Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.
— Oscar Wilde.
Always nice to go out and have a few drinks with friends, and although they can be Keto friendly, they to contain empty calories that can make you gain weight and set your progress back. Being mindful of your alcohol consumption is vital.
Here is a list of keto-friendly alcohols and mixers:
- Rum 0g Carbs
- Vodka 0g Carbs
- Gin 0g Crabs
- Tequila 0g Carbs
- Whiskey 0g Carbs
- Red Wine 3-4g Carbs
- White Wine 3-4g Carbs
- Light Beer 3g Carbs
- Seltzer 0g Carbs
- Sugar-Free Tonic Water 0g Carbs
- Diet Soda 0g Carbs
- Crystal Light Drink Mix 0g Carbs
- Atkins restricts carbs, but not enough to put you into a state of ketosis where you burn fat for fuel. There is no emphasis on food quality with Atkins.
- Paleo emphasizes food quality but doesn’t restrict carbs, so it doesn’t have the metabolic healing effect that keto does.
- Keto restricts carbs until your body goes into a state of ketosis, which means it burns fat for fuel.
1. Whole Wheat
Dark, leafy greens are rich with nutrients, and spinach is no exception.
One cup of boiled spinach has 157 mg of magnesium.
One cup of cooked quinoa has 118 mg of magnesium.
4. Almonds, Cashews, and Peanuts
One ounce of almonds has 80 mg, or about 20 percent of your recommended daily intake. Cashews have 74 mg per ounce, and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter contain 49 mg of magnesium.
5. Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate has 64 mg of magnesium in a 1 oz serving and one square is loaded with antioxidants
I have been able to give up a lot since starting Keto and had no issue not going back to some of the foods that are off the list, but one thing I did cry for was popcorn I truly love popcorn even more so when I’m at the movies it is my must-have snack.
After starting Keto, I did eventually move up to about 26g carbs per day and have stuck to that ever since, and it has worked great for me, but I do plan my day for when I know I will be going to the movies or at least when I know that today I do want a little popcorn because it is definitely my treat of choice.
If you are a popcorn lover like me then here are some of the keto-friendly ones I like
and know that it is ok to have it some times but not all the time air-popped is the best and about 1 cup of it is an OK amount as a snack but if you do want to go to the 5 cup make sure you stay on your carb count and know that it can affect your whole day if you’re going to stay in Ketosis and microwave popcorn is usually the worst due to it having so many preservatives and even though we should not take in our treats I typically will make my own popped at-home popcorn to take to the movies just to keep myself on track.
So at the end of it all popcorn can be OK to have not really great when on Keto as long as you are mindful and in control of your Ketosis.