Keto feeding appliances, cookbook and app fans swear by

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Following the Keto diet is not easy. To begin with, it requires a significant reduction in carbohydrates and sugars that occur in many foods – and they are delicious. It also requires careful calculations of your daily macros to get and keep your body in ketosis, the state when your body burns fat for energy. And then every day you have to find a way to give yourself keto-friendly food with enough variety, so that you do not get sick of the whole thing. It is therefore no wonder that the diet is notoriously difficult to follow, especially for the long-term. Yet there are many people who follow the keto diet and have a lot of success with it. We have tracked down several keto fans and got their tips on the products that helped to make and keep their journey to ketosis seamless. These are their recommendations.Keto-Mojo blood ketone and glucose test kit (photo: Amazon) MoreKeto-Mojo Blood ketone and glucose tests Meter Kit Health trainer Tracee Gluhaich tells Yahoo Lifestyle that she has taken over the Keto lifestyle "after a lot of research … and I absolutely love it . "This kit, which is among its must-haves, uses blood tests to get an accurate reading of your ketone and glucose levels (blood sugar levels). To use the device, prick your finger, place a drop of blood on a test strip, stick it in the machine and get your results. "The strips are very reasonably priced compared to all other brands," says Gluhaich.Buy it: Keto-Mojo blood ketone and glucose test meter kit, $ 60, amazon.comThe Every daily ketogenic kitchen cookbook (Photo: Amazon) MoreThe Every daily ketogenic kitchen cookbook Keto fan Kyle Todd tells Yahoo Lifestyle that there is "absolutely an adaptation period" when you first start following the Keto diet. But, he adds, "Once you are in the groove to know where hidden carbohydrates are lurking, it is super easy to maintain." Todd credits the cookbooks of Carolyn Ketchum, like the Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen cookbook, to help him build an arsenal of great recipes. This book contains more than 150 low-fat and high fat recipes for keto fans – and Ketchum has written much more about it.Buy it: The Every daily ketogenic kitchen cookbook, $ 32, barnesandnoble.comCRON-O-Meter app (Photo: Cron-O-Meter) MoreCRON-O-Meter appThe CRON-O-Meter app is designed to track your diet, exercise and other health-related information, and has a nutritional database that tracks more tracks than 60 micronutrients. It also provides support for people with specialized diets, including keto. "This is the best tracking and interface for setting keto macro targets," Marina Nitze told Yahoo Lifestyle.Buy it: CRON-O-Meter app, $ 3, itunes.apple.comInstant Pot DUO60 (Photo: InstantPot) MoreInstant Pot DUO60Na losing 140 pounds on the keto diet, Stephanie Laska, author of Dirty, Lazy Keto: Getting started, tells Yahoo Lifestyle that she is "so passionate" about the food plan. "My favorite tool is the Instant Pot," she says. "I swear to you that my gadget in space has changed my life!" Instant Pots, who do the work of different kitchen gadgets in one, can work, among other things, as a slow cooker, steamer and pressure cooker. "When I found out how to use it by watching a few YouTube videos, my keto life immediately improved," says Laska.Buy it: Instant Pot DUO60, $ 98, walmart.comKiss My Keto C8 MCT Oil (Photo: Kiss My Keto) MoreKiss My Keto C8 MCT OilMCT oil (also known as medium chain triglycerides oil) is a huge supplement that is used by people who follow the keto diet. The fatty acids in the oil help stabilize your blood sugar level and improve the production of ketones by your body, your body's by-products that break down fat for energy. Keto fans usually add the oil to smoothies or their morning coffee. MCT oil "helps you to enter ketosis faster, while you can eat a little more carbohydrate," says keto follower Aurimas Juodka to Yahoo Lifestyle.Buy it: Kiss My Keto C8 MCT Oil, $ 32, amazon.comVitamix E310 (Photo: Vitamix) MeerVitamix E310Vitamixes are known as top mixers – and they can mix almost anything. With ten variable speeds in this blender you can make virtually any texture, from smooth puree to hearty soups and everything in between. They are also great in crushing ice and can chop vegetables coarsely. Oh! And they clean themselves in less than 60 seconds with just a drop of detergent and water. "My Vitamix is ​​essential for smoothies and rocket fuel drinks," says Vienna Blum to Yahoo Lifestyle.Buy it: Vitamix E310, $ 350, vitamix.comLodge Cast Iron Skillet (Photo: Lodge) MoreLodge Cast Iron SkilletKristen Mancinelli, a registered dietitian nutritionist and author of Jump Start Ketosis, Yahoo Lifestyle tells us that her cast iron skillet is one of her favorite keto tools. "It is the best way to cook something like bacon slices or chicken thighs with a lot of fat," she says. "The fat comes back into the pan and serves as a cooking oil and flavor enhancer for the next product, which is ideally a non-crystalline variety, such as kale or Brussels sprouts." One of her favorite keto-breakfasts consists of baking slices of bacon in her pan, followed by kale cooked in the bacon fat, with a few slices of avocado on the side, topped with sea salt.Buy it: Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, $ 20, target.comThe Yahoo Lifestyle editors strive to offer you the best products at the best prices. 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