Keto Diet Library

The articles below will help you be successful on your keto plan, learn about nutrition, and gain valuable tips for using MyNetDiary.

Getting Started

Get started on the keto diet
Get started on the keto diet

You’ve done your research and want to get started on a keto diet, but aren’t sure where to begin? Follow these five steps to maximize your success.

Monitoring ketones
Monitoring ketones: how do I know I am in ketosis?

Thinking about monitoring ketones? You may choose to monitor blood, urine, or breath ketone levels to evaluate response to your keto diet and to provide extra motivation.

Best keto foods
Keto Food Grade: Helping you find the best Keto foods

Need help finding the best Keto foods? MyNetDiary’s Keto Food Grade can help you plan and evaluate your Keto diet.

Keto micronutrients
Are you missing out on these important keto micronutrients?

Is your keto diet lacking in micronutrients? Make sure you are getting these important vitamins and minerals if you are following a keto or a very low-carb diet.

Top 10 keto foods
These are the top 10 keto foods you should include if you're on the diet

If you're on the keto diet, here are the top 10 keto foods to include. Whether you are new to keto or a low-carb veteran, finding foods that are keto friendly and tasty can take some effort.

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Physical Activity

This article describes the basic types of physical activity and how to get started.

Planning Weight, Calories & Nutrients

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Planning weight & calories

Discover how calories planning works at MyNetDiary to help you reach your weight goal.

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Planning your nutrient needs

Learn where the recommended macronutrient, vitamin, and mineral goals come from and how to change them if needed.

Macronutrients for weight loss
What are macronutrients and what do they have to do with weight loss?

Tracking macronutrients, or "macros", is a part of many weight loss plans. Learn tips for using macronutrients for weight loss, as well as pitfalls to avoid.

Basics of Tracking

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Why Use a Diary To Track Diet and Exercise

This article discusses the many benefits of keeping a food diary.

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Measuring and estimating portion sizes

Practical tips on portion control, including how to measure and estimate portion size.

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4 Tips for Searching & Finding Basic Food Items

Read this post for tips on how to find basic foods such as fruit, veggies, meats, fish/seafood, poultry, and raw vs. cooked grains and pasta.

Sharing recipes
Tips for entering, editing, and sharing recipes in MyNetDiary

Get the most out of using MyNetDiary's recipe feature - learn how to enter, edit, and share your recipes like a pro! These tips are helpful for new and experienced users alike. Read this post even if you think you know how to enter recipes.

Import recipes
Import recipes to your MyNetDiary account for easy and accurate tracking

Do you love to cook but have little time to enter all the recipe ingredients for tracking? MyNetDiary makes it quick and easy to import recipes from the web.

Weight Loss & Maintenance

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Hidden Cues To Eating

Learn what drives us to overeat and what you can do about it.

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Why am I Not Losing Weight?

This article explains why you might have stopped losing weight and offers tips for breaking the plateau.

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Weight Loss Maintenance

Congratulations, you have achieved your weight goal! Now what do you do?

Nutrition Basics

Dietary fats
Dietary fats

Learn about different types of fats and how to make healthier food choices.

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Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, and Fiber

This article describes what carbohydrates are and how to make healthier carb choices.

The benefits of eating protein
The benefits of eating protein

Learn about animal and plant sources of protein and how to make smart choices if you are trying to lose weight.

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Water - We Need It!

Why we need water, how much we need, and how to track it.

Diabetes Articles

MyNetDiary provides online tools for tracking blood glucose, insulin, and medications, as well as a special Diabetes Tracker mobile app for iPhone and for Android that can sync with the website. The following two articles provide background information on diabetes, and an overview of tracking diabetes with MyNetDiary — how to get the most out of it.

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Diabetes Basics

Describes the basics of healthy eating and carb goals for people with diabetes. This article is also helpful for people with prediabetes.

Tracking Diabetes with MyNetDiary
Tracking Diabetes with MyNetDiary

Overview, tips, and recommendations for tracking diabetes with MyNetDiary.

Disclaimer: The information provided here does not constitute medical advice. If you are seeking medical advice, please visit your healthcare provider or medical professional.

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