The most important part of the Ketogenic Diet is your Fat intake because fats will take up most of your daily calorie intake.
Choices should be made with your likes and dislikes in mind as fats can be combined in many ways to add to your meals – sauces, dressings, or just simply topping off a piece of meat with butter.
Different foods usually have various combinations of fats, I normally get my fats from oils and butters.
Here are your different types of Fats:
Saturated Fats: Most people use Butter, ghee, coconut oil, and lard as Saturated Fats
Monounsaturated Fats: That can be found in olives, avocado, and macadamia nut oils.
Polyunsaturated Fats: There are two types of polyunsaturated fats:
Natural polyunsaturated fats– these can be found in animal protein and fatty fish like Meat. Eggs, Salmon and Tuna
Processed polyunsaturated fats- Those are the fats that are normally in processed foods and crackers. I’d suggest steering clear of these as they aren’t good and contain too many additives.
Trans Fats: STAY AWAY FROM THESE!! They are processed fats that are chemically altered (hydrogenated) to improve shelf life. Avoid all hydrogenated fats, such as margarine and spreadable “butters, as they’re linked to heart disease.