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Our FREE 10 Day KETO Meal Prep Challenge is off to an amazing start, keep that same energy sis!!
I’m here as you guide to help you get started on and complete your journey.
Before you start Day 3’s Assignment, make sure you have completed Day 2’s Diva Assignment (click here).
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WELCOME TO DAY 3
Although getting started on the ketogenic diet can be challenging, there are several tips and tricks that you can use to make it easier.
KETO Tips & Tricks
- Start by familiarizing yourself with food labels and checking the grams of fat, carbs, and fiber to determine how your favorite foods can fit into your diet. Meaning, you need to understand how to calculate net carbs. Keep connected in this challenge, as I will be breaking this down for you sis!
- Planning out your meals in advance may also be beneficial and can help you save extra time throughout the week. Listen you already know we Plan before we Do, in Fit, Fyne & Fabulous!!
- Join the Divahood (our VIP membership sisterhood) and get 1,000’s of great recipes at your fingers tips! Curated just for you (click here)
- Look into healthy frozen keto meals when you’re short on time
- When going to social gatherings or visiting family and friends, you may also want to consider bringing your own food, which can make it much easier to curb cravings and stick to your meal plan.
Tips for eating out on a ketogenic diet
Many restaurant meals can be made keto-friendly.
Most restaurants offer some kind of meat or fish-based dish. Order this and replace any high carb food with extra vegetables.
Egg-based meals are also a great option, such as an omelet or eggs and bacon. (click here for a great Keto egg recipe)
Another favorite is bun-less burgers. You could also swap the fries for vegetables instead. Add extra avocado, cheese, bacon, or eggs. (click here for an amazing salsa burger sis)
At Mexican restaurants, you can enjoy any type of meat with extra cheese, guacamole, salsa, and sour cream.
For dessert, ask for a mixed cheese board or berries with cream.
Side effects and how to minimize them
Although the ketogenic diet is usually safe for most healthy people, there may be some initial side effects while your body adapts.
There’s some anecdotal evidence of these effects often referred to as the keto flu (38Trusted Source). Based on reports from some on the eating plan, it’s usually over within a few days.
Reported keto flu symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, and vomiting (39Trusted Source). Other less common symptoms include:
- poor energy and mental function
- increased hunger
- sleep issues
- digestive discomfort
- decreased exercise performance
To minimize this, you can try a regular low carb diet for the first few weeks. This may teach your body to burn more fat before you completely eliminate carbs.
A ketogenic diet can also change the water and mineral balance of your body, so adding extra salt to your meals or taking mineral supplements may help. Talk to your doctor about your nutritional needs.
At least in the beginning, it’s important to eat until you’re full and avoid restricting calories too much. Usually, a ketogenic diet causes weight loss without intentional calorie restriction.
Keto Diet Risks to Know!
Staying on the keto diet in the long term may have some negative effectsTrusted Source, including risks of the following:
- low protein in the blood
- extra fat in the liver
- kidney stones
- micronutrient deficiencies
A type of medication called sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors for type 2 diabetes can increase the risk for diabetic ketoacidosis, a dangerous condition that increases blood acidity.
More research is being done to determine the safety of the keto diet in the long term. Keep your doctor informed of your eating plan to guide your choices. I am not a KETO fan divas, but if you try KETO (which works for quite a few divas) it is NOT meant to be a long term solution. Another reason I don’t like it for me! I need to learn how to eat for life, not just to lose weight! But the GOOD thing is low carb, is low carb. Very similar to KETO but without all the added dairy, nuts and salts. Be smart about your choices queens.
TODAY’S DIVA ASSIGNMENT
Diva Task #1:
Did you learn something new about KETO today? What’s your favorite educational tip? Please leave me a comment in the notes sis! I wanna hear from you. I love reading your interpretation of what is presented. So come on share sis!
Diva Task #2:
Use your meal planning template found in your healthy habit planner (click here to order for $10) to record the meals you plan to eat next week. Use your recipe book and the snacks above to create a meal plan for next week. I highly recommend NOT eating cheese with EVERY LAST meal.
DIVAS WHO PURCHASED THE WORKBOOK, YOUR 1 WEEK PLANNER WAS E-MAILED TO YOU, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL! It will be sent to you several times throughout the weekend.
POST YOUR MEAL PLANNING TEMPLATE in our Facebook group when you’re done!
Diva Task #2:
If you wanna join our Social Media challenge and win ONE of our free prizes this week, complete this optional task as well. Winners will be announced On #WinningWednesday, later this month. Here’s today’s assignment. Right click and save the image below to your phone or computer. Then upload it to FB, Twitter and/or IG and tag Fit, Fyne & Fabulous. Use these words with your post: Just copy paste sis.
“Okay, I’m really going to try this KETO plan next week, wish me luck!! Today I learned about KETO HACKS with my accountability group. I’m thinking about trying the Keto Grits with shrimp! Wanna try it with me? Here’s the recipe: https://www.fitfynefabulous.com/southern-shrimp-grits/
#sisterhood #divahood #mealprepLIFE #ketoCHALLENGE #thefitfynefablife #fitfynefab #fullycommitted
Tag me on IG @fit_fyne_fab Twitter @fitfynefabulous or FB Nicole Dyer-Twyman
PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED BASED ON PARTICIPATION & RESULTS!!
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I’m Nicole Twyman, a native New Orleanian, who has lived all across the US! Although, my small family of 4 currently calls Los Angeles, CA home. I am a proud 40+ year old mom of a wonderfully energetic and theatrical daughter, and a handsome, scholarly athlete!
While I have worked in corporate America as a certified senior project / program / portfolio manager for Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Procter & Gamble & IBM, my passion is service. It has always been my desire to live a life of service to others; which I took every opportunity to explore as an active member of many of my church’s ministries and of my public service sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.
Well, now I am over the top excited to have the opportunity to serve divas through my very own ministry, Fit, Fyne & Fabulous.