Fastest way to weight loss

The Fastest Way To A Bikini Body

Summer is upon us and our bodies aren’t ready for that vacation like we expected. Our last minute decision to lose 10 pounds before our beach vacation has us scrambling to find a solution to lose it, fast. Although I don’t promote overnight weight loss, we really do have a solution that is guaranteed to work but it’s going to be a strict plan. Learn how you can lose the unwanted weight before your beach trip! Our foolproof plan is guaranteed as long as protocol is followed. 

 

The first step you need to do to get this weight off super fast is order Xtreme Skinny Weight Loss Drops. This fool proof protocol is guaranteed to help you drop 10-25 pounds in just 21 days. Is it easy? No. Is it worth it? YES. 

Before ordering let’s give you a little rundown of the program. Xtreme skinny weight loss drops are taken sublingual (under the tongue) 3 times per day to help you burn up to 2000 calories a day effortlessly. Our exclusive formula is filled with all the right amino acids to get the metabolism revved up and going. 

The protocol you must follow with the drops is a little more intense though. You can’t just take these drops and do no other work. A very low calorie diet is to be done while taking Xtreme Skinny Weight Loss Drops. A 500-1000 calorie diet each day with a very specific food list is what will show you the results fast. 

Breakfast: Black coffee with sugar free creamer of choice

Lunch: 1-4 oz protein, 1 side salad, 1 cup of veggies

Dinner: 4 oz protein and one cup of veggies. 

Now this may not sound like much food. But believe me when i say these drops curb your appetite so much, you won’t even notice you’re eating so little. You may add in 2 fruit servings each day to the above as snacks and also 2 melba toast or grissini sticks. 

Following the protocol in the book, you’ll be sure to lose up to 25 pounds in 21 days.  A 36 page diet guide is sent with each order of the Xtreme Skinny drops. 

After 21 Days of Phase 2

After your 3 weeks of protocol you’ll be directed to start adding in healthy fats, but still no carbs and sugar. This is very very similar to the keto way of eating for phase 3 of the drops. 

During phase 3 week 1: you’ll increase calories up to 1000 a day adding in one food group that you’ve detoxed your body from. I personally add in cheese the first few days and of course bacon. 

Phase 3 week 2: increasing your calories a little more each day will show your body that you can now start burning the fat you’re eating for fuel. Welcome to ketosis. Your body is fully charged and ready to go. 

Phase 3 Week 3: Be sure your weight is stabilized for at least 7-10 days before adding back in low carbs like wraps and potatoes. 

Phase 4 and beyond. 

We have this planned out for you as well. A fool-proof way for you to keep the weight off, but you’ll have to join the community to get access to the file. We take keeping the weight off very seriously around here and it’s only available to our group members who are killing it day in and day out. 

Join us! 

Better Than Zi Xiu Tang….

It’s no surprise I STILL get questioned about where to find Zi Xiu Tang these days and honestly I don’t think it will ever stop. The reason those capsules are still are your mind is because they “worked like magic” for some folks. But, in all reality they only “worked” from special batches of illegal ingredients that were mixed in the pills without consumers knowing. Did you realize that? 

From middle-aged moms to desperate teens trying to get rid of the “freshman 15” after starting college, the pills were widely known to work without much effort. The truth of the matter is that those pills contained not only one but two illegal ingredients that sneaky China men were throwing in the capsules. 

Sibutramine. A class 4 narcotic. Read that again. One of the ingredients found in Zi Xiu Tang is classified in the United States as a narcotic! An addiction-like medication that was taken off the market in 2010 because it was causing strokes, heart attacks, high blood pressure and more in healthy adults. 

More over, Zi Xiu Tang “Beauty Face and Figure” Capsules produced a laxative effect when taken. This is what people loved about the product. A laxative!? Sure, it made you poop but what it contained is only available by prescription in the United States and should NOT be taken long term. 

I’m not sure if I’ll ever stop getting questioned about Zi Xiu Tang and I love to tell customers what was really in that magic pill and educated them on their health and style of eating for not only weight loss but overall feeling of being healthy thats unrelated to that stupid scale. 

Xtreme Slim Bee Pollen Was Formulated With Zi Xiu Tang in Mind. 

I took it upon myself to seek out a highly known chemist in the USA to help me formulate a product that would work like Zi Xiu Tang but was USA made. In October 2016, Xtreme Slim Bee Pollen was formed and I must say it’s been a whirlwind. It’s giving people hope again that they CAN do this. They’re joining our community of motivation, free meal plans, live coaching, and more and seeing REAL, LASTING results and not worrying about gaining the weight back after they stop taking supplements. 

