Simple Way to Start the Ketogenic Diet

Start the Ketogenic Diet the EASY WAY!

Simple Way to Start the Ketogenic Diet
Kindling burns really, really fast. I hardly focus on calories. Try hard to meet that target but not go over on the amount. When you are in ketosis and your body starts to burn fat it starts to deplete these fat cells. You will do more harm to yourself if you decide to eat high fat and still consume the carbs. I really like the Dyamtize Whey Protein Isolate birthday cake flavor.

What is the Ketogenic Diet?


The Ketogenic Diet has really helped me feel full and satisfied throughout the whole process. I know I will be successful with it. I was able to create a video starter guide course that will walk your through every step of starting the Ketogenic Diet! You can access the course here: I feel the need to explain how this diet works.

You are basically putting your body into ketosis. The best way for me to explain this diet is with this example of a fire. A fire burns in 3 different ways. Kindling burns really, really fast. Coals burn for a long period of time. Carbs burn really, really fast. Protein burns at a slower rate but fat burns for a long period of time! You want to burn fat! Fat cells are like little stubborn balloons in your body. They love to hold their shape and resist change.

When you are in ketosis and your body starts to burn fat it starts to deplete these fat cells. They start to hold more water to resist this type of change until they can no longer change! Why is that important for you to know that? Because the scale is your worst enemy when you start this diet. Your fat cells will hold more water even though you are losing fat. The very first thing I would do is make a decision to start this process and be dedicated to it. You will do more harm to yourself if you decide to eat high fat and still consume the carbs.

It will lead to obesity. I had pretty bad headaches for about 3 days. I would drink more water than usual and I would also drink some pickle juice to help with this change. Order some Ketone Pee Strips to test the ketone levels in your body.

This was very important for me in the beginning. I was learning the different foods that put my body out of its ketosis state. Your body needs to remain in ketosis for this to work. I thought I knew the foods that are allowed but quickly learned that I cannot trust everything I read on the internet. I love sweet potato but realized after my test that sweet potato takes my body out of ketosis.

I trusted a recipe on the internet that told me this was keto approved! The other reason the strips were important was that I went out to eat and decided to have the cheese sauce with my meal. Talk about a learning experience! Now I know not to ever order queso or cheese sauce at a restaurant. This may sound stupid and most may have already known this but I did not.

This is exactly why the test strips are important to me during this learning curve. The last thing I recommend is to have a clear plan for your meals. You are the only person that can decide what meal ideas will work for you and your timeframe. I do my planning one week at a time. I do my shopping over the weekend so I have everything ready during the busy work week. If you like to eat out a lot just determine which restaurants have foods you can enjoy and stick to those.

I will put a small recommended grocery list at the very bottom of this post to help you get started on your first trip to the store too. My brain was programmed a long time ago that fat was bad. If you are local to me and want to borrow mine copy I would be happy to loan it to you. The last thing that I realized I really needed was a protein powder. I really like the Dyamtize Whey Protein Isolate birthday cake flavor. This part is easy. There are tons of Keto Calculators out there to help you determine what your numbers need to be.

I personally really like the simplicity of this Keto Calculator to determine my own diet numbers. This calculator will help you determine your macronutrients and how much of what you should be eating every day!

Macronutrients are nutrients that provide energy for your body and each body is different. Protein is always a target goal. Try hard to meet that target but not go over on the amount. Carbs are a limit.

Use fat as a lever. Eat enough fat until you are full. This is an excellent book to start out with if you want to read in more detail exactly how this diet works and meal plans for a full 30 days are included.

This is the only book that I have found that goes into detail about how much you should consume if you are trying to lose weight. She states the typical numbers for weight maintenance and ketosis is a percent ratio but if you are trying to lose weight she suggests sticking to a 20 grams or less in carb intake while keeping your protein intake at a moderate level of about 50 to 75 grams a day to achieve ketosis, a state in which your body will use stored fat for fuel.

Which is exactly what you want for weight loss. Then eat fat until you are full or until you reach your calories for the day whichever comes first.

I welcome you to join our Low Carb Inspirations group on Facebook! We have a supportive environment where we share all sorts of information about our Keto and Low Carb Lifestyles! This list is something I did when I went to the store for the first time.

These foods that I list are just recommendations and certainly not the full list of allowed foods. These were just the easiest for me to start with.

