Originally posted on http://blog.amplemeal.com/2017/12/complete-beginners-guide-keto/.
Welcome to part three of our series on ketosis!
Let’s get to it!
A ketogenic diet is built around your macronutrient ratio the balance of fat, protein, and carbs you eat. The general guidelines are:
There’s wiggle room here. You may be able to stay in keto with 10-15% carbs; your friend may need to stay at 5%. Everyone’s a little different. A good place to start is down the middle:
Assuming you eat 2,000 calories a day, that would be:
Here’s a good calculator for figuring out your macros. Once you have your numbers, you’re ready to begin your keto journey.
One thing to keep in mind: you want a…