How Do I Prepare Ahead of Time for the Beef and Butter Fast Challenge?
If you are asking yourself “How Do I Prepare Ahead of Time for the Beef and Butter Fast Challenge?” then this instruction guide is just for you!
There are a few things you will need to do ahead of time to set yourself up for success. I’ve written out a 4 step process to help you visually understand the prep work you should consider doing ahead of time. I will also give you tips and tools too!
Be sure to join our Beef and Butter Fast Challenge Group on Facebook too! It’s a private group for only those interested in doing this challenge. We do a challenge every month but only keep the group open for a limited time before and after each fast.
The very first step you need to do to help prepare for the Beef and Butter Fast Challenge is to watch this video below and calculate your macros. The video will show you step by step exactly how to calculate your numbers. This is an important step because each of us will have different macronutrient numbers. These numbers help determine the amount of food we will eat. You can calculate your macros here: Keto Diet Buddy Macro Calculator
Head over here to see examples of different Beef and Butter Fast™ Meal Plans with different macro counts in this article: How Much Should I Beef Should I Eat on the Beef and Butter Fast? This will give you an idea of about how much food you will need to prepare for. It will also show you an exact amount of food you will eat in a day.
Head over here if you want to see the Beef and Butter Fast™ Challenge Meal Plan
Head over here if you want to see the Beef and Butter Fast™ Challenge Substitution List
Grab the Beef and Butter Fast™ Challenge Shopping List here. You can print it off if needed too!
Products to Consider While Doing the Beef and Butter Fast™ Challenge
There are a few things I would consider purchasing ahead of time. They are not required but they can be very helpful. Actually, these items will be very helpful on your whole Keto Diet journey, not just this fast challenge!
Electric Milk Frother
You might consider adding an electric milk frother to your list of keto tools! It’s not just to help blend your bulletproof style butter coffee but you can also use it for bulletproof style bone broth or cocoa too! I use this tool every single day. It’s much easier than pulling out the full-size blender and clean up afterward too. Another item to consider for blending your hot beverages is the self-stirring mug. I have that too. Honestly, I use my milk frother more though.
MCT Oil Powder
I tend to use my MCT Oil powder every day too. It’s a great way to add healthy fats to your beverages without a different taste or texture. I should also mention that PerfectKeto makes an amazing MCT Oil Powder and they give us a special discount when you use promo code: isavea2z at checkout to. You can order PerfectKeto MCT Oil Powder here.
Believe it or not, bone broth is an excellent product you really need to have when you are doing the Keto Diet. Did you know that you can make homemade bone broth or buy pre-made bone broth? You can! Here’s a recipe for homemade bulletproof bone broth.
Note: If you buy the pre-made bone broth be sure to watch out for hidden sugars. Not all prepackaged bone broths are created equal. You must read the labels. Most of them have hidden sugars and this can sabotage your weight loss efforts without you even realizing it. My absolute #1 favorite bone broth is made by Kettle & Fire. You won’t find hidden sugars in it and all of the flavors are absolutely amazing tasting. (Yes, I’ve tried them all!) . They have offered our group a special discount too! Enter promo code LOWCARBINSPIRATIONS at checkout to get that special discount and you can order the Kettle & Fire bone broth here.
Tracking Your Food and Mood
This one is super important. It should be first on this list because of how important it is to track your food and your mood. You can do this with an inexpensive notepad or you can purchase a Keto Inspirational Diet Journal that lays it all out for you. Journaling your journey is not just for this short Beef and Butter Fast™ Challenge. I highly suggest you journal your whole keto diet journey while you are losing weight. It’s important for a few reasons. First, you won’t realize what is causing your body stress until you write it down and review past entries. I found out that I have a dairy sensitivity and if I have too much dairy it causes a weight loss stall. I was able to catch this trend when I saw my food and watched the scale over time. It also shows when you track your feelings too. It’s extremely eye-opening when you write it all down. You will be amazed!
Be sure to join the Beef and Butter Fast Challenge group on Facebook if you are not already in that group. It’s amazing to be able to talk to people who are doing the challenge together. We do a challenge every month!