5 Essential Getting-Started Need-to-Knows

Keto Tips

By Pam Nisevich Bede, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
ZonePerfect Nutritionist

December 2019

1 Fat is Your Friend

You’ve been taught to fear fat and that can create a mental block against consuming the amount of fat required to support ketosis. But, fat is your friend. Avocados, eggs, coconut oil, nuts, seeds, butter, our ZonePerfect Keto Shakes, and yes bacon, are all delicious high-fat foods that are now the staples of your diet. Embrace them. Eat them. Enjoy them!

Fat is Your Friend
2 Keto: What to Avoid

To stay in ketosis, it’s important to limit your carb intake – especially from high sugar and starchy foods. Potatoes, soda & juice, bread, candy, baked goods, rice, pasta, most adult beverages are all high carb choices best to avoid. No one said keto would be easy at first, but believe in the work and believe in yourself, and you’ll be reaching your keto goals!

What to Avoid
3 Light Up with Electrolytes

The “keto flu” is a term for the headaches and fatigue some people have experienced when they suddenly starve their body of carbs. You can avoid it by making sure to stay hydrated and to get enough electrolytes: sodium, magnesium, and potassium. Getting sodium and staying hydrated is simple: drink carb-free electrolyte waters and drinks, and sip chicken or bone broth. For potassium and magnesium, add in plenty of avocados and leafy greens.

Light Up with Electrolytes
4 Stay Prepared

Most of us don’t have the luxury of sitting down at the table for every meal. Real life happens and commitments force us into convenience (and carbs). Delicious, convenient for on-the-go and made with the true keto macros to support ketosis, ZonePerfect Keto ready to drink shakes were created for moments like these.

5 Believe in the Work

A keto lifestyle takes an investment in fitness, creativity in the kitchen, and willpower at the dining table. It’s not easy but nothing worth having is. When you work for something you want, your work becomes a habit and then a passion. We know you have the drive to reach your keto goals and we’re here to help you push through!

Believe in the Work
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