A Full Day of Eating Keto (vlog)

What do people who follow a ketogenic lifestyle actually eat all day? I had that question when I was researching and considering trying this for myself.

Since then, I’ve made multiple vlogs documenting normal days of eating keto. Sometimes I plan the day before what my meals will be, this was not one of those times.

Check out this day in my life where I ended up going out to lunch, forgot to do all the things I wanted to do, and still managed to end the day with near perfect macros!

How to Stay Keto at a BBQ Party

I love summer! I really do. It’s my fave season, until Fall comes around and then I’m happy to put on my boots, a sweater, and grab a pumpkin flavored coffee while walking through Harvest Festivals.

What do I love about summer? It’s social! I love being around people and I love the the parties & the BBQs, but how do we stick to our keto-ish lifestyle at these things? It’s actually super easy, and we (I) tend to overthink it.

This weekend I attended a BBQ and decided to shoot a short video of the food that was there and some tips to help us all stay successful as we strive to crush our goals and live out our purpose.

 

Some things to stick with: All the meat! Guacamole, veggies & dip, berries, meet and cheese board, olives, stuffed jalapeños, salad, sugar free toppings & sauces. Sparkling water. Grilled veggies.

Some things to steer clear of: Corn on the cob! Buns, macaroni salad, potato salad, chips, soda (!!!!!), beer, melons, sugary ice pops.

What are your favorite keto, keto-ish, lazy keto party items? Comment below ↓

What is Intermittent Fasting?

What is intermittent fasting (IF)? Before starting a keto lifestyle the only fasting I had ever experienced or really known about was linked to my faith. I fasted at certain times or certain meals and instead of spending time eating I spent that time praying or focused on God. This is different. Although, to be honest, you can absolutely make the two work together if you wanted, which is super cool. (Let’s chat about it)

The most basic IF is 16:8. You don’t eat for 16 hours, but then you consume all your daily calories and macros within 8 hours. So for example you may stop eating at 8pm and then not eat again until after 12pm. You would then consume all your food for the day from 12pm-8pm. That’s the eight hour window. Some people adjust these times and fast for a longer amount but 16:8 is the most basic concept.

Why?  There are so many benefits to IF! My favorite one? It’s linked to living longer! Yup, longevity! I’ll take that. Your body remains in ketosis without needing to burn the food you’re eating for 16 hours, giving it time to burn more stored fat. Check out this video for some more info on intermittent fasting.

PRO TIP: Anything over 50 calories will kick you out of your fast. Black coffee is great, but watch out for any extras.