2) I'm currently using Ketocana and in that section you state "Similar to the BHB salts and MCT’s from the KETO//OS I discuss above, powdered forms of ketones are excellent if you don’t want to completely eliminate carbohydrates or fat or eat copious amounts of fats, but want to simultaneously maintain high levels of blood ketones." – How would eating copious amounts of fat be a negative? Wouldn't that help contribute to a ketogenic state?
You may need to take ketoconazole for 6 months or longer to cure your infection completely. Continue to take ketoconazole until your doctor tells you that you should stop, even if you feel better. Do not stop taking ketoconazole without talking to your doctor. If you stop taking ketoconazole too soon, your infection may come back after a short time.
Don’t laugh, but I have been adoring these pancakes, despite having the worst time trying to flip them, LOL. My husband also adores them, despite them looking not quite perfect. :D I have to ask, how long did it take you to perfect flipping them??? So far I’ve tried them twice on my griddle which we discovered that after years of use is now crooked, LOL. I do them now in an omelet pan and I have to say every other one turns out really nice. Totally not the recipe, but rather me being too impatient. I will learn to perfect them yet!
Hi Melissa! So I went on ideal protein to lose weight before my daughter’s wedding. It was great! I loved the products and of course I loved losing 64 pounds. HOWEVER, after the wedding I started to enjoy drinking again. And since July 2014, I have gained 34 pounds. I have yo-yo’d with IP but after the taste of real food it is very difficult for me to stay on track. I know it works but after 3 weeks losing 9 pounds I end up eating a whole pizza! Anyway, I love all of your insight to keto. How do you think your suggestions will work if I am throwing in a IP packet for snack instead of say almonds? I just want to feel better again and not spend $100 every week on IP. Thanks for your time and commitment to helping those of us who are weak!
I’m so excited to have come across your site!! You’ve seriously done so much work and I appreciate it! I’m researching this keto life and plan to jump in once we are back from vacation for a lifestyle change for myself and my husband too! Looking forward to learning more and loving your meal plans! Glad to see 12 weeks! I know I won’t get bored! Thanks so much!
Luckily, with a little kitchen creativity—and some help from natural sugar-free sweeteners like stevia and erythritol (a sugar alcohol), and grain-free flours like almond flour—you can totally have dessert without throwing yourself out of ketosis. Plus, even if you’re not on a ketogenic diet, high-fat/low-sugar treats can help you conquer your sweet tooth guilt-free while cutting down your overall intake of the addicting stuff.
If you are a fan of crackers you will love these! They are nutty but crispy and are perfect to serve with guacamole or any other keto dip. You can add different flavorings such as garlic or paprika to spice things up, or add in some chopped herbs, but whatever way you decide to make them you will find they keep well in an airtight container. These crackers also freeze well so you can batch-cook for later.
Upon arrival at the hospital, a doctor may perform a variety of tests to determine whether you’re suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis or another condition. These include a blood sugar test, a blood test of electrolytes and kidney function, and a blood test to look for acid in the blood. You’ll also have a urinalysis to quickly assess if there are ketones present. (6)
Ketoacidosis refers to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and is a complication of type 1 diabetes mellitus. It’s a life-threatening condition resulting from dangerously high levels of ketones and blood sugar. This combination makes your blood too acidic, which can change the normal functioning of internal organs like your liver and kidneys. It’s critical that you get prompt treatment.

These were absolutely amazing! This was the first time I have used almond flour (we are new to Keto) but my god!! They taste just like real pancakes! I tried my best to input the ingredients into a “nutrition calculator” and this is what I came up with. I based this on 2 servings as I wound up making 6, leaving 3 for myself and my husband. Thank you for the recipe!

The SS providing information to the brain mainly send information to the nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS). These signals are generated in the GIT and abdominal viscera, as well as in the oral cavity and provide information about mechanical and chemical properties of food. The information is transmitted via vagal and spinal nerve to the NTS. The ASs arrive to the median eminence through ARC or through the blood-brain barrier (BBB). All these afferents are integrated in a complex and not fully understood network.

