The Keto Life

What is the cyclical ketogenic diet?

What is the cyclical ketogenic diet (CKD)?

If you’ve read the resources in this blog and other websites, you’re probably pretty comfortable by now on what standard ketogenic diet (SKD) is. Carbs are restricted to individual tolerance (somewhere between 0 and 30g of carbohydrates a day). Protein is moderate, and you eat fat to satiety. Straightforward stuff.   There is another way of doing it that we’ve not really discussed before. An approach that offers a slightly different perspective...

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Keto and Low Carb Midlands: with Dr Cat Harrison

Hear from local GP Cat Harrison about how how her surgery has helped patients control their life using food at the 2nd free Keto and Low Carb Midlands meetup on the 05 July 2017 at the Postmill Centre, South Normanton.   Fresh from an exciting first meeting, where we got the perfect practitioner’s perspective from qualified Nutritional Adviser Antonia Robinson, we follow up with a clinical perspective from an expert in family health and medicine.   In an unprecedented first for the East Midlands, hear Cat give an honest appraisal or the state of nutritional advice within a healthcare setting, covering topics such as:   • What...

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Road into the distance

The Road to 30 – The Journey Continues

The following post is a guest post from Jenna Aston (@jenna_bellebob). She's a wonderful woman and we've been working together for a number of months now. She has fully embraced her keto journey so far and is well on her way to a path of positivity. She wanted to write down some of her thoughts in a series of blog posts to document her keto journey. This blog post is an update on her journey so far.   4 months ago I started out on a journey to try and help overcome some inner demons and battles, rebuild a healthy relationship with...

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Keto Goal Setting

Keto and Low Carb Midlands – Free Event – 18th May 2017

“Just burn more calories than you take in and you’ll lose weight.”    We have been told for many years that if you’re overweight, you’re not exercising enough. You’ve probably tried hitting the gym or the pavements. It may work, it may not, but one thing’s for sure, with the level of hunger you experience the benefit rarely lasts leading to the dreaded yo-yoing!   Come and learn about the low carb lifestyle at a free information event to be held on 18th of May 2017 between 7pm-9pm at Postmill Centre, South Normanton.   A keto diet is a revolutionary new way to lose weight. It’s...

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time restricted eating window

Time Restricted Eating Window

I first heard about the notion of time restricted eating a few weeks back when it was discussed on Joe Rogan's podcast The Joe Rogan Experience with guest Rhonda Patrick. I follow a ketogenic lifestyle that incorporates an intermittent fasting window of 16 hours fasting and 8 hours eating and tend to start my day very early with a nice, strongly brewed fresh bulletproof coffee, using butter and MCT oil. Previously, I thought that bulletproof coffee didn't break my fast and was excluded from my eating window because it only contained healthy fats from the butter and MCT oil and...

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Iceberg lettuce shortage

The Iceberg Lettuce Shortage Is More Blessing Than Curse

People are losing their minds over the Iceberg Lettuce shortage. Storms in Spain have caused stock shortages in many UK supermarkets for a few different vegetables and Iceberg Lettuce seems to be one of the worst affected.   Eating a keto diet plan involves a generous amount of leafy green vegetables. With that in mind, it may surprise you to hear I don’t care one bit about Iceberg Lettuce not being on the shelves. In fact, I’m using this opportunity to encourage as many people as possible to get more from their greens!   There are 5 general types of lettuces. Out of all...

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7 day fast - part 1

7 Day Fast – My Experience (Part 1)

My fasting experience to date:   This attempt will be my 3rd fast. Besides using intermittent fasting on a daily basis, my first fast was a 72 hour fast. Inspired by the powerful results of the fast, I decided just over a month ago, to give a 96 hour fast a try. Regrettably, I didn't record this experience in a blog, but those of you who follow me on social media will have read my tweet updates! By day 3 the extreme euphoria I felt was incredible. I had never felt more alive and had more energy running through my veins than...

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10 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight On Keto - A Big Number 10 In the Road

10 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight on Keto

When you first start browsing around the web looking for info on keto, there are incredible weight loss stories around every corner. It would be easy to tell people not to get carried away with their expectations when it comes to keto, but it’s human nature. The fact of the matter is the vast majority of people following a keto diet will lose a considerable amount of weight. That means when you're not losing weight on keto, people are quick to start doubting themselves or the diet. “Maybe Keto doesn’t work for me. Am I doing it right?” This needs...

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72 hour fast means no food

72 Hour Fast – My Experience

After many months of waiting to try a 72 hour fast, this week I finally got the chance to push my body to a new limit that it has never reached before. Unable to attempt an extended fast previously as i was breastfeeding my daughter, i made the decision to wait until feeding had finished, in case it affected milk production.   Listening to a series of podcasts that discussed the therapeutic benefits of cycling periods of extended fasting into a ketogenic lifestyle made me curious - a few days of no food (72 hour fast) could help to reset my immune...

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Surviving the festive season whilst on the ketogenic diet

With the festive season approaching, it can be easy to lose grip of your focus when it come to both diet and exercise. ‘I can start again after Christmas’, ‘new year, new me’ -  I’ve heard them both dozens of times from clients and a former version of myself prior to my keto days! I used to see Christmas as a big green light to go out and binge on carb-heavy, sugar-loaded processed crap. Chocolate for breakfast on Christmas morning anyone? Yes, we’ve all been there before! I’d then spend the whole of January feeling yukky and angry with myself...

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