If you haven’t already jumped on the keto diet craze, I’ll give you a brief overview.
Basically, the ketogenic diet is super high in fat (80% of your diet is fat), a super low carbohydrate (<5% of your diet) and moderate in protein (15-20% of your diet). Clearly, not the most balanced of diets considering our diet should contain 20-35% of protein, 45-65% of carbohydrate and 10-35% of fat. So how do you meet that macro-nutrient distribution? Well, you load up on keto diet staples like meat, fish, butter, eggs, cheese, heavy cream, oils, nuts, avocados, seeds and low carbohydrates green vegetables. These kinds of restraining diets tend to make nutrition professionals run for the mountains, but I’m going to give it my honest unbiased interpretation.
By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN