Ketogenic

What is the Ketogenic Diet?

A keto diet is well known for being a low carb diet, where the body produces ketones in the liver to be used as energy. It’s referred to as many different names – ketogenic diet, low carb diet, low carb high fat (LCHF), etc.

Why low carbs?

When you eat something high in carbs, your body will produce glucose and insulin.

  • Glucose is the easiest molecule for your body to convert and use as energy so that it will be chosen over any other energy source.
  • Insulin is produced to process the glucose in your bloodstream by taking it around the body.

Since the glucose is being used as a primary energy, your fats are not needed and are therefore stored. Typically on a normal, higher carbohydrate diet, the body will use glucose as the main form of energy. By lowering the intake of carbs, the body is induced into a state known as ketosis.

Ketosis is a natural process the body initiates to help us survive when food intake is low. During this state, we produce ketones, which are produced from the breakdown of fats in the liver.

The end goal of a properly maintained keto diet is to force your body into this metabolic state. We don’t do this through starvation of calories but starvation of carbohydrates.

Our bodies are incredibly adaptive to what you put into it – when you overload it with fats and take away carbohydrates, it will begin to burn ketones as the primary energy source. Optimal ketone levels offer many health, weight loss, physical and mental performance benefits.

We make keto simple, take a look at what we have this week.

Keto Creamy Garlic Pork w/ Brussels Sprouts

Tender pork and roasted Brussels sprouts live together in a tasty creamy garlic sauce.


Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Container: 1
Calories 563
Total Fat 47g
Sodium 245mg
Total
Carbohydrate
7g
Protein 28g

Keto Blueberry bacon Blue cheese burger

Delicious hand made burgers topped with Blueberry compote and blue cheese crumbles then finished with bacon .


Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Container: 1
Calories 546
Total Fat 46g
Sodium 188mg
Total
Carbohydrate
6g
Protein 27g

Keto Stuffed Chicken Caprese w/ Zoodles

Grilled Chicken topped with fresh Vegan Mozzarella Cheese( Daiya ), tomatoes, fresh Basil, red onions and house made Balsamic reduction served over fresh zoodles (3 oz).


Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Container: 1
Calories 520
Total Fat 44g
Total
Carbohydrate
5g
Protein 26g

Keto Pork Sausage & Cabbage

Tasty pork sausage grilled to perfection with onions, peppers, cabbage, and a side of spicy mustard.


Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Container: 1
Calories 565
Total Fat 49g
Sodium 310mg
Total
Carbohydrate
6g
Protein 25g

Keto Teriyaki Steak & Veggies

Grilled skirt steak topped with homemade teriyaki sauce and served with fresh veggies (3 oz).


Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Container: 1
Calories 571
Total Fat 47g
Total
Carbohydrate
7g
Protein 30g

Keto Sausage & Egg Skillet w/ Cheddar Cheese

Farm fresh eggs and hearty sausage, onions, and topped with cheddar cheese.


Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Container: 1
Calories 565
Total Fat 49g
Sodium 211mg
Total
Carbohydrate
7g
Protein 24g

Keto Chicken Bacon Ranch Flatbread Pizza

Keto version of this tasty recipe. Chicken and bacon with a ranch sauce on a fresh ground chicken flat bread and topped with fresh cheese.


Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Container: 1
Calories 627
Total Fat 51g
Sodium 156mg
Total
Carbohydrate
8g
Protein 34g