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Low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diets are incredibly popular these days as individuals seek ways to ditch their dependence on sugary, hyper-processed foods, lose weight, and improve their health and wellness.
Yet, when transitioning from a carb-heavy diet to one fueled by dietary fat, many individuals have difficulty formulating an affordable, easy-to-follow diet plan. This frustration can lead many to fall back into their old habits and take another ride on the bandwagon of on-again, off-again dieting.
We’re going to show you how to set up your very own easy to follow keto diet so that when you’re ready to try the high-fat lifestyle, you can get started right away!
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Before we show you how to set up a keto diet, let’s briefly review what a ketogenic diet is and what it is not.
The purpose of going keto is to force the body into a state of nutritional ketosis where it runs primarily on ketones instead of glucose. The way you transition to this state is by depriving your body of glucose (carbohydrates).
Once your body realizes it’s not getting glucose anymore, it turns to an alternative energy source in ketones, which are created from the breakdown of fatty acids (fat).
As you would expect, when following a ketogenic diet, the majority of your daily caloric intake will come from dietary fat. You’ll also eat a modest amount of protein and very little carbohydrates (think green vegetables).
In terms of macronutrient percentages most individuals can enter ketosis following these guidelines:
Now, you’re probably thinking:
“Why would I want to go keto in the first place?”
Well, ketosis offers a host of health benefits, including improvements in[1,2,3]:
While ketogenic diets might seem overwhelming when first getting started, with a few simple tricks and a little bit of planning, you’ll find it’s incredibly easy to follow. To get started it’s helpful to know what foods you can eat on a keto diet and which ones you should avoid.
Don’t overthink your meals on a keto diet, keep things simple. Figure out a few meals that are keto-friendly and ones that you enjoy. Rotate through those meals during the week and you’ve eliminated a lot of the head-scratching and frustration people have when starting their keto diet.
Who says that breakfast is the only time you can eat eggs or that lunch and dinner are the only times you can have steak and grilled vegetables.
Part of the joy of ketogenic dieting is that you can break the typical mold of having to eat eggs, waffles, pancakes, or cereal for breakfast. If you like having a cheese omelet with bacon for breakfast then, by all means, do so, but you could just as well have it for dinner and have a piece of grilled sirloin alongside grilled asparagus for breakfast instead.
Ketogenic diets are insanely popular and food manufacturers looking to capitalize on the success of keto are releasing all sorts of packaged foods brandishing the word “KETO” in big, bold letters.
But, don’t be so easily fooled. To eat a keto diet, you don’t need any packaged or processed foods whatsoever. What’s more, most of those ready-to-eat, store-bought packaged goods aren’t exactly in line with ketogenic macro ratios. They’re often filled with cheap filler ingredients, hydrogenated oils, and refined carbohydrates that can just as easily kick you out of ketosis as they will derail your journey to a healthier way of living.
Here’s an example keto diet meal plan that requires minimal prep or cook time
Following a ketogenic diet is incredibly easy and doesn’t require constant macro tracking or food logging. By simply avoiding starchy carbohydrates and making dietary fat the focus of every meal, you can live the low-carb life with ease.