A while back, I wrote a post on which supplements you do and don’t need on a keto diet (link to that here!). This podcast episode is an effort to update that for my vegan keto friends (there are dozens of us!).
There are a lot of supplements on the market, targeted at those of us on a ketogenic diet. Are they necessary? No, most of them really aren’t. However, there are a few supplements I definitely recommend taking, especially on a lower carbohydrate or ketogenic diet.
If you’ve ever spent time browsing the #keto hashtag on Instagram (what? I like to get meal ideas!), you’ve likely seen pictures of ketostix, proudly displaying their pinkish purple results. It’s exciting! It’s an almost instant way to tell if you’re in ketosis…sort of. Either way, the concentration of keto strip pictures on social media would seem to indicate that they’re necessary. After all, don’t you want to know you’re in ketosis?
So, what’s the deal with ketostix? Do we really need keto strips to know we’re in ketosis? (more…)