In order to change your results, your mind must be changed. We work on that first. You CAN do this. You ARE worth waking up and feeling phenomenal about yourself. 

Do Results happen overnight like Zi Xiu Tang? Yes, I guess some of them do, but for most, NO. It’s a learned trait. Something you must practice day in and day out. Our supplements are nothing short of amazing here at Bee-Xtreme. Look what Cassandra had to say about Xtreme Slim. 

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Take Back Control Of Your Health

Here at Bee-Xtreme we get you finding the ROOT cause of your weight gain and there’s a lot of factors that go hand in hand when it comes to those stubborn pounds. Working one on one with our customers the last 6 years has really opened our eyes up to the umpteen issues people are having. 

Lack of knowledge of what they are putting in their body is our #1 issue. 

Did you know? ANY carb whether it is brown rice or a bag of skittles gets stored as fat for later energy use. ANY CARB. Read that again.
We aren’t saying all carbs are created equal, especially if you’re one to work out. You may need those carbs. However we teach you which ones to stay clear of. 

Take initiative and pride in yourself and research for yourself. If you need help, we offer it free. I’m a nurse, a certified health coach and a certified keto coach and I’m here to educate on what to do right and what you’re doing totally wrong. 

 

Keto VS Low Carb. What’s The Difference?

The Keto Diet VS Low Carb. What’s the Difference?

I’ve been getting a ton of questions about the difference between a ketogenic lifestyle and a low carb lifestyle. Customers want to know what is the big difference between the two? Which one is best for you to do? My answer: It all really depends on your goals!

I think it’s a great question and I’d like to visit both angles so you can make an informed decision about which one is better for you! Keto and low carb diets are indeed different avenues for a few reasons. I wouldn’t make a claim that one is definitely better than the other because again, we are all different. So how do you know which one to choose?

The Basics of Keto

The ketogenic way of eating is about as low carb as you can get. The macronutrients recommended for keto are 70% fats, 20% Protein, and 10% carbs. Some even consider lower amounts on the carb count. I personally attempt to keep my carbs at 20g or lower a day.

You’ll notice the carbs are super low. For most people following the ketogenic way of eating, keto means eating 20-30g net grams of carbs per day. Net carbs= total carbs-fiber since fiber isn’t digested like a regular carb, we don’t count the fiber in carbs. The purpose of the keto diet is to force your body into burning stored body fat for energy instead of carbohydrates, since carbs are your body’s preferred source of energy because they are easily accessible.

If you want a more comprehensive look on keto, please visit “how to start a keto diet” here.

 

The Basics of A Low Carb Diet

There’s not a strict definition of macros for low carb that I’ve found helpful. Basically, low carb is keto in a sense, with slightly more carbohydrates ranging from 50-100g a day.

Low carb diets usually aren’t low enough in carbs to keep the body in full ketosis all the time. You’ll probably dip into mild ketosis in-between meals and once carbs are consumed again, the body will come out of ketosis. You wouldn’t experience the full benefits of keto if you’re going in and out of ketosis like this.

You could possibly enter full ketosis on a low carb diet if you’re working out, you’re sleeping 7-8 hours a night, or if you’re fasting intermittently. I could almost bet your body would be in ketosis during these times.

It’s not a bad thing for those wanting to benefit in the exercise department and follow a low carb diet. You may feel better physically eating some higher carb foods pre-workout. Or maybe you just don’t like the strictness of keto- having to watch a carb intake day in and day out. That’s where low carb may become your sweet spot.

So, Which One Is Best?

It depends on your goals, honestly. Your lifestyle, your preferences, and your own unique biology and chemical makeup. Some people do much better with keto others do phenomenal with low carb.

Let’s chat about some benefits of both styles of eating so that you may choose for yourself.

Keto is Great for:

Weight loss. First things first here. Just because you’re burning fat for fuel, doesn’t mean you’re burning body fat for fuel- that is one common misconception of the keto lifestyle. In ketosis, you’ll burn the fat you’re eating first, and then stored body fat after that. So it’s very possible to overeat fats with keto and gain weight. However, it’s a lot harder to overeat on keto for a few reasons.

The first is that ketones, the by-product of burning fat for fuel, are much stronger natural appetite suppressants. Eating keto can make you feel full on lower calories, meaning you’ll gradually burn through body fat without being hungry all day long.

The other benefit of keto is a faster metabolism (1) A well-controlled study found that keto dieters burned about 300 more calories a day than non-keto-dieters.

In other words, keto can help you burn more calories while feeling full on less food. That’s a solid recipe for sustainable fat loss.

Stable energy and blood sugar.

