QUEST Protein Chips

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Quest Protein Chips are one of my most favorite snacks when I am just craving something crunchy. They come in a variety of different flavors and they range from about 2-5 grams of net carbs per bag! Personally, I would not go overboard with eating a few bags of these in one sitting because they are not optimal on a ketogenic diet due to the fact that they are very high in protein and low in fats! On the contrary, they are a perfect low carb snack to satisfy your chip cravings. Personally, my two favorite flavors would have to be the BBQ flavored and the nacho cheese flavored (tortilla style)!

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MCT Oil

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You may ask, what is MCT oil? Well, MCT oil also known as medium-chain triglycerides are a type of fat found in coconut oil. Medium-chain triglycerides are processed in the body differently than long-chain triglycerides, unlike other fats they go straight from the gut to the liver. From here, they are used as a source of energy or turned into ketones which can be extremely beneficial to someone on the keto diet. MCT oil is normally targeted towards people who want to lose weight, want mental clarity, or who want to boost their endurance during a workout. But, MCT Oil is especially essential in a ketogenic diet due to the fact that this oil is very high in fat and easy to use in coffee or smoothies. Adding MCT oil to your diet can help you reach your daily calorie intake, making sure that your intake in fats is high enough to get the most out of the ketogenic diet.

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Miracle Noodles

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This lovely creation has zero, I repeat ZERO net carbs. They come in many different pasta shapes such as fettuccini, angel hair, and ziti. There are also different flavors such as spinach and garlic and herb. This is a staple in the keto diet and I highly recommend picking up a pack or two of them to add to your arsenal of keto goodies! My absolute favorite thing about this product is the ease of making them, they seriously take 2 minutes to cook in boiling water and only a minute or two to dry (the drying process is necessary due to the ingredients in these opposed to regular noodles). My favorite combination is pairing these with some low carb alfredo sauce along with shrimp or chicken. You can let your imagination run wild with this product!

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Getting Started With The Ketogenic Diet


The absolute biggest question that I have gotten asked since I’ve made my weight loss journey public is “how do you get started?”. So I thought that having some of the information that I have learned publicly accessible would be helpful!

What is the Ketogenic Diet?

The Ketogenic diet is often referred to as keto, or the keto diet so from here on out I will be referring to it as such. The keto diet is based around eating a high amount of your daily calories in healthy fats. This will train your body to use fat as a source of energy instead of carbs or sugars instead of carbohydrates. Personally, my daily calories consist of about 75% fats, 20% protein, and 5% carbohydrates. Eating like this will turn your body into a fat burning machine, also known as being in a state of ketosis.

What is Being in a State of Ketosis Mean?

Ketosis is a natural state for the body, when it is almost completely fueled by fats. This is completely normal when being on a very strict low carb diet also known as the keto diet. It normally takes about 3-7 days to reach ketosis. Once reaching this point your body converts fats into something referred to as ketones. Ketones are byproducts of the body breaking down fat for energy that occurs when your carbohydrate intake is very low.