By Sabine Schwartz
If you often feel bloated, tired and moody, you should try the ketogenic diet. It will definitely improve all those symptoms. You will not suffer from blood sugar spikes, which helps to maintain your energy levels and won’t have the highs and lows of a blood sugar rollercoaster. If you are skeptical about it, just give it a try for 14 days and get started on keto, then you can see how you feel. And I am sure it will be amazing!
2 years ago, I had a time where I was always tired, felt bloated and moody. I have 3 sons all under age 9 and sometimes it gets a bit stressful and draining when I don’t care enough about me. Sometimes you just don’t have the time – or you think you don’t have the time to do something for yourself.
But then I discovered the ketogenic diet and was at first skeptical, but I gave it a try. And the results were awesome!! I lost weight, my energy came back, my health improved- for example the flu nearly never gets me! That’s awesome! My asthma went away, my skin looks radiant and glowing- all people think that I am much younger than I am. My nails are strong as well as my hair. My fingernails were always brittle- that’s why I kept them always short. But now, they are strong and longer.
Are you convinced now to give it a try?
Just start small and step by step.
Here are my 5 tips on how to get started with the Ketogenic Diet.
Decide at first on 3-5 non-starchy vegetable which you buy and have in your fridge. I have always cauliflower, spinach, broccoli and kale. Then choose 2-3 healthy fats, which are coconut oil, olive oil, avocado, wild caught salmon, lard, etc. Then we come to the proteins, which are important too. Decide on 2-3 different ones, like ground beef, eggs, lam cuts …
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Choose 1-2 keto treats. I have always some fat bombs and keto chocolate in my fridge. Go and search on Pinterest for example on Keto desserts- you will find a lot there. Or you go to my Pinterest site where I collected recipes for keto breakfast, lunch, dinner, deserts, keto bread and cracker and munch more for you. Click on the link to check it out
Because the transition from a sugar burner into a fat burner is not so easy, you need to take time for yourself and do some soft sport, walks, yoga, meditation, sauna, massages, taking baths. And in addition to it it would be great to keep a journal where you write about your feelings and experiences in terms of your new lifestyle.
To make the transition easier (hello keto flu) drink plenty of water and drink keto water regularly. What is keto water? It’s a glass of water with electrolytes added to it. You can take store bought electrolytes or you make your own. Just add a pinch of rock or sea salt and 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice to a big glass of water. The best is you just make a big bottle of it and drink it throughout the day.
Because it is difficult to get keto food when you are out and about, it is important to prep your meals in advance and put a keto snack in your bag when you are out. Even when you come home and are very hungry the temptation is very big in the beginning to just put a pizza in the oven or buy some fast food. To stay on track and don’t skip the keto journey it is always good to have something keto approved already prepared in your fridge. Every weekend I prepare a big pot of soup or a casserole dish which I have in the fridge for the week. The best is you take one day at the weekend to do some meal prep. Bake a keto bread, make a soup, a broth, a casserole, one or two keto treats, … get creative.
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