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How to Get Back into Ketosis

If you’re reading this right now, there’s a chance your most recent carb intake was a little more lit than you were expecting. Maybe you ate some carbs, all of the carbs, or too much low carb stuff that ended up being a ton of carbs. Regardless of the reason, you’re here, and you’re wanting to get back into ketosis…like ASAP.

While we are not nutritionists or physicians, we have been eating a ketogenic diet for years now so our lifestyle has it’s super ultra low carb days and some high days that warrant us to need to reset how we’re eating to feel good again. Most of the time when we carb up, the next day isn’t so bad. It’s after we have a little too many benders on the carb train that our bodies start to reject the extra junk and we feel it in our faces, bodies, and just overall. Chances are you are feeling and looking fluffier due to water weight. You did not just undo weeks-months-years of progress in just a few days.

We’ve done a lot of resets – water fasts, OMAD, 16:8, 18:6, eggfasts, carnivore, zero carb week, ketones, and we will truthfully say they have all helped us drop the excess water weight – some easier others. However, out of all of the resets that we’ve done, none have been easier or more enjoyable than a clean 20g TOTAL reboot. The reason why a 20g TOTAL carb reboot works for us is because it goes back to the fundamentals of a ketogenic diet. Low carb, high fat, and focusing on trying to nourish our bodies with the good stuff. The other resets we have done have more restrictions and by day two or three we are coming off a carb high and act HANGRY and all sorts of cray cray. The 20g TOTAL reboot revolves around the idea that you should try to keep your carb count at 20g total or under. That means you do not rely on processed or packaged foods to subtract fiber from your carb count. You simple just eat to fit the 20g total carbs. If you’re feeling the least bit confused, consider this analogy. You have $20 to spend a day on food. Choose wisely. Do you. spend it on vending machine or gas station snacks throughout the day? Or do you strategize and buy foods that will keep you fuller longer? We do a strict 20g total carb reboot for 5 days and then loosen the reigns as we get back into ketosis and start incorporating more fruits, veggies, and the “dirty” (packaged, processed, etc) stuff to continue our lifestyle.

Here are 7 tips and tricks to get back into ketosis. As a reminder, please do not consider the following medical advice – rather, opinions on what has worked for us.

Eat 20g total carbs or fewer each day.

Total carbs means you do not subtract fiber – so you should be leaning on ultra low carbs such as meats, poultry, eggs, cheese, and greens. Remember, sweeteners like monkfruit sweetener still have high carb carbs (before you subtract the sugar alcohol) so if you must sweeten anything – like coffee, use stevia – as its truly zero carb. We’ve started a #20gtotalreboot hashtag on Instagram with a ton of recipes & inspo for you.

Keep it Simple

Y’all should know by now that we are extra – like super extra. We once packed a keto burger with edible gold foil because we had it on hand. You do not have to do that in this case. When you’re trying to get back into ketosis, keep it simple and stick to whole, unprocessed foods as much as you’re able. This will give your body what it needs to continue to heal. Do not over think it. An easy way to think about it is go for the foods that don’t have an ingredient list. You can still season your food – we never said it had to bland.

Drink water and then more water.

We cannot stress how important drinking water is on a ketogenic diet. You would think that drinking a lot of water would over-bloat you, but it helps push the toxins out. Something important to remember is to increase your electrolyte intake as you increase your water and decrease your carbs. Your body will be pushing out the bad stuff but it will also flush out essential minerals like sodium, potassium, and magnesium. Pink salt is also a really easy ingredient to sprinkle into your water or add to your meals and it can do wonders.

Move your body. Especially before you eat for the day.

If you’re not already doing so – try starting with 30 mins of physical activity prior to eating in order to facilitate the depletion of glycogen stores. Go for a walk, bike ride, or follow along your favorite YouTube workout video.

Dabble into Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting can be a great tool on your journey back into ketosis. When you fast, your maintains its energy balance by shifting its fuel source from carbs to fats. Think of it as an additional jumpstart to get you back into ketosis.

