Martina Slajerova
Creator of KetoDietApp.com

Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

The irony was that, like so many other people, I used to follow what I believed to be a healthy, balanced diet. I avoided most fatty foods in fear of clogging my arteries and putting on weight. I based my diet around whole grains and vegetables, and limited my intake of animal products. I did exactly what the general dietary recommendations advised: I exercised more and ate less. Still, nothing worked. Finally, I got tired of dieting all the time, and I was determined to regain my health by following a different approach.

After we witnessed the incredible benefits of low-carb eating first-hand, my partner and I created KetoDiet, a tracking and planning application with hundreds of low-carb recipes, which is now one of the bestselling apps on the App Store and Google Play. Then, in 2012, I launched the KetoDiet blog, which helps over 2 million monthly visitors follow a whole-foods-based, low-carb, ketogenic lifestyle.

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Anti-Inflammatory Golden Ghee

Those who follow my blog must have noticed one special ingredient that I use in almost every savoury recipe. That special ingredient is ghee. If you are not familiar, ghee is clarified butter which means that milk solids, i.e., casein and lactose have been removed. Ghee has been around for thousands ...

Top 5 Keto Sweeteners and Sweetener Conversion Chart

When you follow a ketogenic diet, you need to swap your high-carb sweeteners for natural low-carb options. This post will guide you through the best sweeteners to use while following a healthy low-carb, high-fat diet. Infographic Here's our easy to follow guide to healthy low-carb sweeteners ...

Keto Mexican Chocolate Fudgesicles

These rich, chocolaty, dairy-free popsicles are sure to slay even the most stubborn chocolate craving. They take just twenty minutes to whip up, but they’re insanely delicious and so healthy: one popsicle covers almost a quarter of your daily magnesium and potassium needs! They are paleo, dairy-fre ...

Ketogenic Diet: Misconceptions and Biased Reporting

I have to admit I never expected to have a post like this one on my blog. However, I feel this is the best way to keep people informed of what we have to deal with simply because we dare to promote a healthy way of eating that doesn't conform to the "standard guidelines". Jack Malvern ...

Keto Electrolyte Smoothie Bowls

Smoothie bowls. They are not just a vegan keto hype. Once you give them a try, you will be making over and over again. These breakfast smoothie bowls are like berry ice cream topped with crunchy chocolate and cinnamon cereal. But unlike smoothie bowl recipes, there are no frozen bananas in this reci ...

KetoDiet and KetoDiet Basic Update (May 2018)

Hi keto friends, I have some exciting news for you! The next update of KetoDiet & KetoDiet Basic has been released. Make sure you have the latest version by launching App Store and switching to the Updates tab (or Google Play under the My Apps section). Learn More About KetoDiet and KetoDiet ...

Keto Golden Milk Chocolate Breakfast Jars

These healthy keto-friendly parfaits made with creamy chocolate and golden milk layers are the perfect low-carb breakfast or dessert. The original Keto Golden Milk is a beverage made with coconut milk or any nut milk, and spices like turmeric, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger and pepper. You can serve it ...

60-Day May-July KetoDiet Challenge 2018

Hi Friends, are you ready for the next challenge? The next KetoDiet challenge starts on Monday, May 14th and you can now sign up and join! Why Join the KetoDiet Challenge? Completely FREE to join with no monthly payments! Online tracking tool to help you monitor your progress during the chal ...

Mom's Best Low-Carb Dumpling Soup

When you start following a lchf diet, certain foods such as grains are excluded from your meal plan. But what if you could eat foods like bread or dumplings and still lose weight? Not only you can eat them while following a high-fat diet but you won’t be able to tell the difference! This healthy li ...

The Best Keto Breadcrumbs

Substituting breadcrumbs on a keto diet seems easy. You can use almond flour or flax meal but let's face it - they are not the same as proper breadcrumbs. These are the best low-carb and grain-free breadcrumbs - just like the real deal! You won't even know they are keto. You can use them j ...

Healthy Keto Avocado Hummus

This tasty keto & paleo hummus combines some of the healthiest fats from avocado, macadamia nuts and extra virgin olive oil - all of these ketogenic foods are fantastic sources of heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. Avocado and macadamias are also high in electrolytes, especially magnesiu ...

Best Keto Instant Pot Beef Stew

Deliciously tender beef cooked in a pressure cooker with low-carb vegetables, in super creamy grain-free tomato sauce. This is comfort cooking at its best. What I love most about it is that you can make the whole meal in the Instant Pot! In just 90 minutes you've got a tasty keto dish with fal ...

Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Breakfast Pockets

These low-carb breakfast hot pockets are filled with pumpkin cheesecake. Easy to make, grain-free and vegetarian meal prepared in under 30 minutes. Here is what's most amazing about this recipe - All you need for the dough is just 2 ingredients! It's a simplified version of the FatHead dou ...

Keto Matcha Lemon Breakfast Jars

Matcha and lemon is a match made in heaven. These healthy parfaits make the perfect low-carb breakfast or dessert. So what's the hype about matcha? Green tea is well known for its myriad health benefits. Matcha is a type of green tea that is particularly high in antioxidants called catechins, a ...

Beginner's KetoDiet Cookbook - Le Creuset Giveaway!

Hi Friends, My new book The Beginner's KetoDiet Cookbook has been released! I'm so excited about this book and I hope you love it! Big thanks to my publishing team at Fair Winds Press and to all of you who have been supporting me and enabling me to publish 5 cookbooks over the last 3 year ...

14 New Recipes Added to KetoDiet

Hi friends, a new update will be out very soon! The next update of KetoDiet & KetoDiet Basic for iOS (iPhone/ iPad) has been released and will be available to download on your device in the next 24 hours. Make sure you have the latest version by launching App Store and switching to the Updates ...

Low-Carb Tiramisu Poke Cake

I am a huge fan of anything Tiramisu and I'm always up for a challenge to try a new recipe. This poke cake was a hit in my house, especially if you are hosting a party or family gathering. It's not your everyday recipe - it does take a lot of effort but it's totally worth it! If you&#3 ...

60-Day March-May KetoDiet Challenge 2018

Hi Friends, Are you ready for the next challenge? The challenge starts on Monday, March 12th and you can still sign up and join! Sign me up for the KetoDiet Challenge! Why Join the KetoDiet Challenge? Completely FREE to join with no monthly payments! Online tracking tool to help you monito ...

Low-Carb Cauliflower Rice 3 Ways

Have you ever made flavoured cauliflower rice? Trust me, you need to give it a go! Skip the starchy sides, and make keto-friendly cauliflower rice instead: It’s the perfect partner for slow-cooked meat and flavourful sauces. With only 5 to 6 grams of net carbs per serving, this is the perfect ketoge ...