Hi Ellen! No problem! All you need to do for an espresso version is add 3 to 4 shots of espresso to the ice cream base (or custard) after it comes off the stove, before you put it in the refrigerator. I personally would still leave the vanilla extract in, but that’s just me. Taste the ice cream base for flavor after you add espresso and you can always add more if it isn’t espresso-y enough for you. Hope you love it!
In ketosis, headaches can occur due to electrolyte imbalance and dehydration. With low insulin levels, the kidneys go into a diuretic state, so potassium, water, and sodium are excreted. A silver lining here is the loss of excess water weight with the decrease of stored water in the body. Conversely, dehydration and electrolyte imbalance are the reasons for many keto flu symptoms. Monitor salt and water intake while on keto, and consider supplementing with electrolytes.
tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention the medications listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING section and any of the following: antidepressants; angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors such as benazepril (Lotensin, in Lotrel), captopril, enalapril (Vasotec, in Vaseretic), fosinopril, lisinopril (in Zestoretic), moexipril (Univasc), perindopril (Aceon, in Prestalia), quinapril (Accupril, in Quinaretic), ramipril (Altace), and trandolapril (Mavik, in Tarka); angiotensin receptor blockers such as candesartan (Atacand, in Atacand HCT), eprosartan (Teveten), irbesartan (Avapro, in Avalide), losartan (Cozaar, in Hyzaar), olmesartan (Benicar, in Azor, in Benicar HCT, in Tribenzor), telmisartan (Micardis, in Micardis HCT, in Twynsta), and valsartan (in Exforge HCT); beta blockers such as atenolol (Tenormin, in Tenoretic), labetalol (Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL, in Dutoprol), nadolol (Corgard, in Corzide), and propranolol (Hemangeol, Inderal, InnoPran); medications for anxiety or mental illness; medications for seizures such as carbamazepine (Epitol, Tegretol, Teril, others) or phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek); methotrexate (Otrexup, Rasuvo, Trexall); sedatives; sleeping pills; and tranquilizers. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you more carefully for side effects.
Miss Mellissa…. I was doing *so well* with keto eating last summer and dropped some weight, but all the old (bad, bad) habits started sneaking in and I’m in one heck of a pickle. Just wanted to say “thanks” for this jump-start… Hopefully this will help me remember what I’m SUPPOSED to be doing. Got a long slog ahead of me, but I have hope I can make it. Your site is so, so helpful, and I really appreciate all you do. Thank you.
By now you are probably no stranger to the low carb Halo Top ice cream craze. People are rushing out to their grocery stores trying to find new keto ice cream flavors and often times finding empty shelves. The true struggle isn’t in finding it though, it is in not eating the entire pint once you get it home. This Low Carb Chocolate Mason Jar Ice Cream is the solution to that problem. Even if you are all 4 servings, it would still only be 9 grams of carbs. I know I would be willing to splurge 9 carbs of a rich, decadent low carb dessert. How about you?
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Keto coffee is is a low carb, high fat coffee that is keto friendly. There are many benefits to drinking coffee this way in the morning. For some people, it can replace their breakfast while others use it to get started in the morning. Remember that it’s very filling, so keep that in mind when you plan your day’s meals out. A quick search on Google or Pinterest will give you lots of different recipes for keto coffee, but it’s made with just three simple ingredients…coffee, butter and oil.
This week we’re getting stricter with our fasting. We had a full week of intermittent fasting and now we’re going to skip breakfast and lunch. Water is our BEST friend here! Don’t forget that you can drink coffee, tea, flavored water, and the like to get your liquids in. Keep drinking to make sure you’re not thinking about your stomach. It MIGHT start growling, just ignore it – your body will adjust with time.
I can’t figure out why this recipe calls for 32oz. of cream cheese, even if making into 12 cupcakes; I ended up with a huge amount of the “cake” part after filling the cups. I could have followed the Pina Colada cupcakes but because I didn’t plan to add the Pina Colada ingredients, I thought it best to follow this regular cheesecake recipe. Did I miss something that told me to reduce the amount of ingredients if making cupcakes? Everything still tasted great but I have a ton of product left over.
Love your info and links to metabolic counter etc. My. Thing is I also need dairy free, which is how to get do many fats. Want to experiment with the nut butters and coconut cream as alternatives, not sure how to flavor them “to be like sour cream or cream cheese” etc. am I in the wrong website? Have you experimented with this ?? Help !!! It is just me, major spine repair in progress, and the grain free has helped ALot as I am gluten intolerant. Dairy causes leaky gut to though :((. Ideas ???
