The keto diet has been gaining a lot of traction lately, and for good reason; it's an effective way to lose weight. But what should you expect when you start the keto diet? In this blog post, we'll be discussing everything you need to know about your first week on the keto diet, from what foods to eat and how much water to drink, to how to track your progress. Read on for more details!
What Foods Are Allowed?
The keto diet is all about cutting out carbohydrates and replacing them with fats and proteins. For your first week of the keto diet, you should focus on eating high-fat foods like nuts, avocados, and fatty fish. You can also include some dairy products like cheese and yogurt as long as they are low in carbs. Avoid sugary foods like candy, soda, cake and chocolate as these will kick you out of ketosis.
How Much Water Should I Drink?
It is important that you drink plenty of water while on the keto diet. The recommended daily intake is 8-10 glasses per day but if you are exercising or engaging in any other physical activity then it is advised that you should increase your intake accordingly. Drinking enough water will help flush out toxins from your body while also keeping you hydrated throughout the day. This includes avoiding caffeinated drinks such as coffee and tea as they may interfere with your body’s ability to enter into a state of ketosis.
How Can I Track My Progress?
Tracking your progress is an essential part of any successful weight loss journey so it’s important that you keep track of how well you’re doing with regards to the goals that you have set yourself. To do this effectively, weigh yourself every morning before breakfast so that you can get an accurate measure of how much weight has been lost over time. Additionally, make sure that you are tracking your macros (the amount of carbs, fat and protein) that you consume each day so that you can ensure that your body stays in a state of ketosis. Lastly, don’t forget to take regular measurements around different parts of your body so that you can see which areas have improved most from following the plan.
Starting a new diet can be daunting but with proper planning and preparation it doesn't have to be overwhelming! By understanding what foods are allowed on the Keto Diet and knowing how much water to drink each day as well as tracking your progress regularly through weighing yourself consistently, taking measurements around different parts of your body and tracking macros consumed each day -you will be able to make sure that the Keto Diet works for YOU! Good luck on this exciting journey!