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2B Mindset Review

Today I’m allowing one of my readers to post her review of a popular diet program – one I’ve not had the chance to check out myself. I helped her work on this article, so enjoy!

 


2B Mindset Review – My Results and Why I Didn’t Like It.

Hello ladies! My name is Tara S. – I’m a single mother, work from home, and have 2 little girls.

Life has been pretty busy for us, their father left us for a younger, thinner model of me, and I found out they had been seeing each other for over a year before I caught him in the act.

I’ll spare you the details – the messy breakup, the depression, the subsequent binge eating. The embarrassment and low self esteem, the crying in the pillows.

I was at a very low point in my life, and had very little motivation to do anything besides… eat. So I ate. Inhibited. Whatever looked good or I even thought about, I ate. I began to pack on a LOT of weight, and felt extremely unhealthy.

I had no energy to do anything. My relationship with my friends and my own daughters began to suffer.

It was time for a change. One day I woke up and realized I needed to take back control. Not just to become a better mom, but to take control of my life entirely. I wanted my old self back – body, mind, and spirit.

So I turned to Google to try and get back into shape :).

My 2B Mindset Review

Anyway, no more sob story. I promise – because that’s not what we’re here for. I just wanted to share my thoughts and opinions about the hottest new diet, the 2B Mindset. After seeing positive reviews flood the web, I had to give it a shot.

If you’re here, I assume you’re also wondering if the the Beachbody 2B Mindset guide is worth buying.

I’ll start off with the most important thing – the price. It is an insanely expensive diet, ESPECIALLY if you’re on a diet (like me).

I paid $99 for the BASIC package – the cheapest version. (UPDATE! The price is even higher now, at $119 + Shipping and Handling!)

At $99, I want the diet to lose weight for me, you know?!

Not to mention, there’s two more packages. The “Let’s Do It” package, which is $160 US, and the “All In” package, which is $200!

$200! Does Gordon Ramsey come into the kitchen and cook for me at that point?

Okay okay, but is it worth the price?

Well, it is and it isn’t.

I’ll explain.

To be honest, I was expecting more than a diet than tells me to eat a lot of veggies and drink a ton of water.

I mean, it doesn’t even come up with a workout! I’m spending $200 to lose weight and I don’t even get a workout with it!

Don’t get me wrong! This advice is solid, and corresponds with my ideas on how/why to clean up your diet. And yes, a clean diet will lead to weight loss (It’s all about calories in vs calories out)

But I’m spending $99-$200 dollars and there’s no Gordon Ramsey.

If I’m spending this much money on a guide, I want to be GUIDED. Ilana Muhlstein gives good, solid information, but she allows so much freedom that I can see it being very easy for people to fall off the wagon on this guide.

My Unfinished 2B Mindset Results

After 2 weeks I gave up. I tapped out, I quit!

I gave it an honest shot, but like I said, the diet guide just didn’t really give a whole lot to keep me going. I wanted to lose weight with the ultimate guide, but being told to eat a lot of veggies and drink a lot of water… I mean.

It’s good advice. But at that price? There’s got to be better options.

2 weeks in might seem to early to you guys, but I was bored. The diet bored me! Sorry 2B, but I’m not a fan.

So, it shouldn’t surprise you that my 2B Mindset results weren’t spectacular or anything. If I had kept going, if I had stuck with it? Maybe I could have been the next Jillian Michaels, sure. But I need motivation. I need to be pushed.

I even discussed it with some of my friends. They recognized the name (the 2B Mindset is really EVERYWHERE right now) but their jaws dropped when I showed them the content vs the price I was paying.

Group Consensus – Nothing Special.

My best friend, Lexi, who goes to the gym like it’s her job and hits the track like it’s her vacation, said the diet has a clever twist on what is essentially common sense, and that I’d be better off eating clean in general, and getting an excellent workout to guide my weight loss journey. Luckily for me, I found one. 

