Complete Keto Diet Food List
What to Eat and Avoid

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I know it may be challenging to follow a healthy low-carb diet, especially if you are new to it. I hope this comprehensive list of keto-friendly foods will help you make the right choices, whether your goal is to lose weight or manage a health condition such as type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy and even cancer.

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!

What to Eat and What to Avoid

In short, you should eat REAL food (meat, eggs, nuts, yogurt, vegetables and occasionally some fruits). Apart from the obvious limitation of net carb content in foods, it is also recommended to avoid processed food and any food that may contain preservatives and colourings.

KetoDiet is not just about losing weight at any cost; it's about adopting a healthier lifestyle.

Keto Food Pyramid

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Below is a list of the most common low-carb foods recommended for the ketogenic diet. If you get my app, you'll be able to search through thousands of foods included in the KetoDiet database.

EAT Freely

Grass-fed and wild animal sources

  • grass-fed meat (beef, lamb, goat, venison), wild-caught fish & seafood (avoid farmed fish), pastured pork and poultry, pastured eggs, gelatin, ghee, butter - these are high in healthy omega 3 fatty acids (avoid sausages and meat covered in breadcrumbs, hot dogs, meat that comes with sugary or starchy sauces)
  • offal, grass-fed (liver, heart, kidneys and other organ meats)

Healthy fats

  • saturated fats (lard, tallow, chicken fat, duck fat, goose fat, clarified butter (ghee), butter, coconut oil and MCT oil)
  • monounsaturated fats (avocado oil, macadamia oil and olive oil)
  • polyunsaturated fats: omega 3 fatty acids, especially from animal sources (fatty fish and seafood)
  • You can find a complete guide to fats & oils in my post here. (which oils and fats are ideal for cold use, which for high-heat cooking and which to avoid)

Non-starchy vegetables

  • leafy greens (Swiss chard, bok choy, spinach, lettuce, chard, chives, endive, radicchio, etc.)
  • some cruciferous vegetables like kale (dark leaf), kohlrabi, radishes
  • celery stalk, asparagus, cucumber, summer squash (zucchini, spaghetti squash), bamboo shoots

Fruits

  • avocado

Beverages and Condiments

Eat Occasionally

Vegetables, Mushrooms and Fruits

  • some cruciferous vegetables (white and green cabbage, red cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, fennel, turnips, rutabaga / swede)
  • nightshades (eggplant, tomatoes, peppers)
  • some root vegetables (parsley root), spring onion, leek, onion, garlic, mushrooms, winter squash (pumpkin)
  • sea vegetables (nori, kombu), okra, bean sprouts, sugar snap peas, wax beans, globe or French artichokes, water chestnuts
  • berries (blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, cranberries, mulberries, etc.)
  • coconut, rhubarb, olives

Grain-fed animal sources and full-fat Dairy

  • beef, poultry, eggs and ghee (avoid farmed pork, it's too high in omega 6 fatty acids)
  • dairy products (plain full-fat yogurt, cottage cheese, heavy cream, sour cream, cheese) - avoid products labeled "low-fat", most of them are packed with sugar and starch that will only stimulate your appetite. You can read more in this post: Dairy on a Ketogenic Diet.
  • bacon - beware of preservatives and added starches (nitrates are acceptable if you eat foods high in antioxidants)

Nuts and seeds

  • macadamia nuts (very low in carbs, high in monounsaturated fats)
  • pecans, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pine nuts, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds
  • brazil nuts (beware of very high level of selenium - don't eat too many of them!)
  • You can read more in this post: Nuts & Seeds on a Ketogenic Diet, and in this post: Is Flaxseed Healthy?

