Getting started on the Low Carb/Keto lifestyle can be a bit overwhelming. Everyone has an opinion on what they think you should be doing or not doing. There are people that do the “if it fits my macros” way of Keto and others (like me) that really try to stick to a healthy, whole foods way of eating.
With that being said, I get lots of questions every week about what my favorite products are so I thought I’d put them here in one place so you can get started as soon as possible on your healthy journey.
Most of these products are ones I use or have used myself. I would never recommend anything I don’t 100% believe in and know to have a positive impact on the health of myself and my family. I cannot promise they will do the same for you…every body is different so be sure to listen to yours when trying new supplements.
This is not meant as medical advice. Just information on what I’ve found to work best for me. Some of these links may be affiliate links which just means I get a small commission for sending you their way. It still in NO WAY influences me to choose crappy products. If I don’t use, I don’t want you using it either.
I believe everyone should be taking 4 basic supplements – a multivitamin, vitamin D, fish oil and a probiotic. From there, I would prefer that you have bloodwork done or we review your genetics to figure out the best supplements to support YOUR body.
Multivitamin <-Click this link and search for MicroplexVMz. This product contains all you need in a multivitamin plus essential oils to help soothe your stomach (many people have trouble taking supplements).
Fish Oil Plus Vitamin D <- Click this link and search for xEO Mega. This promotes healthy cardiovascular, nervous, and immune system function.*, supports healthy joint function and comfort.* and so much more.
Vitamin D – I take this Metagenics vitamin D because I feel that healthy levels of vitamin D need to be between 50-70 ng/mL. This brand also has Vitamin K which may help with bone health. Also vitamin D may be protective against breast cancer in post-menopausal women (read the study here) and another study shows blood levels over 60 ng/mL significantly reduced the risk for breast cancer in post-menopausal women (read here)
Probiotic – The gut is a tricky place. As much as we know about the body, we still have yet to really understand the bacteria in our guts. I like this probiotic because it is multi-strain – meaning it has lots of different kinds of bacteria – and it’s shelf stable – meaning you don’t have to put it in the refrigerator, where I will forget about it and never use it.
Protandim – Nrf2 Synergizer – this is an anti-oxidant that works amazingly well to help clean up debris in the body. I have seen great results with this myself.
These books will help you with the “why” of going low carb. The first two also point out the importance of the “when”.
The Big Fat Surprise – I LOVED this book so much! Explains the history of how the low fat diet took over and how they knew it was wrong all along.
Honestly I rarely use recipes, because my daughter is severely lactose intolerant and most Keto recipes include dairy. I do on occasion make her a separate meal and dig into some of these fun ones. We had an amazing Cheddar Chicken Broccoli Casserole from the Keto in Five dinner book the other night! YUM!
The Keto Diet – Esp if you’re dairy free too
Keto in Five – A bundle of 4 books all with recipes with 5 ingredients
Weekly Keto Weight Loss Meal Plans – delivered to your inbox weekly
My kids cringe when I find a food documentary…lol. I find that they help me remember the BIG picture of why I’m making healthier life choices while chocolate chip cookies are calling my name.
That Sugar Movie – on Netflix
The Magic Pill – on Netflix
Fasting – this one is on Amazon Prime
What the Health – I do NOT recommend this one for diet advice. In the first 10 min I had to stop the movie 3 times to scream at the screen because their information was so wrong. While I do agree that we MUST make a change in our food system and how we treat animals, I do not think you should go vegan because of this movie. Just make sure that you are sourcing your food well and not supporting these horrific practices. Look for pasture raised, grass-fed and wild caught.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.