Articles posted in Diet

  • Keto Myths, My Starbucks Keto Iced Coffee & Maltodextrin Hype vs Truth

    Every time I share a picture of my Starbucks keto iced coffee, there’s a flurry of “that’s not keto!” comments mixed with concerned questions… Specifically about the maltodextrin in (some) Starbucks sugar free syrups, and whether that kicks you out …

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    Keto Food Diary: Simple Low Carb Daily Meals

    Lately I’ve been in ketone testing mode so much that I’ve had to keep my low carb meals super simple, and even duplicate my meals several days to monitor the results without adding in too many factors…

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    Keto Weight Loss & Body Image Talk

    I passed by a mirror recently and was surprised at what went through my mind. I’d love to hear your thoughts on body image, scales and mirrors, whether it discourages or ENcourages you, and if you’re like me: and can feel GREAT and totally DEflated all in the same day?! lol…

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    Simple Keto Meals & Low Carb Fast Food Ideas

    Today’s photo tour of keto meals includes a super simple one-skillet breakfast and low carb fast food turned into a NICE dinner…

  • Your Choices Can Be Seen in Your Brain Before You’re Conscious of Them

    This week in science: taking nutritional supplements can’t prevent depression, a video of a droplet doing something you’ve never seen water do, and researchers predicted people’s choices before they made them.

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    The Many Obsessions That Can Haunt a Person with OCD

    What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear about obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD? Maybe it’s tidiness—aligning objects just right. Perhaps it’s hand washing, counting steps, or checking the burners on the stove. In truth, OCD can consist of any persistent, intrusive, obsessive thought that causes anxiety, and is paired with a behavior that attempts to make the anxiety go away. The scope of it can reach much further than germs or counting and checking. Some obsessions are darker, harder to talk about, less common, and can remain undiagnosed for years, even if a person seeks help. I have had OCD since I was a young child. I’ve dealt with stereotypical symptoms, like hand-washing compulsions and a fear of germs and sickness, as well as more rare or misunderstood obsessions: a fixation on bodily functions like swallowing, or the need to always be seen as perfect. Sometimes Read More