Your Keto-Friendly Phase 1Article posted in: Keto Friendly
The endless amount of research speaks for itself: A low carb diet works. The problem with low carb dieting is it takes a LOT of meal prep work paired with a knowledge of how to cut back on carbs— all while ensuring you’re still getting the proper amounts of lean proteins, healthy fats and veggies. And who has time to figure that out? We have good news! South Beach does all the work for you, including keeping our Phase 1 “Keto-Friendly.” As Keto continues to be a growing trend in the health and wellness world, we wanted to include a Keto-Friendly Phase 1 option to our meal plan to continue making weight loss and weight maintenance easy for everyone!
Leading our Keto-Friendly Phase 1 lifestyle means sticking to foods like lean proteins, poultry, fish, seafood and eggs. You can also enjoy healthy fats like avocado, nuts (in moderation), olive oil and cheese (yes, you can still have cheese!). It’s also important to ensure you are getting in three servings of non-starchy veggies like leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower and celery. Check out our non-starchy veggie cheat sheet here >
For our Keto-Friendly 7-day body reboot, you will be receiving five days of specially selected South Beach breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and Simply Fit Shakes. Our delicious Dark Chocolate Nut Bars and Simply Fit Shakes will be enjoyed as a morning and afternoon snack. We also give you added flexibility to incorporate two Keto-Friendly DIY breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks into your meal plan—more on that later!
Our Keto-Friendly Phase 1 limits net carb intake to 40 grams per day. To guarantee you are staying within net carb limits, we suggest limiting non-starchy veggie servings to three each day. Normally, your body looks to carbs as its first source of fuel. But by keeping your carb intake intentionally lower on Phase 1, your body may start to turn to an alternate energy source instead: Your fat. Burn fat and you’ll lose weight—simple as that! Check out how your body resets during Phase 1 by following the chart below:
Our “Keto-Friendly” Phase 1 meal plan is designed to deliver about 40 grams of “net carbs” (i.e. total carbs less dietary fiber and sugar alcohols) per day. It is not “strict keto” or intended to allow individuals to achieve or maintain nutritional ketosis.
So what exactly will you be eating during Phase 1? Take a look at our Keto-Friendly Phase 1 breakdown for women and men below:
Wondering where you should start? Take a look at two days of Phase 1 sample menus below and be sure to add in three servings of non-starchy veggies each day:
By using our guidelines of allotted lean proteins, healthy fats and veggies you can have each day, you can easily whip up a delicious keto-friendly DIY dish. As always, we want to make losing weight easy and attainable for on-the-go lifestyles. Which is why we’ve created a complete Keto-Friendly Grocery Guide so you know exactly which lean proteins, healthy fats and veggies you should be eating. Click here for our Keto-Friendly Grocery Guide >