Read this before going on a ketosis diet: Understand how it works and the potential dangers if you do it wrong

Ketogenic diets, or low-carbohydrate diets, are all the rage right now. There are many things to consider before deciding to embark on a journey to ketosis, or “keto,” as many people call it. Experts say that one major factor that impedes weight loss for adults is not the fact that they are eating too many carbs, but rather they are eating the wrong carbohydrates. If you do want to try a low-carb or keto diet, it’s still important that you choose nutritionally dense foods, like vegetables, fatty fish, and healthy fats. Tubs of sugar-free whipped cream and pounds of bacon may “fit” the macronutrient profile of the keto diet, but that doesn’t mean it’s what you should eat.

There are many aspects to a ketogenic diet that should be considered before it is adopted, especially given that the long-term effects of going low-carb are still somewhat unknown. Keto and low-carb diets have been used as treatments for some medical conditions, like diabetes and epilepsy, but there are still some risks.

Nikki Haley resigns as UN ambassador, stays mum on next move

Nikki Haley abruptly announced her resignation Tuesday as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, catching staff and lawmakers by surprise and leaving Washington guessing about the next move for one of the administration’s most prominent figures.

Speaking in the Oval Office alongside President Trump, who accepted the resignation, Haley said she would serve through the end of 2018. She preemptively sought to mute speculation she might run against her old boss, stressing that she will support Trump and will not campaign for the White House in 2020.

Haley called her time at the U.N. a “blessing,” but offered no reason for leaving other than a belief that government officials must know “when it’s time to step aside.”

Trump told reporters that Haley did “an incredible job” and is a “fantastic person.” He said she had told him six months ago that she wanted to take a break “maybe at the end of the year.”

“Hopefully you’ll be coming back at some point, maybe in another capacity,” he told her. “You can have your pick.”

Haley called her time at Turtle Bay the “honor of a lifetime” and said there was “nothing set on where I am going to go.” She also praised the work of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, particularly Kushner’s role in re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). She called Kushner a “hidden genius.”

Kavanaugh clash fuels fundraising bonanza in final midterm stretch

The historic clash over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation has fueled a fundraising bonanza for both political parties, according to newly released figures that underscore how the fight has fired up voters in the final stretch before November’s midterms.

The grueling confirmation process ignited passions for Democrats and Republicans. Kavanaugh critics came out by the thousands to protest his nomination in the face of sexual misconduct allegations which he denied, while recent Fox News polls indicate the drama abruptly engaged Republican voters who had been staying on the sidelines.

And members of both parties, it seems, opened their wallets wide in response.

“The left’s angry mob has Republicans energized,” Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted Monday. “In the first week of October, we raised 500 % MORE online than we did in the first week of September. Let’s keep that momentum going and #DefyHistory on Nov 6th!”

14 things to know about Dr. Mike

So, I took a closer look into the life of this elusive doctor.

Yes, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat have proven he is about as dreamy as it gets.

However, there is so much more to him.

Social media leads people to take everything at face value.

Ladies, here is your chance to get the inside scoop on Doctor Mike’s steamiest secrets.

One lucky girl gets the opportunity to meet this fine gentleman, thanks to the Coffee Meets Bagel contest for Limitless Tomorrow.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect man or a strong connection, you have to get to know someone on a deeper level.

Prior to the dream date, Elite Daily spoke with Doctor Mike, and gathered some intimate facts about the viral Internet star.

1. YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH HIS RUSSIAN ACCENT.
His family moved to America from Russia for his father to practice medicine when he was just 6 years old.

In kindergarten, he only spoke Russian.

I did know three English words: yes, no and maybe. On the first day of school in Brooklyn, my teacher assumed I spoke English and asked me a question. I said “yes,” so she moved on. She asked me another question. I said “no,” and she moved on. She decided to clarify with another question. When I said “maybe,” she knew I had absolutely no idea what I was talking about.
2. HE VALUES HIS FAMILY.
His mother passed away in the midst of an accelerated seven-year program.

Losing a mother was indescribable, and it was even more difficult watching a parent suffer from the loss of a loved one.

At the time, he was living alone, but he moved back in with his father to help him get back on his feet.

After losing his mother, he continued to go to medical school while driving home for two hours every day.

3. HE IS NOT DRIVEN BY MONEY.
He was raised by a family that was happy with nothing

Who is Dr. Mike of the Hot Doctor Instagram?