This is a big one for most keto dieter’s vs low carb diets. Do you ever notice that afternoon crash after lunch? My first recommendation would be to cut the sugar out of the diet to avoid those crashes. If you’re watching your sugar and you still feel like you yo-yo between feling energized and exhausted or hungry, you may be especially sensitive to blood sugar and insulin spikes. Keto will most definitely help with these issues. While carbs effect your blood sugar and insulin response, fat does not. Cutting carbs can help you keep your blood sugar balanced, giving you steady energy throughout the day.

Inflammation Gone!

A few small studies have found that keto will lower inflammation in the body. Possibly thanks to a ketone metabolite called Beta-hydroxybutyrate. Keto seems especially good for liver inflammation due to poor diet choices throughout your life.(2)

Endurance Athletes

Keto isn’t always the best choice for Cross fitters or powerlifters, but several recent studies show that it works pretty well for endurance athletes and may give them a slight performance edge over carb-burners.

Low Carb Diets

Best for non-endurance athletes

 A lot of people will find with keto that they feel sluggish and hard to get through a workout so they will do what is called “targeted keto” and consume carbohydrates directly before their workouts so they have energy to push through. If you’re lifting, sprinting, or doing any exercise of intense workout a few times a week, you’ll most likely feel like your performance is slipping and may want to add some carbs back into the diet.

Stable energy and blood sugar

 Like keto, low carb will go a long way toward balancing your blood sugar, especially if you eat complex carbs instead of simple carbs. Plenty of people find they get stable energy with low carb diets and that they don’t need to go full on keto.

Being more relaxed with your diet.

Maybe you just like carbs now and again and you don’t want to cut sweet potatoes or butternut squash out of your diet. Keto requires you to avoid carbs. That strict lifestyle just doesn’t jive with everyone. Low carb gives you the space to be a little more relaxed with what you do eat.

Summing up…

Nutrition is a personal thing. It depends on biology, lifestyle, age, sex and all kinds of other factors. Some people just never feel right on keto and that’s totally ok. Some people feel awful eating carbs (me!) and some people thrive on high carb low fat diets.

Use the guidelines above and try them all out for you in my opinion. Pay attention to how your feel and that as your main source to find what works for you.

If you’re interested in finding more options of lifestyle patterns, please join the Bee-Xtreme Community, where one diet does not fit all.

Keto Without Veggies? Sure. Here’s why it should NOT be done!

I have to tell you… sometimes I cringe when I see some responses on threads in some of these “keto” groups on facebook. It literally makes my bones shake when I think about how misinformed some people get when it comes to the ketogenic diet. I’m not saying one person knows all, I’m not. But, as a nurse I had to write a response to this because this is about your HEALTH not just “weight loss”. The ketogenic diet is NOT about weight loss guys. It’s about health in general. I mean take this little blog post as you see fit but let me give you some health insight to a MAJOR question I see posted ALLL THE TIME.

 

 

"Do I have to eat veggies with a keto diet? I don't like them."

Do I have to eat veggies with keto

Think of this scenario…

Your sink drain will work just fine letting little debris from a plate run through it just fine, but what happens when you continue to do this over the years? What happens when your 7 year old son decides to throw out his veggies every single night and throw them down the sink? Those veggies will start to clog up that sink pipe. Eventually there’s going to be so much build up that that pipe quits working and it’s going to get clogged before you grab the Drain-O to unclog that pipe. 

The same approach happens with the keto way of eating. Sure the diet makes you burn through a lot of fat, but we want the fat running through the liver and gallbladder. To make this possible it’s hard to flush all that out without the use of vegetables. And not only that, you NEED the vitamins and nutrients from the vegetables so that the body functions properly.

Let’s chat Fatty Liver Disease

You probably already know that being an alcoholic can cause a fatty liver aka “Fatty Liver Disease”. Are you aware that eating refined carbs and sugar can cause “non-alcoholic fatty liver disease”? How about keto? Did you also know that KETO, if not done properly, can cause Fatty Liver Disease? 

“Effect of Insulin Lack on Causing a Fatty Liver”-

 (Which means low insulin or lack of insulin) 

According to Guidance Physiology, “Strange as it may seem, although insulin lack causes dissolution of the fat stores in adipose tissue, it causes a great increase in the amount of stored triglycerides in the liver,  leading to a very fatty liver.”

Non alcoholic fatty liver disease is a growing epidemic. Not only in the United States but several other countries as well. This means that your body has inappropriately stored fat in your liver and it’s not a good thing. This is a huge risk factor for a slew of things including liver failure, heart disease, and even death. 

