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Getting Started With A Keto Diet

Like all worthwhile life endeavors, success with the keto diet requires preparation, motivation, diligence, commitment, time, and energy.

Motivation may come from a desire to improve your appearance, lose weight self-image, and overall health.

These are powerful reasons for changing your lifestyle and we want you to succeed with the correct approach.

We have boiled down (pardon the pun) the top tips to begin what may be one of the most important life-changing decisions you have made. So, let’s get started!

Get A Check-up

Make an appointment with your physician to discuss your plan to adopt a ketogenic diet. Only your doctor can assess your overall health.

He/she can provide you with baseline markers about your blood sugar levels, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and the effects of any medications you may be taking.

Get a green light before you begin. Beyond your doctor’s approval, you’ll now have results that can be tracked after you start a keto diet.

Doctor Visit

Learn About The Core Concepts

The keto diet restricts the number of carbohydrates you eat. It’s critical to learn which foods are considered high in fat and low in carbohydrates. Keto hinges on your body converting fat for energy instead of sugar.

Keto success depends on you making the right decisions about keto foods before you start a keto diet.

Keto diet concept. Food diagram showing percentage of fats, carbs and protein. Low-carb nutrition. Ketogenic diet graphic. Isolated vector illustration in cartoon style

Formulate A Strategy

Create a strategy and decide what items to purchase at the supermarket. Your grocery list is entirely dependent on keto-friendly recipes so identify ones that sound tasty before you jump in the car.

If you want to dine out, check the menus of potential restaurants before you go so that you don’t get caught with options that don’t conform to eating keto.

Remember, your dedication and perseverance are the keto keys to successful outcomes.

And be considerate of others: Ideally, a menu should align with your keto eating plan along with the needs of your dining partners.

Ease Into Keto

Begin by reducing your carbohydrate intake gradually. Start with one carb-free dinner per day and work your way up from there.  Reaching nutritional ketosis is your goal but there’s no reason to rush it. Changing your eating habits is hard, so start slowly.

Meal Plans Are Essential

Plan your meals weekly is one great strategy for success. I use eMeals (a meal planning tools) and LOVE it! Find keto diet recipes and use a calendar to lay out breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day. That way, you’ll never be panicking at 6 pm wondering what ingredients are left over in the fridge and pantry that might (or might not) constitute a keto meal.

Don’t Expect Instant Results

Digital devices have given us expectations of immediate results and instant gratification. However, if you expect significant weight loss in one day or one week you need to reassess your outlook.

Realize that you’re in this for the long haul.

There are no shortcuts to significant weight loss.

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Purchase Keto-Friendly Foods That You Like

Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Keto dieters don’t need to give up that pleasure because they’re on a low-carb diet with moderate protein and high fat.

You simply need to ensure that Make sure Keep a supply of nutrient-dense, low-carbohydrate foods on hand in your kitchen.

Make a list of the keto foods that pique your interest and entice you to eat them.

View Keto As Change In Lifestyle

Consider the keto diet as one component of a balanced lifestyle program. Beyond eating, weight loss depends on exercise, adequate sleep, and a stress-relieving strategy since stress can cause weight gain.

Eat A Well-Balanced Diet

Your meal plan needs to account for high fat and low carbs but that doesn’t mean that you have to eliminate essential nutrients. A well-balanced diet is vital to a healthy lifestyle.

Check here for a Keto Food List if you’re worried about missing out on important food groups when you’re following the keto diet.

Concentrate On Good Fats

Fats come in three flavors if you will, and in order of the good, the bad, and the ugly, they are Unsaturated, Saturated, and Trans. Unsaturated fats can be either monounsaturated or polyunsaturated and they are the ones that you need to load up on to eat a healthy keto diet.

Examples of monounsaturated fats are seeds, nuts, avocados, olive, and canola oil. Fish, flax seeds, walnuts have high concentrations of polyunsaturated fats.

Include Keto-Friendly Vegetables

Just because you’re mainly eating good fats doesn’t diminish the value of vegetables.

Once again, it’s a matter of making the correct choices to get essential nutrients. Celery, asparagus, lettuce, spinach, mushrooms, and zucchini represent a few of the excellent options to achieve a well-balanced diet.

The Keto Journey Can Change Your Life

The keto diet can be a difficult but rewarding experience. To maximize your chances of success, it is important that you prepare yourself with the right mindset and take our approach into account as part of your long-term plan.

We hope this article has been helpful for those looking for motivation or guidance on how to begin their journey towards weight loss and improved health through following a ketogenic lifestyle.

If you need help along the way, we’re always here!

Simply contact me at any time if you have any questions about what steps are best to take next in starting out on the keto diet – from picking up groceries to cooking delicious meals, we’re here to offer guidance and support.

Keto Accountability Coaching

21 day Keto & Fasting Jump Start Program

If you’re new to low carb and fasting and need someone like me to hold you accountable I have a one on one program. Click on this link for The Kellie Kitchen Keto Accountability Coaching Program.

I’ll teach you how to eat delicious food and still lose weight, look great and feel AMAZING.

The DIY Keto WorkBook

However, if you’re a “Do It Yourself” kind of person I have created a workbook to take you through the 21 day Jump Start Journey.

Click HERE find the 21 day Keto Guide Workbook on Amazon…

You can find the downloadable Keto workbook version at a discount here…

MEDICAL AND NUTRITION DISCLAIMER…Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I am simply recounting and sharing my own experiences on this blog. Nutritional break downs are done using a commercial nutrition calculator. Nothing I express here should be taken as medical advice and you should consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I provide nutritional information for my recipes simply as a courtesy to my readers, this should never be construed as medical advice.

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