If you are totally new to the ketogenic diet, then you’ll want to know how to start the Keto Diet the right way, in order to get the most benefits for you body and health.
Watch the video below, with 3 great tips for beginners who want to know how to start the keto diet today!
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Ok, so you’ve heard of Keto and you’re wondering what all the hype is about.
I mean, does it really work and is it the right diet for you?
Well, there’s a really simple answer to this question. If you want to see dramatic results in both how you feel and how you look, then following a Keto diet is an amazing option.
Now here’s the deal. Like any new habit, getting started with Keto can be challenging. And you are going to have to stick with it, to see those results.
But trust me, if you can commit to the 3 things I’m going to share with you, your body and your health will thank you!
But before I share those three tips, let’s make sure we’re clear on what a Keto diet is anyway.
When you start a Keto diet, you’re committing to eating a high amount of fat, a very low amount of carbs and a moderate amount of protein.
By drastically reducing your carb intake, your body is going to enter a state of ketosis, hence the name Keto. Ketosis is a metabolic state where the body runs on Ketones, a highly efficient alternative fuel.
For those of you who haven’t heard of ketones, they are a game changer in the world of weight loss! Think of it like switching to premium gas instead of regular unleaded. When your body runs on the optimum fuel, you’ll drop fat fast and improve your overall health.
In fact research shows that getting your body into a state of ketosis, can help with health conditions like heart disease, type 2 diabetes and Alzheaimer’s disease.
Alright, so back to those three tips to kickstart your journey in the right direction.
Tip #1 on How to Start a Keto Diet
First, make sure to eat the right foods. You’re going to want to replace all those danger-zone carbs in your refrigerator with keto-friendly options.
That means introducing meat, high-fat dairy, and healthy oils in larger quantity to your diet. You’ll also want to focus on leafy greens, above ground vegetables, nuts and seeds, berries and keto-approved sweeteners.
Prepare to say goodbye to all grains, sugar, fruit and starchy vegetables.
Oh, and if your freezer in full of TV dinners, you’ll want to clean that out, too.
Prepared, packaged and processed foods are seldom compatible with a Keto-friendly diet.
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And you might even be surprised by how many of the things you love, you can still eat, once you learn how to make them keto-friendly. That’s right, bread, pasta, cookies and even ice-cream, all have keto-friendly alternatives.
READ MORE: 90 Easy Keto Recipes for Beginners
Tip # 2 on How to Start a Keto Diet
It’s not just the type of foods that you’re eating that matters, but also how much you’re eating.
Keto foods naturally help to cut your calorie intake but you’re still going to want to keep careful track so you don’t accidentally go over your daily limit.
Not sure whether you’re eating too much? The best way to figure it out is by checking your progress every few weeks. If you’re not getting the results you’re looking for, consider adjusting you daily calorie limit accordingly.
Remember that whole rule about high fat, low carb and moderate protein? Those are your macronutrients, also known as macros.
And in order to keep your body in a state of ketosis, you’re going to want to track them.
General rule of thumb, eat less than 35 grams of carbs per day, get 70% of your calories from fat and 25% from protein.
Tip # 3 on How to Start a Keto Diet
Ok, last but not least, prepare for the Keto flu. When you first cut back on carbs, your body might expereince some changes, and some people expereince what’s been nicknamed the keto flu.
But don’t worry, it’s not actually the flu, just a term for some temporary symptoms like fatigue or mental fogginess. The keto flu is generally short-lived and if are as committed as I think you are, you won’t let it stnd in the way of the tremendous success you’re going to see in just a few weeks.
Plus, you can prepeare for it ahead of time in order to lessen your chance of experiencing those symptoms.
Drink more water, increase your sodium, potasium and magnesium intake, and make sure to eat more high-quality fat, like MCTs.
Ok so, those are three pieces of advice to make sure you get the most out of the journey you’re about to take.
To recap, follow the keto food list as stricktly as possible. Monitor how much you eat and prepare for the adjustment period.
Most importantly, listen to your body every day and monitor the changes to make sure that the ketogenic diet is the right fit for you.