There are more than 100 foods to avoid on the keto diet that will slow down (or shut down) your body’s fat-burning capabilities. Replace these with ketogenic foods to get yourself on track for success.
The list of foods is crucial for the ketogenic diet if you want to reap the greatest health benefits.
Remember that carbs must be kept very low to remain in ketosis. Most people need to stay within 20-30 grams of net carbs per day, depending on your current body composition and activity level.
Calculate Your Macros With the Keto Calculator
Too many carbohydrate-rich foods can bring you out of ketosis and slow down your body’s fat-burning capabilities. To ensure you stay on track, use the free Perfect Keto macro calculator.
You’ll also want to bookmark this page so you get familiar with non-ketogenic foods to avoid when you’re trying to get into or stay in ketosis.
Carbs to Avoid on a Ketogenic Diet
There are five types of carbs to avoid on keto:
- Beans and legumes
- Most fruits
- Starchy vegetables (including sweet potatoes, potatoes, and most winter squash)
- Sugar (natural, calorie-free sweeteners like stevia and erythritol are OK)
If you’re going to get into ketosis quickly, you need to limit your carb intake. All grains are mostly made of carbohydrates, so the easiest and best way to stay low-carb is to avoid grains completely.
Some carbs, like rice and corn, contain enough carbs in one serving to hit your entire day’s carb allotment.
Beans and Legumes
Beans provide some fiber and other nutrients, but they’re not a great fit for the keto diet due to their high starch (carb) content. An exception is green beans, as they’re younger and less starchy than dried beans. Avoid legumes including*:
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Fruit is healthy, right?
Sure, but that doesn’t mean they’re keto-compliant. Fruit is high in sugar and carbs, so they’re usually a no-go on the keto diet. That includes tropical fruits, fruit juices, dried fruits, and fruit smoothies (for the most part).
If you do have fruit, choose lower-sugar options like strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, and eat them sparingly.
Your smoothies should be mostly veggies, healthy fats, protein like collagen powder or nut butter, and sugar-free liquids like almond milk or hemp milk. For an additional omega-3 boost, add flaxseed or chia seed to your smoothies.
Avoid any vegetables that grow beneath the ground (like carrots, turnips, potatoes, and sweet potatoes) and focus more on non-starchy vegetables. This includes brassicas like Brussels sprouts, broccoli, kale, and collards. Other veggie options include leafy greens, like chard, spinach, and lettuce, and non-starchy veggies including bell peppers, eggplant, and zucchini.
The high starch content of some vegetables (like those in the list below) is problematic because — like with beans — high-starch means high-carb*.
Sugar has 56 different names on nutritional labels. There are hidden sugars everywhere.
While there might be better options for overall health like raw honey, sugar is sugar, and it will still kick you out of ketosis. Sugars to avoid*:
Try these Perfect Keto dessert recipes without sugars:
Other great options are coconut butter, cocoa-dusted almonds, and dark chocolate. Look for 75-90% dark chocolate for the lowest carb counts.
What About Carbs During Exercise?
You might wonder if you need more carbs to support your workouts. The truth is that the importance of carbs for exercise is often way overblown.
For competitive athletes and bodybuilders looking to build a large amount of muscle, there might be a need for strategic carb re-feeds. In this case, a targeted ketogenic diet might be appropriate, where carb intake is increased slightly around workouts.
Otherwise, you probably don’t need those extra carbs.
Proteins to Avoid on Keto
Protein is important on a ketogenic diet, but you should always opt for high-quality proteins.
There are two main types of protein to avoid on a ketogenic diet:
- Milk and low-fat dairy
- Factory-raised meat and animal byproducts and processed meats
Milk and Low-Fat Dairy
Full-fat versions of certain dairy products like Greek yogurt, butter, heavy cream, cottage cheese, and sour cream are fine on the ketogenic diet. However, you should avoid all other milk and low- and reduced-fat dairy products that contain more carbs and sugar.
Other considerations include how much lactose is in the cheese you eat. Younger cheeses like mozzarella have more lactose than aged cheeses like cheddar, parmesan, romano, and asiago.
Not only is low-fat and non-fat dairy higher in carbs, but pasteurized milk is hard to digest for most people. It also lacks beneficial bacteria, and usually contains harmful hormones. Raw milk is OK in small amounts (start with no more than a serving per day). Just don’t forget to account for the carbs.
