If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I gave keto dieting a try and gave up on it back in April. That said, after discussing the issue with a few friends who love this type of high-fat diet and the results it’s getting them, I got some handy keto dieting tips that are changing my mind.
I’ve been giving keto dieting another go. It has been working out much better this time. I’d made a lot of mistakes with the diet when I first gave it a try. This sabotaged my results. I also found that it simply didn’t fit into my lifestyle. However, the more I talked about it, the more I found that there were some great ways to make it fit into my lifestyle where it didn’t before.
Here are some of the keto dieting tips I learned. Here is why they made me give this strategy another chance.
My Best Real-Life Keto Dieting Tips
Stop Eating Three Daily Meals
When your body goes into ketosis from keto dieting, your appetite is suppressed. The ketones in your body reduce your hunger. As a result, when it comes down to it, a full breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it can be too much and even work against weight loss results.
Using these keto dieting tips, I found out that while I do best with a big breakfast and big dinner, I don’t really need that much at lunchtime. So, I’ve scaled back my middle meal. I have a good-sized breakfast like I always have, but now I lighten my lunch and then go for it at dinner.
The Healthy Oil Makes the Meal
No matter what I eat for my meals, I almost always add a drizzle of one of the following healthy fats:
- Olive oil
- Avocado oil
- Nut butter
The oils in these ingredients not only make a meal more filling. At the same time, they help me to make sure that I’m getting enough fats for my macro balance. Just a little goes a long way and it lets me know that I’m not only eating enough fat, but that I’m eating the right kind, too.
Stop Eating Huge Protein Portions
I grew up thinking that I should have a much larger portion of protein on my plate. With the popularity of high protein diets, that was reinforced. With keto dieting, I’ve found that if I eat about half what I used to, it’s far easier to keep my macro balance right where it should be.