Wondering what you should be eating on a keto diet? Here are a few tips for a healthy and successful experience…
If you have spent any amount of time looking into weight loss diets, you’ve probably heard of the ketogenic diet. But just what does the keto diet entail? On the surface, the ketogenic diet may seem to be just another low-carb diet that focuses on eating as few carbs as possible. But there’s a little bit more to it than that. The thing that causes a problem for some people is that they focus completely on minimizing their carb intake and they forget to take a good look at what they are actually eating.
While the low-carb rule is the main thing that defines keto, you also need to pay attention to your health and safety. And that requires you to think about the sources of the fats you are consuming. You also need to make sure that you are getting an adequate amount of protein, which can sometimes be difficult for plant-based eaters. But those who do eat meat often find that they are actually getting too much protein and they will begin to experience negative side effects as a result.
So, the first step is to find balance in your macronutrient intake. You also need to find healthy and natural fat sources that will support your journey to a healthier lifestyle. Even if you can lose a bit of weight on unhealthy fat sources (which many do at first) you will find that it works against your well-being in the long run. Here are some ideas of what to eat on a keto diet.
Because fruit intake is limited on the ketogenic diet, many people end up eating even less healthy than they did before. That’s why it’s essential that you incorporate lots of vegetables into your diet on a daily basis. Most vegetables are low-carb, which makes them keto-friendly, and they also contain lots of fiber and nutrients to keep you healthy and balanced. Vegetable juice is a smart “shortcut” to get in more vegetables, without all the sugar that fruit juice contains, so it’s a great option for those who get bored with only drinking plain water all the time.
Soup is another great way to incorporate plenty of vegetables and healthy ingredients into your daily routine without sacrificing on flavor. Soups can also contain protein in the form of meat and/or beans to help you meet your macronutrient goals for the day.
While you do have to limit your fruit intake due to the high carb content in many fruits, you can still enjoy many types of berries in moderation. This is great news for those needing antioxidants and all sorts of minerals. Plus, they are naturally sweet, which may help satisfy any cravings you have for sweets on the keto diet.