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What do LeBron James, Busy Phillips, and Halle Berry have in common? They all attribute their fab physiques to the keto diet plan, a high-fat, low-carb diet that is currently blowing up the internet. According to Google Trends, the keto diet peaked in popularity in 2018, being the most search health-related topic.

There are 9 million #keto posts on Instagram, more than 69 million keto diet recipes on Pinterest and even a new “holiday” coined National Keto Day that occurred on January 5th. As the ketogenic diet becomes more mainstream, I wanted to send along some tips from Bulletproof to help readers get a kick-start. See below for what you need to know about the keto lifestyle.

How to Do Bulletproof Keto 101…

Easy Keto-Friendly Snacks to Get Started…

· An Easy Coffee Fix: One keto mainstay? Coffee made with grass-fed butter. No time to brew and blend? Choose a ready-to-drink option like Bulletproof Cold Brew Dark Chocolate + Collagen Protein. It’s already done the work for you — saving you some time, and making things easier. Especially in the morning.

· Keto-Friendly On-the-Go Bars … That Taste Like Dessert: “Keto-friendly snacking” often means kale crisps, broccoli spears or pork rinds. But what happens when you crave something sweet? Indulge in a Bulletproof Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Collagen Protein Bar. Try all five delicious flavors, and find your favorite. Then, put one (or several) in your backpack, stock them in your desk drawer or anywhere else that you’d like to keep a snack.

Additional Tips

· Stay Hydrated: One common side effect of a keto diet is dehydration. When your insulin levels drop on a low-carb diet, your body retains less sodium and water, making a keto diet slightly diuretic. Stay hydrated with plenty of water, and reload on electrolytes with bone broths, especially during the “keto flu” in the first few weeks of your diet.

· Alcohol Intake: Alcohol is not Bulletproof or ketogenic, but if you’re going to drink, stick to hard liquors in moderation. Beer (y’know, liquid bread), wine, and mixed drinks are bombs of hidden carbohydrates.

· Carb Timing: Stick to eating carbs at dinner, or even after dinner. Starting your day with carbs will spike your blood glucose in the morning, which sets you up for a yo-yo effect throughout the day. Instead, stick to fat and protein for stable energy throughout the day, with your carbs at night. You can actually make the post-carb energy crash work to your advantage if you time it so you get tired right around bedtime.

· Carb Quality: Choose high-quality starches like sweet potatoes, yams, carrots, pumpkin, and butternut squash. One caveat to the “no grains” rule is white rice. Because the lectins have been processed out, white rice tends to work well as a clean source of carbs, even if you’re healing from digestive issues or are sensitive to grains.

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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