The Keto Life

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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What is a fat bomb

What is a fat bomb?

If you've spent more than 10 minutes on twitter looking at #lowcarb or #keto, you won't have missed fat bombs. We like to start at the beginning though as we're committed to breaking down the jargon for people who are just starting to learn about the ketogenic lifestyle. The name alone would be enough to strike fear into the hearts of any dieter that’s used to treading the usual weight watchers path. After all, we've all been conditioned from a young age that eating fat can never be a good thing - and who likes bombs?   So what is a fat...

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Road into the distance

Client Story: The Road To 30

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 short period of time now to help get her on a path of positivity. She wanted to write down some of her thoughts in a series of blog posts.   The Journey Starts Since the age of 15 I’ve always been heavily conscious about my weight. Whilst I was massively into gymnastics from a young age and went religiously every Saturday to train, I wasn’t the sveltest gymnast in the world.   Throughout the first half of high school I was known as...

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Eating out Keto style

Eating Out Keto Style: 5 Easy Menu Hacks

Eating out keto style can be a real nightmare for anyone living a low carb lifestyle. It’s surely among the top reasons that people will give for de-railing from their programme. Whether it’s peer pressure, overwhelming cravings from a carb-filled menu, or an old habit that’s dying hard – venturing out to a bar or restaurant for food demands a cool head for even the most seasoned keto warrior.   That can be a drag. Ultimately, living a keto lifestyle is meant to give you more energy and help you get the body you’ve always wanted. What use are either of those...

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Keto cheat

Keto Cheat! Getting Back On Track

At some point along your Keto journey, you may face the adversity of derailing and becoming a keto cheat. It might be at the start of your journey as your body and mind is adapting to your new lifestyle, it could be whilst you are on holiday or perhaps it could be the result of a single moment of weakness. Rest assured, it happens to most of us. Let’s face it, we’re all human and non of us are perfect. The key to overcoming falling off the wagon is to accept that it has happened, stop making excuses and get...

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Keto Goal Setting

Keto Goal Setting: Top 5 Tips

Goals help to keep you on track and can play a vital part in preventing derailing from your ketogenic lifestyle - undoing all of your hard work! Keto goal setting gives you a reason to maintain focus whilst fuelling determination.   All goals great and small   There are two types of keto goal setting that you need to think about. Small and achievable goals that help to keep up momentum and larger goals which you work towards over a longer period of time. The smaller goals act as milestones along your weight loss and fitness journey, with the larger goal being your target....

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Breastfeeding on a ketogenic diet - baby feet

Breastfeeding on a Ketogenic Diet

Breastfeeding on a ketogenic diet: my personal experience   Having a baby is one of the most exciting and nerve wracking times in your life, one great big cocktail of emotions. With nine months to prepare, trying to absorb as much information as possible can make you panic rather than put your mind at ease. There’s an abundance of general information on the internet but a lot of this is conflicting and very confusing! I'll seek to answer the question I know you'll all be wondering. Breastfeeding on a ketogenic diet: Is it safe?   I began my ketogenic journey during pregnancy in preparation for...

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Almonds - ideal for keto snacking

Keto Snacking: How To Snack and Stay in Ketosis

Here, we're going to tell you everything you need to know about Keto Snacking. But why should we? Why do we even need to figure a way to do snacking the keto way?   Going through the emotions   Snacking is something that many people do but some of us battle with on a daily basis! Snacking is nearly always an emotional response. Be it, lack of sleep, stress, relationship challenges, or even feel-good ‘rewards’. The brain seeks out a ‘high’ to comfort and soothe in the best way it knows how with endorphin releasing foods.   Snacking decisions are usually made very quickly, without any...

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Is Ketosis Safe?

Is Ketosis Safe? The Million Dollar Question Answered

There's a common misconception that being in a state of ketosis may be harmful to the body. This misconception arises because nutritional ketosis is being confused with ketoacidosis and the two things couldn’t be more different. Is ketosis safe? You bet!   What is Ketosis?   Nutritional ketosis is when the body burns its own fat as its primary fuel source. For a person to enter a state of nutritional ketosis, they will need to be eating a low carbohydrate diet. This is because in order for the body to switch from sugar burning mode (which is its default setting whilst carbohydrates are being...

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