How To Start The Ketogenic Diet | What You Must Know!

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How To Start The Ketogenic Diet | What You Must Know! is a definitive quick start guide that tells you everything you need to know about correctly doing the ketogenic diet.

How to start the ketogenic diet is the most frequently asked question I receive. I also find that many people who say they are following the ketogenic diet are following some odd variation that is not the ketogenic diet at all. This is why I believe a ketogenic diet for beginners was necessary for my channel.

If you want to know how to do the ketogenic diet properly it starts with consuming the proper foods, the proper vegetables, fats, meats, and sweeteners. These foods that your consuming are specifically chosen to be low in carbohydrates and high in nutrient content. The keto diet is a very nutritious diet as it specifically focuses on nutrient dense foods.

Keto for beginners is not that difficult if you have the right direction. In this video, I don't talk about every food you can eat while on keto, but I give you the top foods that people are eating. This allows for you to get started and have an incredible understanding. I recommend buying a keto cookbook and I picked out one of my favorites. It will allow you get meal plans and tons of great recipes that you can enjoy daily. A good cookbook will also give you further insight on all the foods you can have while doing the ketogenic diet.

The question of 'How to start the ketogenic diet?' ends right here with this video. Once you watch this video you'll have the information that most people don't have. You will be well on your way to a low carb diet and how to do the ketogenic diet correctly.

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  1. Scooter Wilson on August 25, 2018 at 3:47 am

    You have described Keto better than anyone else, thank you.

    • Arlene Dean on November 16, 2018 at 3:25 pm

      Scooter Wilson l

    • NABILROMY on November 29, 2018 at 5:19 pm

      I’m suffering clinically depressed and extremely anxiety and agrophobiy( put on
      @scooter Wilson..I agree with you !
      he knows how to explain and make it easy to promoting heady to here and you are very good dr!
      Never forget that I’m obese a have to loose weight I’m 98 kg I must be p33 bim I hate myself cause.
      Always miss opportunities chances job traveling…friends when I told them about my mental health the don’t want to know that’s way I’m withdrawing from outside and my agoraphobia
      The systemic l’Indonésie is very bad
      Dr what is the medication you thing to help my to ask to my gp doctor….?
      With keto can you do :swimming,walking listening, running sport
      Please can you help me about my weight sel confident image
      Is very medication tide of medication and thi……..

    • Mona Sudler on February 10, 2019 at 8:25 pm


    • Chris Mason on March 11, 2019 at 12:05 pm

      Does anybody know if you can use argarve nectar as a sweetener?

    • MrPowerrangersrule on July 20, 2019 at 7:39 am

      Scooter Wilson YAAASS like he did it so well I’m so satisfied informed and impressed

  2. Katiemiller on September 28, 2018 at 3:10 am

    This video has really changed my views on my health. Im actually considering doing this diet or lifestyle so to speak. I’m addicted to sugar and bready carbs. I want to end it and start getting really toned and in shape. Thank you so much for sharing this video, you are truly inspirational!

    • Solo Vagant on September 29, 2018 at 8:45 am

      Do it Alexis, it’s life changing stuff.

    • IVanessa CalelG on October 15, 2018 at 3:08 pm

      Alexis Kelly me too.

    • chucker roo on October 23, 2018 at 10:01 pm

      Buckle down. Its not easy to follow. 100 % of the time

    • Miranda Sattaar El on October 28, 2018 at 5:21 pm

      You got this Alexis! Stay strong and don’t sway!

  3. Paul Naude on October 16, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    Well done doc. I went from a 34 waist to a 30 and no more sweating or breathing heavily when exercising. So much energy at 59 years old. My sugar switch (addiction / hunger) is “OFF”

    • Iridescence93 on January 8, 2019 at 11:11 am

      @Rumple Stiltskin Maybe he just wanted to feel better. Weight loss isn’t even the main benefit of keto, just a bonus,

    • Rumple Stiltskin on January 8, 2019 at 1:16 pm

      @Paul Naude A troll, A TROLL ? Touche’ Yup, I am. But I am also working on getting my weight down to 180 from my current 210, and I’ve already lost 30 bls. some of the latest investigations into diet have proven the being skinny is not healthy, depending on your age. Vegans are proof of this. Eating just fruits, vegetables and nuts is also not healthy. You may feel fine, but how is your Immune system Paul, because now is when you’ll need it in top notch shape as you enter your older years. Doctors and scientist have found that having a little fat on your body as you age is not as bad as they used to think, and may actually be healthy.

