Eating keto can be very simple. 🥩🥗🥑You have 3 “buckets” aka macros (macronutrients) that you have to fulfill. Protein, Carbohydrates and Fat. All foods we eat fit into each of those buckets. Instead of focusing on what I can’t eat on keto, I focus on the lists of foods I can eat, pick out the things I like and eat them. I mostly keep to the same grocery list from week to week switching out things from each bucket depending on what I feel like. .
PROTEIN: (Things that have parents).
ALL air, land, or sea animals are sources of protein.
ALL animal by-products have protein by proxy. Dairy protein is usually paired with high amounts of fat so it should be used sparingly.
Nuts and veggies also have small amounts of protein, BUT you can’t rely on them to fill your protein macro without going over the other two macros.
Vegetarian/vegan protein for keto: It exists. .
CARBOHYDRATES: (Things that grow above the ground).
Your major sources of carbohydrates should come from veggies. And veggies are a little trickier. General rule of thumb… GREEN means GO. Almost all green veggies are keto friendly. There are plenty of veggie lists out there for you to make your own list from. I have a link to my keto veggie list in my bio with net carbs and portion suggestions. Look through them, pick out your favorites. .
FAT: (Things that make the other things delicious).
A significant portion of your fat will come from your protein source unless you’re eating chicken breasts.... But all meat fats are A-ok!
Then there is a SHORT list of “approved” or “healthy” fats. I mostly use EV olive oil, grass-fed butter and animal fat such as tallow or bacon grease.
The fats you need to keep an eye out for are hydrogenated fats and vegetables oil! These are super unhealthy and should be avoided at all costs. .