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Who amongst us has not dreamed of living happily ever following? When you get your body to produce ketones—which is what follows naturally when your body burns through all available carbs—they can also pass through the blood-brain barrier, providing your brain with clean, efficient energy. Most Americans today consume excessive amounts of processed sugar and grains, as well as high amounts of protein - none of which are good for your health.

In 2017, a study found that the ketogenic burned ten times more fat than a standard diet, even without exercise. It's not the end of the world, but your body performs best in ketosis and that is when you can really lose weight. Remember, plant-based diets are clinically proven to be one of the best ways to lose weight and safeguard against obesity While the keto diet may be fine to try for a short period of time, it's not recommended long term.

I'm Lindsey Dietz, founder of All The Nourishing Things (formerly Today In Dietzville) and author of 2 eBooks, Nourishing No-Bake Treats and Sweet Without Sugar: A Collection of Nourishing, Low-Carb, Allergy-Friendly Desserts With 10 years of cooking Real Food and using natural remedies under my belt, I know the keto challenges you face as you change your family's lifestyle to take back your energy and vitality with nourishing, whole foods and holistic healthcare and natural remedies.

Popular for years among bodybuilders and other fitness enthusiasts, the ketogenic diet has gone mainstream. These foods seem to have almost magical properties as they have the ability to cure the blues regardless of how bad the day has been. This flavorful chicken dish by Ketogasm comes with greens and radishes for a warming wintertime meal that can be ready in 25 minutes total.

When I first embarked on a low carb diet, cheesecake was among the first keto dessert recipes I ever tried to make and it was as good as any conventional version out there. However, it's worth noting that because the diet restricts carbs it is typically low in dietary fibre which may have a negative impact on gut health including the presence of gut friendly bacteria.

It's so important to know what foods you'll be eating before you start, and how to incorporate more fats into your diet,” says Kristen Mancinelli, RD , author of The Ketogenic Diet: A Scientifically Proven Approach to Fast, Healthy Weight Loss, who is based in New York City.

A Ketogenic diet is low in carbs, but high in fats. This poke bowl by The Castaway Kitchen —sans the rice—has good fat from the tuna and avocado and just 2 grams of carbs a serving. Per serving: 309 calories, 24 g fat, 7 g carbs, 2 g sugar, 1 g fiber, 13 g protein.