Keto Diet Tips Tricks for Beginners
PostedAt: Mon, Jul 19, 2021 8:45 AM
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4 KETO DIET TIPS & TRICKS FOR BEGINNERS
1. START SIMPLE.
Keep it simple, especially when you are starting out. The best way to start keto for beginners is to use a simple framework for your meals:
- Pick a protein – Chicken, beef, pork, turkey, fish, seafood, protein powder, eggs, etc.
- Pick a (low carb) veggie – Cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini, brussels sprouts, cucumbers, bell peppers, etc.
- Add fat. Butter, oil, lard, ghee, cheese, bacon, avocado, mayonnaise, nuts, etc.
2. REMOVE TEMPTATIONS.
One of the easiest keto diet tips to implement is to get rid of foods you need to avoid. It’s much easier to stick to your goals if you’re not constantly fighting temptation.
- Grains including wheat, bread, pasta, rice, oats, cereal, corn, etc.
- Sugar including table sugar, candy, pastries, cakes, ice cream, chocolate, soda, juice, honey, maple syrup, etc.
- Starchy vegetables including potatoes, sweet potatoes, parsnips, etc.
- Legumes including beans, lentils, chickpeas, etc. (Peanuts are an exception in moderation.)
- High-sugar fruits including bananas, pineapple, oranges, apples, grapes, etc.
- Low-fat dairy & milk including all cow’s milk (except heavy cream is fine), low-fat cheese, etc.
If others in your household want to continue eating these foods, gather everything you want to avoid and store it together, so that you can at least avoid a certain cupboard, fridge shelf, etc.
3. EASE INTO IT.
If you’re starting a keto diet coming from eating a lot of carbs and sugar, cutting it all out cold turkey may be a shock. It can cause (temporary) keto flu symptoms and cravings, and while these can be manageable, it doesn’t mean that’s the only way.
Apply a couple of these keto tips and tricks at a time. This gives you time to adjust.
Cut out foods gradually. Eliminate all sugars first, such as soda and candy, then complex carbs like bread and pasta, and starchy veggies and fruit last.
Listen to your body’s signals and be patient. If you finished your meal and are still hungry, try drinking some water, brushing your teeth, distracting yourself with something fun to do, or just waiting 20 minutes for your brain to catch up.
4. STAY HYDRATED.
Drinking water is great for anyone, but especially if you are in ketosis. Eating carbs causes us to store more water in our bodies, while a keto diet flushes out more water, so it’s even more crucial to drink enough. Aim for 16 cups per day.