To put it simply, the Keto Diet is a low carb, high fat diet.
'Keto' stands for 'Ketogenic' and the aim of the ketogenic diet is to send your body into a state of ketosis by consuming a very strict low-carb diet.
Normally our bodies use the glucose from carbohydrate foods for energy, but in the absence of glucose a process called ketosis starts.
During a state of ketosis, your body shifts from burning glucose (carbohydrates) into burning and breaking down fats known as ketones. Once your body begins to burn these fats as its primary energy source, it moves away from glucose (carbohydrates) therefore entering a state of ketosis.
Whilst a Keto diet might not be suitable for everyone, it has certainly proven affective to those who have succeeded with it. If you're thinking of beginning a keto diet, or you would like to see more information, check out a previous blog post, The Keto Diet Explained and How to Get Started, which outlines great ways to get started. Make sure to check out our other Keto Blogs for more diet inspiration and delicious goodies to get your hands on to start your keto diet today!
With Skinny Food Co products being low, or zero carbs, our sauces and syrups are the perfect addition to anyone on a keto diet, and is a perfect way to add so much flavour to your meals.
Amy (pictured below) has shared her daily keto diet with us, and guess what, she uses The Skinny Food Co products! Her Instagram account, @uk_keto dedicated to all things Keto is updated daily with delicious meal ideas, top tips and even new products to try. Starting her keto diet in April 2020, she has now shared over 100 posts, full of tasty treats!
'Breakfast usually consists of just coffee! I have mine with Salted Caramel Vanilla Syrup & double cream. The cream is a good source of fat & protein, keeping my hunger sustained until late lunch/dinner. If I was peckish I'd go for berries, boost balls, protein pancakes or a fry up with sausages, bacon, eggs, mushroom & tomato.
Limiting carbs to 20-50 grams per day may seem difficult, but by discovering some low carbohydrate foods, eating can be easy and tasty! Amy created this delicious pizza, using cheese as the base! Adding low carb vegetables, like mushrooms and peppers, and fatty meats - like chorizo, means it is the perfect fit for a keto diet.
If you're wondering where to start on a Keto diet, there are certain foods to incorporate into your diet early! For example, high fat meats such as steak, ham, sausage or chicken are a perfect place to start when planning meals.
Once you have your main component, figure out what low carb vegetables that would compliment this - don't forget, spices and seasonings are a great way to add plenty extra flavour, why not try our Chicken Seasoning, or Chipotle Barbacoa seasonings? There are made from all natural ingredients and have no added sugar. Don't forget, pair any of your dishes with our huge range of sauces - they contain 0g of carbs per serving!
Here at Skinny Food Co, our products aren't just created to be zero calorie, but instead to be suitable for any diet. Of course, no diet would be complete without some amazing Skinny Food Co products to go with every meal!
For Amy, our Low Sugar Jams are a firm favourite! With 93% less sugar than other brands on the market, there are the perfect swap to make, and great for Keto, at only 7 calories per serving!
Our Skinny Food Co Bread Mix is an absolute must have for Keto diets! With only 1.25g of carbs per slice, you can enjoy a delicious keto-fuelled sandwich, and with normal bread being a high carb food, you're winning!
If you have any recipes you'd love to share, or perfect sauce combinations for any keto messages let us know!
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