Supplements I Take on a Keto Diet (Prevent dry eyes, hair loss, headaches etc.)

Supplements I Take on a Keto Diet (Prevent dry eyes, hair loss, headaches etc.)

Hey guys! Today I wanted to do something a little different..no recipe but I promise you I’ll be back to the food posts in no time, haha.

I wanted to discuss the importance of supplementing on the keto diet and what I personally take.

I’ve been on the keto diet off and on 3 times in my life. The first couple times I struggled with several issues.

Attempt #1:

-I had MAJOR keto flu for the first 5 days (aka, pounding headaches, no energy to do anything, felt nauseous after eating)

Attempt #2:

-I went through less of a keto flu as I started taking some supplements but started experiencing hair-loss and red, dry eyes about a month in.

Attempt #3:

-I experienced almost NO KETO FLU(maybe a slight headache occasionally), I supplemented regularly and have had no hair loss and minimal dry eyes.

So what did I do differently this time around?

Well, I actually did my research (scouring the furthest corners of the internet). And I’ve finally come up with an awesome supplement regime that works for me and will likely work for you as well if you’ve experienced any of the symptoms I went through! You don’t have to follow this to a T but I hope it gives you a better idea of a healthy low-carb supplement regime.

My Current Routine:

Waking:

    • Drink at least 2 cups water
    • Coffee with 1/2-1 tbsp MCT oil (Helps to give you an immediate energy boost!)and a bit of cream

  • Breakfast heavy in sodium (aka eggs and bacon OR just have a cup of salt water OR a pickle with your coffee! haha)

Supplements:

During the day:

  • Drink as much water as I can
  • Eat a few pickles or drink a cup of beef broth throughout the day
  • Aim to eat foods high in potassium like spinach, avocados, almonds

Supplements:

  • 1x potassium 100mg pill with each meal and another if I feel muscle spasms or cramps

**Take-in additional potassium and sodium if working out**

End of day:

  • Take another potassium pill if needed
  • Optional: decaf coffee and MCT oil (I find it helps me fall asleep!)

And that’s it! There’s my day of supplementing.

Of course you also want to make sure you are taking in adequate fat and protein and keeping your NET carbs under 50g a day at least… and then you are good to go!

Happy Keto-ing! 🙂

~Sam~

How To Make Plantain Chips

How To Make Plantain Chips

Plantain Chips

The first time I tried plantain chips was when I went on vacation to Punta cana. They sliced theirs length-wise in thin strips. They were so crispy and delicious and you could get them with every meal. I forgot about them when I got back home until seeing plantains at the grocery store the other day. I picked one up and finally got around to cooking it today! In the dominican I am sure that they fried their chips but I figured I could make them healthier by baking them instead, it worked out awesome! This is all you have to do…

Ingredients:
-1 plantain chopped into thin slices
-1/4 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp melted coconut oil
-cayenne pepper to taste

Directions: Toss the plantain chips in a bowl with the oil and salt. Spread them out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 200*C for 10 minutes. Toss/flip and bake for another 10-15minutes or until crispy and slightly browned (cook less if you like them a little soft in the center). Take out and toss with your desired amount of cayenne or none at all. Enjoy! *They will harden more as they cool.