30-40% of adults (3-4 out of 10) have fatty liver disease. Fatty liver disease is self inflicted. One out of 10 children have fatty liver disease. It’s a super scary statistic! 

If you’re a type 2 diabetic, you have 40-80% chance to have fatty liver disease. However, this is curable through diet! You can totally reverse fatty liver disease, all with the tips ahead. 

Let’s talk about the practical. Let’s chat about common sense. 

When it comes to fatty liver disease, you have to stop fructose! You have to stop sugars, simple carbs, and starches. You should enjoy fiber-rich foods. Why? Because FIBER is what detoxes the body. FIBER. 

Why is a healthy liver so important?

 

The liver is your largest internal organ and one of the most important organs in your body. The liver is the body’s workhorse, performing many critical functions.Detoxification is one of the liver’s most important functions. The liver is referred to as the “gatekeeper” because it absorbs and filters everything we put into our bodies. After filtering, the liver clears harmful toxins and waste while retaining the nutrients the body needs. These nutrients are then converted by the liver into essential blood components and released when needed. Metabolizing fats, carbohydrates, and protein and balancing hormones are other functions performed by the liver. The liver helps oxidize triglycerides to produce energy. It also produces bile which is essential for digesting and absorbing fats in our diet. The liver ensures blood sugar levels remain constant by removing and storing sugar if blood sugar levels increase and releasing sugar when blood sugar is low. It also converts amino acids in protein for energy production and removes ammonia produced in the process. By removing pathogens and fighting infections, the liver supports your immune system. It also regulates and directs hormones to perform their proper function. With these many functions, it is critical to protect the liver from disease.

liver-health

Healing Fatty Liver Naturally

There are many natural strategies for healing fatty liver. An anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle is critical. Following ketogenic guidelines can be very helpful.

 

Other strategies are consuming foods and herbs that support liver health (Xtreme Liver Detox), intermittent fasting, drinking plenty of water, reducing stress and improving sleep, dealing with your anger, using Epsom salt baths and castor oil packs, improving gut health, including liver supporting nutrients, and supporting stomach acid levels and optimizing bile flow are all liver-healing strategies.

 

Anti-Inflammatory, Ketogenic Diet and Lifestyle

One of the best strategies for preventing and healing fatty liver is to consume an anti-inflammatory, ketogenic diet. This healing diet removes foods that cause inflammation and includes organic, non-GMO vegetables, fruits, healthy fats and clean protein.

 

A 2007 pilot study looked at 5 obese patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) disease who were put on a ketogenic diet for 6 months.  The study demonstrated that in 6 months the patients lost an average of 27 lbs and had histologic improvement of fatty liver disease.  In particular, the liver showed less signs of fat build-up, inflammation and fibrosis. (8)

 

To follow ketogenic diet guidelines, approximately 70% of calories should come from healthy fats, 20% from clean protein sources, and 10% from low-carbohydrate foods. An anti-inflammatory, ketogenic diet reduces inflammation, stabilizes blood sugar, reduces toxic load, provides necessary nutrients, and supports healthy blood pH levels.

 

Food to Avoid

Avoiding sugar is critical for liver health. As discussed earlier, sucrose and fructose are linked to NAFLD. Consuming refined sugars, along with grains any foods that are easily metabolized into sugar (high glycemic foods), causes a surge of blood glucose and large release of insulin. Insulin resistance is the most consistent underlying factor of NAFLD.

 

Processed foods and vegetable oils, which often contain toxic GMO ingredients and trans-fats, should be avoided. Processed foods and oils are highly inflammatory and create extra acidity in the tissues. Excess amounts of omega-6 fatty acids found in refined vegetable oilscan promote the development of NAFLD.

 

Meat and dairy from conventionally-raised animals and farmed fish also promote inflammation and contain large amounts of toxins. You should also avoid chemicals such as herbicides or pesticides by eating organic whenever possible.

 

Foods to Include

An anti-inflammatory diet includes whole, unprocessed foods. This diet consists of clean protein, organic vegetables and fruits, and healthy fats. Clean protein sources are grass-fed meats, pasture-raised, organic chicken and eggs and wild-caught fish.

 

Abundant amounts of low-carbohydrate, colorful vegetables and small amounts of low-glycemic fruits should be included in a liver-healthy diet. Low-carbohydrate vegetables include cruciferous vegetables, leeks, shallots, cucumbers, asparagus, and leafy greens to name a few.

 

Berries, grapefruits, limes, lemons, and granny smith apples are all low-glycemic fruits. Vegetables and fruits are high in anti-inflammatory antioxidants and phytonutrients which are great for liver health. You should also include plenty of liver-healthy herbs.

