So you’ve decided that you want to try out the keto diet, but you’re not exactly sure how to make it work in your day to day life. After all, with the hectic pace of modern life, it’s hard to find time to cook elaborate meals and it’s often easier and cheaper to just get fast food or grab a quick sandwich.
Making room for the realities of the keto diet in your budget and your day can be difficult to do. It might seem too daunting to be practical, but it’s actually not as out of reach as it seems, as we’ll show you in this quick guide to living the keto life.
What to Do?
However, there is a lot that you can comfortably eat on the keto diet, including non-starchy, low carbohydrate vegetables, cheeses of all varieties, eggs, dairy,
What not to Do?
The keto diet don’ts are pretty easy to follow. In general, if a food is starchy or high in sugars, either natural or refined, it’s best to avoid it. This includes bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, pastries, fruits and fruit juices and any high carbohydrate vegetables, such as carrots and sweet potatoes.
The Practical Realities of Eating Keto
Even with the carbohydrate restriction, the keto diet leaves a lot of options for the imaginative and versatile eater. Easy breakfasts include a lot of standard favorites like eggs and bacon or Greek yogurt with nuts and chia seeds.
Simple lunches and dinners can be made with a grilled piece of chicken or fish and a side of vegetables, like green beans with butter or braised cauliflower. You can even make a cheddar cheese sauce to pour over your meat and vegetables.A quick to-go lunch for work could be a hearty salad made with some kale, peppers, salmon, avocado and crumbled cheese dressed in olive oil.
Snack options like cold cuts, nuts, cubed cheese, berries
Living the Keto Life
The only real, practical problem of adhering to the keto diet is the social aspect. It can often be hard to find a reasonable keto-friendly option at parties or work events, but you can still stick to your diet by being a bit creative and remaining firm to your diet despite the sugary, starchy temptations that come your way.
Just avoid carbohydrates and limit your alcohol consumption – for instance, if you go to a barbecue, one glass of wine, some salad
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