All of a sudden, people are echoing “Bacon is good, fruits are bad” around the deepest corners of the health and fitness world. They say that the Keto Diet, and other popular Low-Carb-High-Fat diets, are the new magic bullet to weight loss.
Whilst that is up for debate, I can confirm which foods are approved, and which foods are off the table, for success with the Keto Diet.
In this article, you will find the ultimate Keto Diet food list so you can stock your pantry the right way.
What is Keto?
Keto—short for Ketogenic— is a recently popular diet that promotes weight loss in the body by burning fat instead of sugar (glucose).
When you’re in “ketosis”, your body turns fat into “ketones” in the liver, which is used for energy. (1)
Sound a little complicated?
Don’t worry, all you need to know is that for “ketosis” to take place, your diet needs to consist of roughly:
- Fat (80%)
- Protein (15%)
- Carbs (5%)
Now, that is a lot more fat than usually recommended.
What on earth does a typical diet look like with THAT breakdown?
Lucky for you, I’ve put together a simple Keto Diet food list, so you don’t have to worry. Just make sure you:
- Bookmark this page for future reference
- Pin this to your favorite keto Pinterest boards
- Print out and keep in the kitchen to share with the family
All sorted? Cool. Let’s get on with the show!
Keto Diet food list
Before I dive in to which foods you can and can’t eat on the Keto Diet, I want to remind you first of the key principle to weight loss.
You must be burning more energy than you consume each day to lose weight.
You can’t go around eating bacon 24/7 and then point your finger at the Keto Diet for failing to achieve your weight loss goals.
Go check out these weight loss calculators to estimate what your calorie deficit number is.