 

Quality fats are a very important part of a liver-healthy diet. Healthy fats are found in coconut, olives, avocados, and their oils and in grass-fed butter and ghee. These healthy fats are an efficient source of fuel to combat inflammation and support the liver.

 

Consume Liver Healthy Foods

Incorporating liver-healthy foods into the anti-inflammatory nutrition plan is great for healing the liver. One of the best foods for your liver is liver from organic, pasture-raised animals or wild-caught fish.

 

Liver is a concentrated source of bioavailable forms of nutrient complexes, including vitamin A, folate, iron, choline, vitamin B12, trace elements, and glutathione. Pasture-raised, organic eggs are also an excellent source of nutrients that support the liver.

 

Veggies

Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and kale are great for liver health. They help neutralized toxins in the liver with their abundant amounts of phytonutrients, carotenoids, and flavonoids. Broccoli has even been shown to counter the development of fatty liver disease and liver cancer.

 

Cruciferous vegetables contain glucosinolates which increase the production of enzymes. These enzymatic reactions help detoxify the liver and increase its ability to remove carcinogens and heavy metals from the blood. Garlic also activates enzymes in the liver.

 

Beets, leafy greens, and avocados are great for the liver. Avocados are an excellent source of glutathione which is needed by the liver to filter out harmful substances and protect liver cells from damage.

 

Citrus fruits including lemons, limes and grapefruit, are great for the liver as are berries. Blueberries and cranberries are packed with powerful nutrients to support liver health. Both citrus fruits and berries protect the liver from damage.

 

Fatty fish like salmon, coffee, green tea, olive oil and nuts have been found to protect the liver from NAFLD and NSAH. Omega 3 fatty acids in fatty fish reduce lipid accumulation and liver enzyme levels, improve insulin sensitivity, and have anti-inflammatory effects. Nuts may be helpful in treating people with NAFLD by improving lipid profile, hepatic steatosis and inflammation.

 

Studies show that coffee is amazing for liver health. Coffee has a protective effect against the development of cirrhosis of the liver. There is an inverse association between coffee drinking and liver cancer. Coffee is even associated with a lower risk of death in people with chronic liver disease.  Green tea and olive oil may improve liver enzyme levels and reduce oxidative stress and fat accumulation in the liver. 

 

 

Your liver works hard for you. Even if you don’t drink alcohol or work amongst harsh chemicals, the toxins you inadvertently breathe, eat, drink, and even slather on your skin are a burden on your liver and this can start to take its toll on your energy and performance over time. Environmental toxins can even mess with your hormone balance and make it hard for you to lose fat.

 

Your liver is always filtering toxins – that’s its job. But there are some things you can do to support this process. Which brings me to one of my favorite, most targeted supplements for everyday detox: Xtreme Keto Cleanse | Calcium D-Glucarate.

 

I first started taking calcium-d-glucarate (CDG) as a way to ensure my high fat moderate protein diet didn’t produce excess ammonia.

 

It can decrease your LDL cholesterol, assist in protein digestion, and remove toxins and excess estrogen. Excess estrogen is a problem for everyone, but an even bigger problem for obese (or formerly obese) people.

 

To understand why CDG works, you have to understand a little biochemistry.

 

How the body gets rid of toxins

One of the ways the body gets rid of toxins is through a process called conjugation. During conjugation, toxins are packaged into water soluble compounds called glucuronides. Glucuronides are meant to pass through the liver, to the bile, then to the gut where they are excreted. However, high levels of an enzyme called beta-glucuronide can inhibit this process. This enzyme separates toxins from their conjugate bond and allows them to be reabsorbed. This allows toxins to keep circulating in the body where they make you fat, tired, and weak.

 

Calcium-d-glucarate prevents beta-glucuronide from disturbing this process.  It keeps the toxins bound inside a glucuronide which is then removed from the body.  Toxins are most damaging in their free form, which is why you want them to be bound (conjugated) and released from the body.  Calcium-d-glucarate inhibits beta-glucuronidase which allows toxins to be removed.

 

Hello Xtreme Keto Cleanse | Calcium-D-glucarate

Calcium-d-Glucarate (CDG) is a natural substance produced by all mammals, including humans. Small amounts are also found in fruits and vegetables. Early humans were able to get enough calcium-d-glucarate from their own production since they ate relatively low amounts of toxins and lived in a clean environment. As toxin exposure has increased, humans need more calcium-d-glucarate to help excrete the extra toxins.

 

There is no *technical* deficiency of calcium-d-glucarate because it is not essential. However, humans produce small amounts, so it’s easy to develop low levels.

