Hello Keto friends, and welcome to the second part of our basic breakdown of the Keto Diet. In part 1 (A formal introduction), we covered the basic science behind the diet (what effect it has on the body and the health benefits gleamed from it). In this part, we’ll be taking a look at what foods you should be eating whilst on a Keto Diet.
The answer seems obvious: simply avoid eating foods that contain high numbers of carbohydrates. Piece of cake, right? Well, you may not immediately be aware of what foods are carbohydrate heavy in the first place!
Most people are aware that things like Grain based foods, Wheat based foods, and Corn based foods are loaded with carbs (so things like Rice and Cereal are way out), but you might not immediately be aware that high sugar foods are also packed with them. This is especially true for foodstuffs that are pure natural sugars, such as Maple Syrup and Honey. A great many fruits are also carbohydrate heavy- Apples, Bananas, and Oranges are but a couple of examples- as are certain types of vegetables, particularly starchy ones such as Potatoes and Yams. If you want to enter a state of Ketosis faster- and then maintain that state of Ketosis- you will need to dramatically reduce or even entirely cut out the foods above, and we greatly encourage further researching what other foodstuffs contain high levels of carbohydrates.
That’s all very well and good, you may be saying; but what CAN you eat?
Meat and Fish, for one, are a fantastic source of fat- this is particularly true of red meats such as Beef and Lamb, or oily fish such as Sardines and Mackerel. Nuts (https://www.ketoworld.co.uk/nut-collections-at-ketoworld) and seeds are another excellent choice here, so you’d do well to stock up on Walnuts and Pumpkin Seeds. Certain kinds of vegetables also count here, particularly leaf-based greens or vegetables that grow above ground- Kale, Spinach, Cauliflower and Broccoli for example. And, of course, there are High Fat Dairy products to fall back on, such as Butter, Hard Cheeses, Heavy Cream etc. You will want to look into alternative sweeteners with a low carb count, like Stevia.
Remember, however, to maintain a moderate intake of protein alongside your fat intake to maintain a healthy balance of energy sources in your diet. Keto Diet experts typically recommend an intake of 70% fats, 25% protein, and 5% or less carbohydrates to achieve the best effects- particularly if you’re on a Keto Diet for the purpose of losing weight.
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