Increase your healthy fat intake, but watch your calories if you’re trying to lose weight.

Replace the loss of carbohydrates with an increase in healthful fats. Some fats that a person can eat include:

  • coconut oil
  • olive oil
  • avocados and avocado oil
  • flaxseed oil

This will help you feel satiated longer but can also boost your ketone level to get you back into ketosis faster.

Be kind to yourself and remind yourself that keto is a lifestyle.

If you’re committed to a ketogenic way of eating for life, just remember there may be some days you go off plan and that it’s okay. Don’t be hard on yourself if you get kicked out ketosis. Sometimes we get kicked out even when our carbs are low – (ingredients matter). Give yourself some grace and know this is a marathon to better health, not a sprint!

KETO SPRING CLEANING


SPRING HAS SPRUNG KETO BAES! This challenge will run from MARCH 29TH TO FRIDAY APRIL 2ND and will focus on total grams of carbs, upping your step game, and being better with your water intake. Use the hashtag #ketospringcleaning to follow along with other keto baes this week. As a reminder, please consult with your health care provider when you make changes to your diet. We are not nutrition or medical professionals and any suggestions should be taken as opinions.

The guidelines are simple:

  1. Stick to 20g TOTAL carbs or fewer. That means DO NOT SUBTRACT ANY FIBER to get to 20g of total carbs. This also means you will be depending on very low carb foods to get you through the week instead of many processed foods with added fiber or sugar alcohols. This is a great way to refocus your low carb intake and challenge yourself to eat more unprocessed, whole foods.
  2. Aim for 30 minutes of physical activity. Yes, we understand that many of you can barely fit 15 minutes your daily routines between your jobs, families, activities, and general schedule. However, there are many opportunities you can take to fit physical activities, like take the stairs at work, taking a walk during your breaks, parking further away from the entrances if businesses, etc. If you want to achieve something, you’ll make it work.
  3. Try to be consistent with your hydration patterns by hitting at least 100oz of water each day of the challenge. Water is so beneficial on ANY diet, but it’s super helpful when you’re entering a deeper state of ketosis. Your coffee and electrolytes count as water too.

We will support you throughout the week by answering your questions and documenting what we do ourselves to reset for the spring. Follow us on Instagram to watch for story updates, meal ideas, and live q&a sessions.

Before you start, take pictures, measurements, and weigh yourself. This will show you how small changes can make a difference. Make sure you plan ahead by making sure you have plenty of food and ingredient options that will nourish you this week and keep you satiated. Do not plan to wing it the morning of Day 1.

If you need a little TLC because you are new to keto or have never tracked total carbs, here is a sample meal plan with product links to get you through the week. Please note that these are suggestions and you can customize them to ensure success with your reset. If you need more meal ideas, search the #20gtotalreboot hashtag on Instagram to see past meals we have eaten during this type of reset.

We only share products/services that we love. This post contains affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission for purchases made through our links.

Keto 5 Day Meal Plan

To help get you started, here is a sample ketogenic diet meal plan:

Pro tips:
-skip breakfast if you are not hungry
-season your food with zero carb seasonings
-mix and match meals you like and don’t eat meals with foods you do not like
-drink a lot of water throughout the day

Monday

  • Breakfast: Bacon, 1/2 avocado, and eggs. 9G total carbs OR pumpkin spice bulletproof coffee 0G total carbs
  • Lunch: Chicken salad with celery sticks 3G total carbs
  • Dinner: Salmon with 1 cup asparagus cooked in butter. 5G total carbs

Tuesday

  • Breakfast: Egg, tomato, basil and goat cheese omelet. 3G total carbs
  • Lunch: Tuna salad with 1 cup cucumber slices. 4G total carbs
  • Dinner: Meatballs & Marinara with sautéed zucchini. 9G total carbs

