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Following a low carb, keto diet comes with heaps of benefits including better sleep, mental clarity, controlling a sugar addiction and of course, maintaining weight. A casual low-carb diet, with fewer carb restrictions, will be easier to follow, but a strict keto diet will take some effort and indeed, planning.
Weight loss or weight maintenance is one of the most common reasons that people decided to eat a low carb, keto diet and when done correctly, it can have amazing results.
Unlike many mainstream diets, eating a low-carb, keto diet helps to maintain your weight without restricting you to a ‘diet’. You can still enjoy all the delicious foods and because of this, the low carb and keto lifestyle is one that people follow for years and years, often breaking the habit of yo-yo dieting that they may have been stuck in in the past.
Making the switch to a keto diet
Before making the change to a keto lifestyle, try and promise yourself that you will make a 12-week commitment. This gives you the best chance at getting your body into tip-top, fat-burning condition. After this time, you can make the decision whether to stay “keto” or move into more of a low-carb lifestyle.
We’re not saying it will be easy (although most of the best things in life never are!) however, in our opinion the good days far outweigh the bad and once you’re past those first couple of weeks, it will just become second nature to you.
In the beginning, you may experience constipation as your body adjusts. Apple cider vinegar in the morning and some chai or flaxseeds in a smoothie or Greek yogurt will help to get things moving again. If you are hungry, eat and when you feel full, just stop. It’s equally important to not starve yourself as it is to not overeat.
Keto Dieting - the ups (and occasional downs)
Remember not to be too hard on yourself too. During your journey, you will have days where you aren’t following the diet and that’s okay. The main thing is jumping back into the saddle and reminding yourself of all the reasons you are embarking on this journey.
A low carb, keto lifestyle has transformed the lives of thousands of women and if you stick to it, we’re confident it will transform yours too. It won’t happen overnight however week by week, month by month and even year by year, you’ll notice positive mental and physical changes that will have an amazing effect on your health.
Low carb meal alternatives (like Heylo's low carb bread!)
One key way to make sure that you stay on plan while avoiding the usual filling high-carb starchy foods is to find a high quality low-carb replacement. This is where products like Heylo's come in. Our low carb breads and keto cereals are beloved by our customers because they not only satisfy their nutritional requirements, they actually taste amazing too - indistinguishable from the real thing. This gives them the confidence and happiness in the diet to persist with it.