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In today’s article I am going to give you a few recipes that are loaded with awesome nutrition, will help satisfy your appetite and cravings and assist you in achieving your weight loss goals.
I am also going to discuss a topic – question that many new patients coming into our office are asking me about. And this question is about the Keto Diet or ketogenic diet. It seems that many new patients coming into the office have already started some type of ketogenic diet on their own and are suffering from diarrhea. And they have no idea why this is happening.
So, in this article after I give you the recipes for the smoothies, I will review why some people may initially experience diarrhea on a ketogenic diet, when they try doing on their own. The smoothie recipes will be for three of my favorite smoothies and they are the Keto Banana Avocado Fat Bomb Smoothie, Keto Blackberry Hemp Fat Bomb Smoothie and my Keto Blueberry Cavern Smoothie recipe.
Here are the recipes:
Keto Banana Avocado Fat Bomb Smoothie
- 1 cup of coconut milk – full fat
- 1 small banana – either fresh or frozen
- 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon of flaxseeds
- 1/2 small avocado
- Place everything into your blender, blend and enjoy!
Keto Blackberry Hemp Fat Bomb Smoothie
- 1 cup of full fat coconut milk
- 1/2 cup of frozen blackberries
- 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds
- 1 teaspoon or 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil
- Combine everything into your blender, blend and enjoy.
Keto Blueberry Carob Smoothie
- Full fat coconut milk – 1 cup
- Frozen blueberries – 1/4 cup
- Carob powder – 1/4 cup
- Solutions 4 protein powder – 1 scoop of chocolate, mocha or vanilla flavor.
- Liquid Stevie to taste.
- Combine everything into your blender, blend and enjoy!
So, there you have it, 3 of my favorite recipes for smoothies that will help satisfy your appetite and cravings, provide you with excellent nutrition and help satisfy your sweet tooth.
Now I am going to get into a somewhat sensitive topic and that is why do some people suffer from diarrhea when they first start the ketogenic diet. In my experience one of the main causes of diarrhea on the ketosis diet is that people are eating too many saturated fats.
The ketogenic diet does focus on eating good healthy fats, but your body has to adapt this way of eating overtime. Eating foods that contain good healthy fats such as salmon, avocados and olive oil are excellent when you are following the ketogenic diet, but they are also quite good for you even if you are not following a ketogenic diet. Eating these types of natural foods that are normally part of our everyday diet is usually not the problem. Eating these natural foods should normally be part of everyone’s diet plan. They promote better overall health, wellness and will help you lose weight.
But when people begin the ketogenic diet in addition to eating these regular healthy foods like salmon and avocados, they supplement with additional fats like coconut oil, MCT oil and frill oil. And sometimes all of this additional fat is too much for the body to handle. You see when you eat fatty foods your body produces more bile.
This is a normal healthy function that goes on in our body every day over lives. When we eat any type of fatty food are gallbladder automatically produces more bile and that helps the process of digesting our food. However, when people start supplementing with extra fats the body may produce extra bile that serves as a lubricant for our intestines and colon and this can cause diarrhea.
So, one of the easiest ways to help with diarrhea when starting a ketogenic diet is to decrease the amount of saturated fats that you are eating. Simply try to reduce a few of the extra oils that you have added your diet such as frill oil, coconut oil, MCT oil and any other extra oils that you may be consuming. And try not to add any extra fat to your diet; for example – try not to add extra butter to your meals just to add some additional fat.
Another thing that I have found with new patients coming into the office is that they have added bulletproof coffee to their normal daily routine. And since doing this they have been having diarrhea almost immediately after finishing their cup of bulletproof coffee. And this exemplifies my point that consuming too many fats can be causing your diarrhea. Stick with the normal fats that are in your everyday normal diet and you should be fine.
I hope that you enjoyed this article. If you, a friend, coworker or a loved one are looking to lose weight I invite you all to call and schedule a free weight loss consultation. Call us at 215-821-7336 and we will gladly schedule your free weight loss consultation.
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