Wednesday

  • Breakfast: Sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich. 1G total carbs
  • Lunch: BLT lettuce wraps and avocado. 9G total carbs
  • Dinner: Chicken Noodle-less Soup. 6G total carbs

Thursday

  • Breakfast: Omelet with avocado, salsa, peppers. 10G total carbs
  • Lunch: Ground taco meat with butter lettuce wraps and shredded cheese. 3G total carbs.
  • Dinner: Chicken stuffed with spinach and artichoke dip. 3G total carbs

Friday

  • Breakfast: Ham and cheese omelet. 2G total carbs
  • Lunch: Beef stir-fry cooked in avocado oil with broccoli. 6G total carbs
  • Dinner: Bun-less burger with bacon, egg and cheese. 1G total carbs

Bonus

Saturday

  • Breakfast: Sugar-free yogurt with peanut butter, cocoa powder and stevia. 5G total carbs
  • Lunch: Turkey and cheese slices with nuts. 5G total carbs
  • Dinner: Loaded cauliflower soup. 9G total carbs

Sunday

  • Breakfast: Fried eggs with bacon. 0G total carbs.
  • Lunch: Burger with salsa, cheese and guacamole. 5G total carbs
  • Dinner: Steak and hardboiled eggs with a side salad. 5G total carbs

0G-1G carb snacks:
seaweed crisps
pork rinds
pickles
-pepperoni chips
-olives
-hard boiled eggs
-cheese crisps
-beef sticks
bone broth
-deviled eggs
string cheese

0G carb sweets:
-stevia sweetened meringue cookies
-popsicles made with zero carb beverage powders
-sugar free jello
-cinnamon sweetener pork rinds
-stevia sweetened milk tea
-sugar free homemade gummy bears

Have wiggle room?
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Fall into Ketosis Challenge

@theketodashians

New season, better habits! Join us to reset for fall! Daily updates on our instagram page 💕##learnontiktok ##keto ##lowcarb ##fallintoketosis ##easyketo

♬ You Got It – Vedo

W T F happened to Summer 2020?! With the official start of Fall commencing on Sept 22, we thought it would be fun to jump start the new season with a keto based health and wellness reset week starting on Monday, Sept 21st. This challenge will run from Sept 21- Sept 25th and will focus on total grams of carbs, upping your step game, and being better with your water intake.

The guidelines are simple:

  1. Stick to 20g TOTAL carbs or fewer. That means DO NOT SUBTRACT ANY FIBER to get to 20g of total carbs. This also means you will be depending on very low carb foods to get you through the week instead of many processed foods with added fiber or sugar alcohols. This is a great way to refocus your low carb intake and challenge yourself to eat more unprocessed, whole foods.
  2. Aim for 10K steps a day. Yes, we understand that many of you can barely fit 3K steps into your daily routines between your jobs, families, activities, and general schedule. However, there are many opportunities you can take to fit steps in, like take the stairs at work, taking a walk during your breaks, parking further away from the entrances if businesses, etc. If you want to achieve something, you’ll make it work.
  3. Try to be consistent with your hydration patterns by hitting 100oz of water each day of the challenge. Water is so beneficial on ANY diet, but it’s super helpful when you’re entering a deeper state of ketosis. Your coffee and electrolytes count as water too.

We will support you throughout the week by answering your questions and documenting what we do ourselves to reset for the Fall. Follow us on Instagram to watch for story updates, meal ideas, and live q&a sessions.

Before you start, take pictures, measurements, and weigh yourself. This will show you how small changes can make a difference. Make sure you plan ahead by making sure you have plenty of food and ingredient options that will nourish you this week and keep you satiated. Do not plan to wing it the morning of Day 1.

If you need a little TLC because you are new to keto or have never tracked total carbs, here is a sample meal plan with product links to get you through the week. Please note that these are suggestions and you can customize them to ensure success with your reset. If you need more meal ideas, search the #20gtotalreboot hashtag on Instagram to see past meals we have eaten during this type of reset.

We only share products/services that we love. This post contains affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission for purchases made through our links.