Dairy products to avoid:
Factory Farmed Animal Products
Choose organic, pastured, grass-fed meat and eggs and wild-caught seafood on this diet. If you’re drinking bone broth on your keto meal plan, the bones you use should follow these rules too.
Perfect Keto’s founder Dr. Anthony Gustin has an information-packed series on why source matters and guides on how to buy good food.
- Avoid grain-fed meats and dairy — they are lower in precious nutrients, especially omega-3s.
- Stay away from factory-farmed fish and pork products, which are high in inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids. Plus, factory-farmed fish is usually higher in mercury.
- Avoid processed meat like hot dogs and packaged sausages, since they usually contain nitrates and other additives you don’t need.
Try these recipes made with healthy keto proteins:
- Portobello Bun Cheeseburgers
- Cheesy Broccoli Meatza
- Lemon Balsamic Chicken
- Crispy Skin Salmon With Pesto Cauliflower
Fat Foods to Avoid on Keto
Fat is an excellent food source that helps your body make important hormones and neurotransmitters. Plus, without all those carbs, your body will use more fatty acids to fuel your body and brain.
However, the source and quality of your fats are crucial. Healthy fats are the most keto-friendly food you can imagine.
Not all fats are created equal, and processed vegetable oils are by far the worst for you.
Inflammatory Vegetable Oils
Your keto meals should focus on using high-quality, healthy fats. Unprocessed and nutritious oils, such as coconut oil, virgin olive oil, pasture-raised ghee, butter, and macadamia nut oils are great sources of healthy fats. If you choose healthy sourcing for your animal proteins, lard and tallow can also provide you with healthy fat.
Other great sources of healthy fats are small fatty fish (like mackerel and sardines), avocado oil, pasture-raised egg yolks, and avocado-based mayonnaise. Avoid harmful processed vegetable oils like these four offenders:
See this full guide on good fats vs. bad fats for more information.
For some good fats, whip up these nutritious fat bombs:
Drinks to Avoid on a Keto Diet
It’s better to avoid drinking your calories on any diet and stick to water and no-sugar drinks. Stay clear of these:
- High-carb alcohol
- Soft drinks
Alcohol can easily slow down fat loss in ketosis. Plus, many alcoholic drinks are carb-heavy, such as:
If you are drinking, reach for hard liquor first. (Is that the first time you’ve ever heard that suggestion?)
Even though it’s also made from carb sources, those sugars are converted to ethyl alcohol during the distillation and fermentation process.
Alcohol is ethanol, which your body (mostly your liver) will prioritize into breaking down and detoxing. That means, if you’re trying to lose weight, your body takes a break on fat-burning to take care of those tequila shots first.
And that slows fat loss.
Check out this guide on what you need to know about drinking on keto to learn what’s best to imbibe.
Sweetened and Sugary Beverages
It’s wise to stay clear of most caloric and sweetened drinks, as they are often full of carbs. That includes:
Try these Perfect Keto drinks instead:
- Chocolate Sea Salt Smoothie
- Micronutrient Greens Matcha Smoothie
- Acai Almond Butter Smoothie
- Perfect Keto Frappuccino
Packaged and Processed Foods to Avoid
Not only are the oils mentioned above found in unhealthy processed products, but manufacturers stuff packaged products with extra sugar, trans fats, preservatives, and other junk — even if they’re marketed as “low-carb” or keto.”
If you’re in need of an easy, portable snack, choose nuts and seeds instead: Brazil nuts, pistachios, pecans, hazelnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, or sunflower seeds. Avoid packaged and processed non-ketogenic foods like:
Again, beware of packaged foods labeled as “low-carb” or “zero-carb” (like diet drinks, sugar-free gums or candy, and other diet products). They might be low in carb content per serving, but there are several serving sizes per package.
Most packaged foods are also high in gluten or artificial additives and flavors, which can add to your inflammatory load. Focus on whole food ketogenic foods instead.
Sweeteners to Avoid
Avoid artificial sweeteners. They’re unhealthy and some can spike blood sugar. Again, natural options like stevia and erythritol are OK. These are the worst offenders:
Condiments to Avoid on Keto
It’s best to make salad dressings and condiments like ketchup yourself so you know what’s in them. Some exceptions are avocado-based mayo and other sugar-free mustard products. In general, ketchup has a ton of sugar, so definitely avoid it or make it using natural sugar alternatives. If the DIY route isn’t an option, avoid condiments that are:
What If You Have a Cheat Day?
