Cut out carbs?
Pfffft. Most people would look at you like you're crazy--why would you do such a thing?!
Starting out on a ketogenic diet can seem a bit daunting and challenging at first, we’ll admit that—like really, what am I going to eat?—but we promise, it’s really not that bad! If you set yourself up for success, prepare, and are ready to go, that transition period will fly by in no time and you’ll never look back.
And if you’re new to the keto world, you can read everything you need to know ketosis here.
But in the meantime, we're giving you 3 of our top tips for starting out on a keto diet to guarantee you success. Follow these steps to help prepare your mind, body, and environment for the journey you're about to take! 

Ketao's top 3 tips to get you started on a keto diet

1. Do a kitchen overhaul

Getting rid of temptation is the easiest and best way to stick to keto.

If you know you don't exactly have the strongest willpower to say no to what's in front of you, especially if it's something you love that isn't keto-friendly, remove it from the picture so you don't have to say no to begin with. If it's not there, it's not going to call your name to eat it.

Once you’ve done that, go through your kitchen and swap out the non-keto foods with keto-friendly alternatives.

If you need to, post a list of keto-friendly foods on your fridge so it’s handy when you need it.

  1. Clean out your kitchen—get rid of carb-laden foods from cupboards, the fridge, freezer, pantry, or anywhere else you may store them
  2. Meal plan—look through keto recipes and plan out your week so you know what you need at the supermarket and you're not panicking trying to improvise
  3. Check food labels—carbs can be sneaky, so ensure you’re checking the nutrition labels for hidden carbs (hint: sauces are a big one!)
  4. Make keto-friendly swaps—swap your grain-based flours for nut flours; get rid of starchy veggies and swap for low-carb alternatives; freeze your high-carb fruits and replace them with fresh berries

Here’s a quick tip:

If you’re a sweets person and cutting out sweets cold turkey is killing you, check out Keto Custard. Ketao Keto Custard is our brand new keto-friendly dessert that's high in plant protein, vegan, dairy free, and contains healthy fats to keep you fulland curb that sweet tooth. It’s a healthy snack or dessert option that's packed with vegan pea protein, cacao, and MCT powder to aid digestion, keep you fuller for longer, and satisfy that sugar carving while still remaining in ketosis.


2. Eat the right amount of keto-friendly foods

How much you eat is a huge dictator of whether or not you will lose weight, gain weight, or maintain.

It's the simple principles of calories in versus calories out. If you burn more than you eat, you'll lose weight; if you eat more than you burn, you'll gain weight. Make sense?

If you’re sticking to keto-friendly foods and still not getting close to where you want, you may need to be a bit stricter on tracking your food intake.

Keto calculators are a great way to find out how much you should be eating for your body and physical activity levels. But also ensure that you:

  • Are sticking to 35g net carbs maximum (total carbs – fiber = net carbs)
  • Eating adequate protein to maintain muscle mass

Once you've nailed those two, you can manipulate your daily fat intake to support weight loss or gain. More fat to maintain or gain, and less fat to lose. 

(you can download a FREE copy of our keto cheat sheet to help you) 

3. Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst

The one downside that often turns people away from keto immediately is what we call the keto flu—a collection of flu-like symptoms that happen as your body adapts to low-carb; usually it happens due to carb withdrawal and electrolyte imbalances.

To avoid it happening or mitigate some of the nasty feelings, here’s what you can do:

  1. Know the symptoms—be aware of what you could feel: fatigue, mental fogginess, headache, muscle aches (don’t worry, they should disappear within a few days)
  2. Increase your water intake
  3. Take some electrolytes (sodium, potassium, and magnesium)
  4. Eat more fats

And there’s one other thing you can do—take Keto Activate. In either a powder form or capsules, Keto Activate is a high-quality exogenous ketone supplement designed to help get you into ketosis quicker.

If you want to read more about how to get into ketosis, check out this quick read.

There you have it, our top 3 tips for a successful transition to the keto lifestyle. We promise that once you start and you begin to see results, you'll be hooked and wondering how you ever ate differently.

But if you want to take things a step further, try out some of our other keto-friendly products!

COLLAGEN CREAMER —The most comprehensive collagen creamer on the market, Collagen Creamer is a rich and delicious blend of collagen, MCT, grass-fed butter, coconut, and avocado. With zero carbs, high-quality fats, and lean protein, it's the perfect addition to your morning coffee that will keep you focused and energized all day long.


KETO CLEANSE— A natural cleansing formula to support a healthy gut and proper digestion while on keto. Keto Cleanse combines four effective and natural herbs that help to:

  • Cleanse toxins and help your digestive system work effectively
  • Improve overall digestion
  • Promote liver and bowel health
  • Reduce bloating