The Ketogenic Diet is, like many other diets, very strict. The critical and fundamental principle of a Keto Diet is Ketosis and as you should know, some food can kick you out of Ketosis quite easily. Here you are going to see what are some of the foods to avoid on a Ketogenic Diet.
Foods To Avoid On A Ketogenic Diet
Maybe hearing “Foods to avoid on a Ketogenic Diet” sounds very dramatic to you. It partially is but let me explain. The Ketogenic Diet takes its name from Ketosis, which is the process of burning fat as primary fuel. Ketosis cannot happen if the body is provided with enough carbs. Considering this you can understand that there are some strict rules in order to achieve results.
Cutting Carbs is one of the main principles for the Keto Diet. Depending on your lifestyle and body you need to limit your carbs intake to a specific maximum amount. Exceeding this amount will cause your body to “pause”, and in the worst case stop, the Ketosis.
Considering what we said, you can understand that when we say avoid we actually mean, limit. In some cases the carbs intake has to be so limited that some of the following food can only be eaten in extremely small amounts, like pure sugar for example.
Keeping this in mind, the following are some of the foods to avoid on a Ketogenic Diet.
Wheat, Rye, Oats, Corn, Rice and everything that lies in the grains family has a high carbs content. For this reason you really need to calculate and limit the intake so that you do not exceed the recommended carbs intake for the day.
Products Made From Grains
Products made from grains like pasta, bread, pizza, crackers and so forth are mostly carbs, and for this their consumption must be very limited.
Sugar And Sweets
This unfortunately is a big NO NO. Sugar and Sweets are the worst food you can eat on a Keto Diet. Once you eat some of these your body will immediately burn them instead of fat to get energy, pushing you out from the Ketosis state.
Must of the fruits are rich in fructose, which basically a sugar. Some fruits have more than others however pretty much all fruits contain a good quantity of it. For this reason they need to be consumed in very limited amounts. Some of the most sugary, and worst fruits to eat are bananas, oranges, pineapples. There is an exception to this rule. The berries family is acceptable if consumed in a measure amount because they have a limited amount of Sugar.
Most of the vegetables growing underground are rich in carbs and must be avoided. Between these we can find potatoes, carrots, beets for example. Beware of the quantities if you are eating any of these.
As you can see the Keto Diet has some restrictions. Since you need to keep your body in a Ketosis state you need to pay attention to the types of food you eat other than their quantities. As a general rule, you need to reduce to the minimum the consumption of any food that contains carbs and sugars.