    • Joey Pchajek on May 17, 2019 at 11:28 pm

      @Rumple Stiltskin Dude you don’t have a clue what you’re taking about.

    • Joey Pchajek on May 17, 2019 at 11:29 pm

      @Iridescence93 He’s ignorant,,not a troll.

    • Ren Pilak on November 15, 2019 at 2:31 am

      Paul Naude , I’m jelly!! But, I’ll there, too!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Vince Conard on October 20, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    This is, by far, the best, most simple, most easy-to-understand explanation of the Keto diet that I’ve seen. Thank you so much for helping THIS Keto newcomer out!

  5. JR Ponce on October 27, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Literally the clearest Keto video on YouTube. Thank you!!!!

    • Francis Chavez on May 25, 2019 at 4:59 am

      Man i have been watching other gurus on keto and they just confuse me everyday. This is the best and all direct to the point!

  6. T Dub on October 30, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    I’ve been interested in trying Keto but many if the videos were broad. You really broke it down to where anyone could understand. I just started the intermittent dating on Monday 10/29 and will be adding Keto in real soon because of this video. Thank you so much.

  7. Evelyn Castro-Lake on November 6, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Great video. Straightforward and concise. My problem is the sugar addiction. Very tough to break that cycle of eating it especially since there’s so much of it hidden in foods or labeled in ways that folks wouldn’t know that it’s sugar, like sucrose and fructose.

  8. Aga Es on November 6, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    I came across this video and subscribed after watching it as it was really informative, not too overwhelming and easy to understand explanation of keto diet! Really liked it!
    I always suffered with bloated stomach after every meal literally and often stomach pain. I have been doing keto diet for 10 days now and already feel the difference – no pain and not as bloated as before although I do crave sweets and bread…hope the cravings will stop once I’m adapted 🙂

    • um adam on March 5, 2019 at 6:14 am

      Read it takes 21 days

  9. Leah on November 8, 2018 at 6:18 am

    Great video, straight to the meat! This is the beauty of the Ketogenic lifestyle ❤️

  10. Angie's Recipes on November 13, 2018 at 9:42 am

    I love all the veggies that you listed! My problem is that I eat lots of veggies, like about 1kg daily. I don’t miss fruits, haven’t had a single piece of fruit since I started keto 3 months ago. But if I didn’t eat enough veggies one day, I would crave so badly…so I want to know if it’s okay to eat that much of veggies ( mostly brussels sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower plus salads made with celery, kale, radicchio, bok choy, radish, etc.)?

  11. Cristina Inamine on November 21, 2018 at 3:52 am

    Dr Nick Zyrowski, thank you so much for your great explanations. I’m 65 years old and started the Ketonic Diet on November the1st because I had gained 27 lbs lately. I lost 11 lbs within a week, but then nothing happened….lol. Although I stopped taking 2 Janumet 500+50MG CO and 10 units of Lantus insulin daily, my tests are ranging from 90 to 126 mg/dl. My endocrinologist told me yesterday that my blood test for glycemic levels was at 110 mg/dl as usual, but there were a bit of protein traces in my urine, adding that I shouldn’t be concerned about it. I’ve been taking Emolax for a while due to constipation. My concern is that I had a cholecystectomy 24 years ago and some doctors say that it could be a problem while following a keto diet. Last week I got some headaches and cold symptoms, but are almost desisting. I would like to know if I can consume pork, besides in my area of Quebec its hard to find pasture-raised or organic foods, if I do its extremely expensive. God Bless you and your family. Shalom.

  12. gilberto gabetta on December 3, 2018 at 5:21 am

    Hi Dr Zyrowski, thank you for this great video. I’ve been dealing with Candida bacteria for a while. Got yeast infection many times and also thrush once. This diet might be a good choice for me since i can cut on sugar and carbs a lot. Do you think i could get help starting this diet with a coach at a gym. I don’t think i could do it by myself. Hope your response soon. Thank you!

