From the home cooks new-found enthusiasm for coconut oil to restaurants deep frying with “healthy” vegetable oil, there has been a lot of debate over which oils are the best cooking oils.
The fact is that some oils degrade when exposed to heat, which makes them bad choices for cooking.
In this article and video, I explain which oils to include as part of your healthy low-carb or keto lifestyle, and which ones to avoid.
Counting macros is an important skill to learn when following a low-carb diet.
As low-carb diets continue to grow in popularity, you may have seen the term, “net carbs” thrown around.
What does this term mean, and what counts when you follow a low-carb diet? Total carbs or net carbs?
In this post, I’ll explain what net carbs are, how they are calculated, and share why choosing to count net carbs could make it harder for you to succeed on your low-carb diet.
Sugar is one of the main sources of fuel for your body. For this reason, you may think this means you have to continually consume sugar to stay energized throughout the day.
However, if your goal is to lose weight, that is not a good idea.
You actually want your body to prefer burning body fat, not sugar.
In this post I explain how to make a simple shift in your food choices to help your body prefer to burn body fat rather than sugar.
The answer may surprise you!
There are many non-caloric sweeteners that you can use to replace sugar in your diet.
They are in everything from diet sodas and sugar-free treats to coffee or tea.
However, if you are relying on them to lose weight, you might be inadvertently hampering your progress.
In this post, I share the overwhelming evidence against artificial sweeteners.
Follow along to learn how artificial sweeteners increase insulin resistance and turn you into a good fat-storer and a poor fat-burner.
Are you worried that adding things to your coffee will break your intermittent fast?
Your worries are over!
We stuck our finger 16 times over a 4-day period to bring YOU a definitive answer about how your body handles black coffee, cream, MCT Oil, and butter.
Let’s figure out once and for all if these additions to your morning coffee will break your fast!