Keto 5 Day Meal Plan

To help get you started, here is a sample ketogenic diet meal plan:

Pro tips:
-skip breakfast if you are not hungry
-season your food with zero carb seasonings
-mix and match meals you like and don’t eat meals with foods you do not like
-drink a lot of water throughout the day

Monday

  • Breakfast: Bacon, 1/2 avocado, and eggs. 9G total carbs OR pumpkin spice bulletproof coffee 0G total carbs
  • Lunch: Chicken salad with celery sticks 3G total carbs
  • Dinner: Salmon with 1 cup asparagus cooked in butter. 5G total carbs

Tuesday

  • Breakfast: Egg, tomato, basil and goat cheese omelet. 3G total carbs
  • Lunch: Tuna salad with 1 cup cucumber slices. 4G total carbs
  • Dinner: Meatballs & Marinara with sautéed zucchini. 9G total carbs

Wednesday

  • Breakfast: Sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich. 1G total carbs
  • Lunch: BLT lettuce wraps and avocado. 9G total carbs
  • Dinner: Chicken Noodle-less Soup. 6G total carbs

Thursday

  • Breakfast: Omelet with avocado, salsa, peppers. 10G total carbs
  • Lunch: Ground taco meat with butter lettuce wraps and shredded cheese. 3G total carbs.
  • Dinner: Chicken stuffed with spinach and artichoke dip. 3G total carbs

Friday

  • Breakfast: Ham and cheese omelet. 2G total carbs
  • Lunch: Beef stir-fry cooked in avocado oil with broccoli. 6G total carbs
  • Dinner: Bun-less burger with bacon, egg and cheese. 1G total carbs

Bonus

Saturday

  • Breakfast: Sugar-free yogurt with peanut butter, cocoa powder and stevia. 5G total carbs
  • Lunch: Turkey and cheese slices with nuts. 5G total carbs
  • Dinner: Loaded cauliflower soup. 9G total carbs

Sunday

  • Breakfast: Fried eggs with bacon. 0G total carbs.
  • Lunch: Burger with salsa, cheese and guacamole. 5G total carbs
  • Dinner: Steak and hardboiled eggs with a side salad. 5G total carbs

0G-1G carb snacks:
seaweed crisps
pork rinds
pickles
-pepperoni chips
-olives
-hard boiled eggs
-cheese crisps
-beef sticks
bone broth
-deviled eggs
string cheese

0G carb sweets:
-stevia sweetened meringue cookies
-popsicles made with zero carb beverage powders
-sugar free jello
-cinnamon sweetener pork rinds
-stevia sweetened milk tea
-sugar free homemade gummy bears

Have wiggle room?
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Intermittent Fasting: Yay or Nay?

We had heard about Intermittent Fasting (IF) prior to starting Keto but hadn’t started practicing it until January. There are many types of intermittent fasting, but the one we decided to go with was 16:8–which is where you fast for 16 hours and eat during an 8 hour window. We chose this approach because we both have day jobs that keep us busy, so fasting through the morning is never a problem.

Typical fasting hours will be from 6pm-10am but we have adjusted based on the day or week as needed. Weekends are usually fast free, but we start back up again Sunday evening.

What have we gained from Intermittent Fasting?

  • Mental clarity
  • Reduced appetites
  • More energy
  • Feeling full sooner
  • Though the weight hasn’t just fallen off like we would have hoped, we haven’t had large weight gain if we go off plan or have higher carb days, so in a way, IF is helping us manage our weight. @Fastingnews on Instagram is a really good resource when it comes to all things fasting. We refer to this account when we want to learn more about the different options and benefits. We also watch a lot of YouTube videos and research articles online.

Tools we use:

  • Zero app (screenshots below) – this helps us track when we fast and allows us to take notes on how we feel (as needed). We are data people so this is really helpful when we need to refer back in time.
  • Electrolyte supplements: we recently started adding Ultima all natural electrolytes to our water (think a natural powdered Gatorade with stevia)
  • Multivitamin – to help full the gaps where we might be missing essential nutrients.
  • Large water bottle: we each have a 1.5 gallon water bottle that we carry around to help us get our desired water goal in every day.

