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I started keto to lose weight but along the way I fell in love with this lifestyle! I hit my goal weight (60lbs down) almost a year and a half ago but stayed keto not only to maintain my weight but also because I love the energy I have, how great I feel,& the delicious food! So here are MY top 5 tips for keto!
1.You need to commit to keto! The point of keto is to get your body into the metabolic state of KETOSIS where your body efficiently burns fat for fuel. If you are constantly cheating you won’t get into ketosis.
2. Know what your macros are,track them, &eat within them! I know most of you will hate that I say this.. but it makes THE DIFFERENCE! Go onto Ruled.Me &calculate your macros(basically how many calories, fats, protein,&carbs you need). Then download an app like carbmanager or Myfitnesspal (or just paper&pen) and log your food. Even if you track for a few days and then repeat those days to make it easier.
3. Eat good WHOLE FOODS! You don’t need fancy powders, expensive supplements, or anything crazy! Keto is about eating REAL food!A WELL BALANCED keto diet has tons of veggies(leafy greens 🥑 ), nuts/seeds, meats/fish, dairy, and berries in moderation. I suggest making your food yourself and avoiding prepackaged foods.
4. Keep it simple! You don’t have to make the most complex foods or buy all organic. Buy within your budget, make meals that work within your time. When I am busy my go to is grilled chicken thighs with spinach and broccoli sautéed in butter, spinach salads, grilled fish, berries and fresh whipped cream, BPC,& my faux oatmeal.All of these things can be made in 10 mins or less!
5. Track the night before! This is my BIGGEST tip for always staying within your macros! I NEED a dessert so I track that 1st, then I track what I am planning for dinner and breakfast. My remaining macros I use to build a salad for lunch. Not only does it help me get in leafy greens but a salad is easy to customize! Need fats add avocado, dressing/oil, cheese. Need protein, add meats, eggs,nuts! 👇
Take your measurements because inches lost count just as much as lbs. Stay consistent a