Fermented soy products

  • if eaten, only non GMO and fermented soy products such as Natto, Tempeh, tamari (gluten-free soy sauce) or paleo-friendly coconut aminos
  • Edamame (green soy beans), black soybeans - unprocessed

Condiments

  • healthy zero-carb sweeteners (Stevia, Swerve, Erythritol, etc.)
  • thickeners: arrowroot powder, xanthan gum (keep in mind xanthan gum is not paleo-friendly - some people following the paleo diet use it, as you only need a very little amount)
  • sugar-free tomato products (puree, passata, ketchup)
  • cocoa and carob powder, extra dark chocolate (more than 70%, better 90% and beware of soy lecithin), cocoa powder
  • beware of sugar-free chewing gums and mints - some of them have carbs

Some Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts and Seeds with Average Carbohydrates - depends on your daily carb limit

  • root vegetables (celery root, carrot, beetroot, parsnip and sweet potato)
  • watermelon, Cantaloupe / Galia / Honeydew melons
  • pistachio and cashew nuts, chestnuts
  • Only very small amounts, better avoided completely: apricot, dragon fruit (Pitaya), peach, nectarine, apple, grapefruit, kiwifruit, kiwi berries, orange, plums, cherries, pears, figs (fresh)

Alcohol

  • dry red wine, dry white wine, spirits (unsweetened) - avoid for weight loss, only for weight maintenance

Avoid Completely
Food rich in carbohydrates, factory-farmed meat and processed foods

  1. Any foods with added sugar. Avoid sweeteners that raise blood sugar, cause insulin spikes, stimulate your appetite and kick you out of ketosis.

  2. All grains, even whole meal (wheat, rye, oats, corn, barley, millet, bulgur, sorghum, rice, amaranth, buckwheat, sprouted grains), quinoa and white potatoes. this includes all products made from grains (pasta, bread, pizza, cookies, crackers, etc.) sugar and sweets (table sugar, HFCS, agave syrup, ice creams, cakes, sweet puddings and sugary soft-drinks).

  3. Factory-farmed pork and fish are high in inflammatory omega 6 fatty acids and farmed fish may contain PCBs, avoid fish high in mercury.

  4. Processed foods containing carrageenan (e.g. some almond milk products - watch for additives), MSG (e.g. in some whey protein products), sulphites (e.g. in dried fruits, gelatin), BPAs (they don't have to be labeled!), wheat gluten.

  5. Artificial sweeteners (Splenda, Equal, sweeteners containing Aspartame, Acesulfame, Sucralose, Saccharin, etc.) - these may cause cravings and have been linked to other health issues such as migraines.

  6. Refined fats / oils (e.g. sunflower, safflower, cottonseed, canola, soybean, grapeseed, corn oil), trans fats such as margarine.

  7. "Low-fat", "low-carb" and "zero-carb" products (Atkins products, diet soda and drinks, chewing gums and mints may be high in carbs or contain artificial additives, gluten, etc.)

  8. Milk (only small amounts of raw, full-fat milk is allowed). Milk is not recommended for several reasons. Firstly, from all the dairy products, milk is difficult to digest, as it lacks the "good" bacteria (eliminated through pasteurization) and may even contain hormones. Secondly, it is quite high in carbs (4-5 grams of carbs per 100 ml). For coffee and tea, replace milk with cream in reasonable amounts. You may have a small amount of raw milk but be aware of the extra carbs. Lastly, farmers in the United States use genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rBGH). rBGH is injected to dairy cows to increase milk production. Opt for full-fat dairy labeled “NO rBGH”.

  9. Alcoholic, sweet drinks (beer, sweet wine, cocktails, etc.) - you can try my low-carb cocktails and drinks.

  10. Tropical fruit (pineapple, mango, banana, papaya, etc.) and some high-carb fruit (tangerine, grapes, etc.) Also avoid fruit juices (yes, even 100% fresh juices!) - better to drink smoothies if any, but either way very limited. Juices are just like sugary water, but smoothies have fiber, which is at least more sating. This also includes dried fruit (dates, raisins, etc.) if eaten in large quantities.

  11. Mainly for health reasons, avoid soy products apart from a few non-GMO fermented products which are known for their health benefits. Also avoid wheat gluten which may be used in low-carb foods. When you give up bread, you shouldn't eat any part of it. Beware of BPA-lined cans. If possible, use naturally BPA-free packaging like glass jars or make my own ingredients such as ghee, ketchup, coconut milk or mayonnaise. BPA has been linked to many negative health effects such as impaired thyroid function and cancer. Other additives to avoid: carrageenan (e.g. almond milk products), MSG (e.g. in some whey protein products) and sulfites (e.g. in dried fruits, gelatin).

