Keto Compulsion

The keto life style


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.

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!


Dirty Keto

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!


Lazy 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.




My motivation

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.

Keto On!


20 thoughts on “Squeaky Clean Keto – How do you Keto?

  1. This was good information, thank you. I need to spend more time reading your posts and following your links. I do not intentionally follow the keto lifestyle but many of my eating habits conform to what you call keto and it has my curiosity up. I think I would only need to make a few simple adjustments to be there. One question, though. Do you track what your kids eat?

    1. Hey Theresa,

      No I do not track what my children eat as they are growing, I just limit their sugar intake as well as carbs as much as possible. Very good question though. I hope the keto lifestyle treats you all well, and please don’t hesitate to contact me for anything at all.


  2. Hey Amanda,
    Great article. I love reading your content, so well written and easy to understand. Thanks for the share, I would consider myself dirty and lazy right now as far as my diet goes. Sheww… It’s so hard to stay on track

    1. Hey Kandice,

      It is hard to stay on track and I have fallen time and time again but what keeps me getting back on is how amazing I feel when I’m in ketosis and burning fat for fuel instead of sugar. Then when I fall its insane how tired and run down I feel, I start retaining water and I’m super moody…Its crazy the difference your diet can make.

  3. I am just getting to know the difference between clean, dirty and lazy 
    I also thought the section on Keto and mental clarity to be interesting. The anti-inflammatory aspect caught my attention as I suffer badly from it and I’m wondering if Keto might help? Thanks again for a thought-provoking and lovely article. This is an eye opener for me

  4. Thanks for the motivation and advise towards living a squaky keto clean lifestyle. In fact, it’s the best thing to live a clean life so I don’t think anybody will oppose that notion, I really love what you said about, clean keto and the motivation you gave us. Have a nice day

  5. This is both inspiring and educative. living the keto lifestyle might look out difficult especially to someone who is just starting, however, following the footsteps of people like Steve keto Gonzo, and Dr. Eric Westman, one’s get the needed inspiration to continue. I agree with you; we have the clean, dirty and lazy keto eaters. It is only the clean eaters that experience the full benefit of switching to a keto lifesyle. 

  6. Good article from a good author and i appreciate the time and effort put to give this writeup and educate the general public what a clean, dirty and lazy keto is, while reading this article i asked myself what a keto is but i decided to read on and i got a good answer to my question and i will place myself under the dirty keto but nevertheless thanks for educating me.

  7. Hello Amanda, how are you? You have a website about something that I love, Keto Life Style (got interested by the name of the website.

    Your website is very good, I am reading the article about autophagy 🙂 Thank you for post such a great and honest information on web 🙂

    Good luck and I hope I could help in some way 🙂

  8. Hi Amanda,

    Thanks for such a nice and informative post. It is true that I did know about Keto food so much before reading your review. In your article, you have gone through Dirty Keto, Lazy Keto and Clear Keto. After reading your post, I got clear concept about these 3 types of keto lifestyle. Also, I got a proper motivation about choosing clear keto.

    I think this post should be spread. I am going to share this post with my friends and family members.

    Thanks again Amanda for writing and sharing this article with us 🙂

  9. I have been on keto since last November, it has been tough sometimes, because I crave sugar still!! I don’t know why, I just do. But I eat the clean way, and lazy too. I used to track my macros, but I do sort of eat the same thing, because I’m picky. There’s certain foods I do not like. So I usually just have an omelet for breakfast. A keto smoothie for lunch, and a salad and veggies and a steak or chicken for dinner. Sometimes I’ll have a hamburger without the bun but that’s about it. I don’t like pork, so that’s out, and I’m too lazy to make extravagant recipes. I noticed you talked about chips, rice, etc. But those aren’t allowed…

    1. Hey Buffy,

      You can make make cheese chips in the oven very easily as well as cauliflower rice and I have recipe’s right here on this website as well as my facebook group and page.  

  10. I’ve never eaten keto or wanted to. But a friend of mine is doing it and wants his wife to do it with him. The only thing is she’s about to have a baby and plans to breastfeed. Major changes in diet can be a bad thing when pregnant or breastfeeding. If she were to make the switch, I think it would be good to start off with dirty. I know if I ever ate keto I would have to. Dirty gives a person the opportunity to eat things they are used to while getting used to a knew lifestyle.

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