Something to note is that there are days our bodies tell us to eat, because it needs to be nourished, so WE EAT. We listen to our bodies and feed it when it is telling us to eat. This is something important to consider if you are new to Intermittent fasting–our best advice is “don’t over do it, take baby steps, and listen to your body.”

4 Day Eggfast + 2 Day Transition Results

4 day egg fast + 2 day transition. Total lost: 7lbs 🌟

Why I did the #eggfast : For the last month I was traveling every week but stayed on plan and actually lost weight. I hit my lowest of 192lbs in Vegas and was sooo excited!!🎉 But when I came home my body decided it wanted to be on vacation still and started to ACT A FOOL 😒

That just goes to show you that even if you’re “on plan” and your macros are on point…your body is gonna do what it wants sometimes. I was so bloated, tired, my keto mojo numbers were wack and my psoriasis was flaring up badly. I thought “F❌⁉️ it” let me just cheat and eat all the carbs since I gained weight being good anyways 🤦🏻‍♀️ but I slapped myself back into reality, and decided to do the egg fast because I wanted to break the cycle and didn’t want to revert back to old bad habits. I’m happy I lost the bloat and feeling back to normal! 🌟

18 Tips to Help You On Your Keto Journey

This chart is something we use on a daily basis to help guide us through this lifestyle change. Not only are these realistic and sustainable, but they are practical and have helped us through the last 3 months. This is from Perfect Keto, a really great company and resource for those on a ketogenic diet.

The ones we need to work on are:

  1. Prioritize sleep – we do not do enough of this and with the burst of energy from ketosis, it’s really hard. Things we have done is stop looking at our phones before bed but we are continuing to strive for improvement and look for other ways to rest our bodies.
  2. Drink water regularly – this is really hard when we forget our water bottles at home! Water IS KEY and we know this, yet it always gets put on the back burner. We purchased 2 gallon water bottles to help us track better and remind each other to get our water intake goals every day.

Weightloss Rewards List

When we first got back on the Keto train (we know this isn’t a short term diet, it’s a lifestyle, but sometimes, things happen!), we knew that there were going to be ebbs and flows with our motivation, which warrants us doing something extra. Overall, we will always have motivation to better our health and feel more comfortable in our clothing, but knowing ourselves, there has to be external factors as well to help us stay on track.

Pre-keto, we can 100% say it would have been going out to eat to celebrate achievements and milestones. Now that we’ve pivoted our outlooks on food, we put together a list of non-food rewards that will keep us excited to reach each goal. We both made these lists separately, and then showed each other once they were completed. Surprise, surprise, we had similar items! Birds of a feather…keto together. Our rewards are centered around self-care and having fun. Two things that we have found are key to living our best lives. The nice part about this list is there are items we can enjoy together to celebrate each other’s victories.

As we head into the end of the third month of our journey, this list has been a really good tool to help motivate us to keep pushing. This approach has given us a tangible way of seeing a reward for the hard work that has been done. We’ve only hit one of the milestones so far, but the non-scale victories have continued to roll in week after week. The items on our list are the big hitters!

What tools have you used to keep yourself motivated? Do you have a rewards list? What are the rewards?

Going AWOL, then Keto.

Y’all. When we started our first blog, we were cookin’ and going out to eat carbs like there was no tomorrow. We really indulged in the decadence of delicious food on a daily basis. Something that we realized was that good food has never lacked in our lives. EVER. BUT, moderation and balance were. 2018 was a really transcendent year for us because it was the year we both turned 30. THE BIG 3-0 > almost over the hill > prepping for AARP cards, or so we thought. To be honest, thinking how old we were getting made us realize how YOUNG we really are and how many more experiences we have yet to go through – but we need to be healthy to be able to have those experiences.