  12. Legumes (beans, chickpeas, lentil, peanuts, etc). Apart from peanuts, legumes are relatively high in carbs and should be avoided. Apart from their high carb content, legumes contain lectins and phytates which makes them hard to digest. They have been linked to leaky gut syndrome, PCOS, IBS and Hashimoto's. When it comes to peanuts, some people avoid them while others use them in moderation. If you are considering peanuts, make sure you read this post first: Peanuts on a Ketogenic Diet: Eat or Avoid?

Net Carbs in Commonly Used Recommended Foods

Animal products

Source Net Carbs (grams) Serving size
meat and fish 0 150 g / 5.3 oz
organ meats, liver (average) 3 150 g / 5.3 oz
prawns (cooked) 1.4 150 g / 5.3 oz
eggs 0.7 piece, large
cream (full-fat) 1.6 1/4 cup, 60 ml / 2 fl oz
butter 0 1 tbsp
cheese (hard) 0.4 30 g / 1 oz
cream cheese (full-fat) 1.6 1/4 cup, 50 g / 1.75 oz


Vegetables

Source Net Carbs (grams) Serving size
lettuce (sliced, average) 0.5 1 cup, 50 g / 1.75 oz
swiss chard, sliced 0.8 1 cup, 35 g / 1.25 oz
collard greens, sliced 0.8 1 cup, 35 g / 1.25 oz
bok choy, sliced 0.8 1 cup, 70 g / 2.4 oz
asparagus 2.7 150 g / 5.3 oz
green beans 6.4 150 g / 5.3 oz
summer squash (zucchini / courgette) 3.2 150 g / 5.3 oz
winter squash (pumpkin) 9 150 g / 5.3 oz
cucumber 2.2 150 g / 5.3 oz
spinach, cooked 1.2 1/2 cup, 90 g / 3.2 oz
kale (Italian dark-leaf) 2.1 150 g / 5.3 oz
kale (curly) 5.4 150 g / 5.3 oz
savoy cabbage 4.5 150 g / 5.3 oz
cabbage (white) 5 150 g / 5.3 oz
cabbage (red) 7.9 150 g / 5.3 oz
celery stalk 1.6 3 medium, 120 g / 4.2 oz
peppers (green) 3.5 piece, 120 g / 4.2 oz
peppers (red) 4.7 piece, 120 g / 4.2 oz
tomatoes, chopped 4.8 1 cup, 180 g / 6.3 oz
eggplant (aubergine) 3.5 150 g / 5.3 oz
broccoli, chopped 6.1 150 g / 5.3 oz
cauliflower 4.5 150 g / 5.3 oz
mushrooms, white 3.4 150 g / 5.3 oz
mushrooms, brown 5.6 150 g / 5.3 oz
onion, white (sliced) 2.2 1/4 cup, 40 g / 1.4 oz
garlic 0.9 1 clove


Fruit

Source Net Carbs (grams) Serving size
strawberries, sliced 4.7 1/2 cup, 85 g / 2.9 oz
raspberries 3.3 1/2 cup, 62 g / 2.2 oz
blackberries 3.1 1/2 cup, 72 g / 2.5 oz
blueberries 8.9 1/2 cup, 74 g / 2.6 oz
avocado 3.7 piece, average (200 g / 7 oz)


Nuts & Seeds

Source Net Carbs (grams) Serving size
macadamia nuts 1.5 30 g / 1 oz
almonds 2.7 30 g / 1 oz
pecans 1.2 30 g / 1 oz
hazelnuts 2 30 g / 1 oz
walnuts 2 30 g / 1 oz
cashew nuts 7.6 30 g / 1 oz
pumpkin seeds 1.3 30 g / 1 oz
sunflower seeds 3.2 30 g / 1 oz
tahini (unsweetened sesame paste) 1.8 1 tbsp
chia seeds 0.4 1 tbsp
pistachio nuts 4.9 30 g / 1 oz


