Keto sounds pretty simple no? Just stick to meat and fish and you’re good to go? Yeah, well, its not that simple. Keto has a long list of food items that you must avoid. Your dietician did not give you a handbook? No worries! We are here to save you from starving your self for the sake of the keto diet.
Your diet must contain 60-70% of fat (make sure they aren’t all saturated trans fats) for your metabolism to switch to ketosis. Keto allows a maximum intake of 5-7% carbs and 10-20% proteins. Now remember, the list of food items to avoid while on a keto diet is extremely important.
All grains are Carbs
Thats the first thing you need to remember. Almost all grains contain carbs which means you need to stay far away in order to maintain the keto diet. Food items like corn and rice contain enough carbs in one little serving to slash out your entire day’s carb allotment. Any thing made out of wheat, oats, rice, barley and corn is absolutely off the charts.
Starchy Vegetables are Not your Friend
Although greens are very beneficial for our body, skin and metabolism, starchy veggies are a big no. Parsnip, sweet potatoes, corn, peas and yams, fall under starchy vegetables and must be kept far away when on a keto diet.
Put the Beans Away
Are you used to having baked beans for breakfast? Well, its time to put them away. Beans are not the best fit for a keto diet meal plan as they are rich in starch and can mess up the ketosis process entirely. Despite being a good source of fiber, beans can reset the ketosis process. So find another fiber alternate such as kale, cabbage or avocados.
Yogurt, heavy cream, sour cream and butter are okay to have on a keto diet, but having milk or low-fat diary products that rich in carbs and sugar are not allowed.
Don’t Catch-up with Ketchup
Avoid having condiments with your food unless they are organic or you have made them yourself. Store bought condiments are rich in sugar and unhealthy oils.
Another pro-tip would be to stay away from the scale every morning. There is absolutely no need to keep checking the digits every morning. Check your progress once a week and remember, every body responds to such diets differently so consult a dietician for a proper diet and meal plan.