Tips For Losing Weight With Keto
The keto diet is one of the most popular diets for weight loss and improving overall health. After all, many people experience extreme weight loss as a result of the diet, and they continue to see results the longer they stick with it. A majority of people, however, don't really know how it all works.
Outside of simply watching what you are eating, there are several lifestyle shifts that will make a big difference. Let's chat about three simple tips for losing weight with a ketogenic diet.
1. Stay Hydrated
Staying hydrated is important for any diet-goer, but it is especially important when you are on keto. You should aim to begin your day with a decent amount of water, and then continue to drink water throughout the rest of your day. This will allow your body to rehydrate immediately and begin its natural cycles.
Keep in mind that when you start keto, a majority of those initial pounds you lose are water weight. So when you start keto, dehydration and electrolyte imbalance are extremely common. That's why it's crucial that you drink enough water in order to keep your body hydrated.
While keto will help you achieve weight loss results to a certain extent, exercise should still be a main priority. Exercise will help enhance your weight loss, giving you more desirable results.
Regular high interval intensity training (HIIT) has proven to lower blood glucose levels. HIIT exercises can be done in a short amount of time and are ideal for keto dieters. But remember to stick to the routine and listen to your body. Overdoing it can lead to elevated stress hormones being released into the body which can produce negative effects towards weight loss.
3. Find Easy Snacks
Since the keto diet can seem a bit restrictive at first, finding convenient snacks isn't always easy. Keto often takes a lot of preparation and it can be pretty time consuming, which isn't great when you just want a quick snack. What's the solution?
There are actually a lot of options, and you can find most of them at your local supermarket. Some convenient ketogenic snack foods are:
- Hard boiled eggs
- Organic string cheese (if you can tolerate dairy)
- Pork rinds
- Guacamole with celery sticks
- Rotisserie chicken
- Dark Chocolate (90%+)
- Unsweetened coconut flakes
- Nuts (almonds, macadamia, pecans, Brazil)
These foods are convenient and provide you with a blast of protein and fat, while being low in carbohydrates.
4. Choose The Best Carbs... And Add Fat!
Nutrient-rich carbohydrates can be found in non-starchy vegetables, such as celery, lettuce, spinach, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, and radishes are some of my favorite low-carb crunchy veggie snacks. Fruits like blackberries and strawberries are also good options, but start with about a quarter cup serving at a time as the carbs from natural sugars can add up.
Fat not only adds flavor, but will bind to the micronutrients in these vegetables and fruits, helping to carry them throughout your body. Cover your veggies in high-quality olive oil, avocado oil, or melted ghee. Berries and coconut cream are a match made in heaven!
The Keto and Weight Loss Takeaway
There are many ways to help improve your keto experience and enhance weight loss. By following the tips above you may find weight loss on keto to feel simple and delicious.
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