 

Here are 4 reasons calcium-d-glucarate is a seriously useful supplement.

1. Liver detox

When calcium-d-glucarate is taken orally, it’s metabolized into glucaric acid.  This is the active form of calcium-d-glucarate and the one produced naturally by the body.  Glucaric acid is not available as a supplement by itself which is why you have to buy calcium-d-glucarate.  Another benefit of CDG over glucaric acid is a longer detox period.  CDG detoxes the liver for five hours instead of one. 

Glucaric acid binds to toxins in the stomach which are then removed in the urine.  Glucaric acid is also circulated around the body where it performs the same function – scavenging and releasing toxins.  Removing toxins from the liver will increase liver function and promote a healthy metabolism.  It will also allow your liver to flush out other toxins that would otherwise cause problems.

2. Removing excess estrogen

High levels of beta-glucuronide increase the number of estrogen receptors. This means estrogen that would have been excreted is now able to bind to more receptors. This can cause increased tissue growth, inability to lose fat, and even man boobs. 

Estrogen dominance is one of the leading causes of infertility, mood imbalances, and other health problems in women.  One of the most common treatments for high estrogen levels in a drug called tamoxifen. Tamoxifen has numerous side effects including stroke, blood clots, uterine cancer, and cataracts.

New research shows that CDG could be just as effective as Tamoxifen in treating estrogen dominance.  CDG allows excess estrogen to be passed out of the body.  A review in 2003 said calcium-d-glucarate could be as effective in preventing cancer as Tamoxifen.

In one study, calcium-d-glucarate was able to reduce the number of estrogen receptors by 48 percent.  It’s also been shown to lower serum estrogen levels by 23 percent.

High estrogen is also a problem for men.  Whether your a man or woman, calcium-d-glucarate will help maintain proper hormone balance.

 3. Decrease LDL cholesterol

Despite the numerous health effects of a paleo diet, one of the mysterious negative effects seems to be elevated LDL cholesterol.  Paul Jaminet wrote an excellent post on this topic where numerous people said they experienced high LDL levels.

Not only is total cholesterol increased, but it’s LDL cholesterol.  This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as long as it’s type-A LDL (large, puffy, non-atherogenic).  However, since being Bulletproof means doing everything possible to ensure optimal health, this is something that needs to be dealt with.  High LDL isn’t necessarily the problem.  It’s a sign of tissue damage or toxins which is the problem.

When cells are stressed or damaged, they need cholesterol for repair.  As Dr. Jaminet also pointed out, high LDL levels are needed to repair damaged tissue.

The body sends LDL molecules to supply various parts of the body with cholesterol and fats.  Limited blood flow is one form of stress.  Calcium-d-glucarate is metabolized into glucaric salts.  Glucaric salts reduces beta-glucuronidase production by gut bacteria.  Reducing beta-glucuronidase enhances enterohepatic (liver) circulation which reduces cholesterol synthesis.  This causes lower cholesterol levels.

In rats, CDG lowers total cholesterol by 12-15 percent, and LDL cholesterol by 30-35 percent.  In humans, CDG lowers cholesterol by 12 percent, and LDL cholesterol by 28 percent.  It can also lower triglycerides up to 43 percent.

CDG is not arbitrarily playing with cholesterol numbers like statins.  It decreases stress on the liver which lowers your need for cholesterol, especially LDL cholesterol.

4. Great for high fat moderate protein diets

Humans are meant to eat large amounts of protein and fat. Our livers and kidney efficiently process proteins and are able to remove harmful byproducts like ammonia.  However, humans can only handle so many toxins.  The human body is involved fending off xenoestrogens, air pollutants, chronic infections, and mycotoxins.  This leaves very little room for dealing with the metabolites of protein.  Our modern world is so polluted, that humans don’t always have the necessary means to fend off natural byproducts of a healthy metabolism.  If you’re consuming a high protein diet (25-35 percent), you should consider supplementing with calcium-d-glucarate.

 

10 To Die For Keto Christmas Cookies!

Keto does not have to be boring! In fact, there’s more keto recipes on Pinterest for Christmas cookies daily! Just because you’re living this low carb life, does not mean you have to sacrifice Christmas Cookies! 

Here is 10 To Die for Cookie recipes that are a must have this Christmas!! 

Keto Peanut Butter Blossoms

keto pb blossom

Ingredients

3/4 Cups Swerve 

½ Cups Sukrin gold Brown Sugar 

1 Cup Peanut Butter

1/2 Cup Butter

2 Eggs, Room temperature

2 cups Almond Flour

1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum

¼ tsp Cream of Tartar

1 ½  tsp Baking Soda

1/2 tsp Salt

Sugar Free Chocolate Chips or your Favorite Dark Chocolate Bar Chopped

 Directions

Cream together butter, peanut butter, Swerve, and Sukrin brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs one at a time until combined.

