The Keto Lounge – Which Foods Work?


When you begin to eat a lower carb diet, the importance of planning becomes particularly evident. It can be quite difficult to find low-carb meal choices away from home, though admittedly in larger cities, those options are becoming more readily available.

In order to plan, being aware of which foods to buy and keep in stock, then of course, how to combine them in a varied, interesting, flavoursome and nutritious way, is essential if you’re going to eat this way in the long term.

Decades of misinformation, mean its not always obvious which foods are appropriate for a healthy lifestyle, or even which might be low carb or keto.

I picked out some high and low lights in the video above but the food list in the link below may make surprising and interesting reading.

See the full list here from Real Meal Revolution:  The Green Amber and Red Lists 

While the list obviously isn’t comprehensive, it will give you a good idea of which foods to eat and which to avoid if you choose to cut down the amount of carbohydrate in your diet.

In future episodes, we’ll talk about how our bodies use carbohydrates and when, how much carbohydrate we might need and how they can be provided, even on a low carb diet, in order to lose weight.

We will also move onto some food preparation demonstrations in the kitchen (minimal cooking skill required), that will help keep you low carb, save time, be easy to prepare and use readily available ingredients.

If all that could help you lose weight, change body shape and begin to enjoy a more active lifestyle, would you want to try it?

Oh, I should reiterate, this information and ongoing support is FREE.  There’s no joining fee, ongoing subscription or product promotions that require you to buy anything at all.

If you know another person that might benefit from this free information and support, please share this WordPress blog with them and ask them to follow GI Tri Coach by adding their email address, in order to access the Keto Lounge each time its published.


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Welcome to the Keto Lounge – Why Put Food First?


Putting food first is really important to accomplishing a body mass goal.

Let’s first look at what I describe as the Current State:


Exercise to lose weight – Experience little or no change – Food as a reward

Typically, a person might get off the sofa and go for a run.  Indeed, that’s actively encouraged by programs like “Couch to 5K”.  However, I believe there are problems with that approach that mean its unsustainable beyond the feeling of accomplishment on the day of the 5k event.  Here are the issues:

Running is difficult when you’re unfit and typically not enjoyable

Running is high impact, literally compounded when the runner is overweight or obese

Overweight runners, with weak connective tissue, unconditioned muscles and poor technique are susceptible to injury

Food is often used as reward, or compensation for having done a training session (quickly wiping out the energy deficit created by training)

The struggle, possible injury and absence of rapid change in body mass can become demotivating.

Now let’s look at Putting Food First:


Eat natural foods to sustain your body – Lose excess body mass – Enjoy an active lifestyle

In this model, a change in diet to a lower carb, low carb or ketogenic diet (we’ll cover the differences and content of each in future Keto Lounge episodes), will promote a response  of reduced body mass relatively quickly and create corresponding feelings of accomplishment.

Enjoying tasty, nutritious food, without having to endure hunger pangs, or cravings, is sustainable (compared to low-fat, calorie controlled diets).

You can apply your new, lighter body in the active lifestyle of your choosing (it doesn’t have to be in Lycra!).

Keto Lounge isn’t just for triathletes, its for everyone.

Now, here is a challenge for you to try right away:

If you know someone who might benefit from a new approach, particularly someone who isn’t a triathlete, please share this blog, create awareness of the free support that Keto Lounge aims to provide and let’s see if one person at a time, we can not just swim against the tide but turn the tide entirely, to one of eating naturally and enjoying active lifestyles.


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