YOUR KETO KICKSTART GUIDE
WEEK FOUR | DAY ONE
What Is Intermittent Fasting and Should I Do It?
There’s a buzz about intermittent fasting in the news, magazines, Instagram, and blogs. It seems everyone is doing it. But, what is it exactly? Is it safe? Does it speed up keto progress? Is it worth doing? Let’s demystify the practice so you can confidently answer these questions and determine whether fasting is right for you.
WEEK FOUR | DAY TWO
Celebrate Any Day with a Sumptuous Steak!
A great steak is not only one of the easiest things to make at home--and make at a restaurant-quality level--it’s also totally keto, especially when you add a mouthwatering topping of blue cheese and crushed pork rinds. Try today’s tasty recipe and see for yourself!
WEEK FOUR | DAY THREE
Work It: Working Out on a Keto Diet
As your body is making the metabolic switch into ketosis, it’s best to take it easy in the gym. You may feel fatigued, and you’ll want to listen to your body. It takes time to become fat adapted, so be patient. Your body is going through a lot of changes during your first month. After about a week of being in ketosis, some people feel they can get back to their old workout routines. By week 4, you’ll for sure feel energized and ready to reinstate old exercise habits or initiate new ones. Today we’ll tell you what you need to know to ensure your body has the fuel it needs to hit the gym, pool, TRX class, or yoga mat.
WEEK FOUR | DAY FOUR
Booze Basics: Alcohol & the Keto Diet
By now you’ve hopefully tried enough recipes to know that the ketogenic lifestyle is full of delicious, decedent, and downright amazing food! But what about libations? We touched on the question on Week 1, Day 3, but now that you’re settling into the diet, it’s time to get more alcohol savvy, especially if you’re treating this journey as a new, healthier, long-term lifestyle.
WEEK FOUR | DAY FIVE
Keto Lemon Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
Not only does this cake “bake” in two minutes, it’s also incredibly delicious and totally keto! Got extra macros to consume? Enjoy twice the pleasure--pour the batter in one (8-ounce) ramekin and make one larger cake just for you.
WEEK FOUR | DAY SIX
What Does “Fat Adapted” Mean and How Long Does It Take?
You’ve learned best practices for cooking, what to look for in testing, how to optimize your macros for exercise, and more. Now it’s time to discuss the ultimate goal: becoming fat adapted.
Plainly put, “fat adapted” is the metabolic state your body is in once you’ve been in ketosis long enough that your body has efficiently transitioned from burning carbs/sugar for energy to burning fats from your food, body-generated fats, and your stored body-fat reserves for energy.
WEEK FOUR | DAY SEVEN
Mojo On! More Resources for a Luscious Keto Life.
Congrats! You’re four weeks into the keto lifestyle! By this time, you should be feeling pretty great, more confident in how to maintain a delicious keto life, and, if you’ve used all our tips and recipes, armed with the mojo to carry on with your keto journey.
You’re coming into this brave new world at a great time. There are more resources than ever before to help foster the happiest, healthiest keto life. Some are great and reliable, others, not so much. So we’ve amassed a sampling of some of our favorite reliable resources for basic keto information, recipes, fitness, medical, and social media (great for support and encouragement). Now, mojo on! You’ve got this!