Complete Keto Diet Food List
What to Eat and Avoid on a Low-Carb Diet

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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.

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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.

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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 and mushrooms

  • 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
  • mushrooms (white, brow, Portobello, shiitake, chanterelle, etc)

Fruits

  • avocado

Beverages and Condiments

Eat Occasionally

Vegetables 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, 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, chia 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 from sugar alcohols like sorbitol, maltitol and xylitol that may raise blood sugar and cause digestive issues

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, 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).

  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 your 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?

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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 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

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

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

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

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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This sounds reasonable and very helpful. Thank you for the food chart.

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this is what I was looking for for years, thnx Martina!

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Very helpful ideas of what I can and can not eat

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In any diet there is no mention of alcohol.  Can you do Keto and still have a drink )for the record I make my own spirits Vodka 40% ABV and mix it with sugar free Cola  

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Hi Robert, you can have alcohol if you follow a low-carb diet but it's not recommended if your goal is to lose weight, even if there are no carbs. Alcohol supports appetite and it is high in calories. More at:
The Benefits and Risks of Alcohol Consumption
Complete Guide to Alcohol for Low-Carb Diets (here you'll find the best options with zero or very few carbs).
I hope this helps!

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In any diet there is never the mention of alcohol be it beers, spirits or wine How does Keto fit in with alcohol (for the record I make my own spirits Vodka 40% ABV and mix with Sugar-free cola. I occasionally have a mid-strength beer

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I'm a bit confused from what I've been reading so far, maybe you can help me with this: is the unsweetened soy yogurt bad for keto?

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Hi Magdalena, there are better alternatives like coconut yogurt (if you are dairy-free). The issue with these products is not their carb count, it's the negative health effects of processed soy products (unlike fermented soy products that may have some health benefits).

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Thank you so much for your answer! Yes, I'm trying to be dairy-free as much as possible and should read more about the negative effect of the processed soy products!
Thank you so much once again!❤️
I love your blog posts, recipes and everything that you are doing for this community! All the knowledge and learnings are absolutely essential and very helpful for everyone decided to take the keto-journey!👏

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Thank you so much for your kind words! If you do want to give coconut yogurt a try, I like Coyo - they have a plain version with no other ingredients (just coconut) and they also have some great sweetener-free options that use real fruit or vanilla to sweeten them. Oh and they make great popsicles!

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That's sounds really tempting 😊 I have to check what option I have for coconut yogurt here in Denmark 😁

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Thanks for the charts of what to eat and not eat on a keto diet it's been very helpful!!

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I am just wondering about cottage cheese.
I didn't see it mentioned under dairy and wondering what your take on it was?
Thanks!

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Hi Sandra, cottage cheese can be included although it's relatively low in fat. The carb count is 3-4 g net carbs per 100 grams.

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Hi Martina,
I just wanted to say what an amazing site!  Keto has quite a following in my office so I decided to give it a try.  There's so much conflicting information out there so I bought your cookbook (Keto All Day) to get my head around the things you can eat, then decided to give it a try.  I also bought what I thought was your app - KetoDiet - which was free to try but then it cost me nearly £30 to get full functionality!  Its not bad but there are no recipes or tips like your own app - PLEASE EVERYONE!! If you are looking for Martina's app look for the OFFICIAL KetoDiet site with the yin & yang fish icon!  Don't get caught out like I did with expensive wannabe apps.
Thanks Martina for all of the information that you make freely available - it is so refreshing to be able to get clear, concise, REAL answers to those questions that pop up when starting out on Keto.  I'm 3 weeks in now and loving it.  Cheers!

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Thank you so much Fifi, I appreciate your kind words and support! I think you are going to love the next major update! 😊
One of the issues we had to face was the volume of support e-mails for unrelated "KetoDiet" apps. All because they use the same name, keywords, hashtags etc. And unfortunately there is nothing to stop them. We had to change our "contact us" page because we couldn't cope with the number of complaints and refund requests for apps that people believed were ours. And it's frustrating for users too - these apps do everything they can to create that confusion.

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This app was exactly what I was looking for . I thought I was impossible to find a great quality keto app and it be free...are u kidding me !. I will use this constantly .thank u

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Thank you so much!

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What's the problem with Soy lecithin after all? I suspect it's kicking me out of ketosis without affecting my blood sugar level... Anybody knows anything about this crazy phenomena?

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It doesn't affect ketosis but soy is excluded as part of the whole foods keto approach. Having said that, soy lecithin - in the small amounts it is used - is not an issue for most people.

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I am SO HAPPY to have found your site, Martina! I was approached by my daughter about going Keto and, while waiting to start with her, opted to eliminate starches and sugar, which I think helped my body adjust more easily as it was less change at once (and resulted in a 10# weight-loss before going Keto!).
I have just purchased your Premium app as well as downloading the Keto Buddy and Keto App, and am so excited to begin using them!!!  Thank you so much for all of your efforts.

