How to Begin the Keto Diet

Many people scour the internet for hours-on-end looking for the ideal diet to aid in their transformation to becoming a healthier version of themselves. Considering we just started 2020 we know there will be a ton of  “new year, new me” resolutions. If you have a new years resolution to start a healthier lifestyle, but don’t know where to start, we have a few tips on how to begin the keto diet. On the keto diet we know you will actually see this transformation through to the end and that new year, new me promise will be met with much success. 


By now you might be wondering how to even begin a keto diet and the answer is pretty simple, eat a diet involving foods with high fats and protein and greatly reduce those tasty carbs in your life. Doing those three simple steps you are on your way to living a keto life. 


There’s a couple variations of this diet but we’ll highlight two of the more common nutritional ratios:


Your daily caloric total:

Standard Keto Diet: 75% Fats / 20% Protein / 5% Carbs

High-Protein Keto Diet: 60% Fats / 35% Protein / 5% Carbs


If you’re like most people, the idea of cutting out: breads, cakes, pastries, pasta, rice and pretty much everything delicious on this planet, can seem a bit daunting. We started PBH Foods for this very reason. We wanted the transition into a healthier lifestyle easier and smoother. We want PBH Foods to aid you. We specialize in being able to give you the option of eating a delicious healthy low carb dessert while still being in line with your keto diet. 


Before we get to the fun stuff lets go over some of the benefits of the keto diet. The first thing you’ll begin to notice is the elevation in energy throughout your day, granted the first couple of days you will be tempted to take a bite out of a strangers sandwich or shove a fistfull of candy into your mouth but hold strong, the results will be worth it! Sugar is considered an addictive substance, so if you’re used to eating high sugar throughout the day, you will feel a great difference. Initially you won't feel too hot, but the farther you get along with your diet the better you’ll look and feel. The second thing you’ll begin to notice is facilitated fat loss! This is because your body has switched over from using carbohydrates/sugars as its main source of energy, to using the fat cells of your body to keep you going. There’s a whole science to it; all you have to know is that it makes you slim down and  makes you feel better overall. 


The other benefits reported are; lowered blood pressure, better cardiac health, acne reduction, seizure reduction in children with epilepsy: all are very great added benefits. The fact that a diet can help with these diseases, and even aids in the prevention of them. 

 

If you’re wondering what your grocery list should include for the keto diet, here is a list of the top 7 keto foods to include in your shopping cart to make beginning this keto diet a breeze. 


  • Avocados: High in healthy fats and one of the most popular addons to any Keto dish
  • Spinach: Low in net carbs and great source of protein
  • Salmon: High in fat and protein
  • Broccoli: Another vegetable with low net carbs that is high in protein
  • Olive Oil: 75% of fats in olive oil are monounsaturated, which is great for heart health
  • Almond Butter: One serving contains 18 grams of fat, 7 grams of protein and 3 grams of carbs! Making this ideal to cook with and also a major ingredient in PBH Foods Keto Desserts.
  • Steak: Look for well-marbled meats such as NY Strip or Ribeye. So you can go out to a nice restaurant and still find something that’s within the Keto diet.

While the benefits are plenty and the eating structure behind the keto diet is relatively straight forward, the routine of eating meat all day with varied nuts and vegetables can seem a bit bland. Which is where PBH Foods comes in to save the day.


When beginning any diet the key to sticking to it is making sure the diet is fun and exciting. It is important you are excited to eat and not dreading that dry chicken and vegetables. Our Keto baked goods will be a ray of light in your day! PBH Foods keto bakery makes the best low-carb, low-sugar desserts money can buy. Typically PBH Foods Keto desserts contain approximately 5g net carbs per serving! Which is great considering most deserts easily contain over 100 calories and 30g of carbs--which is your entire days supply of carbs in one little snack. Totally net worth it which is why  we pride ourselves in being able to satisfy a sweet tooth without throwing a wrench in your diet. We have tested many different recipes with varying tastes and have discovered the perfect products that will compliment your Keto diet


Another essential step in beginning your Keto diet journey is to make sure you have ways to keep yourself accountable. Make sure you keep a daily journal that includes every meal you consume and list the macros in each. Macros, or macronutrients, are the fat, protein, and carbohydrates that make up food. You can find this information in nutritional label. The best part is that if you include PBH goodies in your daily Keto journal you can find all our macros printed on the back of of our packaging, or in the flyer found in you box. Best of all, all our keto desserts have a low carb count and contain zero sugars.


I guarantee success if you follow all these tips and tricks when beginning your Keto diet!I also make sure that I have a strong support system by my side when I start any new diet. Friends and family encourage me to eat correctly and stay motivated. I always start a group chat and start sharing my keto foods, keto desserts and keto recipes. You also have us here at PBH Foods to ask any questions you might have. Aside from us answering any questions, you can count on us to provide you with the best Keto desserts to curb your sweet tooth!


Good luck starting this new journey. We know you are going to do great and we cannot wait to hear all the keto success stories to come. 

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