Tips for Going Keto!
Posted by Shelby from Flat Tummy Co on
With so many diet trends out there it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, unsure of where to begin - one of the most popular being Keto. A Keto diet consists of foods high in fat and low in carbs, which helps break down fat into molecules called Ketones. Ketones then become your body’s main source of energy. If you’re interested in going Keto, we’re here to help with our top six tips for success!
1. Do Your Research & Keep the Changes Simple
There are many ways to go about Keto diets, with slightly different food recommendations. The key to navigating these is to ensure you do your homework, by researching credible sources and deciding which Keto program would work best for you and your lifestyle. When starting a new diet it’s also important not to overwhelm yourself or your body, this means keeping the changes in your meal plan as simple as you can, while still sticking to the Keto guidelines. Checkout some of our fav, simple Keto recipes on our Flat Tummy App here.
2. Ditch the Temptations & Grab a Partner!
Best way to avoid those carb loaded temptations is to purge them from reach. This means tossing or donating those high sugar and carb loaded foods. Our Keto-Friendly Flat Tummy Weight Management shakes are perfect to replace one of your meals in the day and keep you feeling full until your next meal. We also find it easiest to stick with a new meal plan when there’s accountability, so grab your bestie or S.O. and get started on this new journey together. That’s what we call #support!
While going Keto can have heaps of health benefits, you’ll want to be sure you’re still portioning properly, as with any healthy diet. Over indulging on those Keto friendly snacks is not a healthy diet choice. The best way to keep portions under control is with meal prep, set aside an hour or so each Sunday to plan out and prep your Keto friendly meals for the week ahead.
4. Stay Hydrated
This is a key tip no matter your diet plan - hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Staying hydrated is SUPER important for a healthy you. We recommend a minimum of 6-8 glasses of water daily. Little tip - we love adding a few slices of lemon to our ice water for the day, to spice it up and encourage ourselves to finish that full bottle and more!
5. Keep Active
Just as important as eating healthy is keeping your body active. We recommend keeping active at least 3 times a week and suggest finding something you really enjoy, this helps sticking with it! Not only does our Flat Tummy App provide a full Keto meal plan, it also offers daily workout routines, designed to target any area of the body you’re wanting to work on. When you keep your body moving this also helps speed up your metabolism.
6. Plan Ahead
Planning is key, and will help you keep on track with your new diet plan and help you crush those goals. Make your shopping list ahead of time with all your Keto friendly favs, so you can stock up on your next trip to the grocery store. Our Flat Tummy App is like having that meal planner right in your pocket - for FREE!
With any changes to your diet, it’s important to do your research, make sure your body is getting all the nutrients and vitamins necessary, and allow your body to adapt safely. Finally, we can’t recommend enough our Flat Tummy Health & Fitness App for a successful Keto experience!
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