Every beginner is curious to know what is prohibited and what is accepted on the keto diet. After all, one small slip and you could throw your body out of ketosis. This list of do’s and don’ts for the keto diet should put in perspective how you should go about approaching this diet.
Do eat whole foods. You should be consuming vegetables and meats and not too much processed food if you can help it. The more processed the food is the more likely it contains filler and unwanted sugars.
Don’t eat foods that have hidden carbs. There are foods out there that advertise themselves as low carb products or have hidden sugars in them. Both of these types of foods are problematic for the keto diet.
Do stay hydrated. One of the most common causes of fatigue on the keto diet is dehydration especially at the beginning. It is important to replace your electrolytes but don’t do so by drinking power aid or any other sugary sports drink
Don’t be afraid of fat. On most other diets, eating fatty foods is a huge sin. However on the keto diet, you most certainly eat a high fat diet. Much of the time if a dairy product is advertised as low fat it contains many sugars instead of fat.
Do avoid unhealthy fats. There are many fats that are good for you like animal fat and plant fat. However things like corn oil are considered to be bad fats that you should steer clear of.
Don’t consume sugar. Instead of eating sugar you should instead eat other sweeteners such as Stevia or Splenda
Do your research before eating out. If you are going to a restaurant of some sort it is important that you look up the nutrition facts of some of the meals before you head out. This way you can be certain that you are eating keto friendly foods when you decide to order.