Eat More Vegetables
Surprised? Don’t be. Eating low carb means you’re probably going to increase your vegetable intake. Most would be surprised to know that low-carbers eat a lot of vegetables. Which ones? Not the starchy ones, like corn and potatoes, but the above ground ones, such as broccoli, cauliflower, avocado, and all the greens.
Eat More Fat
I can hear the cries of protest ringing in my ears, but hear me out. Especially those of you who are still hanging on to your beloved low-fat diet. Yes, people who eat a diet that’s lower in carbohydrates usually eat more fats. But believe it or not, this is a good thing. Fats fill us up, and makes it less likely that we will overeat.
It goes without saying that a diet that is high in carbs and fat is probably not a good idea. However, there is absolutely no reason to think that adding fats to our diet is a bad thing. You can add fats from natural sources like olive oil, nuts, avocado, fatty fish, flax seeds, butter and coconut oil. By the way, in case you haven’t heard, the jury is out that saturated fat is not the enemy. Become a fat-burner by eating a low-carb plan and embrace the fat your body not only craves but needs.
Look For Hidden Sugars
Maybe you didn’t realize you needed to become a bit of a detective when you began eating low carb. It’s vital that you carefully read your labels in order to know how much added sugar you may be consuming unawares. You may be shocked to know that there may be small amounts of many types of sugars hidden in your foods.
Sugar is hiding in what appears as a “healthy” ingredient, such as honey, rice syrup, or even “organic dehydrated cane juice”. Guess What? These all convert to (glucose) sugar in your body. Don’t even get me started on fruit juice concentrates, which may sound healthy, but by the time they get “concentrated” very little remains except sugar. Fructose can actually do more harm than regular table sugar.
Recently, someone pointed out that sugar is even hiding in our salt. Our salt?! Are you kidding me? That’s right if you are using regular table salt versus sea salt you’re getting some sugar with your salt. Want to know what it’s called? Dextrose. See what I mean about becoming a sleuth?
Swap it Out
Start substituting lower-carb foods for their higher-carb counterparts. Use zucchini to make noodles, instead of pasta, cauliflower to make “rice”. Instead of chips have some nuts or make cheese chips. Replace high carb flours for low carb nut or flaxseed meal.
Analyze Your Condiments
You may not realize this but many of your favorite condiments like ketchup and barbecue sauce are loaded with carbs because they get their sweetness through sugar. Just one tablespoon of barbecue sauce has close to 7 grams of carbohydrates. Try your hand at new recipes that use low carb condiments like mustard, lemon juice, fresh and dried spices, or why not make your own ketchup like I did!
One of the best tips we can give you when transitioning into a low carb keto diet is the use of therapeutic ketones. You can now drink your ketones and have ketosis on demand. This is a true game-changer. No need to go through the dreaded keto-flu as your body releases the extra stored glucose and begins to burn fat for fuel.
It’s a great tool when you first start the lifestyle or if like us you want to feel the extra energy, focus and appetite suppression that elevated ketones affords.
Not all exogenous ketones are the same. The quality of the ketones makes a huge difference. We choose Keto//OS because it keeps our ketone levels elevated for hours and is the best tasting therapeutic ketone drink. Sure you may find inexpensive knockoffs out there but this will require taking numerous servings a day to get what one serving of Keto//OS can give you.
There is a reason why Pruvit is having phenomenal results and has thousands of happy customers. They were the first to bring ketone supplementation to market and they are lightyears ahead of anything else out there. I love how much money they are spending on ketone benefit research. It’s comforting to know that many people lives are being transformed by the studies that Pruvit is part of.
Feel free to reach out to us personally to get any of your questions answered on how to get started.