Does the 2B Mindset actually work?

I’m going to be honest – I think almost any diet or exercise program can work as long as you remain consistent. I think 2B is no exception.

In my opinion, this is a good diet for people who don’t mind eating 70% water and veggies all day.

The best thing about it is that it was created to lose weight without working out.

However, what I learned from this experience is that I need more. I do want to workout, I want to be able to feel the effect of weight loss. Just dieting alone is like a slow burn, and I find that in that mode, it’s very easy to mess up, or end up binge eating.

It’s harder to stick with something when the results are so slow to see.

If you’re like me, and want a way to lose weight that’s better for beginners AND a better value for your money, I would suggest you look at the alternative that I currently follow – The Mediterranean Diet.

The 2B Mindset Alternative I Use That Worked For Me

I was a little disappointed at myself and at the 2B Mindset, but I was also still just TIRED of feeling fat and unhealthy. I figured I just needed to find something that was right for me!

The funny thing is, I searched around on Google and found a forum where other people who also had a bad experience and gave negative reviews.

Through them, I was informed of The Mediterranean Diet Custom Meal Plans.

I wish I had found the Mediterranean diet earlier because it’s WAY cheaper, AND it’s created to go with YOUR body and YOUR goals. It’s completely custom.

The website warms you up by quizzing you on foods you like to eat, your body type, and your goals. Then, it outputs a thorough analysis of what your body is going to need to get you the results you want, as quickly as possible.

I have never gotten this level of interaction from a diet plan before… EVER!

 

Then, the actual meal plan you get is fantastic, with guided ideas on what to cook and eat. PLUS – and I was REALLY taken aback by this – it also has a guide on how to eat at your favorite fast food restaurants without messing up your diet!

Don’t just take my word for it, visit the official program at www.mediterraneanplan.com and you’ll see exactly what I mean. There’s no comparison to 2B. You get a full custom diet with bonuses and it’s only $37.00.

EDIT: It seems that it’s not always $37 – if it’s that cheap at the time you’re reading this, I would DEFINITELY buy it before the price changes. I’ve been on the diet for 4 weeks and my results have been fantastic!

UPDATE: My Results So Far (Before and After – 4 Weeks)

Hey everyone, after my review of 2B Mindset, I thought I would come back and show how much better the Mediterranean way is treating me.

It’s been 4 weeks and I’m already seeing pretty insane results. I’ve pleasantly surprised myself with how much progress I’ve made, and It’s only going to get better from here on. I have, confidently, changed my mindset. Even my daughters are commenting on the transformation.

Since starting my custom Mediterranean diet, I have accomplished my goal. I have seen improvements in my health, mentally, physically, and spiritually. The things I’ve learned will last me for the next 52 weeks 🙂.

I have more energy than ever before, I feel more confident, and every time I catch my own reflection I can’t help but smile. 🙂 The change is just so… so… I don’t even know how to put it into words.

It’s like I had forgotten my own potential for a long time there. I see my cheek bones again!

I wake up and I’m full of energy. I practically explode out of bed. I don’t need coffee as much as I used to. I don’t get brain fog. The air smells better, water tastes better. I’m serious. I feel like a new woman.

The best feeling is being able to be the mother that my 2 girls need me to be. I also feel like with all this healthy eating and working out, I’m going to be an excellent role model for them. Already, they take curious bites out of my meals and watch when I’m doing ab exercises at home.

To anyone reading this, I don’t care if you want to do 2B Mindset, the Mediterranean diet, or any other diet. Just do it. Just do it and stick with it! Find the program that works for you and take CHARGE!

Ultra Fast Keto Boost Reviews

Ultra Fast Keto Boost Review

Ultra Fast Keto Boost – Do These Diet Pills Increase Ketosis?

We like keto here. And I’m all for spreading it as much as I can, whether it be through talking about my weight loss experience, or making sure that it’s easy for complete beginners to get into the diet. But I know that even then, it can be hard to get someone to start a new diet. So they start looking for easier ways to go about it…

Enter The Ultra Fast Boost Keto Pills.