I make my coffee with MCT oil and Integral Collagen as well, but instead of butter (which I can’t take on an empty stomach), I put a teaspoon of powdered whey protein in. I do an intermittent fast each day from about 8-9:00 pm until 1:30 the next day, so this coffee really gets me through the morning. I drink it while I’m doing my makeup and then drink a cup of regular coffee when I get to work. The collagen has thickened up my hair like crazy in the past year and I recommend this to all my friends who want to go low carb, try fasting or just want great hair and nails!


You need to let them cook a little longer before flipping – also make sure you let the batter rest for a few minutes before blending or the air bubbles will make the batter more fragile! And make sure you are using enough butter so they don’t stick – and a spatula in good condition to slide under easily and not break it on the way through. You’ll get it!

A well-balanced keto diet includes enough fat so that you are not hungry after a meal, can go for several hours without eating, and have ample energy. Make sure to increase your intake of fat at the start of your keto journey until your body adapts to using fat and ketones for most of its energy needs. Once you’re fat adapted, let your appetite guide you in cutting back on fat a bit until you reach the point where you can easily maintain the balance between hunger and satiety.


Long-term administration of NSAIDs may result in renal papillary necrosis and other renal injury; patients at greatest risk include elderly individuals; those with impaired renal function, hypovolemia, heart failure, liver dysfunction, or salt depletion; and those taking diuretics, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, or angiotensin receptor blockers


Increased risk of serious cardiovascular events, MI, and stroke. Risk of serious GI events. Inflammatory bowel disease. Coagulation disorders. Avoid in peri-op use. Caution with post-op use when hemostasis is critical. Renal or hepatic dysfunction. Discontinue if abnormal liver function tests occur. Correct hypovolemia first. Hypertension (monitor). Cardiac decompensation. May prolong bleeding time. Asthma. Elderly. Debilitated. Pregnancy (Cat.C; avoid in late pregnancy). Nursing mothers.
More recently, other hypothalamic appetite control regions have been identified, including those in the arcuate nucleus (ARC), the periventricular nucleus (PVN) and the dorsomedial hypothalamic nucleus (DMH) (Valassi et al., 2008). These are sites of convergence and integration of many central and peripheral signals, not just macronutrients, that are involved in food intake and energy expenditure mechanisms, e.g., a group of neurons in the ARC stimulating food intake via neuropeptide Y (NPY) and agouti gene-related protein (AGRP). These neurons interact with those producing the anorexigenic pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) and the cocaine/amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART) (Williams et al., 2001). Thus, a more comprehensive, unified model should include macronutrients as well as many single amino acids and other signaling molecules.
O.M.G!!!!!! hands down the best keto friendly pancake I’ve ever had! I used sukrin sugar substitute and syrup with added maple flavoring. I decided to replace a tablespoon of coconut flour for whey protien and oh my goodness. Didn’t tell my hubby that these were not the flour sugar and carb overload pancakes and he had no clue! Thank you so much for this wonderful non egg tasting recipe. This alone might make me a keto’er for life! Many blessings to you 🙂
“[Ketoacidosis] is caused by a lack of insulin available for the cells to adequately uptake the sugar (glucose) in the blood to use for energy,” explains Malkoff-Cohen. “Without enough insulin, your body begins to break down fat for energy, and ketones are then released into the bloodstream, where they cause a chemical imbalance in the blood called metabolic acidosis.”
I have been on keto for a few weeks now and I have lost 15 pounds. There is no hunger issues. Keto is not a starvation or calorie deficit diet. It’s important to track your macro nutrients and follow them closely for results. You can’t just go “low carb” and achieve ketosis. There is a balance between carbs, fat, and protein that is needed for ketosis. You could eat zero carbs and still not hit ketosis if your protein intake is too high. Even the tiredness you will feel while starting a keto diet is treatable and not long lasting.

