Is the Keto Diet Safe for Dancers?

Boundless energy. A more “toned” sensation. Reduced swelling. When Patricia Zhou (then dancing with the Staatsballett Berlin in Germany ) heard a buddy rave about the ketogenic diet plan’s supposed results over 2 years earlier, she understood she needed to provide it a shot. Zhou, who’s now with L.A. Dance Project , stuck to the ultra-restrictive diet plan longer than the majority of, however has actually because gone back to consuming generally. Why? And what can you gain from her experiences? DS consulted with Zhou and 2 nutritional experts to discover. read more

Wired to Eat After Action Report: 1 Year in and 26 Pounds Lost

I used to look at a fit person and think, “I wonder what they do for a workout and how often are they hitting the gym, every day?” Now I know the truth, it’s not about what workout they’re doing, but what they’re eating that’s the most important.

You’ve probably heard that phrase “calories in, calories out,” which means that if you just burn more calories than you’re taking in, you’ll lose the weight you need to.

While I’m not disagreeing with that statement, I’d like to dig into the benefits I’ve seen from dropping 26 lbs. by focusing on my nutrition, not on using output alone to drive the change. I’m still baffled by all this even a year later because I never saw myself having that much to lose. read more

50+ Healthy Keto Snacks to Help with Ketosis

One of the most satiating diets is the keto diet. Keto-friendly foods are typically so filling that keto dieters end up eating fewer calories — and, in many cases, fewer meals — throughout the day. This allows them to lose weight sustainably.

However, just because you are following keto doesn’t mean that you are immune to hunger and afternoon energy crashes. If you are not prepared, and the convenience of processed, carb-dense snacks beckons you, you may very well find yourself with a mouthful of food that makes it even harder for you to achieve your health goals. read more