The Keto Diet

Yep, I was that girl who could eat just about anything, in moderation, and stay pretty lean. As a seasoned fitness instructor I thought I had a pretty good handle on my own diet and nutrition? And, I would say for the most part I eat pretty darn healthy…(who doesn’t love red wine and pizza on occasion)! I knew how to replenish and refuel my body post workouts and I knew that if I stayed with a healthy balance of carbs, protein and fat I could maintain my athletic body in terms of both lean muscle mass and performance. So, when I moved in with my fiancé last year and gained 10 pounds overnight, without any change to my activity level, I started looking in to ways to maximally burn fat and lean up.  Enter the Keto Diet. A Keto-based diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet with less than 50 grams of carbohydrates per day.  Carbohydrates are stored as Glycogen in the body are the main fuel for the body and brain. When the body runs out of glycogen to produce energy whether it is for exercise or for daily living, it turns to fat for fuel. Over time, usually … Continue reading The Keto Diet