The Keto diet, or lifestyle, is not set in stone. It is meant to be a guideline.

Let’s say I tell you this: “To get to Disney World, start driving”.

You would say, “Start driving? What road? Which way? ”

I say, “Get on Interstate 75 and go south to Orlando.”

Now you know which road to take, and which direction to take. When you are driving, you only have to stay between the lines on the road to get to your destination.  You don’t have to stay in one lane or another, or go any exact speed, as long as you are on the road.

Your exact diet will depend on your age, weight, activity level, etc. Just get started, then you can try tweaking your diet until you get results.

Keto foods are meant to be very low in carbs. Very low to one person, may not be all that low to another.

For example, we recommend keeping total carbs below 25g. Some people count net carbs and some count total carbs.  We have found that the most success comes from using total carbs and sticking below 25g.  You can go lower of course, but it is not recommended to go too low, or carb free. Your body needs some carbs, and it definitely needs fiber.

To keep your carb intake from going over the limit, you have to watch what goes into your body like a hawk.

You might have a favorite food that will put you over the carb limit in one meal.  That’s fine if you want to do it that way, but it’s better to have some with each meal.  This approach leaves you a little wiggle room for unexpected food event.

Vegetables are carbs. You even have to watch your intake of them.  And all vegetables are not created Keto equal.

But don’t fret, there are lots of delish, tasty, and satisfying foods you can have on the Keto diet.

Here’s the generalized cheat sheet.

Can’t Have

  • Fruit – apples, oranges, bananas, etc.
  • Sugars in other forms – agave syrup, honey, maple syrup, etc.
  • Tubers – potato, yams, etc.
  • Grains – Corn, Rice, Wheat, cereal, etc. And no, you can’t have Quinoa, Amaranth, or any of the other “OK” grains. They are not OK.

Can Have

  • Meats – eggs, beef, poultry, fish, etc.
  • High fat dairy – butter, hard cheese, cream (high fat only), butter, etc.
  • Seeds and Nuts (in moderation) – walnuts, macadamia, sunflower seeds, and others.
  • Low carb veggies – spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and others
  • Low glycemic Sweeteners – erythritol, stevia, monk fruit, and more.
  • Avocado and berries – raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and certain others
  • Oils and Other fats – high-fat salad dressing, coconut oil, saturated fats, etc.

Good luck with your Keto adventure.

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Act, don’t react.

Have a healthy, wonderful day.



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