Condiments & Other

Source Net Carbs (grams) Serving size
almond milk (unsweetened) 0.3 1/4 cup, 60 ml / 2 fl oz
coconut milk 1.6 1/4 cup, 60 ml / 2 fl oz
coconut milk (creamed) 2.7 1/4 cup, 60 ml / 2 fl oz
olives 0.2 30 g / 1 oz
sauerkraut (solids only) 0.5 1/4 cup, 35 g / 1.25 oz
mustard 0.7 1 tbsp
tomato puree 5.7 1 tbsp
apple cider vinegar 0.1 1 tbsp
coconut aminos 1 1 tbsp
dark chocolate (85%) 5.7 30 g / 1 oz
coconut flour 3.2 1/4 cup, 30 g / 1 oz
almond flour 2.2 1/4 cup, 25 g / 0.9 oz
flax meal 0.6 1/4 cup, 38 g / 1.3 oz
psillium hush powder 1.4 1/4 cup, 16 g / 0.6 oz
Erythritol 0.5 1 tbsp
stevia (drops) < 0.1 1/4 tsp
wine (red, dry) 6 1 glass / 5 fl oz
wine (white, dry) 6 1 glass / 5 fl oz
spirits (sugar-free, ~ 40% vol) 0 1 jigger / 1.5 fl oz


Low-carb / Paleo / Primal Sources of Your Daily Protein

Protein is not found just in meats. There are many meat-free and plant-based sources of protein! The more fat the meat contains, the less protein is usually has.

Meat, Fish and Seafood

Complete Keto Diet Food List: What to Eat and Avoid

Source Protein (grams) Serving size
turkey / chicken breast, raw 37 150 g / 5.3 oz
chicken thighs, raw 29 150 g / 5.3 oz
beef, lean steak, raw 31 150 g / 5.3 oz
beef steak, ribeye, raw 28 150 g / 5.3 oz
pork loin (chops), raw 31 150 g / 5.3 oz
venison steak, raw 32 150 g / 5.3 oz
lamb chops, raw 28 150 g / 5.3 oz
duck (meat only), raw 30 150 g / 5.3 oz
duck (meat and skin), raw 17 150 g / 5.3 oz
bacon, raw 12 3 slices / 90 g / 3.2 oz
chorizo salami, raw 22 90 g / 3.2 oz
salmon, raw 32 150 g / 5.3 oz
tuna, raw 37 150 g / 5.3 oz
cod, raw 27 150 g / 5.3 oz
sardines, raw 30 150 g / 5.3 oz
mackerel, raw 28 150 g / 5.3 oz
sea bass, raw 28 150 g / 5.3 oz
sea bream, raw 36 150 g / 5.3 oz
prawns, shrimps, mussels, clams, raw 22 150 g / 5.3 oz
octopus, raw 19 150 g / 5.3 oz
squid and calamari, raw 23 150 g / 5.3 oz
lobster, raw 25 150 g / 5.3 oz
gelatine 6 1 tbsp

For vegetarian options, these are the main sources of protein:

Eggs and Dairy

Complete Keto Diet Food List: What to Eat and Avoid

Source Protein (grams) Serving size
eggs, chicken 6.3 piece, large
eggs, duck 9 piece, large
cream (heavy whipping) 1.1 1/4 cup
cream (soured) 1.2 1/4 cup
cream cheese 3.5 1/4 cup
hard full-fat cheese (e.g. cheddar) 14.2 60 g / 2 oz
mozzarella 13.8 60 g / 2 oz
feta 8.1 60 g / 2 oz
mascarpone 3.6 1/4 cup
ricotta 6.9 1/4 cup

You can always boost your protein intake with high-quality whey protein powders. There is a good overview of other protein powders here (includes vegan options).

Apart from legumes (peanuts, chickpeas, lentils, etc.) and quinoa, which are not a part of the paleo diet, these are the main sources of protein for vegan-friendly diets:

Nuts and seeds

Complete Keto Diet Food List: What to Eat and Avoid

Source Protein (grams) Serving size
almonds 6 30 g / 1 oz
walnuts 4.3 30 g / 1 oz
pecans 2.6 30 g / 1 oz
hazelnuts 4.2 30 g / 1 oz
macadamia nuts 2.2 30 g / 1 oz
cashew nuts 5.2 30 g / 1 oz
pistachio nuts 5.7 30 g / 1 oz
brazil nuts 4.1 30 g / 1 oz
pine nuts 3.9 30 g / 1 oz
pumpkin seeds 8.6 30 g / 1 oz
sunflower seeds 5.9 30 g / 1 oz
sesame seeds / tahini paste 5 30 g / 1 oz

