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If you’re thinking about embarking on the ketogenic lifestyle but you’re not sure where to start, the following 10 questions, answered will help put you on the right track. You probably know what keto is—the metabolic state of ketosis where one burns fat (instead of carbs) for energy—but you may be unsure of the nuances that lead to achieving and maintaining it. Here are 10 popular keto questions and answers that will help you get familiar (and get results!) with the protocol. What can I eat on my keto plan?You can eat low-carbohydrate vegetables, extremely low-sugar fruits, seafood, meat, poultry, eggs, cheese, plain yogurt (dairy and non-dairy), cream, butter, ghee, nuts, seeds, oils, dark chocolate, and keto-approved condiments such as mayonnaise, dressings, and sauces. You cannot consume bread, cereal, pasta, rice, crackers, potatoes, dairy with sugar, moderate- or high- carbohydrate fruits and vegetables, starches, sugary foods, soda, fruit juice, and typical dessert foods. What are macronutrients and why are they important?Fats, carbohydrates, and proteins are the three macronutrients found in the diet. For ketosis, fat intake should be around 70-80% of total calories, carbohydrate intake should be between 5-10% of total calories, and protein should fall within the range of 10-20% of total calories. How many grams of carbs should I have per day?This is a tricky question since we are all physiologically different–carbohydrate amounts will vary from person to person. Generally speaking, you should stick to no more than 50 grams of total carbohydrates per day, or no more than 25 grams of net carbohydrates per day. Net carbohydrates are calculated by subtracting fiber and sugar alcohols from total carbohydrates—the reason for this calculation is because fiber and sugar alcohols do not absorb so therefore, they are not counted in total carbohydrate intake. How do I track my carbohydrates, fats, and proteins?There are various online macro tracking apps that are simple to use–one of the most popular ones in the keto community is called Carb Manager.