About Allison Lee

Allison is a freelance writer, fitness expert, and long-time advocate of the ketogenic lifestyle. Once overweight, she contributes her success in losing over 75 lbs to both a low-carb, high-fat diet and moderate exercise. Residing in Tacoma, Washington, Allison enjoys getting out to explore the Pacific Northwest with her two children and taking in baseball games on lazy Sunday afternoons.

Scottish Government: ‘Obesity Will Be One Of The Great Public Health Challenges Of Our Time’

2018-09-03T11:10:14-04:00By |News|

Recent studies are fueling concern in Scotland over the growing obesity epidemic--especially where children are concerned. In an inquiry submitted by Scottish Conservatives, startling figures reveal that hundreds of children have been referred to weight management programs in the last three years, more than half of which come exclusively from the Fife and Tayside areas. [...]

Virta Health’s Use of Telemedicine to Treat Diabetics with Keto

2018-09-03T10:59:50-04:00By |News|

In the ongoing effort to combat type 2 diabetes, many studies indicate that a low carb, ketogenic diet may be the key.1 However, for those that have been prescribed a ketogenic diet to treat diabetes, the process of adopting this lifestyle can be quite the challenge. Accustomed to a diet that is high in sugar [...]

New MyProtein Nutrition Bar Disrupts Nutrition Standards

2018-05-28T15:49:27-04:00By |News|

There’s a new protein bar on store shelves and it happens to be causing quite the stir in the nutrition community. Advocates of healthy eating, particularly those that point a critical eye toward the growing obesity epidemic, are up in arms over the new MyProtein Protein Choc Chunky Bar. But what could possibly be so [...]

Low-Carb Bar Food Reflects Shift in Consumer Eating

2018-05-28T15:50:08-04:00By |News|

Gym owner and home health nurse, Lisa Corkran, just added another title to her repertoire: restaurant owner. Fit 'n Fat Grill opened this week in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The menu, designed to meet dietary requirements of those on keto, paleo, gluten-free and even vegan diets, will consist of sports bar or pub food favorites. Low-Carb Bar Food Corkran began [...]

Keto Salt Supplements

2018-05-28T15:51:28-04:00By |News|

Zhou Nutrition has released a new salt supplement catered towards meeting the needs of the low-carb dieting crowd. As the dieting trend surges in popularity, supplements like this have been frequent additions to health and nutrition stores. While making significant cutbacks on your carb intake is the keystone of the ketogenic diet, the changes that [...]

Study Indicates Yogurt Could Lower Risk of Heart Disease & Stroke

2018-05-28T15:56:30-04:00By |News|

Having high blood pressure can drastically impact your risk for heart disease or stroke, which is why it’s important to keep hypertension under control. Making an effort to reduce your sugar intake can cause remarkable improvements in high blood pressure. However, if you’re looking for additional ways to lower your blood pressure, it may be in your [...]

Study Finds Diet Quality is More Important Than Diet Quantity

2018-05-28T15:57:44-04:00By |News|

When it comes to diet, one of the most widely understood rules is that caloric intake matters. The recipe of calories in versus calories out has been the standard for weight loss for as long as we can remember. One of the greatest struggles in dieting is the battle we have overcoming limitations - like [...]

The Benefits of MCT Oil in a Ketogenic Diet

2018-05-28T15:59:52-04:00By |News|

Medium Chain Triglyceride Oil (MCT Oil) has a variety of benefits that are enticing to keto dieters, making it a staple in the supplement regimen of many. While MCTs can be found in a variety of oils and dairy products, the 100 percent pure MCT oil found on store shelves is commonly a blend extracted [...]

Avocados & Seizures: How Keto Helped Leafy

2018-05-28T16:00:54-04:00By |News|

At 6 months old, Leafy Liu began having seizures. They started sporadically, every few weeks, but then grew in frequency and intensity until she was having as many as 60 per day. Diagnosed with epilepsy, Leafy’s parents were desperate to find a solution that would give their daughter relief from the exhaustion she experienced and [...]

