Yes I said it! Get your mind right. What I mean by that is… open your mind to a new way of doing things. The ketogenic (Keto) lifestyle is the antithesis of everything you have been taught about what to eat and why. It flies in the face of what most would call eating “healthy”.
The irony is that Keto utilizes your body’s natural metabolic pathway to break down food and provide the energy you need to live. After all isn’t this why we eat? Okay it’s not the only reason. I have to admit that I also eat for deliciousness and satisfaction, mixed with a little euphoria…but I digress.
Before you get started there is some essential reading you need to complete. It’s short and straight to the point. There is no need to be intimidated. Start here-Intro 2 Keto and follow that up with Metabolism Basics
Now Let’s Go!
Step 1-Know what you are eating
An intake tracker is mandatory if you want to be successful long term. I use My Fitness Pal Be sure and install the mobile app on your phone. It allows you to enter foods and check your macros anytime and anyplace! For the next 24-48 hours, follow your normal eating patterns, don’t change anything just do you. Enter EVERY single thing you put in your face into the app (your body does and acts accordingly. You should too!)
We will walk through the results together during our first call if opt for Keto coaching or you can just follow along on the blog. If you already track we are ahead of the game.
Take a look in your refrigerator and cabinets to see what saboteurs may be lurking. You will find many. I donated the items in the pic below to our local food bank. Look at is as chance to help others while helping yourself. Review the list of foods to avoid and get them out of there.
Foods to Avoid:
Rice, potatoes, cereal, bread
Fruit, beans, corn, legumes, peas
Candy, sugar, non-diet soda, fruit juices, cakes, pies, pastries
Beer and mixed drinks
Got that? I look forward to your success. Let me know if you have any questions thus far!
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