I only recommend resources that I have used and am still using to this day. Below is a list of resources I believe everyone should have if they want to successfully adapt to a keto diet.
Yes cutting carbs out of your diet can be hard, especially if you don’t know what to replace it with – after using JUST THIS ONE cookbook, I have literally stayed in ketosis ever since I got it. This cookbook is a life-changer for beginners and veterans.
This is my single most used and praised ketogenic recommendation purely because what you eat is the most important part of the diet. Once you pick up this book, you will use it religiously and will be amazed at how good keto food can actually be.
Kegenix is my go-to exogenous ketone because it’s actually developed by a world-renowned ketogenic doctor, Dom D’agostino. Do a google search on him and you’ll be surprised by the amount of work he’s put to the advancements of ketogenic dieting.
By Jeff Volek and Stephen Phinney. One of the most cited and popular books in the ketogenic diet industry. Many of the principles that are taught out there stem from this book. You can also find an in depth review of the book here.
An absolute staple for any keto dieter. MCT oils help convert fats directly into energy. Even when you have consumed carbs previously, MCT Oil will help you enter ketosis much faster.
Just like MCT oils, coconut oil is another staple that I use every single day. Matter of fact what I like to do is mix both coconut, MCT oil, and ghee then blend it into my coffee. It’s a staple in the ketogenic diet and to name just a few other uses are for keto fat bombs, used in cooking, and especially to make a bulletproof coffee.
Also known as clarified butter, is part of the trifecta that I blend into my keto coffee every morning. This gives me sustained energy and helps me stay in ketosis.
As you know, when going ketogenic, it is crucial to keep your electrolytes at proper levels. ZMA’s (Zinc Monomethionine Aspartate, Magnesium Aspartate and Vitamin B6) are great because it restores your magnesium levels as well as zinc. Both of which are flushed out when entering ketosis.
It’s very important to actually measure whether your are in ketosis or not. Using a ketone meter is the most accurate way to do so. It’s a little pricy but well worth it if you’re serious about the keto diet.
Nowhere near as accurate as a ketone meter but it can still detect whether or not you have traces of ketones in your body. The argument with ketone strips is that when your body utilizes ketones efficiently, you won’t be pissing out ketones as much and the only way for these strips to work is by your body expunging the ketones through your pee.
I believe it’s essential to have a daily superfood powder in your diet. Especially when going keto, some people become deficient in certain nutrients so it is absolutely crucial to include some sort of superfood powder in your life. This is the one that I use every day.
That’s it for now. I’ll update this list as I change the things I use but at the moment, the resources above are what I use each and every day and have never felt better because of it.