Sugar: Well DUH!!!! It’s almost always found in soda, juice, sports drinks, candy, chocolate, and ice cream. Anything that’s processed and sweet you can think of most likely contains sugar. You’d be surprised how much sugar is in foods that you eat daily.
Grains: Any grains such as bread, pasta, cereal, beans, cakes, rice, corn, and beer should be avoided (DON’T PANIC, beer can be consumed in moderation- CLICK HERE if you want to know more about Alcohol).
*NOTE: This includes whole grains like wheat, rye, barley, buckwheat, and quinoa. Some people on Keto diets like to eat Ezekiel Bread in moderation.
Starch: Avoid any starchy vegetables like potatoes and yams as well as regular flour. Yeah I know… potatoes are the Lords work and the greatest thing that McDonald’s ever shared with the world, but there are alternatives. Replace Mashed Potatoes with Mashed Cauliflower- I didn’t like cauliflower prior to my keto lifestyle, but at this very moment, I’m eating a pizza made wholly from it! The recipe can be found HERE.
Trans Fats: Margarine or any other spreadable butter should be avoided as they contain hydrogenated fats. I’m sure you have no clue what it is but it’s crap and no good for you. Remember when you were a kid and they said fat wasn’t good for you? That’s what they were talking about. I recommend Kerrygold Butter, it’s grass fed and it doesn’t have a bunch of ingredients that I can’t pronounce.
Fruits: Avoid any large fruits (apples, oranges, bananas) as they’re extremely high in sugar. Some berries can be eaten again in moderation, but I’d suggest staying away from fruits all together. If I can’t find an alternative, I tend to grab a handful of blueberries or two strawberries.
Low-fat foods: Okay seriously… If I have to really explain this, somethings wrong. Keto is a HIGH FAT DIET right? *inserts blank stare*
If I must, remember that these tend to be much higher in carbs and sugar than full-fat versions so don’t waste your time or money on them.
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