So you’ve started off on your journey to becoming healthy and it’s going great and you’re taking all the minor setbacks in stride. You might be feeling great and thinking nothing can stop you with the progress you’re making.
But you’re still a beginner, my friend and there are things needed to be known, lesson to be learned and advice needed to be taken in order for you to get the best results and get more out of your diet.
Here are a few keto diet shortcuts or tips to help you get the best experience while going through the diet.
1. Track your macros
The best way to get feedback from your body is to use macro tracking devices like keto sticks or glucose. The amount of ketones in your body could tell you how close or how far off to ketosis if your just starting off in the diet. It could also help you after that if you’re struggling counting your macros manually because it will give you a more accurate reading plus it’s easy to use. We highly recommend that beginners invest in handy devices that could track your macros because this will definitely be helpful for you in the long run.
2. Plan your meals
Finding that you have plans to stick for the entire week can really put you in perspective and help you stick to the diet even more. Planning meals can also help you add more variety and save you from the stress of thinking of things to eat on the spot. Planning your meals out could help you think up meals that could better benefit you in nutritional value while still hitting your macros. We also recommend that you do meal prep as it makes it more easy for you to prepare food if you’re a person on-the-go.
3. Stock up on the keto-friendly snacks
Again this vital if you want to stick to diet even longer. Having some keto-friendly snack on hand can help prevent you from cheating on your diet. We recommend that you make them beforehand and to stock them everywhere; in your car, around your house or your office.
4. Drink plenty of water
Switching from carbs to fat to provide ketones for the body is not an easy task and it takes a lot for the body to go through. Changes in the body while on keto requires you to lose loads of fluid in the body which could dehydrate you and could lead to the dreaded ‘keto flu’. Ugh. So upping your fluid intake could benefit you in the future and put you in the right track.
5. Consume more sodium
Consuming more sodium could help you much like water could. It could prevent or alleviate some keto side-effects. Increasing your sodium intake could also level your insulin levels since they are quite low when you are on a low-carb diet.
6. Get support
Sometimes finding affirmation from people who go through the same things as you can go a long way in helping you ease through the diet. We highly recommend talking to people who have gone through or are going through the keto diet. Exchanging information and just generally having somebody there for you can improve your overall outlook in life.
7. Use exogenous ketones and supplements
Taking exogenous ketones could help you immensely by helping you ease into the diet. Exogenous ketones could also get you in ketosis faster. As for supplements, it could help you get the nutrients that you might not be getting properly given your restricted diet.
So there you have it! We hope these tips enlighten you a bit more about the keto diet. We also hope that these tips help you get the best results as soon as possible.