How to Prep for Beginning Keto

I don’t know about you but any time I get interested in something I research the TON out of it. I watch youtube videos, read articles, find books, and ask questions to every person I know that has information about the topic. So, I learn.

When I first heard about the ketogenic way of eating I did the exact same thing before I began. Now, a year later I made a video of the essentials to have on hand when beginning this lifestyle. It’s a very short list but it really is the basics as to what I needed and what I know has helped both me and the community of others that I’ve gone through the past year with.

So, when prepping to begin keto what are some MUST HAVES to have on hand and in your home?

  1. MACRO & Food Logging App // I recommend Carb Manager. Here’s a video on how to use it: How to Use the Carb Manager App
  2. Vitamins & Electrolyte Tablets
  3. Oils & Healthy Fats
  4. Exogenous Ketones // Only use the best! It’s an investment into your health & body. Here’s a link to my fave: Exogenous Ketones
  5. Fun Water Bottles
  6. A Supportive & Encouraging Community! Here’s a link to my FREE Facebook community: Finding Keto Joy

A Full Day of Eating Keto (vlog)

What do people who follow a ketogenic lifestyle actually eat all day? I had that question when I was researching and considering trying this for myself.

Since then, I’ve made multiple vlogs documenting normal days of eating keto. Sometimes I plan the day before what my meals will be, this was not one of those times.

Check out this day in my life where I ended up going out to lunch, forgot to do all the things I wanted to do, and still managed to end the day with near perfect macros!

10 Minute Workouts I Love

I pay for a gym membership that I use do not use regularly. But I realized something recently; the reasons I don’t go may be legitimate but they don’t need to be final answers. How else can I accomplish the same thing but make it work in my life with the schedule I have, right now? I can work out from home and it doesn’t need to cost anything or take up an incredible amount of time! Some type of workout is better than no workout right?

I follow a keto lifestyle which means that regular cardio exercises aren’t really what I need to do. The best thing for this type of lifestyle is to do some weight training. Did you know that your own body weight counts as weight training… um, yeah. So I found a couple YouTube videos posted by Pamela RF that I think are just amazing.

She doesn’t spend any time talking, at all. She just starts doing the exercise, a 30 second clock starts to countdown, and you work out for 10 minutes. For real, I’ve felt more burn and experienced more sweat from these two videos than from anything else I have done in at least a year.

Check out the playlist I made of my favorites so far:

 

Do you have any favorite home workouts? In the world of video on demand what are you using? Comment below ↓

Beginners Guide to Keto

Have you been hearing about the keto/ketogenic diet? Interested but not sure what it’s really all about? The ketogenic diet is a WOE (way of eating) that puts your body into ketosis. Ketosis is when your body is in a state of burning fat instead of burning glucose (sugar, carbs). When your body is in this state it will burn the fat you’re eating plus the stored fat in your body.

How do you get your body into that state? By eating a high fat low carb diet. You restrict your carb intake, eat moderate protein, and a high amount of healthy fats.

How to start? I suggest downloading an food log app to help you calculate your MACROS (fat, protein, & net carbs). I use CARB MANAGER. Start to educate yourself on what foods are keto approved and which ones aren’t. You can even watch some of my videos that follow what I eat throughout an entire day. The hardest part is making the decision to get started, but once you do, you’ll be so thankful that you did.

Beginners Guide to Keto Video Playlist ↓↓↓

 

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