So you’ve decided you want to try Keto, but you’re not sure where to begin? This one’s for you!
I’m not going to get in to all the science-y stuff here, but you can click on any blue links for that detailed information.
The goal here is to give you a straightforward keto guide for beginners that tells you exactly what you need to do to start a Ketogenic diet.
Keto Guide for Beginners
- The first thing you want to do is calculate your macros to see how much fat, protein and carbs you should be eating every day in order to hit your goals.
- Now that you know how much of what you should be eating, start meal planning so that it’s easier for you to stick to your plan and not give in to carbs. I recommend starting with keto specific recipes because they are designed for this and will show you a breakdown of the nutrients in every recipe. This is the easiest way to do it when you’re just starting.
- Shop for supplements that will help you avoid the Keto flu and help you get in to ketosis faster. This link will get you 15% off of your keto supplements with code EASYLIVINGTODAY at checkout. These are the supplements I recommend starting with:
- MCT Oil Powder that you can just mix in to your coffee, which will give it flavor and will also help you hit your fat goals. I recommend trying this bulletproof coffee recipe for lasting energy (I drink this every morning).
- Exogenous Ketones Base powder that will help you get in to and stay in ketosis. This is what took me from gaining weight on keto to losing weight on keto, so I highly recommend it.
- Make sure you are testing your urine with ketone testing strips to make sure your body is in ketosis. I test daily or every other day. It’s super easy and takes less than a minute. It’s like a pregnancy test but faster.
- Stick to your plan and give it a few weeks to see how it’s working for you. If you have large fluctuations or your goals change, you will want to re-calculate your macros.
That’s it! Isn’t it so much simpler without all of the confusing, scientific terms?!
Don’t get me wrong, they’re important and you should read up on it when you can. But this is all you really need to know and do to get started. You will basically learn as you go.