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Your Keto Journey #40: How to Get a Jump on 2019 Meal Planning

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Jump into 2019 with a head start on your meal planning activities that will help you when it comes to dinner time at your household. Learn how in today’s "Your Keto Journey"© post

Do this in 5 Easy Start Now Steps:


Look for Keto-friendly recipes everywhere you go.  Good food recipes can be found online.  In social media posts.  In magazines that you find in the doctor, dentist, or other medical offices while you wait.

You may even have friends who are eating Keto style who will share good tasting recipes with you.

WE do it this way:  We follow the recipe exactly the first time we make it.  Then if the meal passes the taste test in our family, we decide what we really liked and what we would change the next time.

This is the basis for the way the recipe will be prepared next time.  When you get input from those who are eating, you have their buy-in to eat well and possibly the willingness to help you cook!


Your spouse and children will be more interested in cooking with you when you make things light and fun!  Let them use methods that may not be the same as you use.  Let them experiment.  Let them be as unique as they are.  Be sure to laugh with them –not at them.  No one likes to be made fun of.


It is not “bad” to want a little sweetness in your diet.  There are good sugar substitutes out there such as Truvia, Stevia, and Swerve.  You can also use 100% maple syrup if you add lightly.  Getting several recipes that have a little sweetness in them is a good move if you want to keep the whole family interested in eating Keto style for the long term. 

Refusing to have a sweet recipe or two on hand will only serve to tempt family members to grab a “full-sugar sweet” on the sly.

Be forewarned, that as you eat Keto style consistently, you may actually develop a taste that does not require a lot of sweet to satisfy.  We have noticed that we do not require or desire nearly the amount of sugar that we used to eat.  In fact, when we try new foods, we can readily taste any sweetness in that food.  Depending upon your individual taste, you may like or dislike extra sweetness in your foods – even your desserts!


Go ahead and pick out a clothing item or needed wardrobe item as a way to reward yourself for sticking to your new way of eating.  Decide how many pounds you still need to lose or choose the weight you desire.  Once you reach that desired weight, by using your KCL number, you can maintain your desired weight.

For more information on your KCL number, see Your Keto Journey #9.


By choosing to dine out less, you will save money and carbs.  With the money you save by not eating out so often, you can save for fun items like pots and pans, bowl sets, fancy utensils, dishes and even mugs for your favorite Keto Coffee recipe.

Encourage yourself by remembering that many so called “healthy” restaurants actually prepare and serve foods that include coatings that include sugar.  By coatings, I am talking about crusty nuts on salads.  Glazes on vegetables.  Sauces, gravies and salad dressings whose ingredients are not listed on the menu, but include more sugar than you probably desire.


By getting a jumpstart on your meal planning for 2019, you are saving both time and money.

You are also thinking about including family members in the cooking process.  By making the cooking experience fun for spouse and children, you are creating quality time together with those you love and appreciate.  You may discover that cooking together is a wonderful opportunity to remind your spouse and children how much you love them!

Happy Cooking.  Happy Eating.  Happy New Year!

I Love You Keto Family. There are worthwhile resources at my website sourced and created for YOU!

Visit my website and check out the “Resources” page.  There you will find a link to “Dr. Colbert’s Keto Zone Diet” book.  I highly suggest you read it.  If nothing else, borrow the book from your local public library.  If they don’t have it, ask them to get a copy that you may borrow.

Share your experiences, good or bad, with your Keto family here at www.YourKetoJourney.com.  Scroll down and leave your comment.

Share this blog with someone you love and care about.  I’m here for you!

Good Day, Good Week and Good Health to you all!

See you next time!



© 2018 Kat Heil 2018 Kat Heil, LLC

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