Are you starting to feel the effects of the Christmas break? Wanting to do something to benefit your mental and physical wellbeing? Start the new year off right with a successful launch into keto!
We know it can be hard it can be to make lifestyle changes and develop consistent habits, but as long as you have the right tools and knowledge you will see how easy it can be.
To help you with this, here are our top five things that will greatly help you in starting, maintaining, and thriving on a keto diet.
1. A Method of Testing Ketosis
How do you make sure you're in ketosis? Experienced keto-ers often report that they "just know". That's great - but not helpful to beginners or people who want total confidence. This is where testing comes in!
Low Carb Haven stocks two super easy testing methods - Blood Testing or Urine Reagent Strips. Whichever you feel more comfortable with, we definitely recommend testing your ketone levels to make sure you're on track with your goals.
2. Sweet Swaps
Cutting out sugar can be difficult – especially at this time of year. Fear not, we have sweet swapping solutions, so you can see the results that you want without having to give up your sweet tooth.
There’s more where that came from too. We have a range of sweet swaps available to choose from – we guarantee they will be just what you are looking for.
For some extra guidance on finding success going sugar free, check out this article to get started.
Your body will go through a lot of changes when you first start on a keto diet. These changes mean that you often experience what is called the ‘keto flu’. This is something that is hard to avoid and more likely to happen when your electrolytes are out of balance – which is why it is important to keep on top of this.
We rely on electrolytes for the health and vitality of the human body, which requires a balance of different electrolytes to survive. Electrolytes are minerals - like potassium, calcium or sodium, and can all be supplemented into our diet to help us feel our best!
In our eyes, electrolyte supplement is non-negotiable and is why we stock so many excellent choices. Check out our range here.
Supplementing when you’re on a keto diet can be so beneficial. Low Carb Haven stocks a variety of options which can help boost you into ketosis and keep you functioning optimally while you’re getting used to everything.
Keto BHBs are a little controversial as you don’t NEED them to do keto, but they have great benefits and should definitely be considered. BHB is one of three ketones the body produces during ketosis. Supplementing with it can aid in reaching ketosis faster and helps you stay there, too.
If you don’t like the sound of BHBs, there is also this Salted Caramel and Macadamia powder, which has the similar effects on ketosis. As an added bonus, it has nootropics to help you stay focused and improve your mental state!
5. Food Tracker
One crucial part of being on a keto diet is tracking your macros. You need to ensure that you are aware of your protein, carb, and fat intake in order for the diet to be effective. This can be difficult to start off with, as you will not be familiar with what’s in every food item you are consuming.
A great way to minimise the effort involved in this is to download a food tracker app such as My Fitness Pal or Carb Manager. Both of these apps will provide you with a stress-free way to track your macros and stick to your goals!
If this all sounds a bit too complicated, we’ve got you sorted! Everything you need to get started is right here in one bundle. Not only will this help you kick off strong, but you will also be saving $25.
Low Carb Haven is right by your side throughout your keto journey. We have every product you’ll need to ensure you stay on track and a variety of low carb and keto recipes to keep you inspired and motivated.
Here’s to 2023 – a year of healthy habits and positive changes!