We want to share with you some of the foods that you must avoid on a nutritional ketosis lifestyle plan versus the foods that you can embrace, that you may not be realizing how easy they are to embrace, and what they can really do to help you burn that body fat, give you that energy, transform your health more than you could ever imagine. So the foods that you really need to avoid are simple.
Flour and carbohydrates
You need to avoid anything that is based on flour. So the flour coming from wheat to the different rices. Any of the carbohydrates, complex or simple. So any simple carbohydrate you want none of, but also the complex carbohydrates you really don’t want. So when you’re on keto, you’re looking to get 50 grams of carbohydrates a day. You can get those from vegetables.
So there are a lot of fruits that you need to avoid. You can incorporate some of the berries, but every other fruit like bananas, strawberries in larger quantities should be avoided. The consumption of fruit needs to be highly reduced and you just need to be very cognizant of how much you’re getting on a daily basis.
You want to avoid trans fats. We all know how bad trans fats are, but a lot of trans fats are hidden in different foods, so you need to make sure that you’re not getting those trans fats. Bad fats on keto makes it a dirty keto and that becomes a huge issue for you as well.
You want to avoid sugar. Sugar can be found in so many ways. We over consume sugar on an average day. Even things like honey, which seems healthy should be avoided. So again, pushing the sweeteners out, pushing the trans fats and all of the processed flours and carbohydrates, simple and complex needs to go out.
Keto-friendly foods that you should avoid
Let’s talk about the worst keto friendly low carb foods. Now when we talk about keto friendly, we’re really talking about low carb, but just because something is low carb, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s healthy. So let’s go down the list.
Soy protein isolate
The first one is soy protein isolate, it’s one of the worst proteins. Very low fat, high concentrated protein, very damaging to the liver. It’s going to be GMO, so it’s going to have glyphosate. A lot of people after consuming this type of protein develop a lot of gallbladder and liver problems. So it’s not a high quality protein, it’s very cheap. It’s in a lot of keto-friendly foods, it’s in a lot of breakfast bars and protein bars, and even certain diets use this as their protein mixture.
Then we have casein. This is milk protein, so first of all you’re rarely if ever going to find a grass fed version of casein. It’s usually from cows that consume grains that were GMO, so on the insulin index which are non carbohydrate type foods like protein for example, this would be a lot higher, because when you have low fat protein, it can spike insulin a lot more.
Next thing is maltitol. This is a sugar alcohol that seems to create the most digestive problems. You see it in a lot of sugar free candy, sugar free chocolate, especially for diabetics, but it’s pretty high on the glycemic index.
We all know about aspartame. That interferes with your gut flora. There’s been some studies that show that it can increase insulin resistance, even though it’s sugar free.
Processed cheese that you would get at certain restaurants is also not good for you. Quite a few of the cheeses that you see on the aisle of the grocery store are processed and not healthy. They come from milk cows that are not going to be grass fed. You have to go to a health food store to get high quality cheese.
Next thing is the processed meats. Now realize that pretty much all meats are processed. We’re talking about the ones that you get at the grocery store, which are common commercial processed meats like the lunch meats, hot dogs, bacon, the sausage from animals that are factory farmed. A lot of preservatives, nitrates, you wanna do organic meats, meats without hormones.
Let’s say for example, you have some peanuts or walnuts that have been sitting in your cabinet for a very long time, and when you consume them they’re very rancid. That’s not very healthy, because the Omega 6 fatty acids which are very unstable oxidized and you don’t want to consume those.
Margarine is keto friendly, it’s low carb. When they did studies on epilepsy for children, one of the fats that they used was margarine. Yes, it induces ketosis, but it’s not very healthy and just to point out the benefit of lowering your carbs is huge, because it’s going to lower insulin, and most people have high insulin. But why not take it to the next level and use ingredients that are quality?
The thing about that is it’s basically empty, there’s not much nutrition. 1/2 of a cup of kale equals 10 cups of iceberg lettuce, so you would have to consume a tremendous amount of it to get anything at all.
Vegetable oils are not really made from vegetables. They’re seed oils. An average American will consume 6 1/2 liters or 11 pints of cooking oil per person every single year. That’s a lot of GMO oil. We’re talking about soy oil, corn oil, cotton seed oil, canola. They’re all GMO, very inflammatory, there’s some links to insulin resistance, and we’re consuming tremendous amounts versus in the past we consumed a lot more saturated fats, now we switch to unsaturated fats which are not healthier.