There are lots of fantastic foods you can indulge in while on the ketogenic diet, but we regret to inform you that carbs are not among them. Since keto is a low-carb diet, it means you won't be quite so chummy with bread, buns, and bagels. Since every carb counts, exactly how many can you eat? Let's look at the numbers.
Traditionally, the ketogenic diet contains about 80 percent of your daily calories from fat, 15-20 percent of your calories from protein and less than 5 percent of your calories from carbs. This means that if you’re consuming 2,000 calories, you get no more than 25 grams of carbs a day to play with.
Here’s an example of how you could spend those carbs:
- 2 ounces almonds (5 grams)
- 6 ounces broccoli (7 grams)
- 6 ounces cabbage (5 grams)
- 6 ounces raspberries (8 grams)
- Total = 25 grams
Sorry, folks, there’s definitely no room for cheesecake here. But all bread aside, there's so much you can—and should—consume to your heart's content. Don't believe us? Check out these keto-friendly recipes that make it easier to put pasta in your past.