“Ketogenic diet makes you thin. It’s healthy. And it can make you feel good, happy and energized while maintaining the best shape of your life. ”
This is all true. But… not for everyone.
Because there are common mistakes that many beginners make. And that prevents them from achieving the true benefits of the ketogenic diet. So in this article, I will give you 4 essential tips for your success with this eating strategy.
Hence, I call for your full attention right now. Because when you finish reading this text, you will have all the tips you need to succeed in a ketogenic diet the right way.
That helps you achieve the goals you want: whether you start your weight loss journey or eliminate the last few pounds.
Going through a whole spectrum of health benefits you can reap. Let’s see now what these Four tips are:
Tip # 1: Get Started Now
It is very common to have doubts about the ketogenic diet when starting.
After all, there are several subtle points to consider consuming:
- Alcoholic Beverages (Such As Wine And Beer)
- Low-carb Flour And Recipes
- Sugar Sweeteners And Substitutes
and much more.
However, the basis of the ketogenic diet is very clear. So much so that you can start already at the next meal. You just have to put it on your plate:
- Some Low Carb Vegetables
And you are already on the right track to begin this strategy. But the foundations of the diet you can start today.
So you don’t have to wait for the planets to align…Or the right day comes…Because the right day just doesn’t exist.
The right day to start taking care of your health is today – and the right time is now.
Bottom line: Learning about the ketogenic diet is a journey. But starting to eat real, low-carb food is a simple action that puts you on the right track.
Tip # 2: Not Fearing Salt
If you follow tip # 1 and start now, you will eat real food. And you probably don’t have to count carbohydrates at this first moment. But even more, you don’t have to count the milligrams of sodium you eat either.
Much less weighing the salt to put in your food. Because you need not be afraid of salt.
For the truth is that if you are a healthy adult, you do not need to artificially control salt intake (Of course, if you have hypertension, diabetes or some other condition, talk to your doctor first). In fact, always talk to your doctor – even if you are healthy.
Also because I bet he will love to know that you are starting a new food style, in which you:
- Consume Various Vegetables
- Eat Unprocessed Food
- Avoid Sugar
- Avoid Refined Vegetable Oils
- Do not take Trans Fats
And it is not a diet that is deficient in any nutrient. You should talk to him because he will congratulate you on the attitude! (And when you see your results, he will congratulate you even more.)
But back to the topic of salt: it is especially important in the ketogenic diet. Especially in the early days.
This is when you will flush a lot, eliminating fluid retention. This is good – this initial disengagement excites many people. However, along with the retained water, some mineral salts also go away.
And if you only replace water, not mineral salts, you may have some very bad symptoms – the so-called low-carb flu. In it, you may feel weakness, tiredness, headache… and may even give up on the diet.
We do not want that to happen. Because everything would be solved very simply by eating a little more salt.
Bottom line: Don’t be afraid of salt. Because it will help you get through the early days in a much more pleasant and enjoyable way.
Tip # 3: Avoid Having Junk At Home
This tip may seem easy at first glance. But it can be quite difficult to follow – especially if you live with other people, or if you have children at home. But always keep the following in mind.
The fact that you’ll probably want to eat sweets (and other “forbidden” diet stuff) at one time or another.
However, you are much less likely to devour a candy bar after dinner if you:
- Are in pajamas, and have to get dressed
- Take the car
- Go to the market and buy the candy bar
- Go back home then eat your chocolate
Compared to the scenario you already have this chocolate bar stored at home. This is a simple reality based on our psychology – a matter of effort and reward. Because we have so much less mental block in performing the tasks that are most within our reach.
That is if you keep a lot of junk food at home and foods that are high in refined and palatable carbohydrates…It is far more likely that you will end up on a diet when you hit that carbohydrate urge at night.
But if you come home and have only good food for your health…Like a ready-made low-carb meal…Or a diversity of just easy-to-prepare ketogenic foods…According to its ketogenic menu …It will be much easier to stick to the plan.
Bottom Line: Have only real food in your fridge that is aligned with your goal. And turn your home into an environment that facilitates your success.
Tip # 4 : Eat To Satiate (fill)
On a well-made ketogenic diet, you don’t have to starve to lose weight. In fact, you are much more likely to succeed if you are NOT hungry all the time.
An artificial calorie restriction – as with many traditional weight-loss diets – can have a negative rebound effect. Because in doing so, you tend to get hungry all the time. Always thinking about food and waiting for the next opportunity to eat. Which can generate even a degree of “compulsion” – which increases your chances of getting off the diet?
Since you did not have an “Emergency Plan”, the chances of an exception triggering a succession of “compulsive eating” increases. Finally, you will still end up feeling bad for eating so many bad things for you. So avoid starvation as much as possible.
This way, you are likely to find that your desire for sweets – and even carbohydrates in general, decreases over time.
Keep in mind that results will take time. Make a plan and stick to it for at least a month before moving on to other option. Don’t immediately stop any intake that you regularly consume. It will gradually fade away by itself and you will no longer feel a compulsion to take those unwanted carbohydrates unless specified otherwise.
All the best with your Keto-diet journey.