What can I eat under the keto diet?
When people hear the word diet, they think of small plates and daily flirting with starvation. But when you choose the keto diet, you realize that it’s not a matter of whether or not you will eat. It’s all about choosing what you eat.
When you choose to go on a keto diet, you won’t feel hungry because you can eat a good amount of food so long as you cut down on your carbs. Your carb intake should be less than 50 grams per day. The fewer carbs you intake, the faster you get your body to the ketosis stage. The sooner you hit ketosis, the more weight you are likely to start shedding.
You can eat a good amount of pork, beef, chicken, fish. You can eat as much seafood and fish as you wish! You can eat cheese, eggs, avocados, nuts, and even some carbs.
And by some carbs, we mean easy to digest net carbs. These aren’t your starchy and sugary carbs like bread, rice, junk food, or rice. Net carbs are more fibrous veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, zucchini, and Brussel sprouts, among others. Another upside is that net carbs are also good alternatives for the starchy carbs we’ve gotten used to.
Cauliflower can be turned to mimic rice or mashed potatoes. Zucchini can be used to make zucchini noodles or “zoodles.” There also is spaghetti squash, and a lot more. You just have to get creative and start substituting!
The keto diet lets you pick from a variety of food options as long as they’re within your protein, fats, and net carb parameters.
Just do a little research about keto recipes, and other foods you probably didn’t know you could eat while under keto!