 

One of my readers was asking me what I thought about this product, which, honestly, I had never even heard of before. But when I hear anything talking about “Pills” or “supplements” my skepticism meter starts bouncing off the charts.There are plenty of examples of established supplements, even after they are initially supported by science, later being debunked. WebMD has even done a study on it.

Over half of the United States population takes supplements on a regular basis. But it’s pretty clear that supplement use has no benefit for the general population. Supplements are not a substitute for a healthy balanced diet,

So you can see the type of mindset I was in when I decided to look into these. Nevertheless, I hate to disappoint, so I decided to look into it.

Keto Boost Reviews

First thing I did was look at what other people were saying about the product. I noticed immediately that a good chunk of websites dedicated to talking about the product were simply trying to sell it. The webpages I found were all hastily put together, didn’t really have much information or substance at all, and made sure to include plenty of “buy now! Offer expiring soon!” type B.S. on their page. So right off the bat it was looking like a sketchy program.

On the amazon page itself, you can see a slightly better image… but not by much. The MOST helpful review is just talking about how the product on Amazon matches the one on their own website. The other two most helpful one (this is based on the Amazon ratings) says it works, but you still have to watch your diet as well.

But if they are losing weight while also making dietary changes, how do they know the pills are really doing anything? The only way you could actually determine that is if you made ZERO dietary changes BESIDES adding the pill to your diet. Only then would you know what exactly the pill was doing. In other words, you would have to keep all other aspects of your diet and exercise in control before you could determine if your keto was really being “boosted”.

Oh, and by the way… The rest of the Amazon Reviews? Well, I’ll let you see yourself.

Who is Justified Laboratories?

Justified Laboratories is the name of the company producing these keto supplements. But from what I’ve seen there’s not much you can really trust about them. I went ot their facebook page and it had last been active almost a YEAR ago. Less than a hundred people even bothered to like or follow them. I don’t want to shame them for having low social media presence, but if a keto supplement ACTUALLY increased your ketosis? You can bet their social media would be exploding with activity. This struck me more as something that had been left to the wayside.

What’s In This Supplement? What Are The Ingredients?

The last thing I wanted to look into was the actual ingredients of the supplement. It’s listed on the sales page as a “Proprietary Blend of Magnesium BHB, MCT Powder, Apple Cider Vinegar, [and] Green Tea Leaf”.

My first instinct is why not just take these in their natural forms?

Magnesium BHB is a ketone supplement, which has very little evidence supporting or arguing against its effects – beyond one crucial thing. Appetite suppression.

In one study in 15 people of normal weight, those drinking a beverage containing ketone esters experienced 50% less hunger after an overnight fast than those drinking a sugary beverage.

So in this aspect, maybe this pill has a quality ingredient. But MCT Powder is much less conclusive, and is generally recommended to be taken in oil form for some of the benefits (it’s often added to smoothies, as is known to be easily digested and aide your body by promoting weight loss and boosting energy). Likewise, Apple Cider Vinegar powder has had very few studies done compared it’s natural liquid form (which I actually DO recommend trying).

That leaves Green Tea Powder, which is actually known to have quite a few positive benefits – liver protection, antioxidants, and boost brain function.

But at that point, why are paying so much money for the Ultra Boost pills instead of just getting Green Tea powder?

In general, it seems like this blend of ingredients is specifically comprised of things that have KNOWN health benefits (Green Tea, Apple Cider Vinegar etc.) and then have been packaged in a different form (which may impact how your body responds) and sold off.

In short, everything around this supplement is inconclusive.

Does Keto Boost Work?

Based off what I saw when I looked into the supplement, and what other reviewers were saying, I have to say it’s most likely that this product is a scam, or placebo. There’s nothing about this product that inspires confidence, and you could literally get different forms of the ingredients for cheaper. In my opinion, it’s better off that you save your money and turn it somewhere else.

