Welcome to the Pescatarian Keto Blog!
Hi there! I’m Laura, and I started this blog to talk about following a pescatarian ketogenic diet. That means being meat-free yet eating fish and also restricting carbohydrates. Here, you’ll find information about the keto diet and tasty pescatarian keto recipes as well as reviews of food, supplements, and other keto products.
This is a pretty comprehensive “About” page, so I’ve sorted it into a few sections that you may find useful. Feel free to jump to the parts that interest you with these links:
- Keto Diet Resources
- Is this Blog Only for Keto Pescatarians? (Spoiler: No)
- A Little About Me and My Keto Journey
- Disclaimer About Health Information
- Affiliate Link Disclosure
- Guest Blogging and Reviews
Keto Diet Resources
If you are early in your keto journey, still in the research phase, or otherwise curious, you may be interested in these resources. Some are related to vegetarianism and pescatarianism, but a lot are more general. All links open in a new tab.
- The Ultimate Keto FAQ and Answers: This is a comprehensive article for beginners published by Perfect Keto, a company whose products I frequently use and write about on this blog.
- How to Tell When You’re in Ketosis: This is my post discussing how long it takes to get into ketosis, methods of testing ketosis such as ketostix and blood ketone meters, and signs your body will show that may mean you’re in ketosis.
- 5 Reasons to Follow a Pescatarian Keto Diet: If you’re interested in avoiding meat but are open to eating fish and are considering keto, you may want to read my reasons for eating the way I do.
- The Pescatarian Keto Shopping List: This post contains a lot of the basic items I stock in my pantry and fresh items I pick up whenever I hit the supermarket.
- Vegetarian vs. Keto: Pros and Cons of a Vegetarian Keto Diet: After launching my site, I started to see that some users were landing on it because they were searching phrases like “vegetarian vs. keto.” People choose either a keto or a vegetarian diet for different reasons. This article is intended to help you decide whether a vegetarian diet, a keto diet, or a vegetarian keto diet is right for you.
- The Pescatarian Keto Pinterest: I have a variety of boards related to the keto diet, vegetarian keto food, pescatarian keto food, and more.
- Meat Free Keto: This is a vegan keto recipe blog, and I am clearly not a vegan, and surely, vegan keto dieters are rare. However, many basic keto recipes such as fat bombs and hemp seed porridge are actually vegan, and you’re sure to get some great ideas from this blog. Plus, if you’re considering keto as a vegetarian or pescatarian but are worried it will be too restrictive, you may find it helpful to look at so many vegan keto recipes and then remember you can eat so much more!
- Dr. Rhonda Patrick (FoundMyFitness): Dr. Rhonda Patrick is a scientist and podcaster whose diet is more paleo than keto, but she has a lot of keto guests on her show. She also talks a lot about health topics that interest the keto community such as intermittent fasting and supplements. Rhonda was formative in convincing me to transform my life through diet, exercise, and supplementation rather than continuing to search for pharmaceutical solutions, and in that way, she led me to keto.
- The Joe Rogan Experience: I learned about Rhonda Patrick from the Joe Rogan Experience. He has had many other guests that have inspired me in my health journey, and it was his show that introduced me to the keto diet. Guests on JRE that inspired me to try keto include Dom D’Agostino, Mark Sisson, Peter Attia, and Chris Kresser.
- The Magic Pill: This Netflix documentary on keto is a great starting point if you haven’t already been converted. I like that it shows real life examples of people who improved their health through the ketogenic diet, and it really breaks down how the rise of agriculture has damaged us and our planet.
Is This Blog Only for Low Carb Pescatarians?
The answer is a resounding NO!
Admittedly, pescatarian keto is a fairly niche diet, but you don’t have to follow the exact diet to find value from subscribing to this blog! (To subscribe, look for the field in the sidebar. If you are on mobile and there is no sidebar, scroll to the bottom of the page until you see where you can subscribe.)
Many of the recipes and food products I write about are fish-free and therefore vegetarian-friendly, and if you’re on the traditional ketogenic diet, you can probably eat pretty much everything I post. I also review products that are beneficial to everyone on the keto diet (or any diet!) such as supplements and exogenous ketones. If you’re not keto but otherwise low carb, you’ll probably find some good stuff here too.
About Me & My Pescatarian Ketogenic Diet Journey
My name is Laura, and I’m a 28-year-old who became a strict vegetarian at age 13 for ethical reasons and added fish to my diet at 21. Not eating meat always felt natural and right to me. Eating a more species-appropriate diet than pizza and pasta felt even better once I discovered keto. I’ve been eating a low carb diet since March of 2018.
While pork, beef, and chicken are major parts of the keto lifestyle for many people, plant-based keto diets are not impossible, and I learned that following a pescatarian keto diet was less restrictive than I expected. After a few months, I realized that I wanted to eat a low carb diet for life because my energy levels and focus had improved so substantially. I started the Pescatarian Keto blog to share my experiences with others who may be interested in diets that are both meat-free and low carb.
I believe strongly eating whole foods and avoiding grains and sugar can transform lives! Nutrition and exercise are critical factors that should not be ignored. If you ever want to talk about keto, you can find me on Twitter as @PescatarianKeto.
Important Disclaimer About Health Information
I’m an ordinary person who follows a ketogenic diet, not a doctor or nutritionist. This is my personal blog about my own experiences and should not be confused with professional advice. That said, I hate the thought of spreading misinformation, so if I get something wrong, don’t hesitate to call me out in the comments! I’m also happy to accept guest posts from doctors, nutritionists, food scientists, and anyone else who knows more about this stuff than I do. Just contact me!
Affiliate Link Disclosure
I’m a participant in a few affiliate programs, meaning that if you click on a product link and buy the product, I may get a commission from Amazon or a specific brand. I join affiliate programs of brands whose products I like to use. However, everything I write on this blog is totally honest. If I recommend a product, it’s because I’ve used it myself. If a company sends me a product specifically for the purpose of a review, I will note that on the post, and again, you can still trust that I’ll be honest in my review.
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Guest Blogging and Reviews
All content is written by me unless otherwise specified, but I am open to guest posts. If you have an idea for a guest blogging opportunity (on my site or yours) or have a product you’d like me to check out and review, just contact me.