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KETO DIET PLAN FOR BEGINNERS STEP BY STEP GUIDE

Keto Frappuccino

This is the Keto Diet Plan For Beginners and today we are going to walk you through some step-by-step tutorials to get you started on a life long weight journey. Remember, this isn’t a lose weight quick scheme. This is forever.

After about a three weeks of writing my low carb and keto posts, I think it’s time to share a Keto Diet Plan for those of you interested in learning more about this diet.I don’t just want to share diet basics; you need to leave here with a real understanding of how keto works. That’s my job, to make this so simple anyone can do it. AlthoughI don’t want you to just know how to make keto work, I want you to understand keto inside and out!

Right now you probably just want to know what you need to eat, how much you should work out, and what foods you need to avoid. All of these components are important, but honestly, the most important thing you can do is truly understand how your body works, which we will get to after I give you what you want

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KETO DIET PLAN FOR BEGINNERS: STATS

KNOW YOUR BODY:

1) The first thing you need to do before starting the plan is to figure out where you are right now.

Weigh and measure yourself. While BMI calculators are not the best means for figuring out your body fat, most of us don’t have the money to have this done professionally.

You need to know these stats:

Weight: It is best to weigh first thing in the morning, fully nude. This will help you keep up with your true weight before eating and without clothing.

Height:  Hopefully you know this, but who knows, maybe you’ve grown!

Hips: Stand with your feet about 4 inches apart and measure the widest part of your hips.

Calf: Place your weight on your dominant leg and measure your calf at its widest part – about halfway between your knee and ankle.

Thigh: Stand with your feet about 12 inches apart. Measure your upper thigh at the widest part

Wrist: Measure in the dip between the bony part of your wrist and the start of your hand.

Forearm: Tense your muscle and measure the largest part of your forearm.

Once you have your stats, you can enter them into this BMI calculator to get your BMI.  As you can see, I have about 18% body fat.Keep all of your numbers in a progress journal that you can look back on to stay motivated and track your progress. Like this one – Check it out, this journal is PERFECT! It has pages for notes, goal setting, daily targets, exercise plans, measurement charts, and even a place for progress photos! How cool is that?!

2) Now you need to do a little learning before we move any further. Start by learning a bit more about ketosis itself, and the pitfalls you need to watch out for.  I love Bodybuilding.com and think that this article on the Keto Diet is perfect for beginners, so go check it out. Unless you are planning to start bodybuilding part, 2 of the article will not apply to you.

KETO DIET PLAN FOR BEGINNERS: PERSONAL MACROS

3) Now that you have the information you need about your body’s present condition and info on ketosis, head over to this Keto Calculator Tutorial, and figure out how many grams of Carbohydrates, Fat, and Protein you need each day to lose weight. These numbers are critical so don’t forget to write them down. I keep a piece of paper pinned to my wall so I can easily see them when planning meals.

KETO DIET PLAN FOR BEGINNERS: GOALS

 

4) So, how are you feeling? Are you excited to see the numbers behind what you will be eating? You should be, because you are about to discover how you can lose weight, and still enjoy foods that taste amazing! This is going to be the last big project you complete before we get to the actual food.

5) By now you should know both where you are and where you want to be. Those are the first steps. Now it’s time to start planning your meals. You can use these food lists to help you figure out what kinds of foods you should be eating. Remember this is not a diet plan that has an end date. This is a lifestyle change that you will pass on to your children.

If you start at 20g of carbohydrates a day, you should slowly move to 50 as you reach your goal. Once you reach your goal, you can up your carbs as you see how they effect your weight. If you eat fruit for a week and gain weight, cut back. You have to figure out what works best for you. Ketosis is usually reached by only consuming 50g of carbs or less each day so that should be your starting range. I would not move past this until you have reached your goal weight and started to exercise daily (more about exercise is at the bottom of this post).

KETO DIET PLAN FOR BEGINNERS: FOOD

6) Now it’s your turn! Get to work creating healthy and delicious low carb, keto friendly meals you will love! If you’re wondering about what you can expect, be sure to read weekly experience posts and subscribe because I will be writing more daily!

KETO Oreo Chaffles

KETO Oreo Chaffles

Ingredients:

1 egg

1 egg white

1 tbsp cream cheese

1/4 cup grated mozzarella

1 tbsp cacao

1 tbsp coconut flour

2 tbsp erythritol

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup mascarpone

1/4 tsp vanilla essence

1 tbsp stevia

1 tbsp double cream

Instructions:

Blend egg, egg white, mozzarella and cream cheese. Once smooth add dry ingredients and continue to blend. Add sweetener of choice last then mix.