Cheat days (or even cheat meals) are not recommended on the ketogenic diet.
They can easily kick you out of ketosis and make it tough for you to get back into ketosis. That means less fat-burning and fewer benefits from all your hard work. It could also mean a repeat of the keto flu every time you get back into ketosis.
Over time, you’ll get used to knowing which foods you can eat a little of and which ones you should avoid completely.
Bottom line: Whether your goal with the keto diet is weight loss or preventing a disease, the stricter you are in avoiding these foods, the better your chances are of seeing results.
If you do slip, here’s a handy guide that will help you get back into keto: Cheating on Keto: Here’s What Happens & How to Get Back In.
Avoid These Non-Ketogenic Foods to Remain in Ketosis and Burn Fat
Ketosis is a measurable state of metabolism, not just an idea or methodology, so foods can’t definitively be labeled “keto” or “not keto.”
The only way to truly know if a food is keto-friendly or not is to eat it and test your ketone levels over time. After a while on the keto diet, you’ll also likely be able to tell if certain foods kicked you out of ketosis.
Use this list as your reference when you need a refresher on non-keto foods, but don’t let it discourage you. There are plenty of delicious ketogenic foods you can turn to.
Check out this comprehensive keto diet food list and bookmark the extensive Perfect Keto archive of recipes.
148 thoughts on “Ketogenic Foods: Which Foods to Avoid on the Keto Diet”
I’ve heard that pink grapefruit aids in weight loss, and I don’t see it on the forbidden list. What about that? Is pink grapefruit OK on a ketogenic diet?
26 g carbs and 16 g sugar for 1. not good for keto. look up nutritional info.
Can you eat baked beans on the diet then Ive looked on the list there not above x
Ugh. Oh well. Day 2 and I had pink grapefruit and cooked with cherry tomatoes. What about balsamic vinegar? Ok or no? Carrots a no? And I ate part skim cheese in eggplant parm????I probably gained weight.
Vanessa, did you get a reply about the balsamic vinegar?
If carrots are grown underground is that a no on them?
That is a no, they’re starchy veggies (they are listed to avoid, in the graphic above). Many other veggies are good to eat, though!
Keto is all about the sugar. No matter what the food, if it has sugar, it will stop ketosis. Its a chemistry thing. Do the grapefruit once you hit your goal weight.
I recall reading once that pink grapefruit and eggs for breakfast (or maybe it was the grapefruit 10-15 minutes before eggs) was supposed to launch you into some crazy fat burning mode. Something to do with hormone production, I seem to recall. Can’t say if it’s true or not. I tasted a grapefruit once when I was about 10, and have never desired to repeat that mistake in the 24 years since.
So sorry you didn’t like grapefruit! I am a picky eater and just wanted to say there are really good grapefruits and some that are bitter. Hope you try a good one some day! You might like it afterall!
Great reference. Thanks so much!
So what about bacon ? ??
Bacon is great! Paleo bacon (uncured, sugar free) is the best. Whole Foods sells Wilshire Farms and you can order other uncured, sugar-free meat products from US Wellness. Bon Appetit!
I recall seeing a list of “not to eat” oils and SAFFLOWER, not sunflower was the worst. This was in a video by Dr. Phinney & Volk.
When I buy “real” mayo the only kind I can find is avocado oil based, or sunflower oil based..all the rest are, of course, the evil SOYBEAN oil..and many don’t contain eggs at all like “Just Mayo” which “IMPLIES” an egg in its label design. Making my own mayo may have to be a solution.
Good call here.
which oil u vl use for home prep mayo?
Olive oil.Egg. Vinegar. Smidge of brown mustard. Salt. Herbs if you want a kicked up mayo. Roasted garlic would be really good. I’ve started using guacamole in place of mayo in certain preps.
It’s fairly simple to make. Olive oil will leave a strong taste that overwhelming the other foods. My daughter LOVES mayo, & is on a diet & she had to finally learn how to make her own. She loves it & says she wishes she had listened to how easy it is to make. She adds spices to it & has become quite creative
Primal kitchen sells a mayo you could eat. The chipotle one is good.
