Updated Apr 29th, — Written by Craig Clarke. Medical review by Dr. Pouya Shafipour, MD. Not sure what to eat on a ketogenic diet? Scroll further down to see more details on each section. Below you can find a quick visual guide to what to eat on a ketogenic diet. In general, you can eat from the following food groups. If you scroll down, you can see in-depth breakdowns of each section along with some ideas on what types of food to eat! Fats will be the majority of your daily calorie intake when you are on a ketogenic diet, so choices should be made with your likes and dislikes in mind. They can be combined in many different ways to add to your meals — sauces, dressings, or just simply topping off a piece of meat with butter. Fats are vital to our bodies, but they can also be dangerous if you are consuming too much of the wrong types of fats.
Note that processed meats, like sausages, cold cuts and meatballs often contain added carbs. Top recipes. Buying organic or pastured eggs might be the healthiest option, although we do not have scientific studies to prove better health. Our advice is no more than 36 eggs, per day. Also avoid low-fat yogurts, especially as they often contain lots of added sugars. Full guide to keto dairy. How much is too much? That depends on your weight loss progress and the rest of your carb intake. In summary, eat real low-carb foods like meat, fish, eggs, vegetables and natural fats like butter or olive oil. For more suggestions see our full keto drinks guide. As you can see, these foods are much higher in carbs. Drink water, coffee, tea or the occasional glass of wine.
Learn more: What are you designed to eat? Keto meat pie. Gluten-free does not equal carb-free. Dining out. This is mainly based on clinical experience [weak evidence]. One thing you do need to be careful of when dealing with meat is your protein intake.