Cook in a waffle maker then allow to cool

Whilst the chaffles are cooling mix the mascarpone, double cream, vanilla and stevia together to make a thick creamy smooth mixture.

Place mixture on one chaffle and put another chaffle on top.

Enjoy!

Keto Spicy Clams Casino

Keto Spicy Clams Casino

When we throw parties I think long a hard about what sort of food to prepare… Will our event be casual of slightly more formal? Will we offer a sit-down dinner with multiple courses, or just set out heavy hor oeuvres? Although I love grand dinner parties, I find people are more comfortable when we keep things casual.

Ingredients:

  • 24 clams

  • 12 slices bacon

  • 150g Red onion

  • 30g red bell pepper

  • 30g yellow bell pepper

  • 30g orange bell pepper

  • 30g jalapeno

  • 1 bulb garlic

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Old Bay

  • Franks Red Hot

Instructions:

Finely dice onions and peppers and reserve. Mince a bulb of garlic in a press then reserve. Place two dozen clams in a pot of salted water and bring to a boil watching for the clams to pop open, then drain and reserve. Discard any non-popped clams. Fry a dozen slices of bacon and reserve. In the bacon grease, sauté onions and bell peppers seasoned with salt pepper and old bay until softened, then add in garlic, cook for a few more minutes and drain. Half all the shells, and double up the clams in each half shell (2 clams per half shell). Top each shell with a heaping tbsp of sautéed veggies and a piece of broken bacon. Throw under a low heat broiler for a few minutes until bacon crisps up. Serve with tons of hot sauce drizzled over top.

Keto Cheeseburger Soup

Keto Cheeseburger Soup

I’m all about a big juicy burger and this keto cheeseburger soup totally delivers on all those flavors, all wrapped up in a bowl of soup.

This soup recipe is really easy to throw together and it’s really big on flavor and very filling.

My husband tends to be a little skeptical of soups because he doesn’t think they’ll fill him up, but this one does the trick.

Keto Cheeseburger Soup is so Tasty and Low Carb – the perfect “belly warmer” for a cold winter night! Yes, I did say “cold” here in the Valley of the Sun. But, “cold” is relative. We do not see snow, but a hot and delicious soup is definitely comforting when the temperature drops in the winter. What could be better than a cheeseburger in a bowl? Our recipe is Low Carb and Keto friendly, and so easy to make. You have to try this one!

Keto Cheeseburger Soup Recipe:

yield: 6
prep time: 10 MINUTES
cook time: 45 MINUTES
total time: 55 MINUTES

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 ½ cups beef broth
  • 14.5 ounces canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 ½ cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Instructions:

  1. Add the ground beef, onion, and garlic to a large pot and brown the beef over medium heat, breaking it up as it cooks. Drain grease.
  2. Add the beef broth, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, dill, mustard powder, seasoned salt, and seasoned salt to the pot and stir. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Add the cream cheese, grated cheddar, and heavy cream to the pot and whisk well until the cheeses have melted and the soup has thickened slightly.
  4. Ladle soup between 6 serving bowls and top with crumbled bacon.

NUTRITION:

Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 871mg | Potassium: 485mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2945IU | Vitamin C: 11.4mg | Calcium: 327mg | Iron: 1.7mg | Net Carbs: 7g

Keto Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Keto Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

You won’t believe how fast and easy it is to make this recipe for Keto-Friendly Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. You’ll have cookies to enjoy in about 20 minutes–and that’s if you’re slow. Plus, the recipe uses only one bowl to make the batter which minimizes clean-up.

These cookies may be healthy and easy to make, but they are loaded with flavor! The texture is soft and chewy. If you’re looking for a crispy cookie recipe, you may want to check out my recipes for Low-Carb Sugar Cookies and Low-Carb Pecan Shortbread Cookies.

Flourless Keto Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies – Peace Love and Low Carb

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 12 minutes Total Time: 22 minutes Yield: 18 1x SCALE 1x2x3x

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup natural creamy almond butter

  • 2/3 cup confectioners erythritol (I use this brand)

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter powder (I use this brand)

  • 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon melted salted butter

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (I use this brand)

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 cup sugar free dark chocolate baking chips

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond butter, erythritol, cocoa powder, peanut butter powder, eggs, butter, water, vanilla extract, and baking soda.

  4. Using an electric hand mixer, mix until all ingredients are well combined. It will be a very thick dough.

  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.

  6. Form the cookie dough into 1 1/2 inch to 2 inch balls. You can make them smaller to yield more cookies.

  7. Place the cookie dough balls on the prepared baking sheet.

  8. Bake for 8 to 11 minutes (begin checking on them at 8 minutes).

  9. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and place on a cooling rack to allow the cookies to cool before eating.