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Your Keto Journey PROGRESS – Your Keto Success is Progressive.

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Big changes rarely happen overnight. When you drive to work and see road construction, it is likely that you drive by the construction site for days, weeks, sometimes many months before the project is complete.

It is the same way with your Keto Diet.  Learn more in today’s Your Keto Journey© post.


At first, we start out with just 20 carbs per day.  The reason?  By consuming only 20 carbs per day in your 1500 calorie eating plan for women or 2000 calorie eating plan for men, you will lose weight.

Stay with 20 carbs per day until you drop to your ideal weight.  

Then once you arrive at your destination, you slowly add back carbs.  Choose a suitable incremental increase like 10 more carbs per day.  This is where label reading and priorities come into play.  You get to pick and choose where you will get your additional carbs.  You might choose an organic soup, beans, or other vegetable like carrots or even acorn squash from which to add your carbs.  See my blog post #9 – What is your KCL Number.

Be watchful on how many carbs per SERVING SIZE.  For example, if you are having organic vegetable soup and the label tells you that there are 10 carbs in a half can of soup, then you can only eat a half can of that soup.  Yes, you are on the honor system, but HONESTY is the way that you will come to your desired goal in the shortest amount of time.  Like anything else in life, cheating will get you absolutely nowhere fast.  For more help, see my blog post #5 – Label Reading.

So for the next week, you will be eating 30 carbs per day.  Then, the following week or two, add 10 more carbs to your daily intake.  Do this for another week or two, then go ahead and add another 10 more carbs per day.  You get the idea here.

You will likely find yourself somewhere between 70 and 100 carbs per day – being the measure of carbohydrates you can have daily without gaining or losing weight.

Weigh yourself weekly at the same time and day each week so you can monitor weight gain or loss.  What you want to do is get to the point where you have found your KCL number.  This is the number of carbs you may consume daily without gaining or losing weight each week on a consistent basis.

Note:  If you gain more than 2 pounds, cut back your carbohydrate intake per day.

Best results come when you:

  1. Stick to your daily carb limit.
  2. Pick and choose which carbs you will allow each day.
  3. Be smart about sweets.

Did you know that there are carbohydrate friendly recipes that will actually taste pretty good without overloading you on carbs?

Dr. Colbert has a blog that includes some pretty good recipes that you should look into.  For example, Dr. Don Colbert has a sensational chocolate fat bomb recipe.  You can also google a recipe called “Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse”.  As always, when we first make a recipe we follow the directions exactly.  Then after our taste test, we make changes to suit our taste buds.

We also got a chocolate chip cookie recipe from Dr. Colbert that we altered slightly and it makes wonderful cookies – just the way we like them.  I can tell you this, with the lower amounts of sugar we have been eating, goodies like cookies don’t have to be laden with sugar anymore to taste good!

And remember your sugars.  For more in depth information – See my blog post #15 – SUGAR – What to keep in mind to stay healthy.  Think Stevia, Truvia, Monk Fruit, 100% organic pure maple syrup, or even Palm Sugar from here on out.  Forget the candy bars and ice cream with all the junk in them.

Again those blog posts that will provide additional information are:

Your Keto Journey© at www.KatHeil.com

Blog Post #5 – Label Reading

Blog Post #9 – What is Your KCL Number?

Blog Post #15 – SUGAR – What to keep in mind to stay healthy.

Scroll down and let me know what your biggest challenge or concern is with your keto diet.

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Visit www.KatHeil.com 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!


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