Do I have to be in ketosis to burn body fat?

Keto Myths: If you want to burn fat, you need to be in ketosis. | Diane Sanfilippo

One of the most frequently asked questions I get about keto is: “Do I have to be in ketosis to burn body fat?” The short answer: no. This is a major myth that I think is somehow being spread now that the keto diet has gained traction and popularity. And, because keto is known for being a diet that can …

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Can I eat keto without dairy?

One of the most frequently asked questions I get about keto is: “Can I eat keto without dairy?” Or, put differently, is a dairy-free keto diet possible? I can see why this question comes up a lot. A ton of keto recipes (and posts on social media) appear very dairy-heavy. Many keto breads, baked items, and other savory dishes seem …

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How I Eat When I Travel

How I stay on track eating-wise while traveling | Diane Sanfilippo

One question I’m asked a lot is how I stay on track eating-wise while traveling. Here are some examples of how I make choices that help me feel my best when I’m away from home. All of these were keto choices for me. A late morning breakfast out at Lemon Press in Nantucket – I ordered a salad with chicken and feta. …

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I’m writing a keto book!

keto book | Balanced Bites

Big news over here… I’m writing a keto book! Back in 2011 when I was writing “Practical Paleo,” I was actually *eating* KETO paleo. Fast forward to now, and I’ve had a lot of experience with keto over the years, most of which I didn’t share anywhere partially because I was simply on another path with my work (#21DSD program, books, …

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10 things that losing the same 10 pounds over and over again has taught me.

10 things that losing the same 10 pounds over and over again has taught me. | Diane Sanfilippo

Some of you may know this, others may not, but I am exceptionally good at gaining weight. I cook delicious food, and I often over-work and over-stress myself in ways that make the balance of my life tip. And, so, it happens. But over the years (and facing down the big 4-0 in a couple of weeks), I’ve learned a …

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Why I stopped drinking coffee (and what I drink instead)

Why I stopped drinking coffee. | Diane Sanfilippo

A LOT of people have been asking why I stopped drinking coffee. I stopped drinking coffee in January when I started my tour for my newest book, The 21-Day Sugar Detox Daily Guide. Why? Well, on an early tour stop, I bought cold brew, poured it, mixed it with my coconut milk in my hotel room, then took one sip …

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Podcast Episode #287: Wired to Eat with Robb Wolf, Appetite Control & Carb Tolerance

Balanced Bites Podcast | Diane Sanfilippo & Liz Wolfe

Topics Shout out to the Master Class students [1:37] Introducing our guest: Robb Wolf [2:33] Something Robb is digging lately [4:36] Wired to Eat [5:51] The importance of sleep [20:42] The Paleo diet not for aesthetics [29:37] Intermittent fasting for women [35:00] Carbohydrates and thyroid function [42:52] Keto and thyroid function [48:04] Hyperpalatability, overindulging, and paleo ancestors [51:06] Helping parents …