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Thank you so much for your kind words and support! Keto on!

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Awesome thanks for your valuable information 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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Very happy to have stumbled across your blog site (during a recipe search)  only to realise that I have recently purchased 2 of your books (I'm in Australia). Both of which I like.  I have been doing this way of eating since February, switched from WW which was progressing slowly and I was often hungry. I am never hungry on this plan and I am finding it so much easier. And I am losing weight twice as fast. After about 2 1/2 months doing Keto I realised that the lists I was using for a resource for net carbs in foods was completely wrong. It said mushrooms was 0.3 net carb per 100g and I was happily having 200g thinking it was 0.6g and it wasn't. I ended up checking some lists against the USA Agriculture list and found all were wrong.  So I started to make my own list using that website. This was a bit of a pain but at least I knew it was accurate. Anyway,  I found your site and could stop doing my list. YAY!  🙏 Thank you so much for providing accurate information that you have referenced and for all the other guides and recipes you have shared.  I really wish these guides were in my books though (I have your latest book), so can you please consider for the next book 😁. I had to print them after saving it to MS word for a friend (that has also bought a book)  and it's pages of poorly edited A4 paper.  Many thanks again 🙏

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Sunnye thank you so much for your kind words and support! That's what I love about low-carb eating because I don't feel hungry and I always have energy even if I eat just twice a day 😊 The best way to keep all these guides without having to print them would be to buy my app. even without internet connection you'll have access to these and more through the KetoDiet Guide section and the KetoDiet Blog section (in this section it only needs to sync once). I hope this helps!

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best link yet i've found regarding the keto diet. still debating whether or not i should do the keto diet but this is a huge help.  thank you.

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Dear madam,
I want to start the keto diet but I am allergic to all nuts, excepts almonds pine nuts and peanuts,
to all shellfish, and pork.
Can you give me some good alternatives . Am I correct if I say that all coconut products can be replaced with almond products. but do I use the same measurements. And what are good alternatives for pork or shellfish.
kind regards for your answers
joelle  

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Amazing .. this is the best .. congratulations..

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Such a pleasant looking and informative page. 😊

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They don't make cows produce more milk by shooting hormones intoth them.  That is now illegal and you're providing false information.

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That is not true. It may be illegal where you live (for example in the EU) but it is not illegal everywhere - that would be a false claim: Should I Buy Organic, Grass-Fed, and Pastured Animal Products?

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It is not illegal in the United States. I wish it was...but its not.

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My wife and I just started Keto last week but been doing a lot of research for the last couple of weeks. Watching YouTube videos from Thomas DeLauer and Dr. Berg as well as others and reading websites such as your own. I think this is a great written out guide to utilize. Thank you for all the helpful information.

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Forgive me if this has already been asked. I am new here and I find it very hard to calculate my carbs, fats and proteins. I have seen some very easy  ways to calculate calories on other websites. Have you ever seen a program to calculate carbs, fats and proteins for Keto followers?
Otherwise I find your website is so easy to follow and I will getting some of your cookbooks as the receipes look tasty. Thank you Martina.

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Hi Viktoria, thanks for stopping by! Here's an easy way to calculate your macros on a keto diet: KetoDiet Buddy - Easy Macro Calculator for the Ketogenic Diet
I hope this helps - keto on!

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I have been underweight all of my life and have a heck of a time gaining weight. If I follow the Keto diet, will I lose weight? Is there a way to utilize this diet to help me gain weight? Thanks for your insight.

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You can lose, maintain or even gain weight on a keto diet. To learn more, check out our keto calculator: KetoDiet Buddy - Easy Macro Calculator for the Ketogenic Diet

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Martina, Thank you. I really appreciate your response to my question!

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Good evening sir
           For the last 5 months I am in keto diet
so I have a question how much coconut can
i eat in aday?

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There is no simple answer to "how much of xxx can I eat per day" but you should include a variety of foods in your diet and also consider your macros: KetoDiet Buddy - Easy Macro Calculator for the Ketogenic Diet

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Hi, the keto diet sounds awfully similar to adkins, especially being that the goal is putting you in a state of ketosis.  Is there much of a difference and what are those differences? Thank you

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Hi Sarah, it is very similar - this is a good post that explains all the different phases: The 4 Phases of a Well-Formulated Ketogenic Diet For Weight Loss

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I have been looking for reliable information on the KETO diet, and I believe I have finally found out. In reading your blog, I see that I need to make some major changes. I love, love blueberries and put them in every smoothie. However, I am willing to change for my health.
Thanks for sharing.

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Thank you Velma! You can actually use blueberries (in moderation), e.g. with yogurt or in smoothies:
Healthy Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie
Healthy Blueberry Chia Crisp

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