Until recently, ketosis was viewed with apprehension in the medical world; however, current advances in nutritional research have discounted this apprehension and increased public awareness about its favourable effects. In humans, ketone bodies are the only additional source of brain energy after glucose (23,24). Thus, the use of ketone bodies by the brain could be a significant evolutionary development that occurred in parallel with brain development in humans. Hepatic generation of ketone bodies during fasting is essential to provide an alternate fuel to glucose. This is necessary to spare the destruction of muscle from glucose synthesis.
Ketoconazole can cause QT prolongation (an irregular heart rhythm that can lead to fainting, loss of consciousness, seizures, or sudden death). Do not take disopyramide (Norpace), dofetilide (Tikosyn), dronedarone (Multaq), pimozide (Orap), quinidine (Quinidex, Quinaglute), cisapride (Propulsid; no longer available in the US), methadone (Dolophine, Methadose), and ranolazine (Ranexa) while you are taking ketoconazole. If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop taking ketoconazole and call your doctor immediately: fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat; fainting; dizziness; lightheadedness; or loss of consciousness.
Ketorolac is currently the most commonly used parenteral NSAID in the United States. Although indomethacin has been available as an injectable form for years, it was used only in low dosages for the treatment of patent ductus arteriosus. Ketorolac is almost entirely bound to plasma proteins (more than 99%), which results in a small apparent volume of distribution, and it is extensively metabolized by conjugation and excreted via the kidney.86 Its analgesic effect occurs within 30 minutes, its maximum effect takes place in 1 to 2 hours, and it has a duration of analgesia of 4 to 6 hours.87 Ketorolac has been demonstrated to be efficacious in treating postoperative pain in several studies, both as a single agent and as an adjunct to opioids.88-90 There is evidence that ketorolac may be acting at the CNS in addition to its peripheral mode of action.38 Dental surgery studies with ketorolac have also indicated that it acts centrally,91 but measurement of drug levels in CSF has demonstrated poor penetration of the compound from plasma.92
I love sweet carbs, but I started my Keto journey about a month ago and haven’t had any real treats during that time. I haven’t found it difficult at all really, but having said that, this lemony cheesecake has me really excited. Would love to have it, like, NOW but will have to wait until I can make it tomorrow. Something to look forward to and I can hardly wait, as I have a soft spot for citrusy desserts. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Meat is fair game when you’re following the keto diet, which is why Griffin is a fan of putting together a plate of charcuterie when you’re in the mood for a snack. This doesn’t need to be one of those fancy displays you’d find at a restaurant — you can keep it simple and arrange whatever cured meats you have on hand. (Psst: This one makes a great party appetizer, too!)
You've probably heard of the keto diet, the trendy weight loss plan that advocates for cutting down carbs and upping your fat intake. (That means no to pastries and pasta, and yes to meat, eggs, and heart-healthy oils.) If your morning routine of the past involved bagels, toast, or oatmeal, trying to come up with keto breakfast ideas can feel like a rude awakening. With so many carb-heavy a.m. foods, it's arguably the hardest meal to find ketogenic diet-approved substitutes for — especially when you're staring right in the face of a donut on your morning coffee run.
You need to do a “common man’s” version of a good ketogenic nutrition program or discussion. Great article, and I leaned a few things. Those Ketone Salts and other supplements can get pricey. I eat a very low carb and high fat diet and meander in and out of ketosis during the week. A pure ketogenic diet is so restrictive that meals it can get very repetitive during the week. I’d like to learn more about cooking with oils and how temperature effects their qualities. I can only handle eating so much raw food, and I love to cook my greens and other vegetables in bacon fat and coconut oil. It will be next May before I can get my blood work performed (insurance reasons) so until then I’ll need to be careful and hold back on those after supper dark chocolate excursions! Thanks!!
When you burn key tones as a funeral, whether they are from a supplement or whether they are the ones that your body makes, you do indeed become more efficient utilizing ketones. So that is one advantage. You are correct in that if you simply use these and you do not restrict carbohydrate intake then you're not going to get quite as much benefit. I am a fan of combining these with intermittent fasting, MCT oil, and a high-fat diet.
YUM!! I made a half recipe in a smaller jar, only change I made was adding 1 tbsp MCT oil to keep it softer. BEST LOW CARB ICE CREAM I HAVE EVER HAD!! I stopped even trying to make keto ice cream because it was always a fail. This recipe is a HUGE HUGE WIN!! After sitting out for 60 seconds, it was soft enough to eat. Thank you so much!! I am going to try making different flavors, including using coconut cream instead of dairy. Will report back. Thanks again!!! ????????????
