The keto diet has become quite popular the last few years and many people create their own keto diet menu. If you are new to the keto diet it sometimes can be hard to create your own keto diet menu so will give you some basic ideas and tips to create your own keto menu.
If you have not learnt the basics yet about the keto diet here is a quick guide. The keto diet is focusing on having fat as your main energy source and reduce your intake of carbohydrates to a very low amount. A good guideline is ~80% of your energy from fat, 15% from protein and 5% from carbohydrates. When your body is not getting enough carbohydrates it will change to use fat as the energy source instead, this state in the body is called ketosis. This state makes the body more efficient in burning fat.
But enough with the basics, let’s get to the actual keto diet menu ideas and suggestions. The first thing to start out with is to learn what is good and healthy keto diet foods. There are several articles on this topic so just do a quick search on our blog to find some if you want more information. Some examples are below:
Vegetables that are great for a keto diet menu
Meats for a keto diet menu
Dairy for a keto diet menu
Other good things for a keto diet menu
If you have these ingredients as a simple base for your keto diet menu you can not go wrong. Ensure that the fat percentage is around 80% and that you keep your intake of carbohydrates very low. Maximum 20 grams per day but less is actually better. Remember, you should never go hungry on a keto diet. Make sure you eat enough food. There is no need to starve yourself, that will only give you worse results than if you eat proper.
There you have it, some simple guidelines on what to have on a keto diet menu. Hope you liked it and if any questions drop a comment below.