Your Keto Wonder Food #1: Eggs
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had a softness for eggs. They’re compact, they’re pretty straightforward, they’re definitely easy to prepare, and they are loaded with nutrition.
Eggs (mostly the yolk) are packed with all sorts of vitamins and nutrients, and they really don’t pack many calories on a gram per gram basis.
For the longest time, eggs were demonized in the United States and elsewhere as these cholesterol bombs.
Well, it turns out, after decades of research, that it’s sugar and processed carbs that are making us sick and fat. Not eggs. And definitely not dietary fat. Interesting how things change, right?
This is why it’s a good idea to add eggs to your eating routine. Maybe you like them boiled, maybe you like them sunny side up, it doesn’t matter. This is a great keto food.
One to two eggs should be fine. They fill you up and they make you feel fuller for a longer period of time.
Your Keto Wonder Food #2: Avocado
As I’ve mentioned earlier, avocado is not exactly a “default taste” for most people. It’s not like you wake up one day and you just say, “I can’t wait to enjoy a plain avocado.” That rarely happens.
Either you eat avocado in the form of ice cream, or you turn it into guacamole. But as a fruit by itself, added into a salad of greens, that takes some doing. It definitely takes some getting used to.
But if you really want to take your keto diet to the next level and scale down your carb intake dramatically, load up on avocado. It’s loaded in fat, but it also has dietary fiber and is loaded with vitamins. It’s really good for you.
And it is actually easy to get used to because it’s very versatile. You can mix it with all sorts of greens. You can mix it with eggs.
Your Keto Wonder Food #3: Cauliflower
I include cauliflower here knowing full well that it does have carbohydrates. This is why it’s a good idea to use moderate amounts of cauliflower. Maybe you can prepare it once every other day, or a little more frequently. Here a few more keto vegetables to try – spinach, zucchini, lettuce, asparagus, and kale.
*Be aware that some vegetables might not react well to your gut microbiome and cause inflammation. If that is the case stick to grass-fed animal proteins and healthy fats.
I include cauliflower here because a lot of us veterans of the standard American diet are used to eating a significant amount of carbohydrates every day. In my case, I used to eat a lot of rice and pasta.
Cauliflower saved my life as far as my Keto diet goes. Why? Instead of loading up on brown rice, red rice, or plain steamed white rice, I make cauliflower “rice.” You can turn it into “fried rice” or you can serve it plain fried or sauteed. It has roughly the same consistency as rice, but it’s 92% water and a high % of Vitamin C.
Now here are some daily tweaks to keep in mind. I don’t expect you to master all of these the first time you try them. Usually, it takes a while to get used to them, but eventually, they will become second nature to you as long as you give them enough focus and importance.