New Image International: Starting a keto diet

Starting a keto diet

Weight managementApril 12

1. Prepare to succeed!

Before starting a keto plan, make sure your doctor or nutritionist approves. Take some time to plan your meals and clear out your pantry & fridge. Login to newimageketo.com for all the planning tools and recipes you need to get started easily.

2. Balance Your Omega-3s

In order for keto to be effective, you need to get enough omega-3s in your diet. A general rule of thumb is that land-based animal foods are higher in omega-6 fatty acids, and most seafood is higher in omega-3s. A keto diet without enough omega-3 fats will increase an inflammatory load, not decrease it.

The top ketogenic foods that are rich in omega-3s include:

  • Salmon
  • Anchovies
  • Mackerel
  • Grass-fed beef
  • Sardines
  • Chia seeds

3. Stay Hydrated

It’s very important that you drink enough water on keto. Your body uses more water when you have fewer carbohydrates.

4. Manage Your Stress

Easier said than done, right? Stress is naturally higher when your hormones are running amuck, but you can improve the way your body digests food and handles stress by practising yoga.

If yoga isn’t your cup of tea, you might also try taking a hot bath, massage, or acupuncture, which can also help address the physiological aspects of stress.

What are the ways you like to decrease stress?

Our bodies are very individualised and unique to our specific needs. When first starting a keto diet, you may notice different hormonal changes that occur as a result of your body switching & adjusting to a new, and more efficient, fuel source – fat. This is completely normal and necessary. It’s going to take time for your hormones to regulate. If you’re patient, positive, and implement the tips listed above, you’ll be on the right track to allowing keto to balance your body and lead to ultimate healing!

The bottom line of how keto works to accomplish the above goals is this:

Keto diets teach the body how to efficiently burn fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates. Low-carb eating plans tend to be much higher in vegetables than standard diets and as such, are more nutrient-rich.

How do you know you’re in Ketosis?

Dry mouth and increased thirst Increased urination Keto breath – it might be metallicy or fruity Reduced hunger and more energy

Test for Ketosis with Ketone strips.

This is an easy to use daily test to ensure you are in the fat-burning zone!

  • Test daily to measure our success.
  • Simple and easy to use.
  • Take the guesswork out of dieting.