Dr. Becky’s Fitness Blog

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How to Make Ketones without a Keto Diet

Video | Why Ketones are Made | Low-Carb Intake | Intermittent Fasting | Exercise | MCT & Coconut Oil

Ketones are normal compounds that show up in your body when the body’s primary fuel, glucose, is running low. Ketones come from the breakdown of fat so if they are present, fat is being burned.

Following a keto diet is an effective way to coax your body to make ketones, but it is not the only way. In this post, I’ll share actions that you can take to boost ketone production in your body, even if you are not fully keto. 

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3 Ways to Do Alternate Day Fasting

Video | Complete ADF | Modified ADF | 5:2 Fasting | How to Eat

The term alternate day fasting seems to be self-explanatory; you simply alternate between fasting and non-fasting days. Two common variations add a twist by allowing you to eat some food on your fasting days. In this post, I show you how to follow complete and modified alternate-day fasting routines.

Alternate day fasting is worth a look whether you are new to intermittent fasting or experienced and looking for ways to vary your routine. Let’s start with the straightforward method. 

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Women and Weight Gain: How It Changes as We Age

Video | Menopause & Hormone Changes | Insulin’s Role | Steps toward Weight Loss

As women age, hormonal changes alter the way fat is stored on our bodies. These hormonal changes can start in our thirties with few noticeable symptoms other than a greater propensity to put on weight. 

In this article, you’ll learn about the defining chapters in a woman’s reproductive life and how they affect weight gain.

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Belly Fat in Women Over 50: Why It Happens | How to Lose It

Video | Cause | How to Lose Belly Fat | Takeaway

One of the most common questions I get from women over 50 is what to do about an increase in belly fat. I understand the frustration. In this post, I explain why it happens and how to lose it.

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What is Leaky Gut and How to Avoid It

Video | Definition | Why is it Bad? | Why Does it Happen | Diet Recommendations

Leaky gut is a condition that can lead to debilitating digestive issues and the spread of inflammation throughout the body that opens you up to a whole host of health problems, but its simple name makes it hard to take seriously. 

In this post, I discuss leaky gut, how it happens, and what you can do to avoid it. 

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Ways to Improve Insulin Sensitivity: Diet | Supplements | Exercise

Video | Exercise | Supplements | Weight Loss & Diet

Insulin is a hormone that controls your blood sugar level by moving energy-rich sugar molecules out of your blood and into your cells.

Throughout life, your cells can become insulin resistant, which means they no longer respond to insulin as they once did. As a result, you live with higher blood sugar and insulin levels that can block weight loss. If not corrected, this leads to conditions like prediabetes and diabetes. 

It is possible to regain some insulin sensitivity. In this post, I share exercise, supplement, and diet strategies that you can start using today to become more insulin sensitive.

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How Often Should I Weigh Myself?

Video | Research | How to Decide

How often should I weigh myself? This is a question that pops in the head of most dieters. The answer, unfortunately, is not black and white.

In this article, I share what the research has to say about the frequency of self-weighing and share some insights from dieters who are actively working toward their goal. 

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