Ok ok you are ready to do this Keto diet thing...Dont eat Carbs, eat a lot of fat...got it... Well unfortunately its not quite that easy. I remember when I first decided to try keto, I had been reading a lot about it and following a bunch of inspo pages on Instagram. I was feeling pretty knowledgable and ready until I walked into the grocery store that is... I was suddenly flooded with anxiety and felt like all that knowledge I thought I had dropped right out of my head. I had no idea what was good and what wasn't. It looked like everything I picked up had carbs in it, I was like whoa this is going to be harder than I thought.... Well come to find out, I didn't really know what I was looking at on those labels. I had no idea what "NET CARBS" even was. You don't have to know every detail about the Nutrition label but it is important to know the basics and what pertains to your particular macros. Let me break down the basics for you.
One of the more challenging pieces to the KETO diet can be monitoring your protein intake. Eating excess protein on this diet can prevent the body from reaching ketosis. In the absence of carbs the body will convert protein to glucose for energy. Which is why it is important to limit protein intake to no more than 35 grams per meal if possible.
There are obviously quite a few components to the nutrition label that we have not covered but in terms of being able to grocery shop and find foods that will fit your macros this should be a good start. As long as you can calculate your serving size and your net carbs with some basic math you are well on your way to KETOSIS :-)