How To Do Lazy Keto – What is it? Cooking Lazy Low Carb Meals and my plan explained for how I get results without tracking macros or following a strict Ketogenic Diet.
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.
Lazy Keto Means No Tracking
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 Lazy Keto 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.