Grab the printable version of this Keto Friendly Grocery List here: Grocery Store Keto List. Before I forget, take a minute to add yourself to our special email list so you can be included in lots of good information such as Recipes, Tips, Printables and Meal Plans! You are basically putting your body into ketosis.

The best way for me to explain this diet is with this example of a fire. A fire burns in 3 different ways. Kindling burns really, really fast.

Coals burn for a long period of time. Carbs burn really, really fast. Protein burns at a slower rate but fat burns for a long period of time! You want to burn fat! Fat cells are like little stubborn balloons in your body.

They love to hold their shape and resist change. When you are in ketosis and your body starts to burn fat it starts to deplete these fat cells. They start to hold more water to resist this type of change until they can no longer change!

Why is that important for you to know that? Because the scale is your worst enemy when you start this diet. Your fat cells will hold more water even though you are losing fat. The very first thing I would do is make a decision to start this process and be dedicated to it. You will do more harm to yourself if you decide to eat high fat and still consume the carbs.

It will lead to obesity. I had pretty bad headaches for about 3 days. I would drink more water than usual and I would also drink some pickle juice to help with this change. Order some Ketone Pee Strips to test the ketone levels in your body. This was very important for me in the beginning. I was learning the different foods that put my body out of its ketosis state.

Your body needs to remain in ketosis for this to work. I thought I knew the foods that are allowed but quickly learned that I cannot trust everything I read on the internet. I love sweet potato but realized after my test that sweet potato takes my body out of ketosis. I trusted a recipe on the internet that told me this was keto approved! The other reason the strips were important was that I went out to eat and decided to have the cheese sauce with my meal.

Talk about a learning experience! Now I know not to ever order queso or cheese sauce at a restaurant. This may sound stupid and most may have already known this but I did not. This is exactly why the test strips are important to me during this learning curve. The last thing I recommend is to have a clear plan for your meals. You are the only person that can decide what meal ideas will work for you and your timeframe.

I do my planning one week at a time. I do my shopping over the weekend so I have everything ready during the busy work week. If you like to eat out a lot just determine which restaurants have foods you can enjoy and stick to those. I will put a small recommended grocery list at the very bottom of this post to help you get started on your first trip to the store too. My brain was programmed a long time ago that fat was bad.

If you are local to me and want to borrow mine copy I would be happy to loan it to you. The last thing that I realized I really needed was a protein powder. I really like the Dyamtize Whey Protein Isolate birthday cake flavor. This part is easy. There are tons of Keto Calculators out there to help you determine what your numbers need to be. I personally really like the simplicity of this Keto Calculator to determine my own diet numbers.

This calculator will help you determine your macronutrients and how much of what you should be eating every day! Macronutrients are nutrients that provide energy for your body and each body is different. Protein is always a target goal. Try hard to meet that target but not go over on the amount. Carbs are a limit. Use fat as a lever.

Eat enough fat until you are full. This is an excellent book to start out with if you want to read in more detail exactly how this diet works and meal plans for a full 30 days are included.

This is the only book that I have found that goes into detail about how much you should consume if you are trying to lose weight. She states the typical numbers for weight maintenance and ketosis is a percent ratio but if you are trying to lose weight she suggests sticking to a 20 grams or less in carb intake while keeping your protein intake at a moderate level of about 50 to 75 grams a day to achieve ketosis, a state in which your body will use stored fat for fuel.

Which is exactly what you want for weight loss. Then eat fat until you are full or until you reach your calories for the day whichever comes first. I welcome you to join our Low Carb Inspirations group on Facebook! We have a supportive environment where we share all sorts of information about our Keto and Low Carb Lifestyles!

This list is something I did when I went to the store for the first time. These foods that I list are just recommendations and certainly not the full list of allowed foods. These were just the easiest for me to start with. Grab the printable version of this Keto Friendly Grocery List here: Grocery Store Keto List. Before I forget, take a minute to add yourself to our special email list so you can be included in lots of good information such as Recipes, Tips, Printables and Meal Plans!

Here are some ideas for quick meal ideas and recipes I trust. I started a tab here on the blog for trusted and tried recipes! Click here to see this Keto Friendly Recipe tab because I plan on updating it with every recipe I make that is a success. I also keep a package of fully cooked grilled turkey or chicken strips in my refrigerator for the week just in case time gets away from me and I need something already cooked! Bacon Cheeseburger soup is a family favorite.

Start the Ketogenic Diet the EASY WAY!