There are more than 100 foods to avoid on the keto diet that will slow down (or shut down) your body’s fat-burning capabilities. Replace these with ketogenic foods to get yourself on track for success.
The list of foods is crucial for the ketogenic diet if you want to reap the greatest health benefits.
Remember that carbs must be kept very low to remain in ketosis. Most people need to stay within 20-30 grams of net carbs per day, depending on your current body composition and activity level.
Calculate Your Macros With the Keto Calculator
Too many carbohydrate-rich foods can bring you out of ketosis and slow down your body’s fat-burning capabilities. To ensure you stay on track, use the free Perfect Keto macro calculator.
You’ll also want to bookmark this page so you get familiar with non-ketogenic foods to avoid when you’re trying to get into or stay in ketosis.
Carbs to Avoid on a Ketogenic Diet
There are five types of carbs to avoid on keto:
- Beans and legumes
- Most fruits
- Starchy vegetables (including sweet potatoes, potatoes, and most winter squash)
- Sugar (natural, calorie-free sweeteners like stevia and erythritol are OK)
If you’re going to get into ketosis quickly, you need to limit your carb intake. All grains are mostly made of carbohydrates, so the easiest and best way to stay low-carb is to avoid grains completely.
Some carbs, like rice and corn, contain enough carbs in one serving to hit your entire day’s carb allotment.
Fruit is healthy, right?
Sure, but that doesn’t mean they’re keto-compliant. Fruit is high in sugar and carbs, so they’re usually a no-go on the keto diet. That includes tropical fruits, fruit juices, dried fruits, and fruit smoothies (for the most part).
If you do have fruit, choose lower-sugar options like strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, and eat them sparingly.
Your smoothies should be mostly veggies, healthy fats, protein like collagen powder or nut butter, and sugar-free liquids like almond milk or hemp milk. For an additional omega-3 boost, add flaxseed or chia seed to your smoothies.