Following a keto diet might be a bit daunting at first because you don’t know what might break your keto diet or even how to go about cooking your meal. Which is why we’ve researched all the necessary Keto Recipes, and Keto cooking styles you’ll ever need to reap all the rewards that come with a keto diet.
A keto diet is essentially an extremely low carbohydrate diet coupled with a high fat, and high protein diet that offer a whole range of health benefits, but mainly fat loss. There are many varieties of the keto diet, some may just lower the carb intake in the overall diet, but others may completely restrict carb intake. Meaning no carbs at all.
If you’re serious about following any diet plan then a meal prep is always essential. A good and solid meal prep is a sure fire way to ensure that you correctly have all your nutrition in its right proportions. If you were to go out for a meal with friends and family, then you’re sure to break your keto diet as your foods will most likely contain carbohydrates, be it starchy or fibrous carbohydrates. Which is why if you meal prep for a couple of days, then you’re never going to break your diet, be it keto or anything else. Meal prepping can also be effective for time efficiency and simplicity as a whole.
Keto Recipes For Beginners
I’ll be giving you a full meal plan for the day when you’re on a keto diet plan to give you a better idea of what a low carb, high fat diet is. So for breakfast we’ll start off with a simple scrambled eggs, and that’s it. Cook it with butter as butter is essentially just pure fats. No rice, no toast, no bread. As for lunch let’s go with a good chicken soup, however, be sure not to add any noodles in as these are carbohydrates. For dinner, we’ll treat ourselves with some delicious pork chops, green beans and based in garlic butter for that extra fat. As you’ve essentially had no carbohydrates the entire day, don’t go stingy on the green beans.
As you may know, cereal companies like to say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but it’s been debunked that it was just a ploy to sell more cereal. However, there is some truth to that saying. It is imperative to not have any carbs in your breakfast as those carbs will spike your insulin, destroying your fast and your bring you out of a state of ketosis.
Lunch is pretty simple, you can include carbs into your lunch if you want to, but keep in mind that the longer you avoid carbs, the longer you are in a state of ketosis and the longer you will burn use your fats as energy instead of the carbs. That being said though, it is still alright to add some carbs in because you’ve already been in a state of ketosis for awhile now, so an adequate amount of fats have already been burnt.
I’d recommend a good hefty amount of carbs for dinner compared to your breakfast and lunch as you’ve gone through a good part of the day without carbs and you might be craving. But it’s also good to keep in mind that your body actually has zero need for carbohydrates and you can live a perfectly healthy life without ever eating a single bit of carbs.
I wouldn’t normally recommend eating a dessert as I don’t think it’s necessary, but if you eat dessert religiously, then go with a good greek yoghurt to keep the protein up and the other plethora of good nutrients you get from greek yoghurt.
A slow cooker is exactly what its name suggests. For many, eating healthy is a chore and takes a lot of time preparing and cooking, it’s much easier to just order some McDonalds or fast food. However, a slow cooker is one of the most convenient ways to cook, simply throw a bunch of ingredients into the slow cooker, wait a few hours and voila, you’ve got yourself a meal just as healthy as if you took hours of planning and cooking.
You may not know it, but there is a surprising amount of people who are lactose intolerant. If you ever experience any gastric problems, stomach ache, bloating or nausea after drinking or ingesting some dairy products then you’re probably at least a bit lactose intolerant. Now, if you are lactose intolerant then either cut it out of your keto diet completely, or reduce your dairy intake until you see no more negative side effects. Yes, everyone has a range of how lactose intolerant they are.
A smoothie is a great way to have some quick food intake on the go. Plus, they’re delicious and packed with nutrients. However, it is key to remember that fruits are fibrous carbohydrates, meaning that they are still carbs. So fruits are a big no no, but then again, almost all smoothies have fruits. So how do we get past this? Well, instead of filling your blender up with fruits to make the smoothie sweet, turn to sources of fats such as coconut oil, or full fat coconut cream.