Earlier this week, the internet was #blessed when Dr. Mike’s Instagram account went viral and let every office worker relive their Grey’s Anatomy fantasies during their 30 minute lunch break. But who is Dr. Mike of the hot doctor Instagram? The second year medical resident took time out of his busy schedule to talk to Bustle earlier this week, and spoiler alert: he is every bit as ridiculously nice as he looks in his pictures. He works in both New York and Miami, and graduated from the New York Institute Of Technology’s College Of Osteopathic Medicine from their seven year program. Basically, he’s been a boss at balancing work and life for years, so it’s no wonder that he can also manage to keep up with the insane viral fame that hit him and his furry sidekick, husky dog Roxy, in the last week.

A lot of what the internet knows about Dr. Mike so far is limited to “his Instagram is both cheaper and more satisfying to stare at than Netflix,” but there is actually a lot more going on behind the scenes. He’s been using the virality of his social media accounts for charity work, health promotion, and to inspire people who are considering entering the medical field themselves. Here are all the things you might not have known about Dr. Mike from his Instagram alone:

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Rachel Mitchell, the sex-crimes prosecutor who questioned Dr. Christine Blasey Ford last week, wrote in a memo released late Sunday that there were inconsistencies in Ford’s testimony and that — given the information at hand — she would not bring criminal charges against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Mitchell, who was hired by the Senate Judiciary Committee to assist Republicans, addressed the letter to “All Republican Senators,” and said no senator approved the memo. She noted in the assessment that she is a Republican, but said she is not a political person.

She identified Ford’s case as an example of  “he said, she said,” and said her case is “even weaker than that.”

Ford, a California psychology professor, claims Kavanaugh assaulted her while at a house party in the 1980s when they were both teenagers. She said he pinned her to a bed, attempted to forcibly remove her clothes and prevented her from screaming.

Ford said she was “100 precent” certain that Kavanaugh was her attacker.

Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the allegations.

strategies for action

To shift from current eating patterns to those that align with the Dietary Guidelines, collective action across all segments of society is needed. As previously described, these actions must involve a broad range of sectors, occur across a variety of settings, and address the needs of individuals, families, and communities. These actions include identifying and addressing successful approaches for change; improving knowledge of what constitutes healthy eating and physical activity patterns; enhancing access to adequate amounts of healthy, safe, and affordable food choices; and promoting change in social and cultural norms and values to embrace, support, and maintain healthy eating and physical activity behaviors.

The following examples of strategies exemplify the concerted action needed. It is important to note that no one strategy is likely to be the primary driver to improve individual and population lifestyle choices. Evidence demonstrates that multiple changes both within and across all levels of the Social-Ecological Model are needed to increase the effectiveness of interventions.

Sectors – Examples include:

  • Foster partnerships with food producers, suppliers, and retailers to increase access to foods that align with the Dietary Guidelines.
  • Promote the development and availability of food products that align with the Dietary Guidelinesin food retail and food service establishments.
  • Identify and support policies and/or programs that promote healthy eating and physical activity patterns.
  • Encourage participation in physical activity programs offered in various settings.

Settings – Examples include:

  • Expand access to healthy, safe, and affordable food choices that align with the Dietary Guidelinesand provide opportunities for engaging in physical activity.
  • Adopt organizational changes and practices, including those that increase the availability, accessibility, and consumption of foods that align with the Dietary Guidelines.
  • Provide nutrition assistance programs that support education and promotional activities tailored to the needs of the community.
  • Implement educational programs tailored to individuals and change organization practices, approaches, and/or policies to support healthy food choices where food decisions are being made, including at early care and education programs, schools, worksites, and other community settings.
  • Encourage opportunities in the workplace for regular physical activity through active commuting, activity breaks, and walking meetings.

Contextual factors and healthy eating patterns

As previously described, the Social-Ecological Model provides a framework for how individuals make food and physical activity choices (where, what, when, why, and how much) each day. Understanding individual choices and motivators and the context that affects them can help professionals identify which strategies are most likely to be effective to promote healthy choices aligned with the Dietary Guidelines.

The scientific literature has described a number of specific circumstances that can limit an individual’s or family’s capacity to choose a healthy diet. These contextual factors—food access, household food insecurity, and acculturation—are particularly important for millions of individuals living in the United States. As appropriate, professionals can consider these critical factors when developing strategies and providing education to enhance interventions.