Top 10 Food tips

Save $1.30 by ordering a Sausage McMuffin with a round egg a la carte instead of a Sausage McMuffin with Egg.

Order a round egg for an added $0.50 and build your own Sausage McMuffin with Egg instead of ordering the real thing for $2.99.

Avoid The Keto Flu.

Maybe you’ve heard of the keto flu, or maybe you’ve just experienced side effects of starting keto. It’s one of the most common questions about the keto diet for beginners. As your body shifts its primary fuel source from glucose and carbohydrates to ketones and fat, it can take your body some time to adjust to this metabolic change. Ketosis also flushes out a lot of water stored in the body, which can cause your electrolyte levels to dip.

Pay only $0.25 per Chicken McNugget by going with the 20-pack instead of the 4-pack.

Each Chicken McNugget costs $0.30 in the $1.19 4-pack. If your family loves McNuggets, save a nickel per piece by ordering in bulk with the $5 20-pack.

Stay Hydrated.

Drinking water is great for anyone, but especially if you are in ketosis. Eating carbs causes us to store more water in our bodies, while a keto diet flushes out more water, so it’s even more crucial to drink enough. Aim for 16 cups per day.

Get more meat by choosing 2 proteins at no extra cost.

You can choose two proteins at no extra cost, but you’ll pay for the more expensive protein. Still, each portion typically turns into 3/4 of a serving each, which means more meat all around in that burrito.

Make Easy Keto Recipes For Beginners.

Keto recipes are not 100% required to stick to a keto lifestyle, but they sure make it easier and more enjoyable! Once you have the basics down, introducing your old comfort food favorites in keto form, like keto bread or keto casseroles, can help you stick to it long term. Here at Wholesome Yum, my focus is to provide you with plenty of easy keto recipes for beginners! Browse the full keto recipe index here. If you like a physical book you can keep in your kitchen, the Easy Keto Cookbook has hundreds of 5-star reviews. (It also includes a more in-depth guide to starting the keto lifestyle and a list of the best keto swaps for high-carb comfort foods.)

Use Sweeteners Responsibly.

Cutting out sugar isn’t easy, but it’s worth it! Weight loss is the motivator for many people looking for keto diet tips, but the improved energy, focus, mood, and other “NSV’s” (non-scale victories) turn out to be a pleasant surprise for many people. And getting rid of those sugar cravings feels SO. GOOD. But, it doesn’t mean saying goodbye to sweets altogether! You can make plenty of keto friendly dessert recipes instead. The key to all of these is keto friendly sweeteners. Here are the ones I recommend:

  • Monk fruit
  • Allulose
  • Erythritol Tap the Shop Now button below to purchase them! You can also see a sweeteners comparison here to help you choose, and bookmark the conversion calculator here so you know how much.

Get a full meal–drink and side included–for under $5 by ordering off the kids menu.

Kids menu meals come with fruit or chips and juice, milk, or soda–all for under $5. You can choose from three dishes: build-your-own tacos, a cheese quesadilla, or a cheese quesadilla with meat or guacamole.

Get Support

Starting out on a new way of eating isn’t easy, and you don’t have to do it alone! Join our private Facebook support group here! There are hundreds of thousands of us in the group waiting to help you. We have people at all stages of the journey, so whether you need a place for keto for beginners, or you’re a more seasoned keto-er looking for others who get it, we’d love to have you in our community.

Make 2 meals out of a burrito bowl by asking for a free tortilla or taco shells on the side.

Load up a burrito bowl and eat half now by stuffing the ingredients in taco shells or wrapping them up in a tortilla. Then, save the other half for later.