In all honestly, I would advise that you look AWAY from the diet pills and supplements. There are always going to be products like this that might sell you on an idea as being easily achievable. The idea of “getting to ketosis faster” and “boosting your metabolism” is a nice one, but shortcuts aren’t going to be as effective as actually making the changes to your diet. That said, if you’re still struggling, try getting a customized meal plan. It might make your journey that much easier, like it did for me.

Good luck out there!

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Keto Breakfast Ideas – How to Tackle Your Low Carb Breakfast

Have You Ever Asked Yourself – “What Do I Eat On The Breakfast on The Keto Diet”?

If you have, don’t worry about it. I’ve got you covered ;).

Keto has really taken over recently, growing exponentially in popularity because of one sole reason – because it actually works. But it’s not the easiest diet to pick up, especially since, for a LOT of people, in involves avoiding foods you’ve been eating your WHOLE life. Carbs are in almost every food that has become a staple in the American diet, as most women and men who picked up the diet know.

So I wanted to see if I could tackle a series to help ease people into the diet, beginning with the first meal of the day (unless you happen to be doing Intermittent Fasting alongside your keto diet).

And FYI – Some of these come directly from a few of the keto cookbooks I’ve recommended to my readers on the site before. If you’re strapped for ideas, or ESPECIALLY if you’re new to keto, you’re going to want to check out some of those meal plans. They make it SOOOO much easier to get on and stick to the keto diet.

Anyway, onwards to the meat of the article…

My Favorite Keto Breakfast Ideas & Recipes

1. Bacon and Eggs – Classic for a REASON

Keep it simple, silly.

There’s not much to say about this keto staple, but I’ll say that it’s a classic for a reason. It’s delicious, filling, and tasty as long as you’re not afraid of a little salt and pepper.

Whether you like to scramble the eggs or fry them, you’ll find that this meal can be extremely filling to someone new to the keto diet, although you may have to increase your serving portion of bacon and/or eggs.

By the way – I’ve been asked by eggs by a few of you, and I think some of you have some misconceptions about their carb count or their cholesterol.

Eggs have less than ONE carb per (0.6g to be exact) AND you can have a LOT of eggs in one day on the keto diet if you want. I’ve even heard you can have as many as 36 eggs in one day on keto if you want!

But uh… gross.

2. Low Carb Keto Everything Bagel – Great for On The Go

These are a GREAT substitute and great introduction to how clever and creative keto recipes could be. Did you really expect to see bagels on a list of keto breakfast foods? But with a simple almond flour based recipe, you’ll never need to turn to a regular starchy bagel again. Great for when you need to hurry out the house and need to have breakfast on the go.

Recipe (via PeaceLoveandLowCarb)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 3 large eggs, divided
  • 3 cups shredded low moisture mozzarella cheese
  • 5 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Everything Bagel Seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, baking powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried Italian seasoning. Mix until well combined. I like to put the mixture through a flour sifter to ensure that all the baking powder gets mixed in with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Crack one of the eggs into a small bowl and fork whisk. This will be the egg wash for the top of the bagels. The other two eggs will go in the dough.
  4. In a large microwave safe mixing bowl, combine the mozzarella cheese and cream cheese. Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir to combine. Return to microwave for 1 additional minute. Mix until well combined.
  5. To the mixing bowl, add the remaining 2 eggs and the almond flour mixture. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated. If the dough gets too stringy and unworkable, simply put it back in the microwave for 30 seconds to soften and continue mixing.
  6. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions. Roll each portion into a ball.
  7. Gently press your finger into the center of each dough ball to form a ring. Stretch the ring to make a small hole in the center and form it into a bagel shape.
  8. Brush the top of each bagel with the egg wash.
  9. Top each bagel with Everything Bagel Seasoning.
  10. Bake on the middle rack for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.

