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Discover the Benefits of a Ketogenic Lifestyle

Maybe you have considered adopting a low carb/high fat meal plan, but are worried about it being bland and limited in your favorite foods. In fact, the ketogenic lifestyle encompasses so many different foods that you have tremendous scope for creating a variety of tasty, nutritious meals that satisfy hunger wonderfully.

Keto-friendly foods are outstanding at satisfying hunger while promoting fat loss.

Perhaps the upcoming new year could be your opportunity to adopt a low carb/high fat meal plan and reap many of the health benefits associated with the ketogenic lifestyle. Some of those benefits include:

  • Better appetite control
  • More weight loss compared to low-fat diets
  • Greater fat loss from the abdominal cavity
  • Lower triglyceride levels
  • Higher HDL (“good”) cholesterol
  • Better blood sugar control
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Protection against Metabolic Syndrome
  • Improved LDL (“bad”) cholesterol profile
  • Support for better brain health

Ready to get started? Don’t worry. You won’t have to learn an entirely new way to prepare food. In fact, many keto-friendly foods are remarkably easy to prepare.

Sample Day of Ketogenic Lifestyle Meals

Here’s a sample menu for a day based on a low carb/high fat meal plan.

Think you can’t enjoy pancakes as part of a ketogenic lifestyle? Low Carb Cloud Bread pancakes fit into the low carb framework and happen to be light and delicious. The batter is simple to make from eggs, cream cheese, cream of tartar and seasoning, and you cook it up just like regular pancakes. Add a little stevia and a handful of berries, and you have a breakfast that satisfies without the mid-morning “carb crash” you’d get with regular pancakes.

One thing ketogenic diets are high in is flavor. 

Egg salad is a common lunch food, but this Loaded Egg Salad offers you a substantial mid-day meal that is ideal for the ketogenic lifestyle. Containing eggs, spinach, tuna, and a great blend of seasonings, it’s perfect for lettuce wraps, or as part of a colorful vegetable salad. Being rich in protein and healthy fats, it'll keep you energized and satisfied for hours on end.

Kindergarteners aren’t the only ones who crave a mid-afternoon snack, and fortunately, you can snack without overloading on carbs and sugar. Keto-friendly Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs are packed with energy, and don’t require baking. The key ingredient is PB Fit powder (a form of powdered peanut butter) which, along with chewy hemp seeds, gives the texture and flavor you want from your low carb/high fat mid-day snack.

Chicken Broccoli Cauliflower Risotto is a one-pan, 20-minute meal, ideal for dinner, that tastes as wonderful as it looks. Cauliflower risotto can be purchased in easy-to-use packages, and is available in several satisfying flavors like parmesan cheese and sea salt. You’ll also need a pound of chicken breasts, a bell pepper, a head of broccoli, salt, pepper, and parmesan for garnish. This meal is also tasty enough to be kid-friendly!

The ketogenic lifestyle doesn’t mean you’ll never eat dessert again. You can, in fact, enjoy sweet treats like Keto-Snaps cookies that are free from wheat, gluten, grains, sugar alcohols, preservatives, additives, and GMO ingredients. These good-for-you cookies are made from whole food ingredients like almond flour, coconut sugar, butter and eggs.  As my client Annette says, “It’s Keto-Snaps or nothing for me!”

The ketogenic lifestyle can be a lifestyle filled with a range of flavors and textures that leave you satisfied and ensure that you won’t miss the carbs that were slowing you down and putting nutritional stress on your system. If you have any questions about a ketogenic lifestyle, or simply incorporating more keto-friendly foods into your diet, please contact us at any time.

About the Author: Lisa Jubilee

Lisa Jubilee

Lisa Jubilee is a New York State Certified Dietician-Nutritionist, who has been counseling individuals on sustainable weight management and disease prevention for over 15 years. Her mission is to empower individuals to obtain healthy food relationships and to clearly understand the concept of food as medicine. Lisa chose to create a functional nutrition practice where what, why and how we eat are all part of the conversation. In 2005, Lisa co-founded Living Proof Nutrition Strength Pilates, a private nutrition, HIST (high intensity strength training) and Pilates studio, located in midtown Manhattan. Inspired by the growing prevalence of autoimmune conditions, particularly those linked to sugar, wheat and gluten, Ms Jubilee started an entrepreneurial food business in late 2016 to provide a gluten-free, grain-free, low in sugar cookie that fits into virtually any diet. Her mission to educate the public on the power of food as either health promoting or depleting continues with her Every Day, Anytime Cookie; Keto-Snaps.com.