The Keto Diet is becoming increasingly popular with those who want to lose a lot of weight quickly. Unfortunately, there is so much information buzzing around the diet that it can be difficult to know what steps to take to get started. The following guide walks you through a few tips you can use to make starting the Keto Diet easier.
Track Your Macros
The first thing you need to do is learn how to track your macros. Most people don’t know the macros of the food they eat and end up going over their macros very quickly, limiting what they can eat throughout the rest of the day. In order to follow the Keto Diet correctly, some people claim you must restrict the number of carbohydrates you ingest on a daily basis to less than 20 grams total. Others claim the net carbs you eat in a day are the only thing that matters. To calculate your net carbs, you simply take the number grams of carbs you eat and subtract the number of grams of fiber in the foods. The ending result should be 20 or less net carbs. Regardless of which option you choose, knowing that you are ingesting less than 20 carbs, or 20 net carbs can be difficult without properly tracking the macros of the foods you eat. There are apps available to make tracking your macros easy.
Know that Willpower is Finite
When you first start a diet, it can be easier to restrict the foods you eat because you are passionate and excited about the results you may be able to achieve. Eventually, the newness of the diet will wear off and willpower may begin to weaken. Set yourself up for success by removing all temptation from your house. If you live with others who aren’t participating in the Keto Diet, this may be difficult to do. It may be a good idea to talk to your loved ones about the changes you plan to make and establish a cabinet or area within your home where items you don’t want to eat are stored. This allows you to simply avoid the temptation of going into one location, rather than having to avoid temptations strewn throughout your home. Keeping things out of sight can make them seem less tempting.
Learn New Recipes
Eating a Keto Diet can be easier if you eat a variety of foods. Learning new recipes allows you to enjoy variations of foods you love. There are recipes available for cookies, pancakes, waffles and even cakes you can eat when you are on a Keto Diet. If you overly restrict yourself it will be difficult to maintain the diet and could cause you to binge on things that aren’t Keto during stressful moments.
Take the Time to Meal Prep
Everyone has busy lives. There will be times when cooking a meal isn’t feasible due to your schedule. Meal prepping once a week allows you to have quick and easy meals at your disposable that are Keto-friendly and tasty. Think of it as fast food that fits your macros.
Starting a Keto Diet can be overwhelming but taking it one step at a time can make it easier. Keto has been shown to be extremely helpful to many people and could help you lose the weight you want to lose.