Keto Diet & Lifestyle …
It’s amazing that with every passing day I am learning more and more about ‘Ketogenic’ lifestyle and the benefits. Of course like with everything we do, this too needs to be done with a ‘pinch of salt’ (quite literally so that sodium levels don’t drop…).
I plan to share the few interesting things I learn so I can encourage you to join me on this journey. As long as you can remember that Carbs are enemy, Protein in moderation and Fats are your new BFF. Honestly not so difficult to do as long as you don’t miss sugars and bread much. Am I doing it a 100% right – no because I want to do it practically and make sure I focus on the main philosophy and macros rather than micro analyse everything I eat.
I downloaded a Keto Diet App on my phone. Easier to track Macros and also you will be surprised by how many veggies and fruits have high carbs in them ! On the flip side, here are 6 Vegetables That Are Lower in Carbs than You Think
I have read about cauliflower and spinach a lot and while they definitely deserve the love they get, there are a lots of others that are just as low in carbs, if not lower. When we refer to Carbs we are referring to net carbs here (the carbs minus the fiber), which is what truly counts on a keto diet.
- Asparagus -Did you know that 1 cup cooked Asparagus contains just 4 net carbs. Served alongside with eggs, it’s a great breakfast or lunchtime option.
- Avocado – My love for Avocado grows and grows… A whole medium avocado contains 4 net carbs and also happens to be extra filling and satisfying. Perfect for foodies attempting the Keto diet.
- Eggplant – One cup of cooked eggplant cubes contains 6 net carbs. I love a good baingan fry…perfect for Keto.
- Mushrooms – : 1 cup of cooked mushrooms contains 5 net carbs. Enjoy them simply sautéed or pile them up on your Chicken dish.
- Broccoli – 1 cup of cooked broccoli florets contains just 3 net carbs.
- Cabbage One cup of raw, chopped cabbage contains a measly 2 net carbs.
So while I struggled the first few days with what veggies to incorporate… this is a good list no ?