We both took some time off to travel and reflect toward the end of last year and by the time we returned, it was 2019. Going into the new year was a perfect time to start a new chapter with a clean slate. No more excuses, no more bad habits, and no more wanting and not having. We had a revelation that we were our happiest and confident when we were living dat keto life. We had more energy, focus, and just felt like the best versions of ourselves. As we headed into the New Year, we decided that we needed to seriously commit to bettering ourselves this year.

To keep ourselves accountable, we created @kuwtketodashians, a health/fitness/keto IG to connect with other keto-ers for inspo and support. Little did we know that the secret account we started would grow into a thriving community filled with some of the most kind and inspirational people we’ve ever met.

Now, as we start to wrap up the third month of Keto with no cheats, we are looking forward to seeing how this journey is going to transform our lives and intertwine our #BFFLGang with our #ketobaes.

January 3, 2019 – our first progress pics.

Keto Hacks Galore

One of the things that we love about the Keto lifestyle are the substitutions or modifications we can make that can realistically be sustained long term. Like will cauliflower rice ever be able to fill the void of jasmine rice for us? Probably not, but it serves its purpose as a flavor neutralizer underneath whatever flavorful dish is on top of it.

When we first started Keto, there weren’t many tips and tricks floating around at our disposal – luckily, we came across a super awesome Instagram account that offered many hacks to get us through this new way of eating. @ketohackershop is one of our favorite accounts to follow because the information is easy to process and it’s presented in a simple, yet effective way. We’ve noticed that people who are new to this way of eating can get very discouraged or overwhelmed at the beginning due to the amount of information being thrown their way. This account simplifies the concepts and lays out a lot of information for the masses. There are many recipes for keto versions of comfort food and tips on how to order fast food, the keto way. If you are just starting keto or know someone who could use some guidelines, this is just a highly recommended resource.

Below are some examples of the helpful content that can be found on this account:

Photo Credit: @ketohackershop – Instagram

Keto for Beginners: A Quick and Easy Guide

If you’re reading this right now, there’s a chance you are just starting your keto journey, want to know more about keto so you can start, or are wondering what we have to say about this lifestyle.

Living a ketogenic lifestyle can sound intimidating or be confusing when you first start out, but it doesn’t have to be that way if do your research up front and keep it simple at the beginning. We always receive feedback from people that they are overwhelmed by the amount of things they can’t eat and don’t know how they could ever sustain cutting out so many of their beloved carbs. Our take is that instead of focusing on what you CAN’T eat, consider what you CAN eat and how you can work it into your daily routine.

Let’s just get the nitty gritty out of the way first.

What is ketogenic diet?

A ketogenic diet is a very low carb (20g net carbs per day), high fat way of eating in order to achieve the metabolic state of ketosis, which converts fat into ketones, which the body will use as a source of energy for the brain. It replaces the need to rely on carbohydrates for energy. The ketogenic way of eating has also been linked to lowering blood sugar and insulin levels – which can lead to multiple health benefits.

How are net carbs calculated?

According to Healthline, Net (digestible) carbs are broken down into individual sugar units and absorbed into your bloodstream. However, your body processes fiber and sugar alcohol carbs differently than digestible carbs.

How do you track net carbs?

Two very common apps to track macros and carbs are MyFitnessPal or Carb Manager. Once you get comfortable, it is also possible to eyeball and intuitively track them once you understand the average net or total carbs in foods you are eating on the regular. If you are just beginning, we recommend using an app until you truly feel comfortable with carb counting and staying within your daily targets.