Statistics From The Autism Society Show Benefits From Keto

2018-05-28T16:02:25-04:00By |News|

According to statistics published by The Autism Society, approximately 1 percent of the world’s population has Autism Spectrum Disorder, often referred to as ASD or Autism.1 More concerning than the prevalence of Autism is the growth rate for diagnosis - climbing 119.4 percent from the year 2000 to 2010. While behavioral therapies and medication have [...]

Restaurants Create Keto Menu in Response to International Customer Demand

2018-05-28T16:02:33-04:00By |News|

Imagine this. You sit down at a restaurant, fully prepared with your list of exemptions and substitutions in order to stay compliant with your keto diet. You’ve rehearsed it a thousand times before, “Burger, no bun, please - and could I have the broccoli instead of fries?” Then, like a gift from the universe, you’re [...]

Grass Fed Coffee Releases First Products

2018-05-28T16:02:57-04:00By |News|

Nearly two years after raising over $86,000 in its Kickstarter campaign, Grass Fed Coffee is finally primed and ready to hit store shelves - much to the delight of keto dieters everywhere. The tasty blend of cold brew coffee, MCT oil, and grass-fed butter is said to give drinkers a boost of sustained energy, increased [...]

Cambridge University Study Shows UK Leads Europe in Consumption of Ultra-Processed Foods

2018-05-28T16:03:14-04:00By |News|

A recent study published in the Public Health Nutrition Journal at Cambridge University examined 19 European countries and the foods purchased by consumers in those nations. In researching data from countries like the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, and others, the study concluded that, shockingly, UK residents aren’t just consuming the most unhealthy ‘ultra-processed’ [...]

University of Connecticut Study Shows Link To Partner Weight Loss

2018-05-28T16:03:41-04:00By |News|

As the saying goes, “teamwork makes the dream work”. When it comes to diet and weight loss, joining forces with a partner has a dramatic effect on our ability to stay committed. However, a University of Connecticut study shows that even if they don’t both commit together, having a partner that loses weight can impact [...]

Match.com Survey Indicates Diet Preferences May Garner More Dates

2018-05-28T16:04:02-04:00By |News|

Are you single? As it turns out, your diet could be having a significant impact on your dating life. Contrary to what you might assume, having dietary restrictions may not be the hindrance to dating that it was once thought to be. Several studies of singles in the online dating scene show the relationship between [...]

Virta Health Leads Study in Dietary Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

2018-05-28T16:04:46-04:00By |News|

You might know the ketogenic diet as being a powerful weight loss tool, with great benefits like reduced inflammation, mental clarity, and increased energy. However, thanks to a recent report published in Diabetes Therapy, the results from a year-long study concluded that carbohydrate restriction has a remarkable impact on glycemic control in patients with type [...]

Sunniva Releases “Super Coffee” with National Debut on Shark Tank

2018-05-28T16:04:59-04:00By |News|

Coconut oil and coffee unite thanks to a trio of brothers and their company, Sunniva1. Super Coffee was founded in a Georgetown University dorm room as a way to stay awake in class without turning to artificial ingredients. On February 11, 2018, Jordan, Jimmy, and Jake DeCicco made their national product debut on the hit series [...]

Can Detox Water Help You Lose Weight?

2018-05-28T16:06:16-04:00By |News|

One of the hottest trends to hit Instagram, and emphatically promoted on the popular The Dr. Oz Show, detox waters claim to purify the body, alter the body’s pH balance for the better, and rapidly assist dieters in shedding extra pounds. But do these claims hold any...water? The Detox Water Trend Detox waters are fruit [...]

Your Guide to Digestive Issues on a Keto Diet

2018-05-28T16:06:29-04:00By |News|

Starting your ketogenic diet journey can cause your digestive tract to do some pretty weird things. As your body adjusts to this new way of eating, prepare to deal with some changes to your digestion - including stomach upset, diarrhea, and constipation. Digestive Changes on Keto Sure, it’s not fun to talk about, but it’s [...]