How To Do Lazy Keto – What is Lazy Keto? Cooking Lazy Keto Meals. My definition of Lazy Keto and how I get results without following a strict Ketogenic Diet.
How To Do Lazy Keto
When you’re following a diet like the low carb, Ketogenic diet, you can choose to follow it strict or lazy. Generally strict Keto means tracking your macros and calories to make sure you’re consuming macros to get into Ketosis. As an aside my Husband thought that Lazy Keto meant me getting him to make meals for me, and while I guess that is accurate, in this blog post, I’ll share what Lazy Keto actually means to me.
To me, Lazy Keto involves NOT tracking. I don’t track my calories, macros or carbs. In the very beginning of my Keto Diet journey, I looked up the foods I was eating in google and then made note of what macros are in common foods I have.
So, I googled – macros in sour cream or macros in mushrooms and then wrote them down in a notebook. I used that to track initially for a couple of weeks to understand the macros of foods which I enjoyed over and over again.
Once I knew what made up a typical Keto meal, I stopped tracking and just made sure my plates were as low carb as possible and full of healthy fats. (Check out my recipe index for lazy keto meal ideas!)
For an idea of what I buy when grocery shopping, here’s a video of a typical Keto Diet food haul. By filling my kitchen with Keto foods, it makes it easy to create easy keto meals.
How Do You Know It’s Working?
To check that I’m in Ketosis, and stay there, I measure using Keto sticks. (These are the ones I use.) I find that confirming that I’m in Ketosis shows that what I’m doing is working.
Also, when I’m in Ketosis I have a wonderful level of energy and vitality which usually is also a clue that what I’m doing is working.
Throw Out The Scale
Through my last Keto stint, I weighed myself most days. The number on the scale had way more impact on my day and overall feelings than it should have. If the number went sideways or up, then I tried to analyse the previous day and would feel down and despondent.
I decided that for Keto this time around, I’m not going to weigh myself. (It helps that we have just moved to Ireland and don’t have scale, so we just won’t be buying one. )
I have to say that it’s incredibly liberating. Feeling my weight loss rather in my clothing and seeing it on my face in the mirror, instead of a number on a scale telling me whether I’m successful or not.
Keto Without Stress
I find that this way of following Keto is so much less stressful than strict Keto. Just enjoy the food and the health benefits without the stress associated with numbers on the scale or in a calorie tracker.
There can be so much stress associated with accurately tracking your food and then the silly number on the scale can create even more stress. Taking out those elements just means that you can just get on with this way of life without numbers holding you back.
My Keto Experience
I’m publishing this blog post at the 2 week mark in my journey back to Keto. I shared a video talking you through how I do Lazy Keto and my experience being back on Keto..
If you’d like to join me and get started with Keto, or back onto it again, then here are some posts to inspire you:
Keto Tips For Beginners – tried and tested tips to get started with the Keto Diet.
How To Get Into Ketosis – the steps I take to get into Ketosis.
How To Start The Keto Diet – the steps to take to get started with the Keto Way.
7 Day Keto Diet Plan – a week of meal ideas to inspire you with low carb breakfasts, lunches and dinners.