3. Keto Breakfast Sandwich

Bagels AND Sandwiches? What is going on?

The magic of keto!

You can actually get really creative with what you put in the sandwich, as long as it’s low/no carb (I stick with bacon and eggs here).

Recipe (From HealthyRecipes)

For the bread:

  • 1tablespoon salted butter
  • 1large egg
  • 1tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1/4teaspoon baking powder

For the sandwich:

  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 sliced cheese
  • 1 slice deli ham

Instructions

  1. Make the bread: place a tablespoon of butter in a microwave safe cereal bowl (bottom should measure about 3 inches). Microwave until melted, about 30 seconds. Allow to slightly cool. Using a fork, mix in one egg, 1 tablespoon coconut flour and 1/4 teaspoon baking powder. Microwave on high for 90 seconds. Allow to slightly cool, then carefully slice into two slices.
  2. Cook the egg and toast the bread: Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spray with olive oil spray. Break one egg into the skillet (use a greased round egg mold if you want a round shape). Cook on both sides until done to your liking. Add the two slices of bread as well, lightly browning them on each side.
  3. Assemble the breakfast sandwich: Place one slice of bread on a plate. Top with a slice of cheese, a slice of ham, and the fried egg. Place the second slice of bread on top. Serve immediately.

 

So there you go! Three great and delicious ideas for a keto breakfast. If you want more, I suggest just looking up ideas for your favorite protein – or looking up some keto-friendly new ones – or maybe even signing up for a meal plan to really eliminate the guesswork. I hope this provided you with a taste (mmmm) of how creative you can get with staying on keto. Enjoy!

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The ULTIMATE Keto Shopping List

The Keto Diet Shopping List (Great For Beginners and Intermediates Alike)

It’s official – Keto is the newest diet craze sweeping the nation. And with a focus on eliminating carbs and sugar from your diet, as well as promises of numerous metabolic benefits such as improved metabolism, better skin, and rapid weight loss, it’s no surprise.

But there’s a LOT of information out there, and many beginners just want to get the short and dirty of it. So, I thought I would provide it. Below you’ll see a list of some of the most popular keto diet foods. Add them to your grocery list and get mix-and-matching to create delicious recipes!

What this is:

A list of ALL Keto friendly foods I could find!

What this isn’t:

A guide on how to cook them. That said, I’ve included MY FAVORITE cookbook for anyone wondering how they can cook all of this. I highly recommend it, especially if you’re a beginner to the diet and are struggling to find meals that are satisfying, or are overwhelmed with the change. The 28-Day Keto Challenge makes it all SO EASY.

Back tot he list – I included average carb value of each item. Keep in mind that you need to stay under 50 carbs per day to reach and remain in ketosis.

(If the image is too big, scroll past to where I list all the items).

Now I’m not just throwing all of this at you and saying good luck. If you’re looking for RECIPES for Keto Foods, I suggest you look no further than 28 Day Keto. They have a 28-day meal plan that has an INSANE amount of value, especially for someone new to the keto diet. I mean look at everything you get!

Alternatively, you can check out the other meal plans and cookbooks i’ve recommended for beginners to keto.

On to the shopping list – I HIGHLY suggest you use the table of contents to traverse the sections, especially if you’re in the store right now!

MEATS

Beef – 0g Carbs

Bacon – 1.4g Carbs

Deer – 0.5 Carbs

Deli Meat – 4g Carbs

Goat – 0g Carbs

Hot Dogs – 4.5g Carbs

Lamb – 0g Carbs

Pepperoni – 4g Carbs

Pork – 0g Carbs

Prosciutto – 0.3g Carbs

Rabbit – 0g Carbs

Salami – 2g

Sausages – 4g

Sheep – 0g

Veal – 0g

POULTRY

Chicken – 0g

Duck – 0g

Eggs – 0.7g Carbs

Goose – 0g

Quail – 0.1g

Turkey – 4g

 