I tried to do as another reviewer and use 1/4 cup to get 6 pancakes. I got 4 that were 1/4 cup. But not quite enough for the final 2. The 5th is likely 1/3 cup size maybe. Anyhow. Found they were a tad dense. May add an additional tablespoon of water or almond milk for just an extra bit of fluid to make them less dense and see if it allows me to get 6 pancakes!! 
Bonnie J. Brehm, Randy J. Seeley, Stephen R. Daniels, and David A. D’Alessio, “A Randomized Trial Comparing a Very Low Carbohydrate Diet and a Calorie-Restricted Low Fat Diet on Body Weight and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Healthy Women,” The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism: Vol 88, No 4; January 14, 2009. http://press.endocrine.org/doi/full/10.1210/jc.2002-021480.
I wish I would have used the lemon extract, because I think it could use that extra tang. I’ll have to pick some up for next time! I baked the cake for an hour and 20 minutes before turning off the oven. I think next time I’ll let it go for 10 or so more minutes because the middle of the cheesecake is not quite firm enough. Overall this is a great basic recipe and exactly what I was looking for! Thank you!
In the first week, many people report headaches, mental fogginess, dizziness, and aggravation. Most of the time, this is the result of your electrolytes being flushed out, as ketosis has a diuretic effect. Make sure you drink plenty of water and keep your sodium intake up.6One of the fathers of keto, Dr. Phinney, shows that electrolyte levels (especially sodium) can become unbalanced with low carb intake.
Candy bars are pretty taboo on keto, but you can still get your fix with The Big Man’s World’s killer chocolate coconut crack bar recipe. (In addition to being keto-friendly, it also happens to be Paleo and vegan.) You’ll need just four ingredients: unsweetened shredded coconut, coconut oil, monk fruit-sweetened maple syrup, and stevia-sweetened chocolate chips. First, you’ll mix the shredded coconut, syrup, and coconut oil, press the mixture firmly into a parchment paper-lined pan, and stash the pan in the fridge. Once the mixture has firmed up, you’ll cut it into bars, melt your chocolate chips, and coat each bar in chocolate for a treat that rivals any sugar-laden bar out there.
Had you put it in the blender, this would not have happened. I don’t think the brand matters as I’ve seen complaints/comments about this for all the good brands. My niece used the same Now brand and had purple rolls. I used the very same pack about two weeks after and ran it in the blender along with the flaxseed meal (as that’s usually not fine enough) and salt (as my grains are quite large) and everything came out just fine. I continued to use the same pack until it was finished and had no issue.
Low carb diet enthusiasts also commonly point to the insulin-carbohydrate hypothesis, claiming that cutting carbs will help you store less body fat. This theory is based off the fact that higher carb intake increases insulin secretion, and insulin plays an important role in distributing and storing energy by promoting glucose uptake into your body's cells - including your muscle, liver and fat cells. Because of this, insulin technically promotes fat storage. However, it is more complex than that. Insulin is not the only hormone that promote fat storage and research continues to suggest that fat storage primarily occurs when you eat too many calories, not carbs in particular (3). 
If you’ve still got chips, cookies, bread, and soda in the house, there’s a chance temptation could win over—just a handful or two of pretzels, and you could totally derail your efforts to put your body into ketosis. There isn’t much wiggle room on the keto diet, which means there isn’t much room in your house for any food that isn’t keto-friendly. Get rid of whatever doesn’t make the cut and replace it with whatever does so that you still have plenty to eat.
Hi Samantha, Sorry, unfortunately not every recipe scales very well. Sometimes, if it gives you a very small ratio like “1 1/11 eggs”, you can probably just round down to 1 egg. But I can’t absolutely guarantee the results. Usually, if it doesn’t come out to a clean number, I’d recommend making the recipe as-is and just saving the recipe. The pancakes store well in the fridge or freezer.
Cake-like texture – very good! For me, at high altitude, I cooked for 3 minutes per side on low (2-1/2 on my gas range dial). I got 20 3″ pancakes, and will freeze the leftovers , and put in the toaster next time we want pancakes. If you freeze them separately on a sheet pan, then put in a ziplock bag, they won’t stick together – you can just grab how many you want. Thank you for this recipe – it’s about the 3rd or 4th alternative flour recipe I’ve tried, and definitely the best!
