The three terms dirty, lazy and squeaky clean keto are often confusing to someone starting this lifestyle. I know it was for me and I felt silly asking in a group that clearly already knew their stuff. So what exactly do these terms mean? Dirty and Lazy Keto almost make you wanna think twice before looking too deep into the keto way of life, but I assure you it’s not as bad as it sounds. I am going to explain to you though why I recommend practicing squeaky clean keto.
What is clean keto anyway? Do I clean while eating keto? Is it an exercise? Not to worry, it’s nothing more than eating properly on Keto. Eating the healthy carbs like above ground organically grown vegetables. For your fats, you would be eating the healthy ones like coconut oil, olive oil, avocado’s and the list goes on. For your moderate protein, you would want to be eating grass fed/organic meats. So, you don’t have to clean your keto food before you eat it unless it’s to wash some above ground veggies.
I guarantee you will feel 100% better living a clean keto lifestyle. I can guarantee this because I’ve experimented in all three, clean, dirty and lazy keto. I understand not everyone metabolizes the same but you will definitely feel noticeably better after your body adapts.
Live your lifestyle the squeaky clean keto way!
Sounds awful right? Like you’re doing something wrong, well in my opinion that’s because you are. If you are going to try to cheat or find loop holes in getting healthy you’re doing it for the wrong reasons. I was always taught if you’re going to do something, do it the right way. Or at least to the best of you’re ability.
So I’m sure by now you’ve got a good idea what Dirty Keto might be. It’s eating within your daily macros, but making unhealthy choices for food. Like for an example: eating a hand full of chips, or a block of cheese. Mind you cheese is not unhealthy but it is when you’re over eating it, everything in moderation.
Yes you would still potentially lose weight, but you won’t benefit from all the other amazing things that happen when you live a proper Keto lifestyle. Why limit yourself to only one benefit when you can have it all.
Personally, if I eat just one piece of toast or even one spoonful of white rice, that night I’m dying of heart burn. The next day I’m feeling bloated and tired. It’s insane the difference you feel when you treat your body right. I wish I had realized this at a younger age.
Don’t be filthy, practice clean Keto!
This one isn’t as bad as you might imagine and it certainly doesn’t make you feel dirty. It just means you don’t track your macros. In my opinion this is fine if you have a good foundation and understanding of Keto. What and how much to eat each day, to safely stay within your macros.
When I first started I downloaded an app to help me track and there are many options out there. Such as MyFitnessPal and Carb Manager to name a couple. Or you can do it the old-fashioned way with pencil and paper.
I personally didn’t stop tracking until just this year, to be honest some days I still go over. It’s tricky to stay within your macros and not track, unless you’re eating the exact same thing every day. Let’s be honest that kind of lifestyle is not going to last.
So my advice to you would be to track until you know without a doubt what you can safely eat in a day without going over.
Some people get intimidated by having to track macros but the apps really make it quite easy. It also doesn’t take up too much of your time, once you get the app set up and are used to it. So I would suggest against relaxing into sloth mode for at least a couple of years.
I can usually tell now, If I’ve eaten too much of one macro by the way I feel. If I do suspect I’ve gone over, I get my trusty Keto Mojo ketone meter out to either put my mind at ease or confirm my fear. Yet another great reason to own one of these heavenly inventions, it takes the guessing out of the equation.
I’ve been doing this for approximately two years now on and off. I’ve been off Keto long enough to realize I don’t like how I feel when I’m not putting healthy foods in my body. Keto has impacted my life positively in so many ways.
I have also spent hours researching and learning everything I can. That much hasn’t changed as I continue to delve deeper into the world of Keto, I understand there is so much more to learn. I would suggest you do the same. Yes I have a LOT of amazing information here, but I am not the only one.
I would like to mention some resources that have helped me on my journey. When, I first started keto the first promoter of Keto I stumbled across was a man by the name of Thomas Delauer. Yes ladies he is easy on the eyes and full of energy but I quickly learned he was pricey if I wanted more information.
Another person I quickly found was Dr. Eric Westman who made the keto diet sound like a walk in the park. He simplified it, and his explanation was exactly what I needed to get started.
Then I found my way into the world of Steve Keto Gonzo. This man is an inspiration alone without even bringing in the keto lifestyle. I won’t spoil it for you, you can find him on YouTube and all social media. His story is very heartfelt and inspiring, it’s amazing what he fought through to get where he is today. He is dedicated to the Keto lifestyle and I would refer to him as a Keto guru. I’ve watched all of his YouTube videos and sometimes refer back to them.
There are many sources out there to expand your knowledge about this way of life. Recently I have been checking in with “The Countess of Low Carb“. She is also a great supporter and resource to attaining the keto lifestyle.
It’s a great idea to join a couple Keto groups for support and learning tools. All the people I have already mentioned all have groups through social media, as do I. If you haven’t already checked it out, you can find it on Facebook under “Keto On“.
I hope this information has been useful for you and I look forward to your return visits. As Always please leave me a comment below or email me with any concerns.