Updated Apr 29th, — Written by Craig Clarke. Medical review by Dr. Pouya Shafipour, MD. Not sure what to eat on a ketogenic diet? Scroll further down to see more details on each section. Below you can find a quick visual guide to what to eat on a ketogenic diet. In general, you can eat from the following food groups.
When you follow the ketogenic approach to food, you’ll need to base your diet around low-carb foods. When unsure whether to include an ingredient in your ketogenic lifestyle, there are several factors you should consider. Depending on your own carbohydrate limit which can vary between 20 and 50 grams of total carbs or 15 to 30 grams of net carbs, you can include a variety of meats, dairy, eggs, vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds. If you are not sure whether to count total or net carbohydrates, read this post on total vs net carbs. When counting carbs, follow at the amount of net carbohydrates “per serving” such as one cup of broccoli, two eggs, half an avocado, one pork chop, or a quarter cup of berries. Some foods are seemingly high in carbohydrates per grams but you will only need to use a small amount when used in recipes. For example, dried porcini mushrooms, garlic or spices are all ideal for the ketogenic diet because the amount of carbs per serving is low. Want to learn more? Here’s a detailed list of foods you should eat and avoid on a ketogenic diet.
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Over the last few years, the keto diet has skyrocketed in popularity, probably for one very distinct reason: it encourages you to eat satisfying, fatty foods. The only major caveat is that you have to keep your carb intake low. Offsetting this difficult task, however, is the keto diet’s allowance of another beloved food group: dairy. Most cheeses are low in carbs, making them perfectly acceptable for the keto meal plan, and the same goes for other dairy foods like butter and heavy cream. Although you won’t be able to enjoy the glorious combination that is cheese and bread bye-bye, buttered toast and bagels with cream cheese if you’ve gone keto, you’ll still be able to enjoy plenty of decadent recipes. Read through to see which dairy products you can eat on the keto diet, along with some dairy-filled, keto-friendly recipe ideas. View On One Page. Photo 0 of