As I found myself hearing more and more about the Ketogenic or keto diet, I have noted a few things that I wanted to share just in case someone is looking for information about it.
The Ketogenic diet is composed of eating foods that are very high in fats, some protein with a little bit of carbs. This allows the body to to convert from burning glycogen(fuel) to burning ketones. This is said to break down fats more effectively while helping to regulate metabolism.
Some benefits of the diet are to support athletic performance, weight loss, and improving body composition.
The key maintaining ketosis is to keep the amount of fat intake high, protein in moderation , and carbohydrate intake very low. An example of this would be having a meal plan that contains 75% of its calories from fat, 20% from protein, and 5% from carbs.
A good on-the-go shake that contains this ideal meal plan is the MYOPlex Keto Shake that contains the required amount of macronutrients to support the keto diet.
There is plenty more to learn about this diet, so please do your research and ask your doctor about it first.
I hope some of this helps as you are conquering your fitness journey !
A little alcohol does not hurt anybody ! Fresh fruit and some green tea are definitely compatible with summertime cravings, with the abundant amount of healthy antioxidants included in the drinks, there will be no reason to feel guilty after taking a few sips lol
Here is one easy recipe you can start with : Blueberry Sky
Take 1 1/2 cups of blueberries, a half cup of rosemary simple syrup to a large pitcher.
Next, add 3 cups of ice , 1/2 a cup of lime juice ,and 1 1/2 cups of rum.
After, top it off with 1 1/2 of club soda .
Last but not least, garnish with 1/2 cup of blueberries and a few sprigs of rosemary.
Underwear is EVERYTHING ! To truly have a satisfying workout or to just to power through your busy day flawlessly, having the right underwear on will just feel like heaven. There is nothing like wearing undergarments that ride up, cuts of your circulation , or causes chafing. It is irritating and uncomfortable which can then lead you to one step closer to cursing someone out. But let’s not get into all of that.
If you don’t know about these, (and I am pretty sure there others out there), here is my top three choices of underwear for everyday use, yoga class, or your fitness class.
Hanes-X Temp Hipsters – goes for about $8-18. They are composed of cotton, polyester, and spandex. So these would be ideal for working out. It provides full coverage, great for running, moisture wicking and is breathable.
Adidas Women’s Climacool Thong Underwear- it molds to your unique shape. Very lightweight; so it is almost like you are not wearing anything. These are also breathable, comfortable and dry quickly.
Nabtos Cotton Thongs – You can get a 6 pack for about $11 ( which I think is a pretty good deal). There is no underwear lining , its 95% cotton , and is breathable as well. Cotton is natural and very reliable , so why not ?
If you have any of these , good for you…I know I have to get me some more lol
It has been seen to decrease obesity, improve heart health and deter the effects/symptoms of Alzheimer’s. And I honestly think this diet is one of the best ways to eat.
It’s simple. It includes fresh fruit and veggies. And it incorporates red wine ! Yes, if you haven’t already guessed it , it is the Mediterranean diet.
However, it can be a bit costly to just jump right into the diet, starting a clean slate. So here are 5 low cost and easy ways to transition into the Mediterranean diet. Choose one, two or all of them to start reaping the benefits of this diet.
Change your cooking oil to virgin olive oil. Olive oil has been known to have good cholesterol. Use it instead of butter when you cook.
Eat more fish. Fish is high in omega fatty acids which is great for an increase in brain and heart health. Salmon and mackerel are good options , and can be low cost. Salmon is high in astaxanthin , which is a good antioxidant to help slow down the aging process.
Get some Veggies. It could be something as simple as eating a sweet pepper as a snack , or just dropping a good amount of spinach in your favorite smoothie. It was also seen that an increased intake of veggies may reduce stress.
Eat whole grains. Quinoa, whole grain bread, or even whole grain pasta or all great options. It is more filling and a great source of fiber.
Grab Those Nuts. Nuts are also a great source of protein, fiber and minerals than the average snack. Some good examples would be almonds or cashews.