The keto diet doesn’t have to be complicated. But it does require starting some good food habits before you chart your macros.
Start here for the top changes you can make now for low-carb, high-fat keto-diet success.
Habit #1: Ditch the Sugar
First, you don’t (really) need it and turns out it’s the biggest culprit of hidden carbohydrates in most pre-packaged convenience foods. Start simple by removing it from your drinks and work your way to finding less-sugar or no sugar options in the snacks, cereals, yogurt, and more, you eat every day.
Habit #2: Cut Out Preservatives
This is definitely a must; the keto diet is healthful, organic and plant-food based. If you can’t make it or grow it, it isn’t going to help you reach ketosis. Just by turning over our pantry from carbohydrate and preservative-full snack foods and staples such as processed granola to nuts and sugar-free jerky, we automatically reduced our carbohydrate (and our spirits doubled!)
Not sure what a keto pantry looks like? Schedule time with us! We will help you with a pantry makeover.
Habit #3: Get to Know Farmers
Sourcing locally offers the richest and freshest organic produce and products that will be the baseline for your meal planning. More vegetables and berries at the ready will also help you ensure you maintain your vegetable-to-protein ratios. Start substituting keto-friendly vegetables for chips and high-carbohydrate snacks and watch the change in your waistline.
Keto Vegetables: The Best and the Worst from Diet Doctor: https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto/vegetables
Habit #4: Make Food from Scratch
Simple protein-rich meals that combine a meat such as salmon with a green like cheddar-cheese broccoli and a quinoa side can be easy to cook. Not so confident in the kitchen? Take a quick lesson from the many chefs offering free cooking programs online. It has never been easier to learn simple, new tricks in the kitchen.
Habit #5: Learn to Bake
Do you have a “thing” for sweet treats and carbs? We did, too. We are busy keto bakers at Mor Kitchen, making everything from pies to breads. Plus, our Weekly at Mor plans make it simple to make healthy meals with us each week.
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