FISH

Abalone – 7.4g

Anchovies – 0g

Bass – 0.5g

Caviar – 11g

Clams – 2.5g

Cod – 0g

Crab – 0g

Eel – 0g

Flounder – 0g

Grouper – 0g

Haddock – 0g

Halibut – 0g

Herring – 0g

Lobster – 1.2g

Mackerel – 0g

Mahi Mahi – 0g

Mussels – 0g

Orange Roughy – 0g

Oysters – 3.91g

Perch – 0g

Red Snapper – 0g

Rockfish – 0g

Salmon (including Smoked Salmon) – 0g

Sardines – 0g

Scallops – 2.4g

Shark – 0g

Shellfish and other seafood – 3.7g

Shrimp – 0g

Sole – 0g

Squid – 4g

Tilapia – 0g

Trout – 0g

Tuna – 1g

Turbot – 0g

DAIRY

Full Fat Cottage Cheese – 2.7g Carbs

Full-Fat Cream Cheese – 2.7g

Full-Fat Sour Cream – 3.5g

Full-Fat Yogurt – 4.7g

Heavy Whipping Cream – 2.7g

Raw Full-Fat Cheeses – 2g

OILS & BUTTER

Avocado Oil – 0g

Butter – 0.1g

Cocoa Butter – 0g

100g of oil keto

Coconut Butter – 1.7g

Coconut Oil – 0g

Duck Fat – 0g

Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 0g

Lard – 0g

Macadamia Oil – 0g

Olive Oil – 0g

Palm Shortening – 0g

Red Palm Oil – 0g

Tallow – 0g

NUTS & SEEDS

Almonds – 32g

Cashews – 6.5g

Chia Seeds – 5g

Hazelnuts – 16.7g

Macadamias – 13.8g

Pecans – 13.9g

Pine Nuts – 5g

Pistachios – 28g

Pumpkin Seeds – 12g

Sesame Seeds – 18.4g

Sunflower Seeds – 17.2g

Walnuts – 13.7g

VEGETABLES

Artichokes – 11g

Arugula (Rocket) – 3.7g

Asparagus – 4g

Bell Peppers – 6g

Bok Choy – 1.8g

Broccoli – 4.6g

Brussels Sprouts – 9g

Cabbage – 5.6g

Carrots – 8g

Cauliflower – 5.3g

Celery – 3g

Chard – 3.75g

Chicory Greens – 4.7g

Chives – 4.35g

Cucumber – 4g

Dandelion Greens – 9.2g

Eggplant (Aubergine) – 5.7g

Endives – 3.35g

Fennel – 2.97g

Garlic – 33g

Jicama – 8.82g

Kale – 6.7g

Kohlrabi – 6.2g

Leeks – 14g

Lettuce – 3g

Mushrooms (All Kinds) – 3.2g

Mustard Greens – 2.8g

Okra – 7g

Onions – 10.1g

Parsley – 6.3g

Pumpkin – 7.9g

Radishes – 3.4g

Rhubarb – 1.7g

Romaine Lettuce – 3.3g

Scallion – 7.3g

Seaweed (All Sea Vegetables) – 9.6g

Shallots – 16.8g

Spaghetti Squash – 6.3g

Spinach – 3.6g

Tomatoes – 3.9g

Turnip Greens 7.1g

Watercress – 1.3g

Zucchini – 3.35g

FRUITS*

Avocado – 8.5g

Blackberry – 9.6g

Blueberry – 14.6g

Lemon – 9.3g

Lime – 10.5g

Olives – 5.4g

Raspberry – 11.9g

Strawberry – 7.7g

*Eat fruits in moderation. Overall they are very high carb and can quickly knock you out of ketosis.

DRINKS*

Almond Milk – 0.6g

Broth (or bouillon) – 0.8g

Cashew Milk – 0g

Coconut Milk – 3.8g

Coffee – 0g

Herbal Teas – 0.5g

Seltzer Water – 0g

Sparkling Mineral Water – 0g

Tea – 0.2g

Water – 0g

*With no added sugar.

