A BROKE GIRLS GUIDE TO KETO

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


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Are you someone who loves to make excuses for not following through losing weight too? As a student, renter and worker of 2 jobs I currently could write down every excuse I could to eat junk and not to care about my health at the moment. Last year I lost 50 lbs with doing keto and it was great. Life caught up with me and a few things fell in my path. Instead of getting over them I decided that I was going to let these minor inconveniences ruin it all. (more on that another time)  With keto being more popular now I see so much misinformation being passed around. With having success with keto I thought I might put all this information I have to good use!


KETO AND LOW CARB ARE NOT THE SAME

I see people everywhere saying they are doing keto but eat way too many carbs to get into ketosis. For low carb the percentage is 40% Protein, 30-40% Carbs & 30-40% Fats. For keto it is around 25% Protein, 5% Carbs & 70% Fats. 

KETOSTIX


One thing that I don't see being mentioned anywhere is measuring your ketones. There is a great article by KETO SUMMIT which helps you identify what optimal ketone level is for you. To measure my ketone level I use KETOSTIX but if you look on amazon there are so many more options available as well! 

RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH

I did so much research before starting keto. The best information I received was from the free course given by KETOGASM. It was so useful and I always look it back over whenever I have questions about anything. Here is their FREE COURSE.

FATHEAD DOUGH IS YOUR LIFESAVER

So fat head dough is basically used to curb those cravings for any bread item. I don't know how anyone can live without it. Let's face it, pizza is god-sent and I don't think I could ever live without it. Here is a great fathead dough/pizza recipe from LOWCARBYUM


PINTEREST IS YOUR BFF

Honestly, I don't know what I would do without Pinterest. They have everything modified just for you. You can find things like keto chicken fingers, keto mozzarella sticks, keto cheesecake! Pinterest will give you so many options to keep your meals not boring. 

RECIPES DON'T HAVE TO BE EXPENSIVE

At the start of keto I kept trying to do these complicated and expensive recipes. I realized that I don't need to spend 100$ a week on groceries to keep up this new lifestyle I took on. Basics like chicken dishes and thinking out of the box gave me everything I needed. I now spend $50-$60 a week on groceries and love the extra money I have after!


This is just a place for me to journal my journey through this process. So hopefully this will help anyone else out there as well!


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