Keto Tips, Tricks, and Shopping Lists #KETOKAT

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What’s up guyssss?

#KetoKat is back and sharing everything I know from my experiences on the keto diet.

AND before you come for me, let’s just be upfront and honest here. I am NOT a nutritionist, dietician, or doctor. I am simply someone who has had great success with the keto diet sharing my favorite keto tips, tricks, and shopping lists!

I started the diet 9/9/20 and will be updating this post throughout my journey. Find my weight and results and the very end of this post.

Keto Tips

  • Stock your fridge and give yourself plenty of time to prepare. I usually give myself about two weeks to clean out the fridge and pantry and mentally prepare for the lifestyle change. This is the most important thing to keep in mind from my keto tips because you really have to prep for this diet.
  • Drink lots of water! Dehydration is one of the most common side effects of the ketogenic diet. Many people overlook how much more water you should be drinking when you are on a low carb diet. I keep my BKR bottle full and next to me at all times.
  • Feel like you are coming down with the keto flu? Have an awful headache? Take a shot of pickle juice #trustme Just make sure that you stick to the correct pickle juice! The simpler the ingredient list, the better.
  • Are you starting to smell? It happens and it happened to me -> brush your teeth multiple times a day, chew sugar-free gum, and drink that chlorophyll water <- a natural deodorant <- one of my favorite keto tips.

and remember this ->



This means you set the maximum that you can consume per day – typically up to 20 to 30 grams per day for most people. If you go under this number, that’s okay! It’s not a hard goal, just a limit. I highly recommend using the KetoDiet app to create your goals.


This means you want to reach this number each day, so try not to go below the goal. Going over a little bit is also okay, but a large excess in protein might convert to glucose and kick you out of ketosis; how easily this happens varies from person to person.


After your carb limit and protein goal, the remaining calories you need for the day come from fat. This is what keeps you satisfied and provides the majority of your energy source.

You can use fat as a lever, increasing it up or down, based on your goals. Increase it if you’re hungry, decrease it to lose weight, but remember you can’t go too low (don’t get caught in the outdated “fat is bad” trap) since it’s your main energy source.


  • KetoDiet | upgrade to the pro version for $2.99 a month <- it is 100% worth it


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Thrive Market

This is an excellent option for keto pantry items at an excellent discounted price.

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Organic Asparagus

Organic Arugala

Organic Spinach – I buy 3 to 4 bags. Lots of leafy greens are key to keto success!

Shredded Cabbage

Riced Cauliflower

Green Onions

Cut Onions (because I hate chopping them -> but be careful lots of carbs in onions)

Teeny Tiny Avocados

Bok Choy – I am obsessed with bok choy right now! Cook it in coconut amino acids, garlic and butter.


Cubed Pancetta

Pork Belly – The boxed fully cooked product is so good.

Chicken Breakfast Sausage

Smoked Ahi Tuna/Salmon

Organic bone broth

Dairy/Deli/Prepared Foods

Kerry Gold – I like to have 3 to 4 on hand at all times.

Heavy Cream – I usually snag two. I use it in my coffee and in almost everything I cook.

Mozzarella Rolloni

Cheddar Snack Pack

Shredded Unexpected Cheddar

Folio Parmesan Cheese Wraps

Cauliflower Thins – These are a new product and a HARD yes. Buy as many as you can get your hands on. I’ve been making keto-friendly Papa John’s breadsticks out of them. Slice them into strips and pop them in the oven to toast. Make a butter/herb mixture. Coat the cauliflower thins in them and reverse plenty for a dipping sauce.

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip


Avocado’s Number Guacamole To Go

Columbus Hard Salami


Riced Cauliflower Stirfry

Green Vegetable Foursome

Mashed Cauliflower

Langostino Tails

Shrimp Burgers


Kale Chips

Oven-Baked Cheese Bites – Always get the truffle if it is in season!

Chomps Grass-Fed Beef Sticks

Truffle Marcona Almonds – I can clear the entire bag in one sitting! <- Don’t do that! Snag a couple for an afternoon snack


Pitted Salted Manzanilla Olives – Keep this in your bag at all times! The perfect keto snack.

21 Trader Joe’s Snacks That’ll Help You Stick To Your Keto Diet

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(more to come -> I will be updating this every day)


favorite keto cooking tools


  • Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Soup – I seriously crave a cheeseburger when I’m on the keto diet (especially when I’m hungover) and this soup fulfills everything I need and more. This is my favorite keto recipe and one of my favorite keto tips.
  • Keto Broccoli Cheddar Soup – This soup is a little thin compared to your traditional Brocolli Cheddar Soup, but extra creamy and delicious.
  • Slow Cooker “Better Than Botox” Bone Broth – I used this recipe as a guide but I made some major modifications. I roasted the beef neck, marrow, and knuckle bones in the oven on a baking sheet before I put them in the slow cooker <- I feel like this is a very important step. Every other recipe that I found included roasting the bones! I also added in a jalapeno with all the vegetable scraps and let it cook for 36 hours. The second time I made this recipe I added in peppercorns, extra salt, and an extra splash of apple cider vinegar. THIS was by far my best go at it!

Snacks and Bites



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w1 | 162 pounds 9/9/20

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