Here are some recommendations on how to start eating a ketogenic diet:

  1. Talk to your healthcare provider to understand if this is the right lifestyle choice for you. This is optional but recommended as everyone’s bodies are different. What is safe for someone could be dangerous for another.
  2. Do your research. You NEED to do this. Whether that be googling articles like this one or talking to people who have experienced the keto lifestyle – you need to ask questions up front or else you are going to feel lost in a sea of opinions. Do you need to be a keto expert to start eating a ketogenic diet? No way! But you should know the basics such as how to count carbs, understand what ketosis is, common grocery items, and general foods/ingredients to avoid. Build a strong foundation for success.
  3. Get rid of the bad stuff. Donate the sugary, starchy, processed foods living in your fridge and pantry and don’t look back. Out of sight, out of mind. If the flamin’ hot cheetos are not staring you in the eye, you probably will not be tempted to eat them.
  4. Start upping your water intake. Carbs retain water. As you lower your carb intake, water will be flushed out at an increased rate, so you need to remember to maintain your fluid levels as your body transitions.
  5. Avoid the dreaded KETO FLU by adding electrolytes or increasing salt into your food. The keto flu can make you feel like a hot mess and wanting to quit after a few days. Don’t quit, just avoid the keto flu until your body is used to the lower carb intake.
  6. Figure out your targeted macros and/or net carbs you should be intaking each day. You can do this on ruled.me
  7. K.I.S.S. – KEEP IT SUPER SIMPLE! There are so many more keto-friendly or low carb products out on the market today, which is great, but that’s just more temptation and a lot of money to be spent. We love trying new products more than anything, but it’s easy to get caught in the hype when you first start and then you somehow end up with $500 worth of snacks. Start simple with whole foods and unprocessed foods and then work in the fun keto on the go items once you get your bearings straight. You need to know how to fend for yourself at any moment when these products are not available. Eggs, good fats like avocados, grass-fed butter, fatty meats, dark leafy greens are your friends. Start with them first.
  8. Find at least one support system whether it be a friend, family member, coworker, or even a stranger in the #ketocommunity on Instagram or Facebook. There will be times of frustration or stress and you want to be able to cope without turning to sugary or high carb foods.
  9. Give it a hot minute before you give up. It took some time for you to feel the way you do so it will take time to heal both inside and out. Just because you do not see the scale change or see or feel any different, it will take time. Try a few months before you throw in the towel.

So, now what?

Go to the grocery store and set yourself up for success. Have food ready to cook or grab on the go. Here is a sample meal plan:

Keto Meal Plan For 1 Week

To help get you started, here is a sample ketogenic diet meal plan for one week:

Monday

  • Breakfast: Bacon, eggs and tomatoes.
  • Lunch: Chicken salad with olive oil and feta cheese.
  • Dinner: Salmon with asparagus cooked in butter.

Tuesday

  • Breakfast: Egg, tomato, basil and goat cheese omelet.
  • Lunch: Almond milk, peanut butter, cocoa powder and stevia milkshake.
  • Dinner: Meatballs, cheddar cheese and vegetables.

Wednesday

  • Breakfast: A ketogenic milkshake (try this or this).
  • Lunch: Shrimp salad with olive oil and avocado.
  • Dinner: Pork chops with Parmesan cheese, broccoli and salad.

Thursday

  • Breakfast: Omelet with avocado, salsa, peppers, onion and spices.
  • Lunch: A handful of nuts and celery sticks with guacamole and salsa.
  • Dinner: Chicken stuffed with pesto and cream cheese, along with vegetables.

Friday

  • Breakfast: Sugar-free yogurt with peanut butter, cocoa powder and stevia.
  • Lunch: Beef stir-fry cooked in coconut oil with vegetables.
  • Dinner: Bun-less burger with bacon, egg and cheese.

Saturday

  • Breakfast: Ham and cheese omelet with vegetables.
  • Lunch: Ham and cheese slices with nuts.
  • Dinner: White fish, egg and spinach cooked in coconut oil.

Sunday

  • Breakfast: Fried eggs with bacon and mushrooms.
  • Lunch: Burger with salsa, cheese and guacamole.
  • Dinner: Steak and eggs with a side salad.

Always try to rotate the vegetables and meat over the long term, as each type provides different nutrients and health benefits. This meal plan was from Healthline.com, one of our favorite resources for all things keto.