Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ketogenic Diet

Macro-nutrient proportions (calorie-wise):
75% Fat, 20% Proteins, 5% Carbs

Safe Foods (No Carbs/Trace Carbs):

Beef, Steak, Hamburger, Prime Rib, Filet Mignon, Roast Beef, Chicken, Duck, Any Fish, Tuna, Salmon, Trout, Halibut, Lamb, Pork, Bacon, Ham, Eggs, Shrimp, Crab, Lobster, Butter, Oils (Olive Oil, Flaxseed oil, etc.), Mustard, Salt, Pepper, Soy Sauce, Tea, Coffee, Heavy Cream and Nutrasweet/Equal.

Minimal Carb Foods (Limited Quantities Only, Check Carb Content!):

Broccoli, Spinach, Lettuce, Cabbage, Bok Choy, Kale, Asparagus, Mustard Greens, Mushrooms, Cucumbers, Pickles, Celery, Green Beans, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower, Peppers (Red, Green, Jalapeno, Habanero), Onions, Sprouts (bean, alfalfa, etc.), Radicchio and endive, Herbs - parsley, cilantro, basil, rosemary, thyme etc, Radishes, Sea Vegetables (Nori, etc), Jicama, Avocado, Asparagus, Green Beans and Wax Beans, Broccoli, Summer Squash, Zuchinni, Olives, Scallions or green onions, Bamboo Shoots, Leeks, Brussels Sprouts, Snow Peas (pods), Tomatoes, Eggplant, Tomatillos, Artichokes, Fennel, Okra, Spaghetti Squash, Celery Root (Celeriac), Turnip, Water Chestnuts, Pumpkin, Nuts, Flaxseeds, Cheeses, Salami, Pastrami, Hot Dogs, Sausages, Ribs (watch out for the sauce!), Buffalo Wings, Liverwurst, Oysters, Abalone, Protein Powders, Sugar Free Jello, Salad Dressings (some), some Wines.

Higher Carb Foods (Very Limited Quantities!):

Grapefruit, Lemons, Limes, Strawberries, Rasberries, Blackberries, Kiwis, plums, oranges, pears, pineapple

Foods that are NOT appropriate:

Beer, Mixed drinks, Bread, Milk, Pasta, Grains, Cereal, Rice, Potatoes, Corn, Carrots, Peas, Candy, Cake, Cheesecake, biscuits, Donuts, Fruit Juices, High Carb Fruits (Apricots, grapes, Bananas, Peaches, Nectarines, cherries, Pomegranates, Mangos, Figs, Dried Fruit, such as dates, raisins, dried apricots, and prunes etc.), Pastries, Non-Diet Soft Drinks, Rolls, Bagels, Popcorn, Battered Foods (Fried Chicken, etc.), Gravy, Honey, Sugar, chocolate and Corn Syrup.