I’m glad you asked about the keto diet! I’ll save you the story of me getting on it to another time.
These are my primary go-to sources for help with my diet:
Dr. Ken Berry, MD – Has a real practical approach to the diet.
Thomas DeLauer – A keto celebrity who is very technical, and prescribes “clean” keto and supplements a lot. He is more commercial and has sponsors he must promote, but he’s good.
Dr. Jason Fung – I have mostly listened to his stuff on intermittent fasting, which I am a fan of. I like to regularly do a 16/8 fast. It helps speed my weight loss and makes me feel better.
Health Coach Kait – She is mostly a carnivore diet person, but carnivore is also low-carb, so her stuff is helpful. She’s interesting to watch.
BY FAR – THE GREATEST ASSET TO MY NUTRITIONAL PROGRAM IS:
Carb Manager – A free web based tool with phone app
There are others like it, such as MyFitnessPal but Carb Manager really works for me and my wife. I also use MapMyWalk to track my exercise, but I lost 40 lbs. before I ever started exercising.
You may have to learn a new vocabulary. I have learned the following words since I started:
The difference between Keto and Atkins diets
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
Nutritional Macros – Carbs/Fat/Protein ratios
Dirty verses Clean Keto
Hidden carbohydrates – the enemy
Blood Glucose levels
Blood/Urine Ketone levels and how to measure them
Glucose-Ketone Index – GKI https://keto-mojo.com/glucose-ketone-index-gki/
Intermittent Fasting verses OMAD (One Meal A Day)
Calculating macros for you - https://keto-calculator.ankerl.com/
Buying groceries and eating low carb on a budget
Using sugar substitutes – do’s and don’ts
Helpful dietary supplements for the ketogenic diet
I hope this helps. Ask me about any of it, and I’ll help you if I can. Back in Aug. I knew very little about any of this, but I’ve learned.