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Here are a few of our most popular posts to get you started:
Start here for the one minute explanation on what a ketogenic diet is all about.
Check out this post if you are still on the fence about low-carb diets and want to explore some of the potential benefits for you.
Easy tips on how to transition from high-carb to low-carb and avoid some of the negative aspects of detoxing from carbs!
This post gives an overview of what foods to eat and what to avoid. Don’t forget to download our free 100 Ketogenic Foods List which can be printed out for easy reference.
How to set up a basic low-carb pantry with just the bare essentials.
This is an important post to read when you are starting out as it’s helpful to have some easy low-carb snacks at your fingertips. In the beginning, you will feel hungry. This is because it takes some time for your body to adapt to burning fat. When you do adapt though, you’ll start to experience suppressed appetite. That’s when you know you are on track, so be prepared with a list of go-to keto snacks.
Starting a low-carb diet will be a lot easier if you have a few “ketogenic carb swaps” up your sleeve. Ketogenic carb swaps are foods that you can use instead of traditional carbs like pasta, mashed potato, bread, rice and sugar. I wish I had embraced these earlier when I first started eating low-carb. It allows you to reduce carbs in your meals easily.
This is a tricky one. I struggle with this constantly as I am the only person in our family eating true low-carb. This post has some ideas on how to manage this without having to cook yourself a separate meal.
When you have been eating low-carb for a couple of weeks, it’s a good idea to test yourself so you know if you are in ketosis (burning fat for fuel, not carbs). Find out the 3 methods for testing for ketones.
10. Ketogenic Macros
This post explains the ketogenic macros (proportion of fat, protein and carbs in the diet) and explores whether you need to get into tracking them. Hint – initially it is useful but not something you need to continue long-term. I don’t track my macros and can tell if I’m in ketosis by how I feel (i.e. not hungry!)
We have 3 in-depth posts that cover many of the common problems that come up. It’s definitely worth a read. We cover alcohol, keto flu, hidden carbs, increasing healthy fat intake, protein intake, snacking, calories, weight-loss and supplements.
Keto Diet Not Working Part 1 – Keto flu & salt, hidden carbs, increasing healthy fat intake
Keto Diet Not Working Part 2 – Too much protein? Carb swaps, snacking
Keto Diet Not Working Part 3 – Alcohol on keto, calories, supplements
10 simple habits to set you up for success with any dietary change.
13. Easy, Easy Recipes – Tasteaholics 5 Ingredient Series
If you are looking for a larger selection of recipes, then this is my favorite series of low-carb recipe books from Tasteaholics. I recommend them for anyone but especially if you are new to low-carb and ketogenic cooking. Each book contains 30 recipes that use ONLY 5 INGREDIENTS, have up to 5G NET CARBS and you can make them in 5 EASY STEPS. These books make it so easy to try new recipes without being complicated. They are my kind of recipes!!
We hope you have received value from our Essential Guide To Starting A Low-Carb Diet. Let us know below in the comments if there is something that we should add to this list that might help us and others on their journey.
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