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Keto Tortilla chips Recipe

Keto Tortilla Chips Recipe

May 31, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Super delicious Keto tortilla dish that is so easy to be put together. In just under 20 minutes you will end up having a snack that is great for family or friends gatherings.

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Keto Omelette with Bacon and Broccoli Recipe Australia

Keto Omelette with Bacon and Broccoli

May 24, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

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Chocolate Pancakes with Mascarpone

Chocolate Pancakes with Mascarpone

April 24, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Eating keto doesn’t need to mean giving up all delicious meals. Pancakes are a wonderful weekend treat and here we have a keto friendly option.
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Benefits of MCT Oil: Fat Burning and More Interesting Facts

Benefits of MCT Oil: Fat Burning and More Interesting Facts

April 23, 2019 10 min read 0 Comments

Understand the benefits of MCT Oil. Fatty acids, oils, triglycerides and more. Learn about where MCTs come from, how mct oil helps with weight loss, how to cook with it, how to use it on a ketogenic diet and more fascinating facts.
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Keto Diet Macros Australia

How Keto could help mitigate an obesity epidemic

April 21, 2019 11 min read 0 Comments

Between 2014 and 2015, two thirds (67%) of Australians were overweight or obese, an increase of 19% since 1995, and in 2017 Australia was crowned the fifth fattest nation in the world by The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. It’s a global issue that is inextricably linked with other preventable health issues, with rising rates of obesity showing no signs of slowing. Whilst Governments across the world are scrambling to solve this growing and complex problem, people are trying to take matters into their own hands, searching for the perfect diet for weight loss and health. 
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Exogenous Ketone Sources

Exogenous Ketones

July 02, 2018 8 min read 0 Comments

The human body generates energy by transforming glucose produced by breaking down carbohydrates. However, when glucose is lacking during periods of low food intake, diet, starvation, intense exercise or conditions like hypoglycemia, the body begins to break down other alternative sources like ketones to generate energy.

This post aims to give a general overview of exogenous ketones and explore some of their potential benefits.

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Combine Nootropics & Ketosis for Peak Performance

Combine Nootropics & Ketosis for Peak Performance

February 07, 2017 4 min read 0 Comments

Think of the body as a complex machine designed for the task of living. Like any other machine, how well it performs depends on how efficiently it can convert inputs into outputs. Altering these two factors can optimize performance. Nootropic supplements and ketogenic dieting are two of the best ways to do this, but instead of only using one or the other, the two strategies can be combined to achieve maximum human performance.

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Which is better brain octane or XCT oil?

Brain Octane vs. XCT vs. Coconut - Which MCT Oil is Right for You?

January 07, 2017 5 min read 0 Comments


Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT Oil) have dramatically gained in popularity in Australia. MCTs are a subset of saturated fatty acids that, when used appropriately, have unique biological effects ranging from enhanced cognitive performance to accelerated weight loss. MCTs can be found in coconut and palm oil, dairy products, Bulletproof XCT oil and Bulletproof Brain Octane oil. Note that Bulletproof MCT oils are 100% derived from coconut oil. Some other brands may still source from palm oil.

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Intermittent Fasting for a longer and healthier life

May 25, 2016 8 min read 0 Comments

Our modern lifestyles are slowly killing us: by overeating and being excessively sedentary, we might have brought upon ourselves an epidemic in metabolic diseases. Our body is not optimized for these modern ways of life and we can’t change that overnight, nor even in the course of a few generations. Evolution is slow.

Throughout evolution, the survival of humans may have greatly depended on the constraints of needing to acquire food. Food deprivation was most likely one of the biggest energetic and evolutionary challenges to our bodies - it is likely that many of our ancestors could only acquire food during daytime, having to fast for long hours; it is also likely that long periods of food scarcity were common. So, those who were able to endure in these conditions ended up being favoured by evolution.

The fact that our bodies store fat as a backup long-term, high-energy source, and that we can survive relying solely on it for a fair amount of time, is an indication of how human evolution prepared us (and maybe even optimized us) to go through periods of fasting.

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Ketogenic Diets – Weight Loss and Optimal Performance

Ketogenic Diets – Weight Loss and Optimal Performance

April 08, 2016 9 min read 0 Comments

The ketogenic diet is a low-carbohydrate, high-fat, adequate protein diet. This dietary pattern changes the way our body produces energy – its basic principle is to get your body into a metabolic state known as ketosis where carbohydrate stores are depleted and fat becomes the main energy source. The name ketosis comes from the molecules that the liver starts to produce from fat to be used as fuel - ketone bodies or ketones.

Ketone-fuelling has become a lifestyle approach of choice because it allows fast weight loss with no harm to physical or mental performance and resistance. In fact, an effective transition to ketosis may actually improve these outcomes.

On a regular or high-carbohydrate diet, our body is in a state optimized for the use of dietary carbohydrates. But in a continuous state of carbohydrate restriction, the body puts its plan B in motion, switching gears such as to become more efficient at using fat as the main energy source. Ketosis boosts the body's capacity to use fats as fuel.

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What is the difference between Keto and Paleo Diets?

The Ketogenic Diet - It's Not Paleo. My results.

October 06, 2015 5 min read 0 Comments

I'm a Nutritionist and Ketogenic advocate, and my partner and I eat Keto six days per week but allow ourselves a carb day every weekend. We practice intermittent fasting and we weight train three to five times per week. We have both been in nutritional ketosis for six months now and it has supercharged our lives!

I've personally experienced a great improvement in body composition with a drop in body fat from 22% to 12%. Keto has given me increased mental clarity and focus, and it has brought with it a real sense of systemic calm. My blood sugar remains stable all day long and I no longer crave carbohydrates.

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Fasting and Keto for Women

Here's How I fast for clarity, strength and balance.

July 25, 2014 6 min read 0 Comments

I’ve fasted before.  I’ve water fasted.  I’ve fat fasted.  I’ve juice fasted.  I once subsisted entirely on cold pressed vegetable juice and coconut water for 14 days.... and wanted to go longer. 

So yes, I’ve fasted before.  And these are some of the things I learnt.

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