How To Start A Keto Diet

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Some simple steps before starting a keto diet can improve your chances of success and make your transition to a healthier lifestyle a breeze.

Preparing for a ketogenic diet

Clean Out The Pantry And Refrigerator Of All Temptation

before starting a ketogenic diet throw out junk food

Go through your kitchen and eliminate all those high carb products that can easily be consumed in a moment of weakness.

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You will crave carbohydrates at the start of your keto diet until you get into ketosis.

Stock Up On a Variety Of Keto Ingredients and Foods

Replacing all those sugary high-carb nasties that you’ve just thrown out is important.

Starting with some keto staples such as butter, avocado, coconut oil, fatty meats, etc.

Fill your cupboards with cooking ingredients ready to start cooking your new low-carb meals.

We’ve made an easy ketogenic shopping list of cooking ingredients for your convenience. Bookmark it and keep it handy.

A Few Products To Help You In Starting A Ketogenic Diet That Act As Insurance Against Failure

  • Electrolytes
  • MCT Oil
  • High Fat Protein

All of those products can be found here at Perfect Keto.

It’s true you can, and ideally should do your keto diet by getting nutrients and electrolytes from the foods you eat rather than supplements.

But it’s not a perfect world so we have the above on hand to prevent fatigue and lethargy.

Educate Yourself, Learn All You Can About The Keto Diet

There are quite a few books out on ketogenic dieting and LCHF Diets.

Find those books written by Doctors and Scientists. Read them and reference them often.

Here are our 5 Favorite Ketogenic Diet books we think everyone should own.

Don’t Do The Shopping On An Empty Stomach

Before you hit the aisles make sure that you have even just a small fatty meal so that you don’t become some erratic, starved, shopping demon, as you are likely to cave in most when you are hungry.

Shopping satiated will have you making sensible decisions and keep you on track.

Better still shop online and plan your week rather than shopping in the moment.

Start Shopping Online

If you’re intending on creating your own masterpieces like those on our keto recipes page, you might not be able to get some of the specialty ingredients in your regular supermarket such as low-carb natural sweeteners.

Read our guide for more information on Natural Low Carb Sweeteners.

A lot of the time Keto specific foods aren’t available locally so in those cases, we just buy from Amazon.

Here’s a list of Keto Products currently available on Amazon, there’s a lot to choose from.

Drink Plenty Of Water

Drink plenty of water when starting a ketogenic diet.

It really is important to get plenty of water. Water is important for hydration and for helping rid your body of all the toxins it has been accumulating over time.

Did you know that water actually prevents you from retaining water? You’ll appear leaner and your skin will also get the hydration needed to stay healthy.

Work Out Your Macro’s And Stick To Them

When Starting a Ketogenic Diet it’s important that you get the ratio of fat, protein, and carbohydrate correct with your food.

Work them out with our free Keto Calculator for Ketogenic Diet Macronutrients and stick to them.

It will become second nature in no time at all.

Avoid These Common Keto Diet Mistakes

If you have any tips on starting a ketogenic diet that made it easier for you? We’d love to hear them.

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