Notes from Hawai’i
Coach Terri Lance returns with highlights from the latest IDM retreat.
Dr. Fung on Health Yourself:
What Is Intermittent Fasting?
In Toronto, the Scarborough Health Network has sponsored the creation of over a hundred educational videos for Type II Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease – including some from our very own Dr. Fung.
For free access to these videos, sign up at: www.healthyourselfguide.com/SHN
In this initial video, Dr. Fung explains the basics of Intermittent Fasting.
Everything you need to know about Keto
IDM will be at the Keto Health Summit!
IDM’s Megan Ramos and Nadia Pateguana will both be speaking at Dr. Berg’s Keto Health Summit, which takes place in Maryland August 31 to September 1.
This event will be filled with exciting and cutting-edge content about Healthy Ketosis and Intermittent Fasting, and features some of the top experts in the field. Look for info about Keto and exercise, digestion, nutrition, cholesterol, as well as plateau hacks and a ton of other information.
The event takes place at The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. For all the info, visit: keto-summit.drberg.com
Coach’s Notes: Dining Out Low Carb
In this three-part series, IDM’s Brenda Zorn offers advice on staying healthy when you’re on the road
Whether you’re whole food, moderate protein, moderate carbohydrate or you’re on a LCHF or ketogenic diet, learning how to dine out in a relatively healthy way can be a challenge.
In fact, many have asked me to write about this. So, in this series, I’ve gathered information from many sources – including my experience as a ketogenic dieter for the last five years, and many new tips from my friends.
First and foremost, let me just say, you won’t be able to completely avoid hidden undesirable ingredients in seasonings. But, you can inquire about and manage your exposure to them.
You should, for example, be able to learn the content of the oils used to make your food and make decisions accordingly. Try to avoid seed oils if possible as they are inflammatory. (Many eating establishments are moving back to using pork lard and beef tallow. This is fantastic news.)
But, before I give you dining out tips, I should really start right up front by suggesting you minimize your dining out… The best meals are those you prepare yourself, because you can completely control the ingredients. But there will always be social events and business dinners at restaurants. So, how do we “Keto-Hack” them?
You’ve asked the right person. I’m a pro at this.
A Few Fast Food Hacks
There is an aversion to fast food in this community, and many good points as to why. But I’m here to tell you, not all fast food is bad. If you’re in a hurry and on a budget, fast food joints can be a helpful tool.
The simplest way to use a fast food place is to order a hamburger. There are a few different fast food chains I visit that do, in fact, have 100 percent all-beef burgers with no added fillers. I researched this. You can research online too. Many chains will even give you a discount if you forgo the bun. Just order a beef patty (or several) with no bun and no or light ketchup.
I do this once or twice a month. If the no bun thing confuses the staff, order it as normal and throw the bread away. Fast food places also often carry grilled chicken and salads. (But beware the dressing.)
Sometimes, their version of ranch can be far too high-carb, so read the label. Look up the ingredients of the grilled chicken online, it could be marinated in sugar. (My friend, Siobhan, discovered this unfortunately after eating this at a popular chain.) The large chains have very accurate ingredient and nutrition information online. Definitely a positive point for big fast food chains.
One more thing, order a pizza and eat the toppings off with a fork. If you think I’m the only one who does this, ask around. It’s a popular fast food keto meal hack!
Next: Let’s look at Fine Dining and other Restaurants!