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Getting In Shape Before The Holidays

Being in shape before the holidays is important for many who wish to look their best for this special time of the year. Whether it be holiday parties or simple get togethers with family and friends, it pays to start your journey towards health sooner rather than later. At Blue Tree Health, we are glad to help countless clients get the body they want through a series of weight loss plans. For those who are planning on getting in shape before the holidays, here are a few guidelines to keep in mind.

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5 Ways To Speed Up A Slowing Metabolism

Often, the inability to lose stubborn body fat is blamed on a slowed metabolism, regardless of whether it’s true or not. While a slow metabolism can occur for a variety of reasons, it’s not necessary to simply accept the fact and let yourself gain weight. There are a variety of simple ways to enhance your metabolism to make sure that it’s working at an optimal pace.

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What Are Net Carbs?

Net carbs refer to the carb count that has an impact on the body’s blood sugar levels. To calculate total net carb counts, simply subtract fiber and sugar alcohols from the carb count, and the remainder will be the net carb count.

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Cooking with Oil

It is important to consider the type of oil you use for keto cooking. All oils are not created equal, and you must consider this when creating a meal plan. Some oils are high in carbs or overly processed and should be avoided. This article will help you choose the best oil to cook with on a keto diet.

Can You Be a Vegetarian or a Vegan on a Ketogenic Diet?

Low carb diet cycle strategies, like the ketogenic diet, are healthy and reliable methods for burning fat and managing weight. Problem is, the traditional ketogenic diet relies heavily on meat, poultry, and seafood. So that leaves vegetarians and vegans with the difficult problem of constructing their own vegetarian or vegan ketogenic diet minus the meat and dairy.

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Exogenous Ketones and You

Ketones are molecules created when your body breaks down fat for energy instead of sugars, and are used to indicate that your body is in ketosis. They are the primary substance used to gauge your ketogenic diet. You can test for ketones using home urine tests, which are great for finding whether you’re in ketosis.

Recently, exogenous ketones have been creating a lot of buzz in the keto world. While evidence for and against these ketones has surfaced, continued progress will foster greater exogenous ketone options for health and wellness.