Keto Diet: Which Fruits & Vegetables To Avoid

If you’re thinking about starting (or have already started) 2020 with the resolution of losing weight and eating healthier, there definitely isn’t a lack of diet options to choose from. While some of them are legitimate, many of these “lose-weight-while-sitting-on-your-couch” plans are not.

One that we get a lot of questions about that you may have heard mentioned recently is the keto diet.

The ultimate goal of a keto diet is to achieve nutritional ketosis — a metabolic state where your body burns stored fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates and sugar. The way to achieve this is simple — limit your carb intake and get the majority of your calories from fat. When you think about carbs, most likely you’re thinking about breads, pasta or anything made from grain. But there are a lot of fruits and veggies that have a higher carb count due to how much starch or sugar they contain.

It may seem a little surprising to see fruits appear on a “foods to avoid on keto” list, but your best bet is to stick to low glycemic fruits such as blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and tomatoes.

When it comes to vegetables, the keto rule of thumb is to avoid any veggies that grow beneath the ground. Another important thing to remember is that fiber, which helps us maintain a healthy gut, is typically found in higher-carb foods. So when you’re getting your fiber from vegetables, it’s important for those on keto to eat the right type of vegetables.

Keto-Friendly Vegetables:

  • Spinach
  • Eggplant
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Cauliflower
  • Asparagus
  • Green Bell Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Celery
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumbers
  • Mushrooms

Vegetables To Avoid On Keto:

  • Potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Baked potatoes
  • Yams
  • Peas
  • Corn
  • Artichoke
  • Parsnips
  • Butternut Squash
  • Corn
  • Green Peas
  • Acorn Squash

Fruits To Avoid On Keto:

  • Tangerines
  • Oranges
  • Pineapples
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Grapes
  • Mangoes
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Dried fruits such as raisins, dates and dried mango

Trying to reduce your carb intake becomes a lot less daunting when you know which foods to avoid. By making the correct adjustments to your diet, as well as getting additional help from a nutritionist or meal prep service can make living a low carb or keto lifestyle much simpler. If you’re thinking about giving Keto a try, Fresh ‘N Fit offers 10 different chef prepared Keto meals every week that can be delivered to your home, office or gym.

Get started with Keto today by using offer code BLOG011420 at checkout to get 10% off your first order. (Offer expires January 17, 2020)

Fresh ‘n Fit Cuisine does not endorse any specific diet plan, we recommend that you consult with your physician or other health care professional before beginning this or any other nutrition program.

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