Ketogenic Diet

Choosing a keto lifestyle can greatly improve your life. To get started, we’ve answered some questions below.

WHAT?

The ketogenic diet is a high fat, moderate protein, and low carbohydrate diet. By restricting carbohydrates, you re-program your metabolism to burn fat stores for fuel rather than use the glycogen (aka carbs) stored in your muscles. 

WHY?

Keto is great for your health since it gives you anti-inflammatory benefits and improves:

  • Energy
  • Satiety
  • Mental clarity
  • Cognitive function
  • Digestion
  • Exercise performance

What Should I Eat on Keto?

Most people think that keto is just eating butter, bacon and cheese all day long, which, yes, can put you into a ketogenic state, but just like any other diet out there there’s a healthier way and a less-healthier way to do this diet. The healthiest way is eating a whole foods approach to keto (high quality proteins and fats and lots of nutrient dense non-starchy vegetables). You also want to limit a lot of processed keto comfort foods like keto pizzas, keto cookies, keto breads, etc. Just because something is labeled “keto” doesn’t mean it’s necessarily the healthiest option.

Should I be worried about “Keto Flu”?

When you cut out carbs your body retains less water. Which is why people often lose a lot of weight intially, they’re losing water weight! With that loss of water your body loses out on essential minerals. If you don’t supplement this, than you may experience the “keto flu.” Some symptoms of the keto flu may include dizziness, lightheadedness, muscle cramping, brain fog, and lack of energy.

To avoid keto flu symptoms, make sure to take in lots of good quality salt (such as Real Salt, pink salt, or sea salt.), potassium, and magnesium while on keto. Every day you should have:

5,000mg - 8,000mg of salt
1,500mg - 3,500mg of potassium
300mg - 500mg of magnesium

As you bring these minerals into your body, your body’s electrolyte levels will be balanced and you’ll feel much better.

Adjustment Period

It’s also important to understand that switching from glucose to ketones as your body’s main energy source takes time to adjust to. When our bodies are familiar with a carb heavy diet and haven’t truly experienced ketosis before, it can take about 1-2 months of being consistently in ketosis for your body to adapt to your new fuel source.

What kind of ingredients
do you use?

To maximize flavor, our culinary chefs only use quality, locally sourced ingredients from USDA-certified suppliers. Our sauces are made from scratch and our meat is hand-cut and trimmed by our chefs.

Where can I find the nutritional information for my meal? 

The meal packaging includes all of the nutritional information. You can also find the general macro and calorie information on our website when selecting your meals.

Is there anyone who should not do keto?

We recommend that you consult a doctor before starting a ketogenic diet especially if you are diabetic, under the age of 18, pregnant, lactating, had a gallbladder removed, or have a history of disease or eating disorders.