Keto diet, as you know already, is a diet with high fat and low carb food. That’s all you need to start. After you start with keto, your body will go from carb-burning to fat-burning state – state of ketosis.
How to prepare yourself and your shopping list for this huge change?
1. Know foods you can eat
First, make sure to print this list of foods you can use in your daily eating plans. Using those foods will limit your intake of carbohydrates to a maximum of 30 grams per day.
2. Know foods you must avoid
If you are like most of the people, now you cannot imagine your daily menu without bread, potatoes or rice. If you can avoid those, most of the battle is won. Instead of bread, potatoes or rice, use different vegetables.
3. Create a list of top 10 recipes for your Keto diet
Look at KetoDietJumpstart blog for recipe ideas. Also, there are many amazing recipes online. You can find amazing recipes fast! I have a notebook where I make a note of all the recipes I loved, and there are many now! Do the same, and you will never struggle to succeed with your keto diet again!
4. Be aware of the side effects of the keto diet
Like with every diet, there are side effects for the keto diet, too! It’s called The Keto Flu. That is the period when you are starting with the Keto Diet. When your body is adjusting to the Keto Diet, it can make you feel very tired. This happens usually for the first 5-10 days. But, many people don’t have a problem with that!
5. Make sure to get enough sodium and potassium
In ketosis, your kidneys will need more sodium and potassium to keep functioning well. For that, salt your food more and eat veggies without starch. This is important especially when you’re starting with your keto diet plan!
Generally, 1,5 – 2,5 mg per day of potassium are recommended. Potassium keto friendly choices:
- brussel sprouts
- pumpkin seeds
- coconut water
Generally, 3 – 5 mg per day of sodium are recommended. Sodium keto friendly choices:
- salted nuts
- lean meats
6. Plan your diet after Keto
You don’t need to stay forever on the Keto diet. After the first time, I did a Keto diet, all the weight came back to me after I stopped. The reason was, I didn’t have a plan. The main rule is, don’t start with your old life and eating habits immediately. Start exercising and avoid some of the food with the highest carb. You should avoid bread, potatoes, and rice, eat less sugar, and that weight won’t come back fast!