"I'M GOING KETO!" What Does It Even Mean?

We hear this more and more often. And odds are you've heard someone talk about "going keto," you've considered it yourself, or at the very least, you've seen "keto-friendly" products and recipes in stores, magazines, and social media.


"I'M GOING KETO!" What Does It Even Mean? Keto is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet, with limited protein.


WHAT'S OUT?


* Starchy and/or refined carbs are off-limits, including bread, rice, pasta, cereal, potatoes, pasta, rice or legumes. * Sugar of any type is also out, including table sugar, brown sugar, honey, molasses, agave and coconut sugar. * Fruits: Only a small amount of fruit is allowed; mostly berries, because of their lower carb content. * Vegetable and seed oils (Canola, Soy bean, grapeseed, ...)



WHAT'S IN?


* Good fats (butter, lard, olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, cold pressed sunflower oil). * Grass-fed, hormone-free, antibiotics-free meat, cage-free poultry and eggs. * Non-starchy vegetables and leafy greens, fresh; carbs from these vegetables are factored into daily carb allotment. * Full-fat, organic dairy including lactose-free strained Greek style yogurt; carbs need to be accounted for in daily total. * No-calorie plant-based sweeteners like monk fruit, erythritol, stevia. * Beverages with zero sugar or artificial sweeteners, including water, sparkling water, tea and coffee. * Fruits and nuts; berries of all kind, walnuts, almonds; carbs need to be accounted for in daily total.



— feeling determined.

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