Comprehensive Ketogenic Diet Food List

Comprehensive Ketogenic Diet Food List

July 25, 2019 63 By William Morgan


Comprehensive ketogenic diet food list
Kaito protein sources meat fish and eggs
Grass-fed organic beef try to avoid grain-fed and hormone injected etc
Chicken free-range organic if you can
Pork in moderation a lot of people refer to this as a bacon diet
Yes
You can have bacon but the nitrites and other
Preservatives are not healthy
Try to find uncured bacon or purchase local from a butcher and avoid the cheap factory farmed garbage in the supermarket’s
Pork is also higher in inflammatory
Omega-6 and often contains starches fish in moderation fish is good wild-caught
Avoid factory farmed fish as it tends to have high mercury content which can cause toxicity
acceptable varieties include tuna mackerel
halibut salmon Cod
catfish trout
Shellfish again pay attention to where it is sourced and eat in moderation oysters clams
crab mussels
lobster shrimp lamb
turkey wild game eggs
chicken and duck Cato dairy foods
Dairy is allowed on the Cato diet
You should only use full fat products and avoid skin
Partially skin as those products will have more sugar and higher carb counts whole milk organic
Only most milk is loaded with hormones
Heavy cream cream cheese full fat whole milk. Mozzarella
Aged cheese’s like swiss grass-fed butter full fat cottage cheese full fat plain Greek yogurt
Most commercial brands are loaded with sugars and are not acceptable consider home made sour cream full fat
ghee
half-and-half in moderation check labels
dairy alternatives
coconut milk almond milk
hazelnut milk cashew milk
Friendly vegetables carbs from vegetables are counted NAT
You subtract the fiber content from the total carb count to get your actual carbs
Vegetables are good for you. So don’t fear veggie carbs
That being said you need to avoid starchy vegetables that are high on the glycemic index
Potatoes carrots peas and stick to those on this list all leafy greens spinach
Lettuce cabbage, etc. Kale
Brussels sprouts
asparagus green beans
kohlrabi
radishes celery
cucumber zucchini
courgette
eggplant
avocado onions moderation peppers
moderation mushrooms bok choy snow peas cauliflower
broccoli
daikon
Olives Cato friendly fruits fruits are loaded with sugar
Yes, they contain many nutrients
They are nature’s candy after all but you can get all the same
Nutrients from vegetables and should only use the fruits on this list very sparingly
Some fruits that have an immense glycemic load like bananas for example need to be eliminated altogether
It is highly recommended to not use fruit at all until you are fully fat adapted
Usually a month or more into the Cato way of eating enjoy fresh only and in moderation
blackberries blueberries
strawberries
raspberries cherries
lemon the juice squeezed in water lime
cantaloupe
Beaches nuts and seeds nuts and seeds are very Cato friendly
But some are better than others when it comes to carb count and glycemic load
They are calorie dense high in fat and can be used to provide satiety
But should be used in moderation if you are trying to lose weight
It can be very easy to overdo a good thing with nuts and seeds
almonds
macadamia nuts pecans
walnuts
flaxseeds
hazelnuts pine nuts hemp seeds
Sunflower seeds peanuts plain not honey roasted, etc
Cashews extreme moderation. These are the highest in carbs. Chia seeds sesame seeds
pistachios
Sweeteners and substitutes, as you know, sugar and grains are a huge no on the Cato way of eating
grains and sugars lead to insulin resistance
And a host of other problems that keep people fat carb addicted and struggling with weight loss
eliminating these foods can seem daunting at first
Although ideally you want to get away from the taste for sweet at first you are looking for progress not perfection
That being said there is a great deal of debate over the use of sweeteners
Many of which are chemical Laden and not good for you
others like molto dextran
Despite having zero calories create a higher insulin response in the body than regular sugar
You definitely don’t want that
So be sure that any sweeteners you choose to use are not blended with it many products. Stevia in the raw
For example blend this nasty molteau dextran with the stevia for cheap filler
Stick to the following Cato approved sweeteners and flour substitutes and use in moderation
For more information on the glycemic response of sweeteners
Stick to those that are zero for best results. Check out this comprehensive guide
Flowers and baking goods. Are you a bread addict? I was I
Understand the struggle. There are some ways to make Cato breads and desserts and they are great in moderation
The goal is to rid oneself of addictive behaviors and not to simply replace old habits
That being said I do enjoy making Cato biscuits and breads at times and it’s a great way to scratch that
It’s without breaking protocol avoid gluten-free flour blends
They are loaded with carbs almond flour meal a staple with great texture
Coconut flour absorbs a lot of moisture as a cornbread
Of texture when baked ground flax can also be used as an egg substitute
Psyllium husk powder oat fiber not to be confused with oat bran
Completely insoluble fiber adds good texture and flavor and is high in fiber
unsweetened cocoa powder or unsweetened baker’s chocolate
