I am brand new to Keto, though it’s been on my radar for several years. I spent 5 years as a vegan (including 5 pretty miserable months 100% raw vegan!) and have been paleo-ish since October 2013. I’ve done a few whole30s over the years, and always feel absolutely incredible while I’m eating that way, especially when I maximize the fat/minimize the sugar.
My husband expressed interest in starting to eat Keto (He’s been listening to a nutritionist on a podcast for years and has brought it up a couple times but never been committed before now). I’ve worried about his health for many years (he LIVES on crackers, sugary cereal, ice cream, quesadillas…) but of course nagging and worrying does nothing to enact positive change!
So now that he’s expressed true interest, I am 100% in. I told him I’d eat this way too, and I am very excited about it. The tricky thing is that I am nursing (our youngest is 10 months old), so I don’t know how that changes what/how much I should eat… I also feel slightly overwhelmed when it comes to counting/tracking and figuring out the best plan for both of us. One thing I loved about the whole30 (and what made it so doable for me) was that there was no counting calories or macros. Now it seems the counting is essential to success on keto, and I feel daunted about that part, and making sure I’m doing the right thing with my nursing baby in mind (we have 4 young kids, and fortunately they’ll eat whatever we make, but I’ll still allow them to have their fruit, etc. The kids have never been big bread/cereal eaters so that won’t be a problem…)
Where should I start? Do we need ketone strips?
Thanks so much!