What Fruit Can I Eat On The Ketogenic Diet?
As a mom is learning about the ketogenic diet they often wonder what fruit can I eat on the ketogenic diet?
Eating fruit is definitely better than tanking up on sugar and carb laden treats but when a person is trying to lose weight on a ketogenic diet and put their body into a state of nutritional ketosis then they need to watch their carbs and fruit can often have higher amounts of carbs and natural sugars than are desired.
It depends on how strict you’re wanting to go with the ketogenic diet but I will start off with the fruits with the lowest amount of carbs and go from there.
On a strict ketogenic diet (less than 20 grams of carbs a day!) only berries are allowed. They have the least amounts of carbs. So that would include:
- Blueberries are the highest carb berry so be mindful when eating them if you’re on a strict keto diet
If you’re on more of a moderate low carb diet you can have:
Now of course it all depends on how strict you are going on the Ketogenic diet but you must count your carbs. Generally people are able to get into ketosis by eating between 20-50 grams of carbs a day. Some may be able to have as much as 100 grams but rarely over that.
You’ll need to purchase ketone strips to test your urine to see if you are producing ketones and in ketosis where you are burning fat.
The Ketogenic diet is not for the faint of heart but you can of course still see excellent results from cutting carbs, and increasing protein, healthy fats and veggies.
All of us moms have different health goals and are willing to make different changes to our diets. My philosophy is you do what you can and you make small and simple changes that gradually add up to major shifts in your health!
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