Keto for beginners: how to start
Have you done your research on the keto-lifestyle, and are you ready to start?
First of all, if you are new to keto and don’t know what it means, we advise you to inform yourself first. Don’t start on a journey without some preparation. You can also read our previous blog on “What is the keto diet?”
Does the low-carb, high-fat lifestyle sounds familiar? It might just be, we have had a lot of diets that promote this kind of way of eating—ever heard of Atkins or Paleo? They are sort of similar.
Now the second step – getting started. The easiest way to make a good start is looking at your fridge, and kitchen cabinets and at all the carbs you have stored: pasta, rice, some leftover pizza, candy, bread, all produce with heavy sugars, cookies, you name it. Now get rid of them. Maybe you can gift it to your neighbours, friends or family members.
After getting rid of all the non-keto food, the fun can start. Make a good list of all the things you can and will eat for your first week. Let the list do the job, so you won’t have to think about it all the time. By preparing your menu for the first week, you can ease your mind and take away the stress, and you will realize how easy keto is. There are plenty of Keto menu websites with tips and recipes. We will give you some references in the next weeks – but for now, let Google do the job and wander around a bit on your journey of self-discovery.
For breakfast, we might suggest you read our blogpost with breakfast tips.
Some ingredients that we like to use regularly and can get you started:
- All type of meats in “pure”, non-processed form (bacon, steak, minced meat)
- Fish (salmon, tuna)
- Cheese (enough cheese :-))
- Low carb vegetables (broccoli, avocado, cauliflower to start with)
- Lastly don’t forget to use butter or olive oil to make it extra fatty
Do some surfing around, discover yourself for now. Explore!
And when you need it most: think about your OKONO snacking.
With keto love,
The OKONO team