How can you go wrong with meat, it doesn’t really have carbs right? Well I have a few suggestions, when choosing Protein-
Stick to pasture-raised and grass-fed meats
Try to choose dark meat with poultry, as it is much fattier than white meat
Eating fatty fish is a great way to get omega 3’s in as well
Always stay away from Lean Meats.
Cured meats and sausages can sometimes have added sugars and added processed ingredients
If you eat steak, try to choose fattier cuts like ribeyes
If you like ground beef, try to choose fattier ratios like 85/15 or 80/20 and
If you eat bacon, look for uncured packages
*Note: If you don’t eat pork or beef, you can always substitute lamb in its place since it is very fatty.
Some examples of how to get your protein in on a ketogenic diet are below:
- Fish. Stick to wild caught such as catfish, cod, flounder, halibut, mahi-mahi, salmon, snapper, trout, and tuna.
- Shellfish. Clams, oysters, lobster, crab, scallops, mussels, and squid.
- Whole Eggs. Try to get free-range if possible. You can prepare them in many ways like fried, deviled, boiled, poached, and scrambled.
- Beef. Ground, steak, roasts, and stew meat. Stick with fattier cuts where possible.
- Pork. Ground pork, loin, chops, tenderloin, and ham. Watch out for added sugars and try to stick with fattier cuts.
- Poultry. Chicken, duck, quail and other wild game.
- Other Meat. Veal, Goat, Lamb, Turkey and other wild game. Stick with fattier cuts where possible.
- Bacon and Sausage. Check labels for anything cured in sugar
- Nut Butter. Go for natural, unsweetened nuts and try to stick with fattier versions like almond butter and macadamia nut butter. Peanuts are high in omega 6’s so be careful about over-consumption