I’m a keto enthusiast that successfully achieved my goal weight by following the keto diet.
The thing about keto is that it’s super catchy. People marvel at your results and then want to adopt the diet plan. In fact, my husband and I started the keto diet after seeing friends have success with it.
Family, coworkers, and friends adopted the diet after seeing our results.
But here’s the thing -- some of them quit keto and ended right back where they started. And here’s why – the same people inspired by my results ultimately found keto to be “too hard.”
The keto diet can certainly be a difficult diet to follow, but it doesn’t have to be. It wasn’t the keto philosophy itself that led people I know to abandon the diet. They simply didn’t’ know what to eat other than meat and cheese.
Meat and cheese are certainly part of the keto diet, but there’s a much broader range of food that can be eaten and is keto-friendly.
That’s where this website comes in, and it’s precisely the reason I created it. To create boatloads of recipes and meal plans that provide alternatives to meat and cheese. Keto can be well-rounded if it’s done right.
My Philosophy on Keto
You’ll come across many websites and products that use the terms “keto approved” or “keto certified.” These labels mean nothing. There’s simply no such thing when it comes to the keto diet for weight loss. There’s no governing body for this diet like there is for the Whole 30 Diet.
I’ve found many products created by big brands that label them “keto-friendly.” But after examining the ingredients, I discovered that they weren’t keto at all. The most offending ingredient I saw in them was maltitol.
When I first found out about maltitol and then started checking my keto-friendly Atkins snacks, I was shocked. Snacks that I thought had only two net carbs had four or five times the amount. See, the thing is, maltitol is one of those sugar alcohols that your body can use for energy, unlike erythritol.
When I first started keto, I was using the standard net carb formula. Total carbs, less fiber, less sugar alcohol equals net carbs. It wasn’t until months into my journey that I learned that not all sugar alcohols are the same.
The Only Rule on Keto
There’s only one rule on keto: set your net carb goal and manage to it. That’s it. Really it’s that simple! I aim for 25 net carbs, which is about 100 calories from net carbs per day. The general range you’ll see quoted is 20-50 net carbs. Most people I know aim for 25 net carbs and under.
You’ll also see people who have developed their rules for the diet, and you probably will as well. You might choose to exclude alcohol or wheat products. But that doesn’t mean it’s a global rule that everyone needs to follow to be keto.
I see “strict keto” used all the time. I’m not even sure what it means. You are either in ketosis or you're not.
Here’s what I do know, though. Strictly manage your net carb count, and you’ll lose weight.
My Goal with this Website
My ultimate goal is to provide complete meal plans with shopping lists and meal prep instructions. However, right now, I’m just trying to get the recipes out there to fellow ketoers.
If you need help with the diet or advice, reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.