Eating a ketogenic diet filled with whole organic foods is ideal, but sometimes a little boost from supplements can be quite helpful.
Grass-fed beef, fatty fish, and low-glycemic fruits and vegetables are an excellent foundation for a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic meal plan for weight loss.
However, we live in a world with an endless amount of tasks, and sometimes our diet suffers.
Although the foods we eat may not contain a lot of carbs or sugar, our diets may be void of dense nutrition, which can prove problematic.
None of us are perfect, despite our best efforts. So, while we try to live up to our mother's likely impossible standards, there are always supplements we can take to bridge the gap between expectations and reality.
We'll share some of the supplements to consider incorporating into your ketogenic regimen to fortify your plan, despite being an actual human with imperfections—imagine that.
#1 - Keto Shakes (Be Accountable)
Sometimes an on-the-go shake is the best option to enjoy a delicious meal while minding your macros—an excellent way to remain accountable despite our hectic lives.
Seek out a keto shake option, like our Keto Slimming Shake, in strawberry cheesecake, chocolate, or our new flavor banana cream brûlée, brimming with energy-boosting MCTs, for a tasty and nutrient-dense meal in less than a minute.
Experiment with different milk options, like almond, coconut, or hemp milk, to find your favorite pairing and add in some low-glycemic berries to spice things up in a flash—our keto shakes are nutritious and delicious.
#2 - BHBs (Avoid Keto Flu)
Beta-hydroxybutyrate, also known as beta-hydroxybutyric acid, 3-hydroxybutyrate, or BHBs, is one of the three known ketone bodies.
Along with BHBs, acetone, and acetoacetate (AcAc), help to increase energy and avoid the keto flu.
Once we eliminate carbohydrates and refined sugars from our diet, the body releases increased levels of water, electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals.
Adding a quality BHB supplement to your diet is ideal to avoid keto flu as it helps to replenish many nutritive elements that are released in more significant amounts once in ketosis.
Plus, using a BHB supplement like our Keto Activate is helpful on days when your carb intake is a bit higher, and you need to re-enter ketosis quickly.
#3 - Biotin (Hair Skin & Nails)
Beginning a new diet can cause many side effects. Some experience the keto flu or rash, and others experience temporary excessive hair shedding when they remove carbs and sugar from their meal plan.
Along with consuming keto-friendly foods like grass-fed beef bone broth to boost nutrients and collagen, taking premium biotin or collagen protein supplements are excellent to maintain your luscious mane on a ketogenic diet.
Consider adding a quality collagen supplement to your keto regimen to prevent excessive shedding as you transition to the low-carb, high-fat, lifestyle, so your experience on keto is dropping pounds instead of losing hair strands.
#4 - MCT Oil
Healthy fat is an essential element in any version of a ketogenic diet. And MCT oil is one of the best sources of fat on a keto diet because it boosts energy and also helps sharpen cognitive function.
In addition to increasing energy and mental focus, MCT oil also helps with endurance and is a great way to hit your fat macros every day.
Also, adding MCT oil into your dietary regimen help you to feel fuller, longer, along with aiding in the appetite-suppressing nature of nutritional ketosis.
#5 - Electrolytes
Our bodies require many nutritive elements to function correctly, and electrolytes—along with adequate hydration—play a significant role in keeping our bodies balanced.
From conducting nerve impulses and aiding in the proper contracting of muscles, to keeping us well hydrated and regulating our body’s pH levels, electrolytes are vital to our health.
Some may wonder what electrolytes are, and here are the ones we need to remain in a healthy, homeostatic, state:
Again, it's crucial to keep an eye on our electrolyte intake, and here are some keto-friendly foods or beverages to consume to keep your levels in check:
- Coconut water
- Bone broth
- Himalayan or Redmond's Real salt
- Canned fish with bones (e.g., salmon or sardines)
- Hard cheese (e.g., Swiss or cheddar)
- Dark leafy greens (e.g., spinach, turnip greens or kale, etc.)
#6 - Custom Keto Meal Plan
Although not a supplement in the way most think of one, a keto meal plan is a powerful tool to help you achieve your weight-loss goals, especially if it's customized just for you.
Fortunately, we have designed a super-simple quiz to determine the best weight-loss meal plan for you, based on your customized factors. Check out our personalized meal plan tool, here, to get your tailored program today!
Failing on a ketogenic diet is usually a result of poor planning and inconsistency, so a well-designed meal plan for weight loss places you in a better position to succeed.
We remember our first days on keto, getting started with little clue about anything more than eating bacon and butter, but there's so much more needed to thrive on a ketogenic diet—and now we know the hacks you need to win!
Whether you opt to include meat and fish in your diet or decide to venture into a solely plant-based iteration of the keto diet, we've got you covered.
Our customized meal plans include delicious plant-based staples like creamed spinach, as well as meat-based dishes that are perfect for meal prep—like our amazing deluxe cheeseburger casserole—and so much more!
#7 - Community Support
A well-crafted meal plan is excellent, but being surrounded by a community of like-minded people, with a common goal, is an additional advantage.
Fortunately, the keto community is quite robust and expanding! Many of us in the Konscious Keto community are here to share our experiences, missteps, and victories, so you can avoid our mistakes and accelerate your success.
Our Konscious Keto community on Facebook consists of more than 20,000 like-minded people looking to improve their health and change their lives via a ketogenic diet.
We hope you'll join the KK tribe on Facebook to gain and offer support within the community—our members are experiencing life-changing results, every day!
Head over to our Facebook page to join our online group for daily inspiration and support—we'd love to have you!
Some say if you want to go fast, go alone, but if you plan to go far then go together, and we agree.
The accountability found in teaming up with others who share the same goal is known to increase success rates for all and can ease the awkward transition to a new lifestyle or mitigate commonly-made mistakes that may prove to discourage, otherwise.
Go ahead and take our brief but useful quiz and get your customized meal plan for weight loss, today, and consider adding in some of the noted supplements to round out your low-carb, high-fat, regimen.
A nutrient-dense keto meal plan filled with dark leafy greens and other low-glycemic veggies and fruits, as well as grass-fed beef or seafood, are excellent options to include in your diet; experiment with some new recipes and enjoy the journey!
However, leverage premium supplements within your keto program to make sure you're getting all the nutrition needed to support your health and aid in facilitating weight loss on a low-carb, high-fat, diet.
And remember to take our customized quiz to access your personalized keto meal plan to kickstart your weight-loss efforts, today!
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