SAUCES & SALAD DRESSINGS

Mayonnaise – 24g

Blue Cheese – 7.4g

Caesar – 3.1g

Full-Fat Ranch – 6.7g

Hot sauce – 1.8g

Italian – 10.4g

Honey Mustard – 44.6g

SNACKS

Almond Butter – 21g

Beef Jerky – 11g

Dark Chocolate – 35.7g

Peanut Butter – 22g

Pickles – 4.1g

Pork Rinds – 0g

Salsa – 7g

GET COOKING!

With these all in mind, you should have an easy enough time assembling a personal keto shopping list comprised of foods you like. Don’t just stop there, mix and match and try new things out! If you’re going to do a new diet, you might as well try new foods. With a list this comprehensive, you can do that with a generally free conscience.

This list makes it easy to know what’s OK to eat.

If you’re not sure where to start with this comprehensive list of ingredients, you probably need to find a meal plan that works for you. Trust me, I’ve been there. I suggest you read my post – 3 Meal Plans I NEEDED For Keto (Required reading for beginners). Below is a sharable/savable graphic for your records.

 

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3 Meal Plans I NEEDED For Keto


It all began with the Atkins diet. Then Whole30. Now, the Ketogenic diet is the newest weight-loss trend sweeping the nation, and I finally realized it was for a good reason.

The results that people are seeing from cutting carbs out of their diet were real for me, and long-lasting. With a high fat, moderate protein, low carb diet, the fat practically melted off my body as I reached the state of Ketosis. Once I got there, I started burning through fat for energy, rather than carbs. And I had never looked better!!

But getting there and staying there is where I read that a lot of people have issues. Because shoveling bacon and eggs may sound fun at first, but human beings need variety.

Hence why I quickly realized that if I didn’t get a keto cookbook, I was going to backslide, and QUICKLY. Getting one became a top priority for me.

After trying out quite a few of them, I compiled a list of the ones that I liked the most. I consider these to be some of the best keto cookbooks on the market – after buying a handful of them, borrowing some others from my new keto friends, and seeing reviews of others on the internet. Enjoy!

1. The 28 Day Keto Meal Plan

This is my personal favorite, and a little bit of a cheat. Beyond just being a keto cookbook, this is an entire Keto GUIDE. I learned more about Keto from here than any other resources, and the best part is that it also combined Keto with Intermittent Fasting, which is something I was already interested in exploring.

When I combine the recipes and meal plans along with the dietary knowledge including in this guide, it’s no wonder that it was one of my favorites. It costs around $37 but for me it was worth every penny.

2. Keto Breads and Keto Desserts

When I first got started on Keto, the hardest adjustment was the idea of completely cutting out breads from my diet. I wanted the health benefits and to lose weight, but I knew that if I followed a painfully hard diet, I would probably just yo-yo back.

Enter the Keto Breads cookbook. This cookbook by Kelley Herring taught me that I didn’t have to give up all my favorite breads, sandwiches, pizzas etc. to follow a keto diet. I consider this one of my favorites. The banana bread is just chefs kiss.

3. The Custom Keto Diet

This is one that I tried early on that has high reviews, but didn’t quite meet my standards. This website starts with a short entrance quiz that basically asked me what I expected from it – How much I wanted to lose, what I would like included in my diet, etc.

It all sounded great, but I think ultimately it gave me a little too much freedom. I needed to be instructed on exactly what to eat and why, and giving me the freedom to cheat around what I really needed to accomplish made my progress slower than it had to be.

Still, I think this one was great for a more personal touch.

If these aren’t scratching your itch, it’s possible you might prefer to make your own creations that fit the keto diet. That’s pretty brave (braver than me) but you might want to check out my complete list of keto shopping foods then. At the very least it could give you ideas to springboard off of, and get cracking in the kitchen!