I agree! I love the chipolte mayo from Primal Kitchen and most of their dressings for Keto. I put my mayo on 2 boiled eggs and call it a really good filling snack or light lunch 😉
Cherry Tomatoes are on the high starch list and on the good Keto snack list…. Can you confirm one way or the other …
Yeah just don’t eat an entire bushel of them.
Damn it! I been eating them by the bushel.
Josh, I am glad you asked that about the cherry tomatoes because I found the same issue.
hahaha! Thanks for the ‘chuckle’ Vaughn! Be sure and wean off that bushel of tomatoes!!
My husband is doing this diet and I was making him bean soup with sausage for dinner, but I’m reading beans are a food to avoid, even being a high fiber food is that really true? Beans were always a good I was encouraged to eat in many other diets. I’m new to keto and don’t want to hinder his process. Would appreciate your advice because I’ve already got the beans cooking. Oh they are the dry beans, not canned.
Hi Rene, it’s best to avoid all beans on keto. They do have fiber but they’re still too high in carbs to be considered keto-friendly.
Edamame beans may be the exception. 1 cup has 15 carbs minus 8 fibre.
What about peanut butter! I spread it on celery for a snack.
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Can a Type 2 Diabetic Patient practice Ketogenic?
Absolutely and this is a perfect use for it. Check out what the folks at Virta Health are doing.
What about a Type 2 diabetic who has had gallbladder removed?
Hi, I would definitely advise talking to your doctor first but there have been many reports of people with Type 2 diabetes seeing amazing results on keto. Also, using a supplement such as ox bile has been shown to help people without gallbladders.
I’m a Type 2 diabetic who has had their gall bladder removed. The keto diet drastically improved my life. All my lab results are now normal again and my AC1 is back in the safe zone! (Below pre-diabetic levels). I’ve lost 90 lbs in the last 9 months. Never felt better!
Hi Stephi!…. how yo do it with your gall bladder removed? please share.
I am a type II and was on many shots a day but since the Keto way of eating – off of all and sugars are normal! And I’ve dropped 40 pounds. Great diet for type II diabetics!
I had type two diabetes I also had high blood pressure after doing ketogenic eating for five months I have reversed both to a normal range. Thank you ketogenic way of eating
Hey Larry, so are u no longer diabetic?
My husband is type 2 and lost 54 lbs blood sugars are excellent and so is his cholesterol level.
What about tofu ?
Tofu could fit into the macros of a ketogenic diet but soy is not suitable for a healthy diet.
what about Black Eye Peas, do they have lots of carbs? aren’t they high in fiber? Good or bad for Keto?
Really? Read the article…
I’m vegetarian and do not eat eggs so what kind of foods I can eat on a keto diet.
what about frozen meat like burgers or meatballs
Hey Nelson, frozen meat is totally fine – just makes sure to choose high quality!
Is using whipped cream in my first week of ketosis a good idea?
it only has one gram of sugar one gram carbohydrate the only thing I can think of that’s sweet thank you
Hey Michael, I would avoid it when just starting off because the carbs can add up fast and mostly of the canned whipped creams are full of additives. Once you’re adapted, I’d recommend making whipped cream from scratch and adding a dash of stevia or other keto-friendly sweetener. It’s super easy and much healthier than the canned versions (also tastes 1000x better!)
I found Land o Lakes sugar free whipped topping. It has no sugar and no carbs. Tastes amazing. Hope it helps.
what about guavas? what kind of fruits besides avocado can we eat? they’re super expensive in india!
Hi there, you can certainly eat guavas, but as with any fruit on the keto diet, it’s important to consume in limited amounts. If you must have fruit, we recommend sticking with berries (blackberries, strawberries, cranberries, mulberries, etc.)
I am just starting the Keto diet and I eat a banana or a little pineapple in cottage cheese once a day as part of my lunch or a snack will this be bad at the start of my diet or should I cut it out all together? I’m so disappointed that my favorite fruits are high in carbs,especially bananas, once I heard the help with anxiety I have been eating one almost every day and I think it lifts my mood.
I am curious why MSG is specifically called out. Is it the “glut” part of “glutamate”? Seems the jury is out on its impact to insulin production (well, at least the Google jury – for every article I found about negative impace, it seems I cam find one that states no impact).
