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ABOUT KETOGASM

KetoGasm is a website devoted to helping women start and sustain a ketogenic lifestyle.

EDUCATION

Learning about diet and nutrition doesn’t have to be SO. SERIOUS. I don’t see why we can’t have a little fun with it. My goal is to keep things lighthearted, break down complex theories into simple tidbits, and teach things that you can actually implement right away.

Learning to eat healthily shouldn’t be complicated.

My bible to nutritional ketosis is The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living by Drs. Phinney and Volek. Nearly everything I teach about nutritional ketosis is based on the principles covered in this book. Some people find this text to be a little overwhelming, but if you’re ready to dig deep and geek out on the science behind long-term keto-adaptation, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy.

If you’d like me to show you the ropes, I’d be happy to do so! Sign up for my free Hello Keto course here.

RECIPES

So often dietary restrictions and special diets focus solely on sustenance, removing all joy and gratification from the food we eat. To me, eating should be equal parts pleasure and nutrition. I don’t let my dietary restrictions stop me from enjoying a tasty, badass meal. “Healthy” or “diet” does not automatically mean “boring” and “bland.” Healthy food can still be fun and incredibly delicious.

All recipes I create or feature here are carb-conscious and suitable for a ketogenic diet. But more importantly, they taste damn good.

Carbs
Nutritional ketosis is dependant on carbohydrate restriction. That means the carb counts are kept to a minimum; at least 10g or less on this site. I also try my best to use ingredients with lower glycemic index because I have mad respect for the folks managing blood sugar and insulin levels via dietary choices.
Protein
My recipes do not shy away from protein; it’s important, dude.
Fat
The fat content of my recipes ranges from low to high. Contrary to popular belief, the focus of nutritional ketosis isn’t about drowning everything in copious amounts of fat. As you explore the recipe index, you will find that most of the calorie-conscious meals are lower fat dishes.
Nutrition data
I rely on nutrition software to calculate the nutrient composition of each recipe to highlight the individual macronutrients and calories yielded per serving. The data is sourced from the USDA nutrient database, however, your numbers may vary slightly depending on brands used and deviation from the recipes as written.

I also feature many “unrecipes” (aka: ingredients = meals) as I genuinely don’t believe you have to be a kitchen wizard or even follow instructions to fuel your body with tasty food.

Regardless of keto protocol or cooking ability, you will find something delicious that you can eat.

THE JOURNEY HERE

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Hi there and welcome! I’m Tasha, the creator of KetoGasm and Keto for Badass Babes.

picmonkey-collage-avocado-eyes-smallAt my heaviest, I weighed 251 pounds and felt terrible. Not even 30 and my body was failing me left and right: infertility, PCOS, pre-diabetes, depression, the whole nine yards. That hurts to type, but it’s even more painful to think of how easily I could have done nothing about it.

My body wasn’t broken, the way I treated it was.

I hit restart on my ketogenic journey back in September 2015. During those first four months back on a calorie-conscious keto diet, I lost 50 pounds! I’ve since lost over 90 pounds and have been learning to love my body along the way. I’ve even thrown my stupid scale in the garbage! Sayonara, sucka.

My path to long-term keto and self-acceptance was not so clear-cut. Let’s just say this is not my first rodeo. There were a few detours and even a couple of kiddos along the way. I first learned about the keto diet years ago on Reddit of all places! The results people posted there were amazing and inspired me to start researching low carb diets for myself.

It was around this time that I was diagnosed with PCOS, the leading cause of female infertility. I had experienced fertility issues for several years and had no idea what caused it or what to do about it. After learning insulin resistance was at the root of my PCOS diagnosis, my practitioner gave me a choice between a lifestyle change of strict low carb diet and exercise or prescription medication. It was the push I needed to dive headfirst into the keto diet. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect! Most of my symptoms disappeared, I dropped weight quickly, and I got pregnant soon after with a beautiful baby girl.

Sometime after my pregnancy, I resumed the keto diet to get back on track, and I quickly became pregnant again! A handsome baby boy this time — one of each, how lucky is that?! I went from thinking I would never get to experience motherhood to being a mommy of two little cuties. Words don’t even begin to express how grateful I am for the option to heal my body with food and spark my interest in nutrition!

Of course, I got back on the keto wagon again to manage my weight and PCOS, and here we are! I started this website as a place to share my recipes and weight loss progress, but it has evolved into so much more. As I learned more about nutrition, I began to share that knowledge to empower other women to make informed decisions about their food and diet.

When you learn, teach, when you get, give.

– Maya Angelou

What began as a small little passion project has grown into a major resource for other women who choose not to use carbs as their primary source of energy. Hundreds of thousands of readers visit the site each month to find answers to their questions and enjoy the growing library of recipes; over 40,000 students have learned how to start the keto diet via the Hello Keto course, and our private community has a member base of over 50,000 badass babes!

I’m amazed by the response this site has received and wholeheartedly appreciate the love and support from the members of the community. You are the reason I strive to do better.

I’m not a health guru, medical professional, or even someone who claims to have all the answers. I’m just a lady doing keto right along with you. While my background in biology has made navigating the science behind nutritional ketosis easy to interpret and teach, I still have much to learn in the wide world of nutrition. As I continue my studies in nutrition, I realize flexibility and humility have been vital to my own learning. I hope that is reflected in my writing and helps you keep an open mind as you learn about keto yourself.

 

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