In a separate bowl, sift together almond flour, xanthan gum, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Mix into the butter mixture until combined. Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour or up to 48 hours.

Pre-heat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicon baking mat. Scoop 1 tablespoon of dough (my balls were each 18g) onto prepared baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes.

Place 6 chocolate chips in a mound on each cookie immediately after removing cookies from the oven( or a piece of chopped chocolate). Cool 5 minutes on the baking sheet until moving to a cooling rack. 

KEto Sugar Cookies

Keto Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup super fine almond flour

3 tablespoons granulated stevia/erythritol blend

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 pinch sea salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1/4 cup butter cut into several chunks

Instructions

Place almond flour, stevia/erythritol blend, baking soda, and sea salt in a food processor. Pulse a few times to blend.

Add vanilla and almond extracts and butter to the mixture. Pulse several times until the mixture sticks together and forms a dough.

For making circle shaped cookies:

Turn dough out onto a piece of parchment. Shape dough into a log shape, about 8 inches long by about 2 inches in diameter. Place dough in an air-tight container or wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 3-4 hourSpray a baking sheet with coconut oil. Place dough on a cutting board. Using a serrated knife, cut the dough crosswise to form 16 equal sized cookies. Place cookies on the prepared cookie sheet, making sure there is at least an inch between them. Continue with baking instructions below.

Baking instructions:

 

Preheat oven to 375º Fahrenheit.  Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown and tops are golden. Allow cookies to cool on the tray for 2-3 minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack using a spatula and allow to cool completely. Decorate if desired

 

Keto Spiced Walnut Cookies

INGREDIENTS

 

1 cup walnuts

1/4 cup Coconut flour

8 tbsp Butter

1/2 cup erythritol

1 tsp ground nutmeg

1 tsp vanilla extract 

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat the oven to 325 and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Put the walnuts in a food processor and pulse until ground. Add the coconut flour, erythritol, nutmeg and vanilla extract and process until fully combined.

Cut the butter up into small chunks and add it to the processor. Pulse until you achieve a soft dough.

Using a cookie scooper, scoop out 16 balls onto the parchment paper and flatten them with your hands.

Bake for 13 minutes. Once you have removed them from the oven sprinkle with additional nutmeg if desired and allow to cool for at least 20 minutes or they will fall apart. Enjoy!

 

Keto Snowball Cookies

Keto Snowball cookies

INGREDIENTS

1 cup walnuts

1/2 cup Coconut flour (+ 1-2 tbsp for end)

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 large Egg

1/2 cup swerve confectioner

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

50 drops Liquid Stevia 

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat your oven to 300 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine the melted butter, egg, stevia and vanilla extract in a large bowl and set aside.

Add the walnuts to a processor and pulse until ground. Pour walnut flour into a medium bowl and add the coconut flour and 1/4 cup of the swerve. Combine.

In two parts add the dry mixture to the wet and whisk to combine.

At this point the dough should be soft, but firm enough to form into balls by hand without it sticking to your palms. If it is not the right consistency add 1-2 tbsp of additional coconut flour and combine.

Make 15 equal sized balls and line the parchment paper. They will not spread in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes.

Allow to cool for 5 minutes, and then roll the (still warm) balls in the remaining 1/4 cup swerve. Place them back on the parchment paper and allow to full cool, another 20-30 minutes, until eating!

 

No Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies

No bake

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup Peanut Butter (crunchy)

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup PB Powder

10 drops Liquid Stevia

1/4 tsp Pink Salt

 INSTRUCTIONS

 

Combine all the ingredients above in a bowl and combine with a spoon.

Place the bowl in the freezer for 10 minutes.

Once the mixture has slightly hardened, use a cookie scooper or a spoon to scoop out 7 equally sized cookies.

Store in the fridge for up to 1 month or freeze for up to 3 months. Enjoy!

 

Chewy Chocolate Chip

Chocolate chip cookie

Ingredients

1/2 cup Butter, softened

1 large Egg

1/2 cup Truly Zero Erythritol 

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

2 tbsp. Sugar Free Maple Syrup

3/4 cup Almond Flour

1/4 cup Coconut Flour

1 tsp. Baking Powder

1/2 tsp. Salt

1/2 cup Sugar Free Chocolate Chips

Directions

Preheat oven to 350.

Cream together the butter, egg, erythritol, SF maple syrup, and vanilla with an electric mixer.

