ADVERTISEMENT

Keto Diet For Weight Loss: All You Need to Know About the Trend

Wondering if you could do it? Is it even healthy to go on it? Here’s what you can and cannot eat on a keto diet.

Updated
Fit
2 min read
Keto Diet For Weight Loss: All You Need to Know About the Trend
i

Keto diet is a health fad that refuses to die. The diet, which is a quick and reliable way to lose weight, has been a rage among many celebrities, including comedian Tanmay Bhat and American TV star Kim Kardashian.

The keto diet is a high-fat and low-carb diet which relies on breaking down fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. High on fat, moderate protein and near-zero carbs, it is known to achieve wonders when it comes to weight loss. So, you’ll have to say goodbye to things like bread, sugar and rice.

Wondering if you could do it? Is it even healthy to go on it? Here’s what you can and cannot eat when you’re on a keto diet.

Here’s What You Can Eat in Keto Diet

Unlike other diets, keto encourages the intake of cheese, along with cream, butter and ghee. And it’s all about the protein-rich meats.

Chicken is a good source of moderate protein. 
(Photo: iStock) 
  • Meats – chicken, fish, lamb, eggs, bacon
  • Green veggies – spinach, cauliflower, broccoli
  • High fat fairy – cheese, high fat cream, butter, ghee
  • Nuts and seeds – dry fruits like walnuts, and seeds like sunflower seeds
  • Other fats – coconut oil, high-fat salad dressing
  • For vegetarians, paneer would be a great protein option for keto
  • Bacon and eggs can be your dream keto breakfast

Here’s What You Can’t Eat in Keto Diet

Bread, fruits, milk, rice, and potato are some of the things to be avoided in a keto diet. Maida is also not allowed. So, no biscuits, bread, cake, or anything nice to munch on.

  • Grains – wheat, maida, corn, rice, bread, cereal
  • Sugar – honey, maple syrup, desserts
  • Fruit – apples, bananas, oranges
  • Potato, milk, biscuits
Bread, fruits, milk, rice, and potato are some of the things to be avoided in a keto diet.
(Photo: iStock) 

Is Keto Diet Healthy?

Nutritionists say that this is only good for quick short-term weight loss. And it should only be done it for a period of 10-12 days, not more than that.

Diets like keto are good for quick short-term weight. But they’re not healthy in the long run. And once you go back to your not-so-healthy eating habits, you’ll start gaining weight again. So, the key is to eat a balanced meal which includes all five nutritional groups – carbohydrates, proteins, good fat, vitamins and minerals.
Nmami Agarwal, Celebrity Nutritionist

So, choose your food battles well!

(Have you subscribed to FIT’s newsletter yet? Click here and get health updates directly in your inbox.)

(For more stories on diets and nutrition, follow FIT)

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated.

Liked this story? We'll send you more. Subscribe to The Quint's newsletter and get selected stories delivered to your inbox every day. Click to get started.

The Quint is available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, click to join.

Read and Breaking News at the Quint, browse for more from fit

Topics:  Weight Loss   World Health Day   Protein 

ADVERTISEMENT
Published: 
Speaking truth to power requires allies like you.
Become a Quint Insider
25
100
200

or more

PREMIUM

3 months
12 months
12 months
Check Insider Benefits
Read More
ADVERTISEMENT
Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!
ADVERTISEMENT
More News
×
×