Should you be in ketosis all the time?

2020-12-02T19:26:53+00:00Health|

There are two ways your body generates energy, one is from drawing on glucose, ie. sugar, the other is fat. Sugar is the more readily available fuel source. However once sugar is significantly used up, the body’s metabolism changes and the body begins to burn fatty acids from stored fat for energy. This is what we call going from a sugar-burner to a fat-burner. When this transition to burning fat for energy is made, the body begins producing ketones and is said to be in a state of “ketosis”. You can measure your level of ketones using a device like a Keto Mojo. Once you reach a state of ketosis, many of the benefits of fasting start to kick

How to Use Feasting to Your Metabolic Advantage

2020-11-25T01:56:22+00:00Health|

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the excitement and results of fasting that we forget about the need to feast and enjoy the nourishing benefits of food! So today I’m here to remind you that feasting is just as important to the fasting lifestyle as your fast days, and that food can be healing to your health, just like fasting can.  Feasting Tip #1: Use Feast-famine cycling The first thing that you must realize is that your body was designed for feast-famine cycles. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors were expert fasters, indulging in feasts when food was plentiful, then facing long periods of fasting in between. With this in mind, it makes sense that our bodies  are designed and adapted

Can Intermittent Fasting Help You Lose Weight?

2020-10-17T00:57:33+00:00Fasting Techniques, Health|

You may have seen a recent study making headlines titled, Intermittent fasting doesn’t help you lose weight, claiming that “a 12-week UCSF study of 116 overweight people found no statistically significant difference in weight loss between people who restricted their eating to a specific eight-hour period every day and those who didn’t.” This is not the first time fasting has been challenged. Fasting is truly an art form, requiring a deep understanding of how fasting can be used as an effective health tool. So when articles like these come out, I like to dig deeper into the science and methods used by the researchers, to understand how they came to the conclusions they did.  Watch my full video where

Good Fat versus Bad Fat

2020-09-28T13:03:18+00:00Health, Nutrition|

Let’s talk about “good” fats versus “bad” fats for a moment. Generally, on a ketogenic diet, 60-70% of your food should be coming from fat. But not just any fat. Good fats. Yes, this means not all fats are created equal! There are several types of “bad” fats that you should definitely steer clear of.  Most people starting the ketogenic diet initially fail to differentiate between good fats and bad fats. This is commonly referred to as “dirty keto”, which allows bad fats like processed and fast foods. A dirty keto diet not only lacks essential nutrients but can actually do more harm than good because of the inflammatory effects of eating bad fats. Watch this to find out

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