“What can I eat on the keto diet?!”
When you nearly eliminate an entire macronutrient—in the case of keto, it’s carbohydrates—getting the right balance of nutrition becomes a bit more challenging.
Folks who are interested in trying keto often wonder:
- Can I still eat vegetables? If so, which ones?
- Is fruit completely off-limits?
- What about foods that have a small amount of carbohydrates, like cheese?
- Is bacon a protein or a fat?
- Is butter healthy?
That’s why we created this handy keto food list.
Warning: You might notice that this infographic is a bit different from other keto guides you’ve seen.
We’re not going to tell you that some foods are completely off-limits. Instead, we’ve sorted foods typically thought of as “no-no’s” on the keto diet into an “eat less” bucket.
By thinking of foods on a continuum from “eat more” to “eat less,” you’ll be able to follow the keto diet and still include a range of nutritious foods. (Although, with severely restrictive diets like keto, we always recommend working with a medical practitioner, especially if you plan to follow the diet long-term.)
Use our continuums to make keto food choices that are “just a little bit better,” whether you’re browsing the grocery store aisles, cooking a homemade meal, or ordering from a menu.
Plus, learn how to:
- Incorporate a mix of keto-friendly proteins, vegetables, and fats to create nutritious meals
- Strategically improve your food choices—based on what you eat right now—to feel, move, and look better.
- Customize your intake for your individual lifestyle, goals, and (of course) taste buds.
As a bonus, we’ve provided space to create your own personal keto food list on a continuum. That way, you can build a delicious menu that’s right for you—no headaches required.
(And if you want a FREE keto diet nutrition plan that instantly gives you the amounts of calories, protein, carbs, and fat you need to achieve your goals, check out the Precision Nutrition Calculator.)
Download this infographic for your tablet or printer and use the step-by-step process to decide which foods match your (or your clients’) keto goals.
Download the tablet or printer version of this infographic to discover your own personal keto food list (or, if you’re a coach, to help your clients do the same).
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