Vegetables, fruits and other

Complete Keto Diet Food List: What to Eat and Avoid

Source Protein (grams) Serving size
broccoli 2.6 1 cup, chopped
broccoli raab 1.3 1 cup
sugar-snap peas 1.7 1 cup
green beans 1.8 1 cup
bean sprouts 1.5 1 cup
spinach 5.3 1 cup, cooked
kale 2.2 1 cup
artichoke 4.2 medium piece
asparagus 2.9 1 cup
cauliflower 2.1 1 cup, chopped
mushrooms, average 1-2.5 1 cup, sliced
coconut 1 1/4 cup, shredded
coconut milk 1.1 1/4 cup
avocado 4 piece, average
tempeh (fermented soy - paleo if non-GMO) 7.7 1/4 cup
sun-dried tomatoes 1.4 1/4 cup
seaweed (e.g. wakame) 10 1 cup
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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I've been in ketosis for over 2 weeks but I'm not losing any weight. I'm staying at the same weight.  I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong except maybe too many diet sodas or not enough vegetables. I wish I could find the portion sizes for the ideal diet somewhere, I don't want to have to count every gram of protein, fat, etc.  I just want the general portions of meat, vegetables, etc.

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Hi Michelle, you won't need to do that once you learn what the ideal serving size is and how many carbs you should be eating. It's always best if you can track your food intake, at least for the first few weeks or months. Here's a post that may help: How To Low Carb: 15+ Common Weight Loss Mistakes

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Amaranth,  quinoa and buckwheat are not grains, they are high protein seeds, so why are you excluding them? Seems like they are exactly what you would want in a keto diet.please clarify. Thanks

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Hi Lora, these may be relatively high in protein but they are unfortunately still too high in carbs and not suitable for a keto diet.

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Hello I haven't seen anything on cereals are there particular keto cereals or none at all?

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I wish there were - I make my own. Check out these keto recipes: ketodietapp.com/Blog/searchFilter

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Hello
is it important to count calories with the keto diet?
And how do I know my carb limit during the day?
Thank you.

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Hi Ahmad, I suggest you check out these posts:
How To Low Carb: 15+ Common Weight Loss Mistakes (explains why calories matter but you you may not have to count them)
How Many Carbs per Day on a Low-Carb Ketogenic Diet?

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Oh my goodness.
So glad I've found you.
Spend lots of time researching online. But not seen anything so "to the point".
I started Keto and IF 10 days ago.
Loving it but quite confused lol.
Thank you.
Kind regards
Karen, Isle of Wight UK

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hello, i'm new to keto diet! I have a question need your help.
can I consume fresh figs? and watergrass?
thank you for your time!!

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Hello, fresh figs are quite high in carbs but you could have a piece even when you follow a low-carb diet. It depends on your daily carb limit and I would avoid figs if it's less that 30 grams of net carbs.

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When you talked about chocolate you mentioned avoiding soy lecithin. Does that apply just when choosing chocolate or with all food items?
Also, why should we avoid soy lecithin ?
Thank you.

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Hi Louvdie, soy lecithin in chocolate is acceptable because of the very small amounts used (unless you strictly avoid it). There are health reasons why soy should not be included. Flavones and other phytoestrogens found in soy seem to either stimulate or suppress cancer growth, depending on dosage and other factors.

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Do you have any suggestions on milk substitutes?  
I have a nut allergy, so almond milk is out.  
Is flax and/or pea milk (unsweetened) a keto-friendly substitute?

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You can use seed milks (sunflower, flax or poppy). Or try coconut milk instead.

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Great info ! Thanks

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On the egg serving, it's says a large piece???!

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Eggs can be small, medium, large, extra large and jumbo. I hope this helps 😊

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Great information.
Thank you.

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Thanks for this awesome info! Is the nutrition content for cooked meat or raw? (Since there is considerable shrinkage?)

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Good point! It's per "raw" - I updated the list.

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I love how easy this seems to be and laid out in simply easy to follow terms.  Several in our household struggle with our weight and this plan seems to make it very family friendly.  Eager to get started and see what we can achieve as a family.  Thank you for the very helpful hints and ingredients to get started.

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Thank you Sonja!