Thanks! Great content!
What about nuts? Which are keto safe?
Hello Van! You can check our blog post entitled “Keto Nuts? The Pros and Cons of Nuts on a Ketogenic Diet“
If my almond milk contains no carageenan but organic Locust Bean Gum instead. Is it still to be avoided?
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Hi there! Go right ahead 🙂
What about soybeans and soy cheese home made and homemade soy milk
Soybeans are higher on the carb count so you would probably want to avoid those!
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Can I eat amul cheese slice? If yes then how many slices a day?
Hi Olivia, it wouldn’t be the best choice as it is highly processed!
Hello. Thank you for this article…it is very helpful. I see spaghetti squash on here and thought it was a good substitute for pasta. What would you suggest as a good alternative? Thanks again.
Hey Melanie, spaghetti squash is okay in moderation! I also love zucchini noodles as an alternative to pasta 🙂
There is a product called miracle noodle. 0 across the board on the nutrition. They are different in texture but fulfill the noodle craving for me
Hello, I want to know what is a good “snack” food for this diet?
Something you can nibble on 2-3x a day at work.
I currently have a few pistachio/almond or similar… I want to change it up.
Hello Ray! You can check our blog posts :The Ultimate Healthy Snack List as well as The Pros and Cons of Nuts on a Ketogenic Diet. Kindly click the link, this will help you with your keto journey.
Why sesame oil?
sesame oil has a higher omega 6 count and therefore not the healthiest compared to other keto friendly oils such as coconut oil, avocado oil, and extra virgin olive oil.
Will I ever be able to eat a slice of carrot cake again?
Hi Earl! We’ll try to get a low carb carrot cake recipe up for ya! 🙂
Is soy milk okay?
Hi Ash, soy milk is a little bit higher in carbs than say almond or coconut milk. Unsweetened soy milk has about 4 grams of carbs per cup whereas most unsweetened coconut or nut milks have 1 gram or less of carbs per cup. Hope that helps!
Hello, This website is such a great resource for everything Keto. I do have a question regarding Spaghetti squash, its on both the allowed and avoid list, is there a reason why?
Hi Sylvie, thanks for the positive review! To answer your question about spaghetti squash – it could quite frankly go either way. It has about 7g total carbs per serving (1 cup) and 5.5 net carbs which could be considered a bit high for keto but still on the moderate/low range compared to all the other starchy veggies out there. I would just be mindful of this and consume in moderation 🙂
Hi, I’m new to keto diet but didn’t know milk wasn’t allowed!! How about coffee, tea or herbal tea?
Hi Fatema, yes milk actually has more carbs per serving than fat or protein (even whole milk)!! Coffee and tea are definitely allowed and I’d recommend replacing the milk with things like heavy cream, unsweetened coconut milk, and/or MCT powder.
Can you have an occasional apple?
Check out what 30 grams of carbs looks like: http://perfectketo.com/30-grams-carbs/ and then you can make the call whether to apple or not to apple 🙂
What about black bean broth, after my hubby cooks the beans there is alot of the broth i like to eat as a soup, without bean
Hey Naomi, the broth will still contain the starch from the beans so I’d advise avoiding that. Also, you wouldn’t get the same benefits from beans as you would from say bone broth. Maybe try out bone broth instead, we just wrote a great article on the benefits: http://perfectketo.com/keto-bone-broth/
Hi guys, really informative. I have been on a variation of keto and mostly low carb and low to no sugar. My daughter and I are down 70 lbs since Feb.
One question: Fresh veggies getting to expensive. Are frozen veggies ok.
Oh yeah we took a holiday break, good for our moral but VERY VERY bad.
Two question: What is the best “WE SCREWED UP” begin again cleanse.
Hey Donna, yes frozen veggies are totally fine! And my best advice would be to just jump right back into it and not dwell on the past! I would recommend tracking your carbs and making sure they are low enough to get back into keto, maybe try some intermittent fasting as well. It will take a few days to get back on track but just stick with it and focus on your goals!
WHAT ABOUT MIRACLE NOODLES?
CJ, miracle noodles are fine!
What are miracle noodles??
They’re also know as shirtaki noodles. They are made of glucomannan fiber are esentially 97% water and only 3% fiber.
