There are a few tips and tricks you can use to make doing a Keto diet easier…
1. Track your calories
It’s all too easy to undereat after you remove carbs from your diet – especially since we’re used to avoiding fatty foods like bacon, which can help to boost your calories on Keto and keep your full for longer.
By tracking your calories, you’ll be able to keep an eye on how much you are (or aren’t) eating each day. And that will help you avoid symptoms like exhaustion, which come with not eating enough.
2. Avoid a diet mentality
Don’t think about Keto in terms of diet, deprivation, restriction, and good vs “cheat” days.
Think of Keto as a positive and powerful change you’re choosing to make for your health. It’s a small mindset shift, but it can make a big difference!
3. Find healthy ways to meet your PMS cravings
When that time of the month comes around, you might start feeling hungrier than normal or craving sweets.
If you’re hungry, eat! And if you’re craving sweets opt for homemade keto brownies or ginger coconut cookies or a few squares of dark chocolate.
4. Don’t weigh/measure yourself during menstruation
You started your Keto Diet to help you lose a little weight, and everything was going well…until you suddenly gained it all back, seemingly overnight.
Getting bloated and gaining water weight around the time of your period is normal. And it can still happen when you’re on a Keto Diet, so don’t let it discourage you.
5. Build a support network around you
Making any type of change to your lifestyle or diet can be stressful. And if you’re the one doing all the cooking at home, then it can really help to get your family’s support.
Tell them how important going Keto is for you. Explain that you’re doing this for your long-term health and well-being and that you’d love their help and support as you switch to Keto.
And if you can, get support from friends or join a Keto Facebook group online. This will help you get through the tough days.
6. Take your supplements!
Even if you’re eating a healthy diet – whether that’s Keto, Paleo or anything else – it can be hard to get all the nutrients you need.
That’s why you should take supplements like probiotics, prebiotic fiber, magnesium, and others.