Add in almond flour, coconut flour, and baking powder, mix with spoon.

Fold in chocolate chips.

Drop cookies onto baking sheet – use parchment paper or grease sheet.

Bake cookies for 15-18 minutes.

Allow cookies to cool for at least 30 minutes before removing.

They will be soft to start and need the time to continue to bake on the pan and air dry.

 

Pecan Pie Biscotti

Ingredients

 

Biscotti

1 cup chopped pecans, divided

1 1/4 cup almond flour

1/4 cup Swerve, Granular

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup butter, melted

1 large egg

2 tsp molasses

1/2 tsp vanilla extrac

Glaze

1 tbsp butter

1 tsp molasses (for color and flavor)

3 tbsp Swerve, Confectioners

1 tbsp whipping cream

¼ tsp vanilla or caramel extract

2 tbsp finely chopped pecans

Instructions

 

Biscotti

Preheat oven to 325F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner.

In a food processor, grind ¾ cup of the pecans until they resemble coarse crumbs. Transfer to a large bowl and add the almond flour, Swerve, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the remaining chopped pecans. Add the butter, egg, molasses and vanilla extract until the dough comes together.

Turn dough out onto prepared baking sheet and form into a long, low log about 4 by 10 inches. Bake 22 to 25 minutes, until golden brown and just firm to the touch. Remove and let cool at least 20 minutes.

Using a sharp, straight-edge knife, slice into 14 even slices (a straight up and down motion works best, rather than sawing back and forth).

Space the slices a few inches apart and bake another 10 minutes or so, then turn off the oven and let the biscotti sit inside until cool. They will continue to crisp up as they cool.

Glaze

In a small microwaveable safe bowl, melt the butter with the molasses. Stir in the confectioner’s Swerve until well combined, then stir in the whipping cream and the extract until smooth.

Drizzle over cooled biscotti and sprinkle with finely chopped pecans. Refrigerate until set.

Makes 14 biscotti.

Cinnamon Butter Cookies

Ingredients

2 cups Bob’s Almond Meal/Flour

1/2 cup salted butter (softened at room temp)

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp Liquid Stevia OR 1/8 tsp Stevia Powder OR 1/2 cup Stevia in the Raw

Instructions

Preheat oven to 300

Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix until well combined.

Roll into 15 balls and place on a greased cookie sheet.

Place in the oven and bake for 5 minutes.

Remove and press dough down with a fork.

Return to oven and cook for 18-20 minutes.

Allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Keto 7 Layer Cookies (Magic Bars)

magic

Ingredients

Crust:

1/4 cup almond flour

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup ground golden flax

1/4 cup melted butter

Sweetened Condensed Milk:

1/4 cup heavy cream

2 tbsp butter

1/2 cup Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet or my sweetener

1 egg yolk

Toppings:

1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut

1/2 cup sugar free chocolate chips or chopped 85% dark chocolate

1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or other nut of choice)

Instructions

Combine crust ingredients and press into the bottom of a 8×8 baking dish. Bake at 350 for 12 min. or until golden brown.

Meanwhile, you need to make my sugar free condensed milk. Bring the heavy cream, 2 tablespoons butter, and sweetener to a gentle boil and cook stirring frequently until it is light golden brown and thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

Remove from the heat. Either cool until room temperature before stirring in the egg yolk OR, if you are impatient like me, very slowly pour the liquid over the egg yolk while whisking like crazy. (No one wants scrambled yolk in their magic cookie bars). 

Now it is time to assemble. Sprinkle coconut, chocolate chips, and walnuts onto the crust. Drizzle condensed milk over the top. Bake at 350 for 20-25 min. until set and golden brown. Cool completely and chill in the fridge before serving or the crust can crumble.

5 Ingredient Chocolate Fudge Cookie

Ingredients

 

3 cups powdered sugar

2/3 cup Dutch processed cocoa powder, (can substitute regular unsweetened baking cocoa too)

1/2 tsp. salt

3 large egg whites

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and SPRAY with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together powder sugar, salt, and cocoa powder. Stir in egg whites and vanilla extract until the batter is completely moistened. It will be very thick, similar to brownie batter. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Spoon the batter on the sprayed parchment lined sheets, about 1 tablespoon per scoop (Using a small cookie scoop makes this very easy!) You will end up with about 12 mounds per sheet. Let the cookie sheets rest for 30 minutes before baking*, meanwhile preheating oven to 350ºF. Bake for 10-12 minutes until tops are glossy and lightly cracked. The edges will be set and the middle slightly undercooked.

Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before gently transferring them to a cooling rack to finish cooling.