I have a buddy I met while working in Chicago who had lost around 120 pounds. He was featured in Men’s Health for their belly off club which made his accomplishment that much more impressive. I actually didn’t fully believe the story until I saw his picture right there in Barnes and Nobles. Long story short, he used something called the Keto diet to do it. It didn’t take long before I had forgotten about his diet as I set out on my own fitness journey. Honestly I thought the whole thing was pretty suspect. Fast forward, I’m reading through Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris, and this whole Keto diet continues to come up through the health chapters. I was intrigued and looking to mix up my diet so I jumped in. As I planned to begin the journey, I realized that, even with the explanation in the book, it was difficult to understand exactly what I needed to buy. So here’s some help, the Keto diet shopping list I’ve used to be successful.
Keto Diet Pointers
As you begin to dig into the Keto diet, you’ll notice a verifiable truth; preparation is absolutely key. This is true of any behavior you set to change. Your behaviors have not been established for this diet and you will need all the help you can get once the honeymoon period is over. That is where the Keto diet shopping list comes in handy. Keep in mind that this diet is a powerful tool, but it is going to take some time to resolve. I wouldn’t set out on this journey if you are not committed to 3 months. Be sure to set up a falsifiable assumption, for example fat loss, and measure against it. I chose to use a Bod Pod for before and after measurements. As you evaluate this diet for yourself, make sure you are going to the source for details. Another great place for references is the Power of the Ketogenic Diet.
Keto Diet Shopping List
Quest MCT Oil – I found that GNC has this cheaper than just about anywhere else
Kirkland Organic Eggs – Eggs give you a good mix of protein and fats. Great to kill hunger
Whisps – You’ll start to crave crackers, these will come in handy
Macadamia Nuts – Carbs a rampant in nuts when you only get 25g a day. These have the fewest carbs.
String Cheese – Great for a quick snack when you need it
Coffee – Pick what you like
Guacamole Cups – 100 calories of pure fatty goodness
Olive Oil – This is a staple
Hemp Hearts – Hemp hearts has the perfect macro mix and it’s filling
Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk – I make tons of treats with this
Sardines in Olive Oil – They are actually really good and super filling
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – Use this to make tasty chocolate treats
Stevia Powder – It will be useful all the time for tasty treats.
Almond Meal – You’ll use this to bake break, muffins or any other bread substitute.
All of the above and really anything but specifically these things
Keto CaNa – Exogenous Ketones for performance
Raw BCAA – Don’t bother with all the artificial sweeteners, get your BCAAs raw. It’s the same ratio as Scivation’s blend
Sugar Free Jelly – I get mine from Fresh Thyme but take a look at your local grocer as well
Keto Bread – You’ll start to miss bread, this is an easy tasty recipe to help that
That about does it. I’ll keep updating this as I find new products that are easy and help keep you on track!