Weight Loss Tips

I’m going to start off by saying…I’m not overweight at the moment; my weight is in a healthy weight range. In the past, I have been heavier. In the past, I have been intent on shaving off the last 5 (vanity) pounds. Personally, I’ve had weight loss success with all types of eating plans aside Read more about Weight Loss Tips[…]

Best Diet?

During their weight loss journey some people latch onto a diet philosophy— Paleo, keto, whole food plant based, vegan, Atkins, Weight Watchers, etc— and it seemingly becomes their One True Way of Eating. The reality is, all of these can be various tools that an individual follows for varying amounts of time during their weight Read more about Best Diet?[…]

Maintenance Update

To recap: I started a 20 net carb pescatarian diet and reached my “dream” goal weight in under 2 weeks. I was not particularly overweight & didn’t have much weight (if any) to lose, realistically speaking. I stuck to this plan for about 2 weeks. My first step once I reached my dream weight loss Read more about Maintenance Update[…]

Easy 100% Plant Based KP Lunch Bowl

Contrary to popular belief, a ketogenic diet does not need to be bacon, butter, and cheese. I had this amazingly delicious 100% vegan keto lunch a few days ago: leafy greens, steamed cauliflower, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, tahini, apple cider vinegar, and olive oil. All ingredients organic. Simple, plant-based, delicious, and filling. I added a Read more about Easy 100% Plant Based KP Lunch Bowl[…]

Pescatarian Keto Success Tip: Pre Plan Meals

I think planning my meals in advance has been crucial to my success at sticking to my diet. It’s surprising to me how powerful this habit is. Tracking in the moment as I went about my day was time consuming and frustrating, especially on my previous attempts at 20 net carbs. Some programs like South Read more about Pescatarian Keto Success Tip: Pre Plan Meals[…]

Diet Update: Keto Pescatarian

I’ve recently made changes to my diet. I am currently following a 20 net carb plant predominant keto pescatarian way of eating. Contrary to popular belief, a ketogenic diet does NOT need to be high in bacon, butter, cheese, and meat. The only animal products I consume are organic pasture-raised eggs and wild caught seafood. Read more about Diet Update: Keto Pescatarian[…]

Are Diets Restrictive?

Well…yeah. But why is that bad? Why does that cause many people to feel “deprived”? Most diets restrict or eliminate processed foods and added sugars, which are strongly linked to inflammation, obesity, and chronic disease. Many successful diets also take a phased approach, beginning with a more restrictive initial phase and then widening food choice Read more about Are Diets Restrictive?[…]

Dietary Polyphenols and Carbohydrate Metabolism

Interesting article I found on pubmed: Impact of Dietary Polyphenols on Carbohydrate Metabolism “Polyphenols, including flavonoids, phenolic acids, proanthocyanidins and resveratrol, are a large and heterogeneous group of phytochemicals in plant-based foods, such as tea, coffee, wine, cocoa, cereal grains, soy, fruits and berries. Growing evidence indicates that various dietary polyphenols may influence carbohydrate metabolism Read more about Dietary Polyphenols and Carbohydrate Metabolism[…]