The Keto Diet Avoid List
Naturopathic Nuggets about the Ketogenic Diet
- The Ketogenic Diet is a century old remedy for epilepsy, that is now proven neuroprotective, affecting other neurological disorders including Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Disease.
- The Ketogenic Diet has been researched to improve many conditions including Acne, Autoimmune Diseases, Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Metabolic Syndrome, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Traumatic Brain Injury & Concussions and Obesity
- A ketogenic diet consists of 70% healthy fats, 25% quality protein and 5% carbs to trigger ketosis for optimal fat burning and weight loss.
- To reach ketosis it is critical to avoid eating too many carbs or too much protein as either can become fuel for the body & brain. The key is to minimize carbs and increase fat to promote fat burning but prevent starvation which would cause muscle wasting.
- Side effects of ketosis include constipation, diarrhea, heart palpitations, keto breath, keto flu, leg cramps, reduced stamina & fitness. They are often the result of dehydration and/or salt deficiency, and usually resolve within a few weeks.
- Please consult your licensed Naturopathic Physician for assistance with the Ketogenic Diet if you suffer from diabetes, heart disease, gallbladder or pancreatic disease, or are taking prescription medications.
The Keto Diet Avoid List
The Keto Diet Avoid List is crucial to understand which foods are unacceptable to eat on a ketogenic diet as it is ultra low carb. To reach ketosis it is critical to avoid eating too many carbs or too much protein as either can become fuel for the body & brain. The key is to minimize carbs and increase fat to promote fat burning but prevent starvation which would cause muscle wasting.
Counting carbohydrate amounts may be necessary at first until you come to understand which foods are beneficial to these goals, but if you avoid the foods recommended, focusing instead on the Keto Diet Food List, you should achieve & maintain your fat burning status.
Healthy Fats 70% Quality Protein 25% Carbohydrates 5% ~ 20 grams
Foods to AVOID on a Ketogenic Diet
Keto Diet Avoid List: Proteins
Keto Diet Avoid List: Carbohydrates
Keto Diet Avoid List: Fruits
Apple Pear Peach Nectarine Plum Prune Berries Grapefruit Watermelon Mango Passionfruit Guava Longan Lychee Kiwi Pineapple Papaya Apricot Jackfruit Pomegranate Cherries Honeydew Canteloupe Banana Orange Grapes
Keto Diet Avoid List: Grains
Wheat Barley Rye Spelt Kamut Millet Triticale Oatmeal
Basmati Brown Rice
Brown Rice Pasta
Brown Rice Crackers / Cake
100% Buckwheat Flour
100% Buckwheat Pasta (Soba Noodles)
Keto Diet Avoid List: Legumes
Pinto Kidney Navy Lima Black Adzuki Moong Beans Lentils (Dahl) Peas Soybeans Garbanzo (Chana flour) Hummus String Beans Edamame Beans & Tofu
Keto Diet Avoid List: Starchy Vegetables
CARROT family: Carrots
GOURD family: Squashes
MORNING GLORY / SWEET POTATO family: Sweet Potato
NIGHTSHADE family: Red Potato (New Potato), Russet Potato, White Potato
OTHER: Beets Cassava Taro Yam
BANANA family: Plantain
Keto Diet Avoid List: Condiments
Keto Diet Avoid List: Beverages
Alcohol: Beer, White Wine, Cocktails, Flavoured Alcohols, Liqueurs
Coffee & Tea Drinks: Latte, Frappucino, Espresso, Mocha, Chai Latte
Dairy: Organic, Cow & Goat Milk, Kefir, Yogurt
Fruit Juice: AVOID all soda, fruit juice, fruit nectar, fruit drinks, fruit beverages & fruit cocktails (corn syrup, water & flavouring), including “healthier” juices claiming complete purity & “not from concentrate” (unlisted additives & re-added flavour)
Nut Milks, Sweetened or Original
Soda, Regular & Diet, Zero Colas
Keto Diet Avoid List: Sweeteners
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Ketogenic Diet Myths
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