Ketosis takes some time to get into – about two weeks of low carb eating is required for the initial adaptation. During this time there will be bouts of sluggishness, fatigue, headaches, and some gastrointestinal issues as you adapt, often referred to as “keto flu“. Proper electrolyte intake will correct most of these issues. In addition, the “diet” aspect of this ketogenic diet plan – that is, the caloric restriction – shouldn’t be worried about. Weight loss will come as your body regulates appetite as it the addiction to sugar and processed food lessens, so restricting calories during the initial two weeks isn’t recommended.
Having tempting, unhealthy foods in your home is one of the biggest reasons for failure when starting any diet. To maximize your chances of success with the keto diet, you need to remove as many triggers as you can. This crucial step will help prevent moments of weakness from ruining all your hard work.If you aren’t living alone, make sure to discuss with your family or housemates before throwing anything out. If some items are simply not yours to throw out, try to compromise and agree on a special location so you can keep them out of sight.
Wow. Just WOW. These waffles came out perfectly. Non-Keto boyfriend loved them as well. I added the melted butter per the waffle instructions – I am thinking those folks who found them dry may have left that out? My waffle maker made 3 perfect full size waffles, which brings the net carb count to about 2.7 per waffle. Definitely worth the carbs, as one filled me up (the bf was full after 1 1/2 waffles). I am tossing the leftover half in a ziplock and into the freezer for a keto “Eggo” that I can toast on a busy morning. SO GOOD – thank you, Ketogirl, for posting this recipe!
These keto macro cakes are not only perfect served hot with some butter and sugar free maple syrup, but they are great for storing and snacking on throughout the week. In fact, I took these to work with me for lunch the following couple days, as well as snacked on them straight out of the fridge. It’s nice to have a snack at the ready that has perfect keto macros.
Even if you aren’t following a keto or low-carb diet, this keto chili is filling and delicious! You’ll enjoy how quick and easy it is to put together and topping it with whatever you want! Leave a comment below and let us know how it goes if you make this recipe. Also, take a pic to share on Instagram! We love seeing what you guys make! Tag us @realsimplegood, and give us a follow if you don’t already!
I have never been a lover of the dryness of a traditional scone, but this modified keto scone is the perfect balance between cakey and crusty!I decided to make this scone different from the other keto scone recipes floating around the internet because I wanted to simulate something more like a muffin center with a crusty exterior. For those of us who love coffee and a scone, it hits the spot. For the ones who don’t drink coffee, it’s still soft enough to enjoy without a hot beverage to ...
Despite continuous advances in the medical world, obesity continues to remain a major worldwide health hazard with adult mortality as high as 2.8 million per year. The majority of chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease are largely related to obesity which is usually a product of unhealthy lifestyle and poor dietary habits. Appropriately tailored diet regimens for weight reduction can help manage the obesity epidemic to some extent. One diet regimen that has proven to be very effective for rapid weight loss is a very-low-carbohydrate and high-fat ketogenic diet.
I am a stage four kidney disease patient. I am also a type one diabetic. I have had diabetes for 37 years. My Internist suggested the Keto diet for me, but there are so many if the foods on the Keto diet that I’m not able to eat because of my kidneys functioning at 22%. How do I reconcile this diet plan to work with my kidney disease? I’m not allowed any dairy, because of my high potassium. Is almond milk ok to drink? I’m not allowed avocados, mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, greens, (beet or chard). No bacon, or pork. No melons, bananas, oranges, peaches, pears, some apples, pineapple. I can have berries of all kinds. will this still work for me?
Brain glucose and KB uptake was investigated in rats subjected to mild experimental ketonemia induced by 2 weeks on the KD or by 48 h fasting. To test this, researchers developed a carbon-11 labeled AcAc (11)C-AcAc for PET use. They found in rats that after 10 days of KD (11)C-AcAc brain uptake increased up to 8-fold, an increase comparable to those measured after 48 h of fasting (Pifferi et al., 2008).