Thank you for such a wonderful article for starting the keto diet. I found this very resourceful.
Thank you for the perfect information which gives in this site,
I have got a serious problem with berries, you know ,i usually have tea during work and wanted to know if it is possible to have one or two dried mulberries with that???
I love mulberries and found the plants on Walmart.com. I have not had any since I was a child. Am anxiously awaiting their arrival.
Thank you for this really helpful article.
Should we avoid foods that are cooked with regular tomatoes?
What about using almond milk in coffee (unsweetened).
Hi, regular tomatoes are okay in smaller quantities and unsweetened almond milk is totally fine!
Ive been reading a moderate carb day is recommended. Which i would consider a cheat day. Thoughts? I own a gym and workout cardio/lift/yoga about 6 days a week (8-10 hours total).
Hi, can you please tell me what foods are suitable to re-introduce into my everyday life after doing keto, in order to maintain weight loss?
Hello. Can we eat a figs?
Hi Viki, figs are too high in sugar to be considered keto friendly.
I’m so confused some pages I see eat shredded cheddar and this one says no? I seen add that and butter to add fat/protein if you are out to eat etc.???
Shredded cheese has corn starch added so it doesn’t clump together. Corn starch adds carbs. I buy a block and shred it then pop it in a Ziploc.
So what is left to eat on this diet??? Looks like everything is a no no?.
What about home brewed ginger water? I know ginger is high carb but if im slicing and boiling it tgen mixing that 1:3 ratio w water is it ok or no?
That should be fine.
can you have small amounts of honey? I like honey in my tea or for sore throats.
is light greek yogurt dannon good for you
Not good for a keto diet because it’s fat-free
Hi, I had a gastric bypass 8yrs ago. I’m doing the keto diet with my 16yr old son to help him lose weight and I’ve also put on 20lbs back that I’m trying to get rid off. So far we’ve lost 6lbs in 4weeks. Since I can only eat a little portion at a time and it’s hard to consume the 75% fats to get into a Ketosis stage, although I’m trying really hard but it’s impossible. Can you recommend ways to booster my fat intakes pls. Or other ways to get in to Ketosis. Thank you for all this info you’ve shared by the way.
Hi Hannah, i’d suggest focusing on high quality sources of fats like pasture raised ghee, coconut and avocado oil, fattier cuts of meat, nuts and seeds, olives, etc.
Is there anyway to do a modified keto diet for someone who is vegetarian (no meat or fish)?
Yes, please refer to our vegetarian keto article http://perfectketo.com/ketogenic-diet-for-vegetarians/
I have ate bacon everyday since starting Keto and have lost 78 pounds in 11 weeks. Most Keto recipes consist of bacon that I see actually. I see so many list of foods to avoid and I certainly find some of them to have some odd foods on them. Packaged sausage is another I have had as a protein and have had no issue. To each their own I guess, some things obviously work differently for others.
Check for nitrates and sugars. Hormel makes a uncured bacon. Just read all your labels.
Nitrates can, and are beneficial to health. Nitrites, on the other hand…
WOW! What do you eat in the Morning & Lunch. Breakfast is important to me, lol
That’s amazing Garrett!!!! Way to go! Do you have a regime you stick to?
The processed meat to avoid are those with added preservatives. (Nitrites, etc). And those with added sugars. Just read the ingredients.
New to this diet!.. starting tomorrow ????. Any encouraging words?
Thanks so much for this article! Definitely learned a lot from this. I’ve been curious about the Keto diet for awhile.
Thanks for the info! I was having a hard time keeping my carb track down even with an all veggie,fat, and protein diet. I didn’t realize that some of these veggies were so high in carbs! I’m learning that its probably best to track my meals in my fitness pal first and then eat.
Thanks for all the info. Just found Endame Pasta at Hannafords. Two ounces (a hefty plateful) is just 9 net carbs. It’s absolutely delicious with a sauce made of mushrooms & shrimp sauteed in olive oil, a bit of butter and garlic and shredded cheese to top it off (hand shredded of course). I’d only had 6 grams of carbs today and decided to give it a try. Yum. So glad I did. Easy & quick supper.
What about PINK GRAPEFRUIT ??