Regarding cooking time, unfortunately it sounds like it might have been in the oven for too long. Cheesecake, like all custards, does not fully set in the oven. Please check the instructions – it should still be jiggly when you remove it from the oven. The cheesecake will finish setting when refrigerating for multiple hours after baking. If you keep cooking it longer than it should, it will be dry, crumbly, and likely develop cracks.
These were very delicious!!!! I was very surprised thatI would actually like them. Of course at first I flipped it right the first time and then wasn’t paying attention and it was a little burnt on the other side but the other ones came out kinda looking great. I will continue practicing to get my flipping down right. I used Stevia in the raw (yuck), it always gives me an after taste but it wasn’t too bad this time. I also found sugar, calorie and carb free syrup (Walden Farms pancake syrup).
I love these pancakes. I’m three weeks into Keto and I am not an egg fan although I have my super omelet at least 4 times a week. It is so nice to come across an alternative. I am not a syrup fan and a few blue & Raspberries do the trick. The batter is light and they cook really evenly. Don’t flip too early or the break in half. I also make 4 days worth, put them in a airtight container and put them in the toaster with plenty of butter afterwards. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Thank you so much for your recipe. This is the best keto bread recipe I have come across. There is only one suggestion it’s better to use medium size 8X4 inch pan to get perfect size slices. There is one question., can we replace coconut flour with almond flour completely? If yes what is the quantity for almond flour in this case? Thank you once again.
TORADOL (ketorolac tromethamine) is contraindicated in patients with serum creatinine concentrations indicating advanced renal impairment (see CONTRAINDICATIONS). TORADOL (ketorolac tromethamine) should be used with caution in patients with impaired renal function or a history of kidney disease because it is a potent inhibitor of prostaglandin synthesis. Because patients with underlying renal insufficiency are at increased risk of developing acute renal decompensation or failure, the risks and benefits should be assessed prior to giving TORADOL (ketorolac tromethamine) to these patients.
Insulin deficiency causes the body to metabolize triglycerides and amino acids instead of glucose for energy. Serum levels of glycerol and free fatty acids rise because of unrestrained lipolysis, as does alanine because of muscle catabolism. Glycerol and alanine provide substrate for hepatic gluconeogenesis, which is stimulated by the excess of glucagon that accompanies insulin deficiency.
This is fantastic! I decided to add oregano and garlic and it was delicious. I ate two pieces for dinner, and dipped them in Mid’s pizza sauce, which is low cal and low carb. It was like pizza sticks. Yum! Mine browned beautifully, was cheesy and delish. Not sure how this would be eggy tasting for people with so much else in the bread. The only time I have eggy taste is with smaller recipes. Anyway, this is a keeper, and I will make again!
Tried these Keto Lemon Bars for the first time last night. As my second ever Keto friendly dessert, these are absolutely amazing. They don’t taste “modified” or “lighter” at all. I followed the recipe exactly, adding 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla to the crust, as the notes offered. The bars have that familiar lemon bar texture once set in the fridge for a while. I definitely recommend fresh lemons, because the natural flavor can’t be beat. Thanks for a delightful new staple!
Glucose-sensitive neurons have been identified in a number of CNS regions including the metabolic control centers of the hypothalamus. Medeiros et. al. have used patch-clamp electrophysiology to examine whether neurons in a specific specialized region known as the subfornical organ (SFO), an area where the blood-brain barrier is not present, are also glucose sensitive or not. These experiments demonstrated that SFO neurons are glucose-responsive and that SFO is an important sensor and integrative center of circulating signals of energy status (Medeiros et al., 2012).
I had the same problem. Everything blended beautifully, rose in oven, then fell. Toothpick came out clean after 45 min of baking. I let it cool and then cut into it this morning and it has raw spots throughout the loaf. I am so disappointed because I killed a dozen eggs to make it and really don’t want to do it again. I wonder if the oven needs to be warmer and the cooking time needs to be increased?
You’re so welcome Jessica – you and me both! I’m looking forward to feeling good again and having my clothes fit right will be nice too! ha ha! Thanks to all of your feedback I’ll be posting 7 day menu plans every Saturday, and we’ll all hopefully be reporting our pounds lost so far progress in the comments. I’m so looking forward to it – hope you’ll join us!!!