The most common and relatively minor short-term side effects of ketogenic diet include a collection of symptoms like nausea, vomiting, headache, fatigue, dizziness, insomnia, difficulty in exercise tolerance, and constipation, sometimes referred to as keto flu. These symptoms resolve in a few days to few weeks. Ensuring adequate fluid and electrolyte intake can help counter some of these symptoms. Long-term adverse effects include hepatic steatosis, hypoproteinemia, kidney stones, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Only issue I had was the springform pan I used leaked some butter into the dutch oven. Perhaps I used a little too much or my almonds weren’t ground finely enough. I may try 6oz of almond flour next time instead. The adults seemed to enjoy it for the most part and it made one little girl happy because every other dessert served that night had gluten and this was something she could eat. 🙂
This is my first try at a Keto Pancake Recipe. My boys and I had fun making these and we got better as we went along. Put our heat on a 5 and definitely using butter in the pan was best even though we had a brand new non-stick. We used a full 8 ounces of cream cheese so added 8 eggs and four teaspoons of stevia in the raw. We mixed the stevia in a separate container with cinnamon to make a sugar free cinnamon topping. Used butter with the cinnamon mix on top and rolled them into crepes. I could see putting bacon/cheese/etc. in the wrap. Saved half for tomm so we will see if the batter keeps well.
An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but it really has no place on a keto diet. One medium apple has more than 20 g of net carbs — enough to blow someone’s entire carb allotment for the day. Especially if you’re someone who likes sweet, it’s unfortunate to kick out most fruit, but you can get these nutrients from a veggie-rich diet, says Glassman.
These are just a few samples of what a ketogenic diet menu looks like. As mentioned above, it comes down to eating some protein, adding as much fat as you like (within calorie limits) and choosing low carb veggies to round out the meal. Of course, you can't consume whole sticks of butter and expect to lose weight, but if you aren't trying to lose weight, eating enough saturated fat and adequate protein is a very good way to kill hunger.
I love this low carb pancake recipe because it makes fluffy pancakes and the batter is thick enough to make perfectly round pancakes that make the perfect bread for this breakfast sandwich. Hold your hats, folks, because everything in this recipe is perfect! I added a little sugar free maple syrup to the batter to sweeten them up. I cook them on medium heat and wait to flip until little bubbles start to form around the edges.
Divya, I’m happy to hear the flavor was great, but sorry to hear the bread was flat! I’ll try to help you troubleshoot…first I would check to make sure that your baking powder is fresh. Also, did you use the full cup of egg whites? Did you use a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan? Did you cook it at 350F and is your oven properly calibrated? Did you bake it for the amount of time the recipe calls for?
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I do have a question regarding keto though, is it possible that I’m running on glucose as opposed to fat because I tend to consume a lot of vegetables and I love berries (helps me deal with the fact that we can’t eat fruit). I am a vegetarian who has managed to cut carbs and vegetables, berries and nuts and dairy are my biggest source of carbs. I can’t really justify spending money on tests and stuff so I just want to know, because it is confusing, have people been kicked out of ketosis because they consume a lot of vegetables and some berries?
This cheesecake tastes great on its own, but if you want to add some toppings you could top it with a few blueberries (depending on where your macros are for the day), add some lemon zest, lemon juice, or even drizzle a sugar-free syrup, such as ChocZero’s caramel or chocolate syrup (made with no artificial sweeteners or sugar alcohols). If you have low-carb keto chocolate chips on hand, add those in too!
Made this lemon bar recipe for a work Christmas party and they were a hit, co-workers kept coming back for more. I doubled the recipe and they were perfect. I live at high altitude, over 7,000 ft and the only adjustments I made were a little less butter for the crust and I kept it in the oven 25 min at 350. Also, I used confectioners Swerve as my erythritol ingredient.
This is fantastic ! I only had nacho flavored pork rinds but I LOVED the flavor. Surprisingly not eggy tasting, very fluffy considering the ingredients, and totally took care of a little carb craving just by the texture. So far I had one piece to dip in my morning egg, I SO MISSED dipping toast in eggs, and another with rotisserie style chicken. At your reccomendation, I only used one slice each time and that’s more than enough. This is the first Keto bread I’ve tried as I’ve only been on the diet for 2 weeks. But 6 pounds already lost and this bread will help me stick to the program. Thank you so much!
