Keto: The professional shares the way to begin incorporating the load loss eating regimen into your routine

Monya Kilian Palmer is the bestselling author of Keto Kitchen and Lazy Keto Kitchen. In her latest book, Budget Keto Kitchen, Monya shares dozens of recipes — from flavorful enchiladas to mushroom and cheese soufflé omelettes — for foodies who can follow the keto lifestyle on a budget. She spoke to about her book and how dieters can get started on the ketogenic diet.

Speaking of the recipes in her latest book, Monya said, “I’m particularly drawn to a portioned and frozen ground beef mix that can be portioned and then used in so many recipes in the book where I finish them all differently.

“These include Spicy Bolognese, Mum’s Curry and Rice, enchiladas, sloppy joes and even a keto lasagna.

“I think readers will be delighted because I’m often asked on social media for more batch-to-table recipes that the whole family can enjoy – and Budget Keto Kitchen has many family favorites that no one will even suspect is keto.”

So how do you start incorporating the keto diet into your daily routine?

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Essentially, Monya recommended “keep carbs very low, protein moderate, and natural fats high.”

Whenever possible, processed foods are best avoided.

Monya continued, “With a very low carb intake, there are no spikes in blood sugar – and subsequent crashes.

“Plus there’s the very welcome addition of weight loss, mental clarity and endless energy.”

Monya further explained the benefits of the diet, saying, “Without carbs, your body will tap into fat for energy.

“Fat is a clean and consistent source of energy. This metabolic change leads to a process called ketosis – a completely natural and healthy state for the body.”

Other foods and drinks Monya advised against were alcohol and desserts.

She said: “I wouldn’t recommend adding alcohol early in a person’s journey if the ultimate goal is weight loss.

“Alcohol slows down the weight loss process because of the way it is metabolized.

“As for the occasional pasta or sugary dessert, I wouldn’t recommend that at all.

“You’re going to fall out of ketosis, so it’s not worth it for me.

“It’s so much easier to just make a lifestyle change — and stick with it.

“With a good understanding of the basics and the support of family and friends, it’s a no-brainer.”

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