That’s like… All the things ????. #regrets
How about 108 things you CAN eat… I’d like to see that blog…
Just wanted to confirm if cherry tomatoes are ok to have? It’s on both the “full ketogenic diet food list”, as well as on this “food to avoid” list, so I’m confused..
This site is GREAT!! My only two is the shredded Cheese I am confused I bought it based on the recipe in the Keto book. Carrot is on the don’t eat list? But some of the recipe require carrots?? Also I am a snacker I am not felling full I don’t think I am eating enough fats because I don’t eat pork bacon I eat turkey. Help!
I have been on Keto for 5 days no. I eat about twice a day. I am not having issues with fasting and I love veggies, but since I’ve been on this diet, I feel nauseated at the thought of veggies and mushrooms. Especially spinach, pak choi and broccoli. These are veggies I adore so I am concerned. How long will this nauseating feeling last? I really worry. I also take supplements: oregano tablets, bio curcurmin, probiotics, L-lysine and zinc. Please please advise.
I’ve been buying bread and bagels from a low carb source. The first ingredient is vital wheat gluten, which is different from wheat gluten. The carb count works out to 1 net carb for bread/2 net carbs for bagels and 0 sugar. Is this bread okay on the keto diet?
It comes in rye, pumpernickel, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, sourdough, sesame, plain. The dietitian has indicated this bread is acceptable.
Do you know of any good protein bars that are Keto friendly? I don’t cook much or eat much meat, so I get my protein from bars. I really like the Think Thin brand but the 2nd ingredient is maltitol.
I did not know carrots are forbidden have been eating carrots every day and am down 145 lbs so I guess it didn’t hurt to much wonder how much I would have lost if I did not eat carrots
Well I know why you lose weight. There nothing you can eat.
I am trying to target my abs during this keto diet. I heard something bout chocolate milk being a good source of protein or something to that effect. Is it okay?
You can’t target certain areas for fat loss, on any diet. Your body will lose all over, theres no such thing as spot training. And chocolate is sugar, as well as milk is not recommended due to sugar content.
I have been researching the Ketogenic Diet and Peleo Keto Diet since May. This is probably the most through article that I have seen on it and I thank you. Wish I had seen it 3 months ago. Now I can get back on track. I am still chuckling over the one comment above about seeing why you lose weight, as you can’t eat anything…it does appear so at first. Just have to be committed to being careful and monitoring the good fats, low carbs, lean non-processed protein,NO sugars and which vegetables that aren’t too starchy to be included. It is overwhelming at first, but able to be done if in the right mindframe. Evelyn, Chicago, IL
Excellent graphics and reference! Thank you for clearing up a lot of doubts!
Is Watermelon ok on the KETO diet
Hi Margaret, you can read our blog Keto Fruit: The Essential Guide to Nature’s Candy on a Low Carb Diet
You have won me on this eating idea, as i love all these foods
what kind of sweetener can I use for coffee
and is zero soda ok to drink
Hi Layla, you can drink diet soda on keto. For coffee sweetener, you can use stevia or monk fruit.
Thank you very much for this blog. It really answered a million of my questions
Looks like a Keto diet may not work for me. Serious allergies prevent me from eating the most common Keto foods. All tree nuts, coconut, mushrooms, tomatoes, casein (in milk), egg whites.
Can I have peaches or pickels on the diet
Definitely! But still count your macros so you’ll stay in ketosis 🙂
Hi I’ve just started and been doing the keto diet and it’s just fabulous just brilliant.really fabulous.
this article helps did not know we should not use sweeteners like Splenda.
only lost 3 lbs after 2 weeks, is it normal?
what are high fat protein meals we can have
Hi @Anita, weight loss progress is different for everybody. There are different factors that could affect your keto diet journey– body mass, food intake, and lifestyle. If you want some high-fat protein meal suggestions, you may try checking this article: http://perfectketo.com/low-carb-food-list-printable/
Excellent information, especially for those beginning the journey. I’m a sceptic turned believer about artificial sweetners. I’ve been living Keto for 3 years. Lost 50 lbs easily, but in the last year sweetener use has escalated – too much sugarless chewing gum plus a daily diet soda. Carb creep has added 10 lbs! Went cold turkey a few weeks ago and the extra weight is disappearing at an amazing rate. Please believe the advice to avoid them or use them extremely sparingly (as in NOT daily).