If you’ve recently switched to the keto diet and you’re feeling drowsy, achy, nauseous, dizzy, and irritable, don’t worry. These symptoms are your body’s natural reaction to removing carbs from your diet, and while it may have you second guessing your keto diet decision, we promise you these keto flu symptoms will pass. Stick with it, and soon you’ll be reaping the energizing, fat-burning rewards that come with ketosis.


This is the best keto bread I have ever made! By far! My bread was a little flat, but I think my baking powder needs to be replaced. I did make two substitutions with this recipe. I replaced egg whites with whole eggs, and ghee with coconut oil. Everything else, I already had on hand. I will definitely make this again and play with it a little. Really delicious bread.
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.
Thank you so much for posting this recipe, I made half a batch but substituted with hemp oil and they were delicious with Walden’s near zero pancake syrup. I had previously tried another recipe and they were awful so these are a godsend as I have just started the paleo path and missed my pancakes at the weekends. They were that good I`m having them for tea tonight as well lol!! Thanks again Celia
Made this tonight for dinner. Use regular pot on the stove because I didn’t have enough time 🙂 I also used 1lb of grass fed hamburger and 1lb of grass fed beef cubes. Didn’t make mine quite as ‘hot’ as yours but everyone raved at the dinner table! I’m not usually a fan of chili, I think because I don’t really like the beans. This beanless chili was absolutely perfect for me. My non-LCHF/Primal family members had some pasta (gag) with theirs. Oh…I made a yummy cheese sauce for the pasta eaters, but gotta say, it was quite yummy drizzled over the chili. mmMMmmmm Thanks for the great recipe! I now have a chili that I can eat that tastes delicious!

For those, like myself, wanting a low-carb real bread I would recommend a proper low-carb yeast bread recipe with vital wheat gluten (the vast majority of people have zero gluten sensitivity, so the gluten-free fad is at best a waste and at worst a scam). Such breads have approx 1.5-2 grams more net carbs per 40g slice (5-6 grams total net carbs) than this recipe and I think it’s worth it.
I’m putting together recipes for my sister-in-law, who can’t have dairy on her Keto journey. Would it be okay to double the almond milk to cut out the heavy cream? I don’t know if she is allergic to coconut cream, but let’s assume she is, so what would be the best alternative to heavy cream? I’ve seen some places state that they can be swapped 1:1, however, almond milk tends to not be as thick as heavy cream. Suggestions?
The BBB, largely formed by the brain capillary endothelial cells, provides a protective barrier between the systemic blood and the extracellular environment of the CNS. Passage of FAs from the blood to the brain may occur either by diffusion or by proteins that facilitate their transport. Studies indicate that FATP-1 and FATP-4 are the predominant FA transport proteins expressed in the BBB based on human and mouse expression studies (Mitchell et al., 2011).
Although excellent sources of fat, nuts add up quickly in protein and carbs, and are often inflammatory. Snack on fattier nuts such as macadamia nuts and pecans, but limit those high in inflammatory omega-6s, like peanuts and sunflower seeds. Only use nut flours (almond, coconut) in moderation, as they are packed with protein. To stay in ketosis, limit high-carb nuts like cashews, pistachios and chestnuts, and avoid most beans.
Hi Amee, Sometimes flax eggs work to replace eggs, but I haven’t tried it for these pancakes. To make one “flax egg”, whisk a tablespoon of flax seed meal (I like golden for milder taste) with three tablespoons of water. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes, then use in the recipe. This recipe calls for 6 eggs, so you’d need to multiply that by 6 (that is, 6 tbsp flaxseed meal and 1 cup + 2 tbsp water). If you try it for these pancakes, let me know if it works!

These cookies are so delicious! They are light and satisfying! I made 2 portions of the batter and flavored them differently. Vanilla and lemon. Yum. The vanilla I put 1 pecan half on each. For the lemon ones, I made a small batch of cream cheese erythritol lemon icing. Fresh and delicious. My hubby, who is a hard sell, loved these— I couldn’t keep him out of them!


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There's a lot of keto pancakes out there that involve 2 ingredients: cream cheese and eggs. They're okay, but they're a little eggy and way more tangy than we like. Adding [almond] flour makes them a little more cakey, and the lemon zest gives them an added layer of flavor that we're totally addicted to. Not a fan of lemon? Add a teaspoon of vanilla instead!
In its 2016 report “Healthy Eating Guidelines & Weight Loss Advice,” the Public Health Collaboration, a U.K. nonprofit, evaluated evidence on low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets. (The Keto diet falls under the LCHF umbrella.) Among 53 randomized clinical trials comparing LCHF diets to calorie-counting, low-fat diets, a majority of studies showed greater weight loss for the Keto-type diets, along with more beneficial health outcomes. The collaboration recommends weight-loss guidelines that include a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet of real (rather than processed) foods as an acceptable, effective and safe approach.
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