But unlike the welcoming, stylish, and cozy coffee bar… sugar lurks, hides, and disguises herself from you, the unassuming consumer. Sauces, marinades, salad dressings. They might be thickened with flour or cornstarch, sweetened with honey or brown sugar. Light beer and wine may be low carb. The chameleon strikes back. Over-the-counter medications. Cough medications and antacids could have sugar in them. Read the label, and ask your doctor or pharmacist. High protein is not recommended because protein raises insulin, and excess protein can turn into sugar.
Share Follow us. I know it may be challenging to follow a healthy low-carb diet, especially if you are new to it. The KetoDiet approach is simple: It’s about following a low-carb diet where the focus is on eating real food, not just food low in carbs. You can browse through hundreds of our keto recipes and filter by carb content, allergies or categories to help you meet your carb intake and start burning fat for energy. To help you stick with the diet, I’ve also created several free and premium meal plans including some that are dairy-free and sweetener-free – check them out! In short, you should eat REAL food meat, eggs, nuts, yogurt, vegetables and occasionally some fruits.
The ketogenic diet has become quite popular recently. Studies have found that this very low-carb, high-fat diet is effective for weight loss, diabetes and epilepsy 1, 2, 3. There’s also early evidence to show that it may be beneficial for certain cancers, Alzheimer’s disease and other diseases, too. A ketogenic diet typically limits carbs to 20—50 grams per day. While this may seem challenging, many nutritious foods can easily fit into this way of eating.