Dr. Becky’s Fitness Blog

Is Fruit Juice Concentrate Healthy on a Low-Carb Diet?

Is Fruit Juice Concentrate Healthy on a Low-Carb Diet?

If you are trying to follow a healthy diet, then you have likely started reading food labels.
You may have noticed that many ingredient lists contain tricky names.
One of the trickiest ingredients is fruit juice concentrate.
It sounds healthy, but is it?
In this blog post and video, I explain what fruit juice concentrate is and how it affects your health.

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What is the Best Cooking Oil for a Low-Carb or Keto Lifestyle?

What is the Best Cooking Oil for a Low-Carb or Keto Lifestyle?

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.

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Should I Count Net Carbs or Total Carbs on My Low-Carb Diet?

Should I Count Net Carbs or Total Carbs on My Low-Carb Diet?

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.

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How to Burn Body Fat as Fuel & Lose Weight Faster

How to Burn Body Fat as Fuel & Lose Weight Faster

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!

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Artificial Sweeteners Increase Insulin Resistance – Making It Hard to Lose Weight

Artificial Sweeteners Increase Insulin Resistance – Making It Hard to Lose Weight

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.

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