Great news - you’ve decided that you’re going to go on the keto diet to help with your lifestyle goals. But wait a minute…how can you sustain your new diet without going crazy and craving the foods you once had?
Inevitably, you’ll come across some obstacles when it comes to undertaking your new diet, from time restraints, to motivation, it’s not always plain sailing.
Here’s a few of our top tips to help keep you on track and make sure you reap the rewards of your new found lifestyle.
Define Your Why
As with many diets, the key to success is defining your why. Why do you want to change your eating habits? What do you want to achieve?
Whether it’s to lose a few pounds, improve your quality of life or to just feel a bit better in yourself, understanding your reasoning behind the diet, will help you better define your goals and stick to them.
Once you’ve figured out your why, write this down somewhere safe and re-read it every now and then or when you need a little reminder of how far you’ve come.
Be Realistic and Consistent
When it comes to setting your goals, it’s important to make them as realistic as possible, taking into consideration your day to day life.
Results don’t happen overnight, so it’s important to remember that the key to success when it comes to keto is to be consistent. There will be days when throwing in the towel seems like the only option, but this is exactly when you need to remind yourself of your why and that with consistency, you’ll get to exactly where you want to be.
With a whole range of keto diets to choose from, it’s important to pick one which fits into your lifestyle. Read our latest blog post - What Is Keto
for everything you need to know before embarking on your keto journey.
As keto rises in popularity, becoming the most popular diet globally, you’ll never be short of people to share your experiences with. Find a community, whether that be online or in person to help support you along your way.
Listen To Your Body
The keto diet can potentially be very restrictive and number orientated and it can be easy to get hung up on these. But however important the numbers are, it’s more important that you pay attention to how your body feels.
If you’re feeling tired and lethargic, that might be a sign you aren’t getting enough of the nutrients you need - it’s important that these ques don’t get ignored, because when they do, is when people often fall out of love with their diet.
Cook In Batches & Find Your Foods
It’s no surprise that almost every diet is pretty time consuming, and keto is no different. You’ll find yourself cooking most of your main meals from scratch to ensure your macros are met, which inevitably takes a lot of time.
Batch cooking is an excellent way to overcome this hurdle, dedicate one or 2 days a week to making your meals for the following few days and see how much spare time you have all of a sudden.
Finally, following on from this, find a handful of meals and snacks you know you enjoy and can rely on when you may be pushed for time or you’re not feeling too up for cooking a 5* meal - as this will stop you from reaching for convenient foods that may take your body out of ketosis.
Undertaking a new diet should be fun and exciting and it’s important to remember this as you embark on your journey. However fun it is, there will always be challenges, but stick to these few simple tips and tricks and you can be rest assured you’ll be reaching your goals in no time!