Beginner Tips for Going Keto

Sometimes it can be intimidating to start something new but I just want to encourage you and say you've got this!

Beginner Tips for Going Keto
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Sometimes it can be intimidating to start something new but I just want to encourage you and say you've got this! One of the reasons I love keto so much is because I don't ever feel deprived, there are tons of low-carb options out there for a huge variety of foods, and more and more brands and stores are starting to realize this is something people are doing and it's not going anywhere. It's healthy and it's working.

I thought I'd share some tips with you today that I think are important to remember. My biggest tip is if you're going to do it - do it well.  Go all in and don't cheat. The longer you stay on sugar and carbs, the harder it is to quit. When you stop eating that and choose whole/healthy foods instead, you'll notice a big difference almost immediately. And if you stick to it you'll lose any cravings you have within a few weeks and then the heavy carbs and sugary stuff won't even taste good to you anymore.

Another tip is to always read labels for anything you buy. You'll be shocked to find out how many things have added sugar or have a lot of carbs that you wouldn't know without looking at the label.  Sauces are one of the biggest things to have added sugar and high carbs so watch out for those.

If you involve your spouse and kids in this new way of eating, you'll find it's much easier than if you try to go it alone. It's a very healthy way to eat so it's good for everyone. Sugar and empty carbs aren't good for anyone and you'll be doing your kids a HUGE favor by starting them off on a healthy way of eating so they don't end up in trouble with their health and their weight later in life. I know many people who have quit because they didn't have a support system so I know it's easier if you all agree to eat healthy and get rid of all the bad stuff out of your house.

Those are just a few things that can help make the transition to a new lifestyle easier. I always feel like things are easiest when we take away the obstacles that can make it most challenging so by doing these things you'll set yourself up for more success. :)

If you've already been doing this awhile, what are your beginner tips?