Be very careful with these products as they can be easy to overdo
condiments and extras
Condiments and extras can really jazz up any dish
It is very important to learn to read labels so that you can avoid added sugars corn syrup at cetera
Look for a zero carb and look for high quality ingredients or learn to make your own
That being said there are many extras. You can pick up and enjoy from the store
Olives pickles dill not sweet or bread and butter etc. Read labels
Mayonnaise homemade is best without the low quality oils of most commercial brands
mustard apple cider vinegar olive oil coconut
MCT oil
avocado oil
Most cream based dressings ranch Caesar, etc. Check labels
hot sauce
salsa without sugar added
sugar-free ketchup in moderation read labels non with corn syrup or sugar
sugar free barbecue sauce
This is my current staple list and will likely change and grow over time because I’m sure there are a few things I’ve forgotten
with this variety of good foods
it’s possible to create amazing meals that everyone will love I
avoid mentioning that I’m Kato to people who I don’t really
Want to have a debate with and they still love my food and recipes
I hope if you found that nothing else works for you that you’ll give low carb or kado a try
It is a healing way of eating for many people progress photo
The first picture is my son and I at our heaviest he was on homecoming court his junior year. I
Started Cato on May 24th at about this weight
My son joined me in June to drop some pounds for senior year and to feel better
The middle picture is his birthday on July 31st
The third picture is us on September 2nd
And we’re still going he lost over 30 pounds from June to September and I lost 22 pounds in my first 100 days
My Kato journey here is a bit about my experience so far with the Kato diet
Initially, I started doing intermittent fasting in March
2017
Barrowman oops, some health issues and stress caused me to pack on 50 extra pounds over the past few years
I was depressed feeling hopeless and constantly feeling ill and tired
I read about intermittent fasting
Helping to ease conditions like insulin resistance and started initially just doing that. I ate for eight hours out of the day
Fasting for 16 this started the healing process
I noticed that my hiatal hernia wasn’t causing me pain
Reflux was greatly reduced and I was less dependent on caffeine to get through the day
But the weight was resistant and I still dealt with strong mood swings hot flashes high blood pressure and other issues
I only lost seven pounds while counting calories and obsessing over food
I began to feel overwhelmed again
And so I decided to challenge myself to overcome my carb addiction once and for all from March to May
I lost seven pounds which is respectable
But I was still feeling bad and thinking about having another 50 to go made me feel
Overwhelmed feeling overwhelmed when you are a carb addict and stress eater is a recipe for disaster
So I decided to challenge myself to overcome my carb addiction and get my butt in gear once and for all
I’ve suspected for many years that gluten and sugar were problematic for me
I’d cut them for a bit feel good, but gradually they’d worm their way back into my daily life
Setting me back up for the binge stress eating
This never-ending cycle resulted in spikes and crashes an insulin which created insulin resistance
Pre-diabetes and the myriad of other health problems on my rise to obesity
On May 24th of this year
2017 I added a 100 day Kato challenge to my already established intermittent fasting if
Protocol the results have been nothing short of miraculous
My life has changed in so many ways that I struggle to find words for it all the obsessing
Counting running and other stuff. I hated never gave me the health benefits and weight loss results
I am gaining while on Cato never in my wildest dreams. Did I think my body could heal this quickly?
I recently finished this challenge and I am now dedicated to low-carb for life here is what has happened in only
100 days my blood pressure is consistently normal and often lower than when I was a runner no more hot flashes
I am no longer on medication for GERD hernia issues
I am no longer insulin resistant
My IBS C is under control, no meds. No pain, no bloating. No discomfort
I have all day energy without constant caffeine
My anxiety has dropped from an 8 out of 10 to a 2 or less every day my son’s too
He’s a new person confident. No attention problems, etc. I feel ambitious
Energetic and adventurous no more sad sack couch potato here
I get things done every day now and feel accomplished. My brain is fog free
I don’t walk into rooms constantly and forget why I am able to get focused and maintain it
My asthma has improved by 80%
I haven’t taken an allergy pill in 45 days the pleasant side effect
I have lost 22 pounds in 100 days as a paramedical woman and 7 inches off of my belly
6 inches off my hips and I no longer have a double chin
No joint pain or other aches and pains due to chronic inflammation
No more migraines headaches. I have not taken an OTC painkiller in 50 days
And I used to eat them daily for my assorted aches and pains
I feel more energetic and frisky than I did in my 20s and 30s, even when I was thin and thought I was healthy before