The Ketogenic low carb diet food pyramid

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Conditions helped by keto diet

Overweight and obesity
High blood sugar
PREDIABETES
Type 1 & TYPE 2 Diabetes,
Traumatic brain injury
Epilepsy
Parkinson’s disease
Alzheimer’s disease
PCOS

How many carbs?

Strict ketogenic diets allow less than 50 grams of NET carbohydrates per day. The general recommendation is to start with 20 grams of NET Carbohydrates daily.

The MAIN Source of these carbs should be non-starchy vegetables

NET CARB FORMULA

Total Carb COUNT OF A FOOD – Fiber = NET CARBS

Getting Started

Cut Carb Intake To 20 Grams Net Carbs Daily
Eat 0.69 to 1.2 grams of protein for each pound of lean body mass
Increase INTAKE OF HEALTHY FATS
Increase Water consumption
Increase salt, potassium and magnesium intake to replenish electrolytes

KEY TIPS

When in Doubt, Eat Less Carbs
When in Doubt, Eat More Fat