The popular Ketogenic Diet has plenty of proven health benefits once the body reaches ketosis and switches to burning fat for energy instead of carbs. By following this low-carb, high-fat diet people have enjoyed improved energy levels, reduced inflammation, sharper thinking, weight loss and keto has even been shown to reduce epileptic seizures in some! Getting started on the keto diet can be pretty daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Here are the top three tips you'll need for keto diet success.
1. Learn To Calculate Net Carbs
Total carbs are usually listed on American food labels, but on the keto diet you’ll need to count net carbs. To find the net carbs, simply take the total carbs and subtract the total fiber. Since you're counting net carbs on keto, you don't need to consume foods that are exclusively carb-free. As long as the fiber in the foods cancels out all or most of the carbs, and you've planned out your daily consumption, you're in the clear.
2. Research + Plan Ahead
Carbs are in many foods, not just pasta and bread! Plan ahead, meal prep and consider using an app to count your macros throughout the day. Ordering a keto meal kit can make meal prepping on keto more convenient by giving you suggested meals that are keto-friendly.
3. Find Easy + Convenient Ways to Increase Your Fat Intake
Stock your cupboard with MCT oil, almond butter and nuts (walnuts, almonds, macadamia). Stock your fridge with avocados, olives, spinach, eggs and cheese. You'll be surprised by how much fat you really need to eat to each day to reach your macro without consuming too much protein.
Once you've mastered these three tips, you'll be well on your way to reaching ketosis. You can find keto-friendly items including a Keto Bundle on our meal delivery menu.