So you're getting ready to start keto… GROOVY!
Well no doubt you're here because you're not sure how many carb you can actually eat on keto right?
Well no worries!
I'm here to answer your questions and help you out by answering the question that's been on your mind!
How Many Carb Should You Actually Be Eating?
When you're first starting keto, your main goal will be to lower your carb intake to a point where your body goes into ketosis.
And what does this mean? It simply means that you want to get your body burning fat for fuel instead of carbs.
How Long Does It Take To Get Into Ketosis?
Well that's a tricky questions and here's why…
You see the EXACT moment that your body will go into ketosis will vary from the next person because each person is different and there's a ton to take into consideration!
Some women might achieve it by consuming no more than 30 carbs per day, while others have to go all the way down to 20 carbs to get into ketosis.
Under normal circumstance it usually takes about 2 – 3 days for most women to get into ketosis.
And once you're there you'll most likely experience some symptoms associated with getting into ketosis.
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Introducing The Keto Flu
Some people get keto flu which by the way is really NOT the flu but you feel so crappy that you may as well have the flu!
And when you have the keto flu what that means is you may need a little assistance to get back to feeling normal.
Normally the best way to do that is to make sure you're eating the right foods.
If you're not sure what to eat, then click here to download my free keto food list.
Another thing that you may need to do is drink some electrolytes like those found in chicken broth.
Now for the record, not every woman who starts keto will get the keto flu or experience fantastic side effects right out of the gate!
For some women you make get a surge of increased energy, a clearing of brain fog and then the absence of cravings that they may have once battled before.
I know… SHOCKING!
But seriously it DOES happen… for some women but not for all!
I mean it would be nice if everyone experienced this initially, but instead of having a ton of energy some women go through a lethargic period instead.
So Back To Those Carbs… How Much Can You Have?
Well the formula for calculating how many carbs you can eat is actually pretty simple.
You'll want to calculate your macros so that approximately 70 % of your calories come from fat, 25 % of your calories come from protein and 5 % of your calories come from carbs.
So here's how that would look…
On a 1,200 calorie diet, that would be about 15 net carbs, 93
grams of fat and 75 grams of protein.
Now the truth is, many women who do keto don't really bother to track calories, except with how it impacts their macros.
So you could enjoy a 2,500 calorie day of meals and keep your ketosis levels in check just by simply managing your macros!
What Happens If I Mess Up?
Some women worry that if they mess up , they'll get knocked out of ketosis.
And let me tell ya… this DOES happen and most of the time it happens to women who are not really counting their carbs!
Here's the thing about carbs… if you're doing strict keto then you need to be extremely careful of the foods you eat because carbs can sneak up on you!
You can find hidden carbs in the most simple foods too! Such as seasoning… yes SEASONINGS!
They can be LOADED with carbs!
Not sure what foods to eat?
And if you get knocked out of ketosis, don't worry!
I have some tips you should be able to get back in within a few days of your slipup. Click here to read them.
Try to make sure that when you're choosing carbs, that you choose healthy ones and not ones that don't have any nutritional value!
For example, eating foods like spinach or a strawberries are better for you then eating a handful of fake sweets that could take a toll on your digestive tract.
Plus, your body needs as many nutrients as it can get! So download this keto food list and then choose your foods carefully so that you'll get the vitamins and minerals that you need throughout the week.
And don't be like most women who start keto that reply on supplements to do the job for them!
It's better to use real foods for this purpose!
Hi! I'm Pam Peebles and I started KetoCoach because I wanted to show other women all the benefits there was to living a keto lifestyle! Having used the keto diet to correct some of my own health issues, I knew that more women needed to know about it! Now my mission is to show as many women as possible how they can take control of their health, weight and life by following a simple system and to continue to grow our ever expanding KetoCoach Community!