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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Quick & Easy Refrigerator Pickles

These sugar-free pickles are so good! The recipe is based on my Homemade Pickled Gherkins, a family recipe my mom has been making ever since I can remember. I simplified it and used sliced cucumber instead of whole gherkins, similar to Naomi's crispy Low-Carb Zucchini Pickles. These pickles are the ...

The Ultimate Keto Food Swap List

When you follow a healthy low-carb diet, you'll need to swap commonly used high-carb foods for low-carb ingredients. Contrary to common misconceptions, there are loads of low carb alternatives to almost any foods and this guide will help you make the right choices when you follow a ketogenic diet. W ...

Keto Blueberry & Lemon Electrolyte Drink

Ditch the sugar and additive laden sports drinks and make your own keto-friendly beverage! This keto electrolyte drink is so good! Apart from providing electrolytes for those who are physically active, this sugar-free beverage is ideal for anyone following a keto diet. It's based on my original Keto ...

5-Minute Keto Tuna Salad

I love how quick and easy this keto-friendly meal is. It's a great example of what my typical dinner looks like: high in healthy fats, protein and micronutrients. It's the ideal meal for those who practice intermittent fasting and follow a keto diet. And if your goal is to lose weight, this meal wil ...

Low-Carb Blackberry Fool

A fool is a simple English parfait made with puréed fruit and whipped cream. Although the original recipe is made with custard, most of the recipes you'll find these days skip the custard and simply use sweetened cream. Just like the original dessert, my keto-friendly recipe requires just a few comm ...

Keto Superfood All Day Breakfast Skillet

On most days I skip breakfast. Or to be more precise I have my breakfast meal in the afternoon hours between 1 and 4 pm. But it wasn’t always like that. Before going low-carb I used to eat three regular meals, plus a few snacks every day. The truth is that most people who follow a low-carb diet natu ...

Keto Strawberry Cheesecake Jars

People often ask what is my favourite keto-friendly treat. The first and easiest low-carb treat that comes in mind is a piece of 90% dark chocolate with a tablespoon of roasted almond butter. It may sound boring but it usually does the job. The treat that I often make for my friends and family are n ...

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Keto Strawberry Mini Clafoutis

Sometimes the craving for a nice slice of cake will not go away. But if you cook just for yourself, making an entire cake seems like overkill. And you don't want to end up eating cake every single day for the next few days. This keto-friendly treat only makes two servings and is perfect for portion ...

Low-Carb Strawberry & Basil Chia Jam

Strawberry, basil and balsamic vinegar are a match made in heaven in this roasted strawberry & basil chia jam. This keto recipe and the my low-carb dark cherry Amarenata are hands down the best low-carb jams I've made since going keto. Roasting the strawberries in the oven rather than cooking them o ...

60-Day July-September KetoDiet Challenge 2018

Are you ready for the summer challenge? :-) The next KetoDiet challenge starts on Monday, July 23rd and you can now sign up and join! Why Join the KetoDiet Challenge? Completely FREE to join with no monthly payments or subscriptions Online tracking tool to help you monitor your progress during the c ...

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 with sw ...

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-free ...

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, a senior news ...

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 Basic Y ...

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 h ...

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 challenge Qu ...

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 liv ...