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Different Types of Ketogenic Diets

There are several versions of the ketogenic diet, including:

Standard ketogenic diet (SKD): This is a very low-carb, moderate-protein and high-fat diet. It typically contains 75% fat, 20% protein and only 5% carbs

Cyclical ketogenic diet (CKD): This diet involves periods of higher-carb refeeds, such as 5 ketogenic days followed by 2 high-carb days.

Targeted ketogenic diet (TKD): This diet allows you to add carbs around workouts.

High-protein ketogenic diet: This is similar to a standard ketogenic diet, but includes more protein. The ratio is often 60% fat, 35% protein and 5% carbs.

My version of a Boiled Egg Breakfast

I was skimming my Google news feed a few weeks ago and saw an article for a Boiled Egg Diet.

Being curious I took a look, it was interesting, but not something I would do forever. My viewpoint on diets is, if I can't do it forever, I don't do it.

The article even said people don't normally stick with it, because it becomes too boring over time, it does not contain enough daily calories, and lacks other essential nutrients.

I agree, in my experience that matches everything I've read and heard about diets like these, things look good at first, but because it's not a good long term life style, first you cheat, then you quit, and then you gain back more weight than you lost.

But on the brighter side, I was thinking about the Egg Salad Breakfast that I've been making and eating for the past several weeks, added a second egg, and dropped the pickle relish.

My sunflower seed mix includes 5 items, raw & roasted pumpkin seeds, raw & roasted sunflower seeds, and …

Peanut butter and jelly pudwich

This is a yummy and healthy option to a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

The health problem is not the peanut butter and jelly, it's the extra 40 carbs and the processed flour in the bread.

If you compare a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and my peanut butter and jelly pudding, you will notice the pudding has 40 less carbs, more fiber, more healthy fats, and more protein.

The pudding tastes like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Read the labels and pick the brands you like wherever you shop.

I used a small travel cup, added about 2 tablespoons (32 grams) of peanut butter.

Then I added about half as much jelly (16 grams) , and half a tablespoon (8 grams) of chia seeds.

I steered the mixture till it was creamy, and then mixed in 2 tablespoons of my seed mix.

That's it. Eat it now, or save it for later.

My seed mix today is 5 items that I find in the produce section of my grocery store.
I dump all five containers into a 1 gallon container, mix it up, and store it in the frig.