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Guide To Making Keto Work

Beyond the basics of keto, these tips have helped thousands of patients make their low-carb lifestyle sustainable over the long term. Enjoy!


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Add fat to your foods so you aren’t hungry, but beware, adding too much fat will stall your weight loss. Keep a staple like spreadable butter blend on hand and customize it with your favorite herbs or flavors (like garlic!)

Substitute ‘must-haves’ and treats with a low-carb option

Maple Walnut Ice Cream

Pecan Bundt Cake

Toscana Soup

Nachos

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Keto doesn’t need to be meat heavy. Focus on carbohydrate restriction and eat foods that appeal to you in order to make this work long term.

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Try new foods and recipes to avoid boredom. For example, this low carb bread recipe.

Pack snacks for travel or emergencies. See our travel and on-the-go tips.

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Some of our favorite snack options that travel well:

Take low-carb dishes to parties and gatherings that no one will realize are low carb.

Green Bean Casserole

Mashed Cauliflower

Dinner Rolls

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Schedule two bouillon into your daily routine (unless otherwise prescribed) and salt your foods to taste.



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Hydrate smart. You will need to make sure you’re drinking enough water and adding electrolytes like sodium to avoid some common side effects.*

Consume at least 64 ounces of fluids daily.


* If you have high blood pressure, are on blood pressure lowering medications or on blood sugar lowering medications, make sure you check with a doctor before starting low carb or keto)


Gin

Rum

Tequila

Vodka

Whisky (Bourbon, Rye, Scotch)

Brandy

+ mixed with diet soda or sugar free additions

You don’t have to stop drinking alcohol but cap it at two of these lower carb alcohols. Cheers!

Distilled Liquor

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Pinot Noir

Chardonnay

Sauvignon Blanc

Chablis, Zinfandel


Dry Wine

Cheers!

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