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Hello,
Do you by chance have a printable version of this? I want to look into this eating plan and hopefully start soon.
thanks,
Heidi

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Hello Heidi, the pyramid is printable (simply click on the image of the pyramid). The detailed list is not printable but you could export/save it as PDF. I hope this helps!

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Is it ok to drink Aloe Vera (pure juice, no additives / preservatives)?
Thanks!

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Yes, as long as there is no sugar added, you can use aloe vera juice as a supplement.

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Amazing article. Very clear and complete.
Just a silly question: eggs need to come from free range animals as well, right?
It's hard to find proper organic food when travelling...

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Hi Susan, it is best to get "organic eggs" or at least "free-range eggs". There is more information about eggs, meat and other foods in this post: Keto Diet on a Budget & Meal Preparation Tips

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Thanks for all this info.  I am going to follow this and your list of what and what not to eat will help me a great deal.  Thanks again.  Anthea

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very helpful and easy to understand. thank you.

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Omg I have just happened upon your blog and it’s wonderful. I love the calculations of the common foods. I feel like I can tackle this diet head on now. I was having trouble with the carb count as well as portion size.    Thank you so much 😊

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Hi!
This has probably been asked a million times before; if so, I apologize for being redundant. How often per week would you recommend eating the foods listed under 'eat occasionally'? I've been on keto since the end of September '17, but right now I'm trying to change things up a bit to see if I can tweak my fat/weight loss.

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Hi Nicole, I wish there was a simple answer but it depends on:
1) Your daily carb limit
2) The amount eaten.
This means that you can eat tomatoes, berries or cauliflower every day if if your eat them in moderation (ie they don't make most of your daily food intake).
The rule of thumb is to include foods from the "eat freely" list on a daily basis and in most (or all) of your meals and then add any foods from "eat occasionally" list.
I hope this helps!

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Hi, Miss Naushin (29)here. My weight is 78 Kg and  my height is 5 feet 3 inches.I want to start keto diet.please advise me.
Thanks

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Hi, here's the best way to start keto: How To Keto

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Since starting the keto diet, how has that affected your hasimoto's?  I have that along with hypothyroidism.  

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Here's about keto & Hashimoto's (I follow the same approach as outlined there): Are Keto and Low Carb Suitable for People with Thyroid Disease?

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I have been hearing friends follow the Keto diet.  I noticed in a post or two here, fasting is a precursor.   I started yesterday to monitor carb intake.  I am prone to heavy sugar intake and apparently like veggies that lean on the high side.  
I'm hoping to make changes that I can stick with.  info on fasting and snack substitutes would be appreciated.  Thank you .

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Hi Mary Anne, fasting goes hand in hand with the ketogenic diet simply because it is easy to fast when your appetite is under control.
You can find information about fasting here: Complete Guide to Intermittent Fasting
Here's where to start: How To Keto
For healthy snacking options, have a look at the recipes (KetoDiet Blog: Recipes) and use the filtering tool to find what you are lookig for. I hope this helps!

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I just starting the Keto Diet. I do exercise regularly and drink lots of water.  My first question is - Where can I find menu's with keto diets on them that I don't have to pay for so I can make sure I'm eating right?  How will I know when I'm in Ketosis?  Last question - Can I take Excedrin to help with the headaches?
Thanks,
Norm

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Hello Norman, we offer 3 free free diet plans that will help you kick-start your keto diet: ketodietebooks.com/FreeEBooks.aspx
For more about keto, there is plenty of information on my blog (several expert articles for each topic): KetoDiet Blog: Diet-Nutrition
I'm afraid I can't advice on medication as I'm not a health professional.

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I just started and i'm still in overeating mode. Always hungry, stress eater. What is the best thing to eat in between that is kind of like a "free food" per say...
Thank you

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Hi Nancy, first make sure you're eating enough protein - this is often the cause of feeling hungry/increased appetite: KetoDiet Buddy - Easy Macro Calculator for the Ketogenic Diet
When I need a snack between meals, I go for a piece of dark chocolate (85-85-90% cacao), or half an avocado sprinkled with salt and pepper, or Soft & Tender Homemade Beef Jerky or fat bombs: ketodietapp.com/Blog/Filter. With fat bombs you need to be careful as they are calorie dense and easy to overeat.

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