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How to Increase Your Protein Doing Keto?

How to Increase Your Protein Doing Keto?

Want to Learn How to Increase Your Protein Doing Keto? Here are a fewTips to help you reach your goals. Traditional low-carb lifestyles are a little different from ketogenic lifestyle in that they promote high protein through meat, cheese, and other sources, while keto looks […]

How do You Get More Fat Into Your Keto Diet?

How do You Get More Fat Into Your Keto Diet?

How do You Get More Fat Into Your Keto Diet? Are you on the keto diet, but struggling to reach your fat content? If so, you’re not alone. It might seem like fat would be easy to get more of, but not when you consider […]

Should You Exercise While on the Ketogenic Diet?

Should You Exercise While on the Ketogenic Diet?

Should You Exercise While on the Ketogenic Diet? Well, yes, maybe.

Exercise is an integral part of being healthy, not just for weight loss, but for heart health,
joint health, and being strong and fit. If you are wondering if and when you should
exercise while on the ketogenic diet, this information is for you.

Benefits of Exercise

One thing to remember is that exercise is always going to be healthy and
recommended, no matter what type of diet you are on. With weight loss, about 80% of it
is diet, and 20% is exercise. Can you lose weight on keto without working out? Of
course you can, but you will be missing out on a lot of benefits. Exercise has both
physical and mental benefits for you. Here are some to keep in mind:

It helps you burn more calories and fat
You can get toned and fit with weight training
You build up your endurance
Exercise increases your energy daily
You can relieve stress, anxiety, and tension
It boosts your metabolism
It is good for heart health

Common Challenges to Overcome

With that being said, you might find that doing keto and exercising is a little challenging.
This is why you should start switching to the ketogenic diet first and only exercise when
you feel ready. If you try to do too much, too quickly, it not only leads to stalls faster, but
you can get overwhelmed. This is often what leads to giving up shortly after starting.

You might also discover that your energy levels are low or you don’t feel well in the
beginning of keto. This happens when you first enter ketosis and have not yet perfected
your diet or added in enough electrolytes. Focus on that first before you start a workout
program.

Tips for Exercising While on Keto

If you are going to add in exercise, at least wait a few weeks after starting the diet. Get
your electrolytes in check and make sure you have good energy levels. When you do
start exercising, start slow, and only increase it when you feel ready. There is no need
to rush and start a rigorous CrossFit routine on day 3 of your keto diet.

There are many reasons to exercise when you are on the keto diet, but don’t feel like
you won’t lose weight because you don’t workout 2 hours a day, 6 days a week.
Moderate exercise is perfectly fine.

Above all, be sure to chick FIRST – with your health care professional and make sure that you are in condition to start an exercise program BEFORE you start one.

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Staying Keto While Traveling from Mexico to Wisconsin

Staying Keto While Traveling from Mexico to Wisconsin

Some of our friends wanted to know how we were staying Keto while traveling from Mexico to Wisconsin. It does take some planning but the restaurants we visited had items we could enjoy without going off the ketogenic diet. One of the places we would […]

Keto Friendly Garlic and Chive Cauliflower Mash

Keto Friendly Garlic and Chive Cauliflower Mash

Garlic and Chive Cauliflower Mash When you want a nutritional change from mashed white potatoes this flavorful cauliflower mash pairs well with a wide range of beef, pork, chicken, and plant-based entrees. Plus, it comes together in under 30 minutes, so it is perfect for […]

Keto Friendly Beef and Mushroom Chili

Keto Friendly Beef and Mushroom Chili

Today is the day we are going to be making Beef and Mushroom Chili. It is 22 degrees outside, here in Wisconsin and yet people continue to ask me why we moved to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for our retirement life. We will be heading back to Mexico later this week, and while it is nice to visit family here, the weather in Puerto Vallarta this morning is in the low 70’s and I like that. I can grab my cup of Bullet Proof Coffee and go outside and help my wife feed the chickens and then sit and watch the sun come up as I plan my day. Well, actually I outline my day before going to bed the night before but I do allow time in the morning to enjoy the coffee and the sunrise. (more…)

Can You Do Keto Without Veggies?

Can You Do Keto Without Veggies?

Can You Do Keto Without Veggies? Well, you can but that might not be in your best interest. When you switch to a keto diet, one of the things you might be confused about is whether or not you can eat your vegetables. One thing […]

Pickled Onions or Escabeche De Cebolla

Pickled Onions or Escabeche De Cebolla

Mexico’s Pickled Onions or Escabeche De Cebolla as they are known as here in Mexico are a “must have” to serve with your lunchtime meals. I have shared this recipe before on my other blog site but they are so good I thought you might […]

Keto Friendly Tex-Mex Chicken Tenders

Keto Friendly Tex-Mex Chicken Tenders

 

Keto Friendly Tex-Mex Chicken Tenders
I know, you were expecting a keto friendly corned beef recipe. It’s March 17th and everybody is blogging about corned beef or Irish Lamb Stew. Sorry, but corned beef is pretty hard to find down here and the lamb all disappeared from the butcher shop a week ago. This healthy entrée features economical chicken tenders and fresh vegetables, rather than using the whole chicken breast which can be more costly. It can be enjoyed on its own or served over a bed of cauliflower rice to absorb the delicious, rich sauce.

The flavor of Keto Friendly Tex-Mex Chicken Tenders is even better the next day, so consider making a double batch for a quick and healthy lunch the following day. Click To Tweet

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Staying In Ketosis On A Road Trip

Staying In Ketosis On A Road Trip

In a few days I will be driving North from Puerto Vallarta,, Mx to Racine, Wi. a journey of about 2800 miles each way.  I do all the driving so that is about 5600 miles behind the wheel. It will be a challenge to stay […]


My Diary

Daily Functional Fitness

Daily Functional Fitness

Long ago I decided that daily Functional Fitness was going to be the way for me to go if I was to exercise and stay in any kind of shape at all. This past year I have adjusted to a Ketogenic lifestyle that includes a lot more whole foods and I use functional fitness as my exercise program. As a side effect and without effort on my part other than the above, I have dropped 51 pounds that needed to go. When I had my annual physical the doctor discovered through the blood work that I had a health issue that needed to be addressed.The pounds had to go in the fastest possible time without putting a strain on my health in general. That made it extra easy to make the changes. I have more pounds to drop (the curse of being a chef) and I plan to share with you what I do so perhaps if you want to drop a few pounds or just want to add a little Daily Functional fitness to your life, you will join me.

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