years, the ketogenic diet has risen in popularity because it works for fat loss, produces energy-rich ketones, and offers many enjoyable and easy-to-prepare food choices. 

But a keto diet cuts out some fun foods, like certain fruits, potatoes, and bread, and special treats like birthday cake. This leads many people to ask, “Can I ever go back to eating carbs?” This blog post explores when it is right and not right to step back from your keto diet. 

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Intermittent Carnivore – Here’s How I Do It and What I Eat

Video | Research | Definition | What to Eat | Frequency | Considerations

To follow a carnivore diet in its truest sense, you only eat animal meats and fats. Those who practice it report weight loss, blood sugar stability, more energy, better mental focus, and the list goes on. 

A criticism of the diet is that it lacks research, leading to the question, “How does staying on this diet affect long-term health?” 

I agree that there are benefits, and I agree that we won’t know the full health story until more substantial studies have been done. So, I thought, what would happen if I added a few days of carnivore a month to my typical low-carb diet? In other words, practice carnivore intermittently. And what I am calling Intermittent Carnivore was born. 

This blog post shares what I eat and how often I do it. 

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Why Keto No Longer Works

Video | What Happened? | Diluting Keto | Mindset Shift | Takeaway

Back in 2017, my husband lost 81 pounds by following a keto diet for nine months. 

Keto worked. In fact, his story was one that was echoed by many back then: rapid weight loss with inflammatory markers and HbA1c measurements dropping from dangerously high to ideal in a matter of months. 

Keto success stories are still there but less common nowadays. Did keto suddenly stop working? Did our bodies catch on and say, “Wait a minute, you can’t do that anymore.” In this blog post, we’ll examine what happened to keto and how you can cut through the distractions to recapture the advantage. 

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3-Day EATING PLAN to Start or Restart Low Carb Dieting

Video | Avoid Added Sugar | Avoid Bread & Breaded Foods | Breakfast/Snack | Lunch | Dinner

Whether you got off track or your low carb diet failed to launch, having a plan keeps you from spinning your wheels. 

This post shares a simple and specific eating plan that you can follow for the next three days to jumpstart your low carb success. 

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The Easiest Diet Mistakes to Make [Weight Loss]

Video | Paralysis by Analysis | Diet Minutia | The Mundane Middle | Maintenance 

When you set out to change your diet, obstacles pop up from start to finish. I have seen a lot of diet mistakes over the years and made many of them myself. Whether you are having trouble getting your diet off the ground, finding it hard to stick with it, or worried about gaining weight back once you’ve reached your goal, this blog post will help you see that you’re not alone, and that may be just the motivation you need to stay on track. 

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Blood Sugar vs. Popcorn – Is Adding Butter Better? 

Video | CGM | Plain Popcorn Results | Buttered Popcorn Results | Popcorn Blood Sugar Comparison | Takeaway

A couple of months ago, I used my non-prescription CGM to see how plain popcorn would affect my blood sugar level. The result was very poor. It shot my blood sugar straight up and then just as quickly dropped the level to a point lower than my starting point. 

Sharing that result spurred a lot of questions about buttered popcorn. Since butter is pure fat, which is a nutrient that does not spike blood sugar, would adding butter to the popcorn make it a better snack for blood sugar control? Well, I ran the test. It should be better, right? It was not what I expected. Here are the results. 

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Blood Sugar vs. Dark Chocolate: I Ran the Tests. Which Chocolate is Best? 

Video | Testing Dark Chocolates | 72% Cacao | 86% Cacao | 92% Cacao | 100% Cacao | Sugar Substitute Sweetened Chocolate | Results

I ate chocolate for breakfast for the past four days to see how different levels of cacao and different sweeteners used in dark chocolate would affect my blood sugar. 

Dark chocolate has health value. But at what level of dark does that value start, and at what point do the added ingredients tip the scale from healthy to unhealthy? 

That’s a big question, and while we might not be able to answer it fully, this blog post chips away a big chunk by looking at blood sugar impact. Join me to see what my continuous glucose monitor (CGM) showed as the best and worst dark chocolate. 

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