In the 1960s, medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) were found to produce more ketone bodies per unit of energy than normal dietary fats (which are mostly long-chain triglycerides). MCTs are more efficiently absorbed and are rapidly transported to the liver via the hepatic portal system rather than the lymphatic system. The severe carbohydrate restrictions of the classic ketogenic diet made it difficult for parents to produce palatable meals that their children would tolerate. In 1971, Peter Huttenlocher devised a ketogenic diet where about 60% of the calories came from the MCT oil, and this allowed more protein and up to three times as much carbohydrate as the classic ketogenic diet. The oil was mixed with at least twice its volume of skimmed milk, chilled, and sipped during the meal or incorporated into food. He tested it on 12 children and adolescents with intractable seizures. Most children improved in both seizure control and alertness, results that were similar to the classic ketogenic diet. Gastrointestinal upset was a problem, which led one patient to abandon the diet, but meals were easier to prepare and better accepted by the children. The MCT diet replaced the classic ketogenic diet in many hospitals, though some devised diets that were a combination of the two.
Ketorolac has side effects that can be very dangerous. The risk of having a serious side effect increases with the dose of ketorolac and with the length of treatment. Therefore, ketorolac should not be used for more than 5 days. Before using this medicine, you should discuss with your doctor the good that this medicine can do as well as the risks of using it.
If there’s one thing keto dieters miss when they're trying to enjoy brunch, it’s those damn roasted potatoes. Yet you can dig into these "potatoes"—a.k.a. turnips—by Cast Iron Keto. They have so much flavor from paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and only 4 grams of net carbs—you won’t even miss the real thing. Pair with eggs, fish, or meat for extra protein, and you’re set. (Though there is some bacon already!)
To minimize the potential risk for an adverse GI event, the lowest effective dose should be used for the shortest possible duration. Patients and physicians should remain alert for signs and symptoms of GI ulceration and bleeding during NSAID therapy and promptly initiate additional evaluation and treatment if a serious GI adverse event is suspected. This should include discontinuation of TORADOL (ketorolac tromethamine) until a serious GI adverse event is ruled out. For high risk patients, alternate therapies that do not involve NSAIDs should be considered.
What happens when the body hasn't yet learned to burn fat and produce ketones? That's where hypoglycemia comes it. The result is a temporary energy deficit in the brain due to low blood sugar. Remember: this is a transient period of adaptation. The ease with which you can switch to using fats and ketones as energy varies by person, depending on a mix of genetics and habitual diet; some individuals demonstrate a greater metabolic flexibility than others. These lucky people experience far fewer symptoms or experience the flu for a shorter duration.
Hi I am so happy found you. I just started my Keto diet so your recipes will surely help. I do have a question though. You are not very specific on portions. At least not to me. For instance your nutritional value gives the calories, fat, carbs etc. and then it says ” per serving”. what is a serving? for example per ounce, 1/2 cup etc ? . I ask because I weigh and measure everything for tracking purposes. Thanks and I hope to hear from you soon. I Want to male the Keto Vanilla Ice cream. The keto cheesecake fat bombs came out great. oh! one more thing if you don’t have vanilla beans what can I substitute that with.
Another cheesy snack recipe to make it on the list (because everyone loves cheese) is this cheesy pepperoni balls recipe. The sun-dried tomatoes, olives, and basil give it a Mediterranean flavor everyone can enjoy. But not only that, this recipe is pretty healthy as well. Sun-dried tomatoes are a great source of lycopene while olives and fresh basil also contain a chock-full of antioxidants.
Toradol is a very effective medication for reducing inflammation and pain, but can only be used short term for acute pain. It is commonly used in the first few days after surgery while an inpatient, and then stopped for discharge home when Ibuprofen or other similar medications can be used. For patients who cannot have narcotic pain medications, Toradol can help with pain relief without the issues associated with narcotics.
It snowed here a few days ago before I went grocery shopping. Yes, I had plenty of foods but I was determined to start keto. Thankfully I had plenty of eggs. So, I just up and started the egg fast plan because it was keto and I could do it with the items I had. No need to brave the cold. I loved these super simple and very quick pancakes. I can easily see myself making these a lot and I can switch the flavor profile. They are a great blank canvas. 5 days Keto, egg fast. Doing great. Hit ketosis late day two, so far no real keto flu symptoms. Keeping my fingers crossed. Thank you so much for sharing your creations. I’ve pointed several people to this website for ideas.
Selecting the right food will be easier as you become accustomed to the Keto approach. Instead of lean meats, you’ll focus on skin-on poultry, fattier parts like chicken thighs, rib-eye steaks, grass-fed ground beef, fattier fish like salmon, beef brisket or pork shoulder, and bacon. Leafy greens such as spinach, kale and lettuce, along with broccoli, cauliflower and cucumbers, make healthy vegetable choices (but you’ll avoid starchy root foods like carrots, potatoes, turnips and parsnips). You can work in less-familiar veggies such as kohlrabi or daikon.