Keto Diet For Beginners | Part One
Congratulations! You’ve decided to start the keto diet for beginners. That’s the first step toward a healthy lifestyle change. Now that you’ve made the decision, you’ll need to prepare your kitchen to set yourself up for success. This is a two-part process. First, you’ll need to remove off-plan foods. Next, it’s time to stock your refrigerator and pantry with the essentials. Sounds pretty easy, right?
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If you live alone or with others who are also following a keto diet for beginners, removing off-plan foods is simple. Go through your pantry and refrigerator and take out all the foods that don’t fit into your diet plan. Don’t forget to check the labels on your spices and dried herbs. Sometimes these contain sugar or other artificial ingredients that don’t belong on a ketogenic diet. Donate unopened items to your local food pantry and toss the open ones in the trash.
If you’re the only one in your household starting a keto diet for beginners, this removal process is a little more complicated. Instead of donating or throwing out foods that are off-plan divide the pantry up. If possible, put all ketogenic-approved foods in a separate cabinet and make it a point to go only in there and not even look in the off-plan cabinet. Dividing up the fridge might be even more difficult than dividing the pantry, but do the best you can to separate what you can eat from what you can’t.
The second part of preparing your kitchen is to stock up on all the essentials. It’s imperative that you always have foods on hand that you can eat. If you don’t, you’re more likely to get to the point of being so hungry that you’ll eat anything.
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