Is Stevia Healthy? – Health Education Article

After cutting back on sugar and carbs for a while, you understandably start to miss sweets. A common misconception is that you have to skip sweets to meet your goals, which isn’t the case at all. There are plenty of sugar alternatives that fit within the Primal and keto lifestyles, and stevia is one of them. Stevia is widely used in the low carb community to satisfy sugar cravings or simply add a touch of sweetness to a hot beverage…

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8 Ways to Deal with a Difficult Partner (Who Doesn’t Eat Like You Do) – Health Education Article

One of the biggest challenges of going Primal (or Keto or anything that goes against the norm of the Standard American Diet) is dealing with people who have no clue why you’d ever do such a thing. Even though there have been tons of studies on the risks of eating processed foods, grains, and industrialized oils, there are just as many folks panicking when you pass on the rolls. It’s even harder when those folks are your spouse or significant…

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What Is Low Carb Flu, or Keto Flu? And Ways to Beat It – Health Education Article

Over the first few days (up to two weeks) of eating low-carb, you may run into some frustration. Where is all of this energy I’m supposed to have? Why do I want to mow through that bag of chips right now? Am I coming down with a cold? For some people, the transition from burning glucose to burning fat comes with unwanted symptoms that range from slightly uncomfortable to miserable. This transition period is known as keto flu, or low-carb…

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Is BBQ Sauce Keto? | Mark’s Daily Apple – Health Education Article

Summer is for grillin’ and smokin’ meats. Brisket, ribs, tri-tip, sausages, pork shoulder, chicken, salmon… I’m making myself hungry. What goes perfectly with grilled and smoked meats? BBQ sauce. Whenever I mention how much I enjoy barbecue, someone says to me, “Wait, Mark, can you have BBQ sauce?” I get it. BBQ sauce is often on the list of condiments to avoid on low-carb, Primal/paleo, or keto diets. People are surprised to find out I can and do eat BBQ…

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Hunger and Satiety Hormones | Mark’s Daily Apple – Health Education Article

Today we’re taking a peek under the hood and looking at some of the hormones involved in hunger and satiety, a.k.a. appetite hormones. You might think of hunger as a gnawing feeling in your stomach and satiety as that feeling of fullness when you’ve eaten enough… or maybe too much. That’s how we experience the feelings we call hunger and satiety, true; but I’m talking today about the physiological drives to eat or stop eating that is driven by hormones.…

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Measuring Ketones: What, When, Why, and How – Health Education Article

Keto is unique compared to other diets because there is an objective marker that tells you if you’re on the right track. With an easy at-home test, you can confirm that you are, in fact, in a state of ketosis. Regular readers probably know I’m not a big data tracker. My energy, sleep, workout performance, stamina, and enjoyment of life tell me almost everything I need to know about how well I’m doing. Nevertheless, I get that some people love…

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Dear Mark: Abandoning the Keto “Fad,” Ketone Study Calories, and Low-Lactose Fat – Health Education Article

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering three questions from readers. First, does the renewed vigor assailing the keto diet have me worried about my business? Should I start going vegan to cover all my bases? Second, did the “ketones for overtraining” study from last week control for calories? And third, how can a person eat enough fat if they’re avoiding lactose? Let’s go: Interested to see if Mark’s focus on keto will continue now that the trend factor…

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The all new and improved Keto diet – Health Article

Keto has been a buzzword in the health and wellness world for a few years now. When it comes to diets, Keto is relatively extreme and so many have dismissed it as potentially damaging to the system rather than beneficial. However the theory behind Keto does have its merits, the main one being increased weight loss and management, and so now nutritionists have reached further into the idea to come up with an all new and improved version which is…

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2-Ingredient Keto Snack: Chocolate Bacon – Health Education Article

Few words exist that can elicit an immediate mouth-watering response like these: dark chocolate and bacon. As simple as cooking can get (if that’s what we’re calling baking bacon, and melting chocolate), if you’re Primal, keto, or Primal-keto, you likely have these two ingredients on hand in your kitchen most of the time. Very dark chocolate (90%) has a bitterness akin to coffee that enhances all of the flavors paired with it, and the slightly sweet, salty, smoky flavor combination…

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Keto Sugar Cookies – Health Education Article

On occasion, a reliable and tasty basic cookie recipe that’s remade to be keto-friendly can be useful when you need to bake something for the kids’ class but don’t want to pump the already energetic kids full of refined sugar, when you’re having guests over that might expect or appreciate dessert, or when you want a nostalgic rainy- or snowy-day activity that perfumes the kitchen with melted butter and toasted sugar. Let the kids help by imprinting the dough with…

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Keto Q&A: Diving Into Keto For Life – Health Education Article

We didn’t set out with the intention, but somehow it happened. Keto For Life was assigned a release date of New Year’s Eve—tomorrow, in fact. While there’s never a wrong day to go keto, my writing partner, Brad Kearns, and I felt like the stars aligned. Just when countless people are taking stock at the turn of new decade, wondering what might be possible in their lives, this message would be there. And while a lot of books will be…

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Join Me For January Keto Month! – Health Education Article

Good morning, folks. So, is it too soon to start looking ahead to 2020? I’m joking. I’m on social media, I’ve seen all the posts urging, “There’s only ____ days left in this decade. What will you do to make it epic?!” (Feels like a little too much pressure, but maybe that’s just me.) Still, the countdown to 2020 has begun, and I have a proposition for you…. How about this January, instead of the typical New Year’s Resolution to…

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