What is Keto?
The ketogenic (keto) diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet that offers many health benefits. When going keto, you drastically reduce your carbohydrate intake and replace it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a natural metabolic state called ketosis.
When this happens, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for the brain.
The shift from sugar to fat to fuel your body more powerfully can cause massive reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels. This, along with the increased ketones, has numerous health benefits such as weight loss, increased energy, mental clarity, better blood pressure, clearer skin, curbed food cravings, reduced inflammation, and more!
A Healthier Way to go Keto
One common misconception among people who follow the ketogenic diet is that vegetables should be limited, as some vegetables are starchy and contain higher amounts of carbohydrates. However, this can create a problem for keto eaters as they become fearful of eating vegetables and eliminate them entirely from their keto regimen, failling into the trap of relying on bacon, butter, and burgers for substance.
Going keto doesn't mean giving up on vegetables! In fact, there is a totally different approach to keto, known as plant-based keto, or Ketotarian. The Ketotarian diet, created by functional medicine expert and author Will Cole, modifies the traditional ketogenic diet to focus on plant-based eating while still taking full advantage of the natural benefits of ketosis.
What is Ketotarian?
A high-fat, moderate protein and low-carb eating plan, the Ketotarian diet by Dr. Will Cole, eliminates meat and dairy and focuses on plant-centric sources of healthy fats like coconut milk and avocado. It also allows some animal sources of protein and fats, including collagen, eggs, ghee, and fish. We all know that a nutrient-rich plant-based diet is important for keeping your digestive system in check, detoxifying your body, reducing inflammation, lowering blood sugar levels, and so much more!
“As I travel a lot for work and consult patients throughout the day when I am home, convenience is important to me while also staying true to my Ketotarian principles. I also hear from my patients that they need an easy way to get more vegetables into their diet without having to spend more time in the kitchen meal prepping or packing around a ton of food on the go – but not wanting to sacrifice taste or quality – which you shouldn’t have to. Medlie is my favorite way to get in high-quality plant-foods into my diet in one delicious beverage.” -- Dr. Will Cole
Explore Dr. Will Cole’s Favorite Plant-Based Keto Flavors
- Your daily dose of greens
- 4 servings of organic vegetables
- Only 5 grams net carbs
- 10 grams clean collagen protein
- Plant-based healthy fats
- Only 6 grams net carbs
- 14 grams clean collagen protein
- No added sugar
“Medlie is the perfect choice for anyone… they are a Ketotarian-lover's dream with two delicious flavors, Kale Avocado with Collagen and Coconut Mint with Collagen. Each are packed with plant-based healthy fats like avocado and coconut, clean grass-fed collagen protein, and low-carb veggies like cauliflower, celery, spinach, and kale.” -- Dr. Will Cole