Keto Diet Meal Plan
What should you eat on a keto diet when starting out? That’s always the question when starting a new diet, especially the Keto diet because it’s such a departure from most people’s eating habits. A good keto diet meal plan starts with low-carb, healthy proteins & high fat intake.
I’ve listed the basic ingredients you can use to build your meals here along with spices & their carb counts per tablespoon. (See the Keto Diet Grocery List here)
Build as the basis of your new lifestyle a menu of grass fed, free range, wild caught, organic foods instead of processed meats, cheeses, and potato chips.
Eating healthy ingredients in and of itself is a huge step for most people. When you are shopping, stick to the outside perimeter of the store to purchase items, and you’ll be heading in the right direction.
Avoid all boxed, processed, 30+ ingredient products. If you don’t know what the ingredients in your food are – step away from the item and run the other direction! 🙂
When planning the quantities of each to build a good, ketogenic meal, consider your Macros or macronutrients. The “big 3” macronutrients are fats, proteins, and carbs. For a woman with a sedentary lifestyle, it’s recommended to have 1600 calories per day at “136g of fat, 74g of protein, and 20g net carbs” a day. (learn more)
You should also pick up some guide books and recipes to really make the most of your keto diet experience. Cooking for keto is different than anything you learned growing up. The folks at TryLowCarb have put together 120 low carb, keto friendly menus to help you make the most of your LCHF experience – and not give up.
Disclaimer: I’m not a dietitian or nutritionist, but a health enthusiast, clean eater and ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting partaker. I started this website because I love the ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting lifestyle. My favorite way of eating is to eliminate as many carbs as possible from my diet, eat lots of greens, and real food, forego anything that comes in boxes or is manufactured or produced in a factory or made from chemicals that mean absolutely nothing to the average person. I’m recommending products in this article that have affiliate links and will pay me a small commission if you purchase something to help you along with your keto diet. I always recommend products I think will be beneficial, based on other people’s reviews of the products or my personal research on the efficacy of the product, on your ketogenic diet journey.