  13. tadef123 on April 1, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Thank you for the great video!!
    I have wanted to start a better eating life style for a while now, but I don’t think I was completely ready until now. This week I found out that I have type 2 diabetes, my weight is currently 256 lbs and I have been referred to a diabetes clinic for consultation. Although I have been referred to this clinic it usually takes a few months to get started and get an appointment date to be seen. I want to get started asap and my question is: with diabetes is this diet safe to do, and is there any other videos you have or you can suggest to watch to help me get started with this diet? Also, forgot to mention that My doctor said at this point I don’t need medicine at this time, but I don’t know if that will change when I’m seen at the diabetes clinic. My Doctor said that if I am able to lose this weight I will have a good chance of not having diabetes any more?
    Thank you in advance for your suggestions!!!
    If any one else has any suggestions or tips as well that would be great 🙂

  14. Frankie Fernandez on April 21, 2019 at 9:42 am

    I was overweight with GOUT, migraines and right side pain (gal bladder stones?) The ketogenic diet healed me. Down 70 pounds and all that inflammation and pain gone within 6 months. I’ve known people to do KETO wrong and eat too much fat. They were eating bacon and sausage every day and got stuck after a few weeks of weight loss.. You can get plenty of good fats from other sources like raw nuts, eggs, coconut and MCT oils, butter, lard, avacados and beef with a little fat on it. So educate yourself with these channels because you only got one life. Take responsibility for your own health and spread this channel and other real doctors that actually heal and cure people with the KETO or natural way of eating, the way we’re intended to eat.

  15. Erin on April 24, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    This video was great! So easy to understand. I’ve seen 100 vids today that left me confused and hopeless 😫 thank you so much!!

  16. PrimoWendy on May 2, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    My husband has lung disease (hypersensitivity pneumonitis to be specific), his oxygen level when he is resting before keto was 92, we’ve been on keto for 3 weeks, he lost 15lbs (he started at 230) and his oxygen has risen to 93/94. He has GERD and has not taken his meds since starting and his sleep apnea is greatly improved, almost gone. I wish we had started keto sooner!!

    • Prasanna Shrestha on May 23, 2019 at 4:03 am

      Good to wishes ❤😊

    • Peris Ndirangu on September 22, 2020 at 12:24 am

      primowendy never to late my dear. Don’t give up. .. health is wealth

    • Live For Christ on November 27, 2020 at 2:18 am

      Have you tried giving to Christian healing ministries or Christian outreach ministries? Some I give to for healing are Benny Hinn’s Christian Ministry, Joseph Prince Christian Ministry, CBN’s 700 Club and Voice Of The Martyrs. Benny Hinn , Joseph Prince, and CBN’s 700 Club have a prayer request area on their websites you can enter your prayer requests. I give monthly gifts , I give 10% of my income. Also, I believe reading the Bible out loud for a few minutes healed me because my terrible neck pain vanished after I did. So I read the Bible out loud every day now. Maybe doing this will heal lung problems also I don’t know but it’s worth trying also. God bless and I hope you do try these. 😉🙏

    • cc on October 7, 2021 at 9:56 pm

      WOW….. THAT’S GREAT😁

  17. Xiaoxiao Lou on June 2, 2019 at 2:41 am

    Very thorough introduction. Also your 10% of carb recommendation gives me such a relief that I can never stick to 5% while I want to have 1 cup blueberries every day. And the Bonus tip of App recommendation is so great! Thank you so much!

  18. Mwadi ya Kin-Malebo on June 20, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    I want to personally thank you for attempting to provide a 101 guide on the Ketogenic diet. Now my comprehension is much better. I watched your video 4 times and took notes to follow to ensure I understand the process.
    Thank you for the time in helping us that have a myriad of illnesses.

  19. Claudia Oregel on July 19, 2019 at 2:42 am

    Best explanation of Keto that I’ve come across yet! I was having a hard time understanding macros, why high fat nutrients is important and which foods I can have/avoid. You’ve gained a subscriber ♥️ thank you!

  20. Roby Roby on July 20, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Thank you so much Dr. Nick for suggesting me to watch this video! I’m getting familiar with the Carb Manager App and I find it useful, most of all to be aware of what I’m getting so that I can “correct” a bit my diet.
    I don’t need to loose weight, I just want to keep in shape and live until 120 years old. Yes, seriously, if someone does, why not me? This is the reason why I care about what I’m eating. I don’t simply want to be fit from outside but most of all in the inside.
    Thank you so much for explaining so clearly everything. It really helps.

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