Jumping into the keto craze? Popular due to its effectiveness when it comes to weight loss and muscle gain, the ketogenic diet involves a low carb – high fat diet. While it may seem fairly simple to cut the carbs and load up on healthy fatty foods, it isn’t always that easy. Skip the struggle! Check out this brief overview and list of high fat foods that teaches you how to eat more fat on a keto diet.
High Fat Foods You Should Check Out:
Use Fats to Cook With: One of the easiest ways to incorporate more fatty foods into your diet is to use high fat oils and butter when cooking. Just make sure the oils are pure and the butter is grass-fed.
Make Some Fat Bombs: Keto dieters refer to most high fat foods you can snack on as “fat bombs”. Whether you’re craving something savory or sweet, you can find a number of quick and easy recipes for fat bombs on the web or on Pinterest. OR here on Healthy.Happy.Smart – check out our Fat Bombs post.
Opt for Fatty Cuts of Meat: Another way to make sure you’re eating enough fat when keto dieting is by opting for fattier cuts of meat. Packaged meat supplied by supermarkets is usually trimmed, so find a butcher you can rely on to provide you with fatty, high quality meats.
Garnish Meals with Dressings: Still not hitting your fat macros? If so, you can always try adding some dressings or sauces to your meals. For instance, mayonnaise is keto-friendly and versatile, as it can be used to add rich flavor to chicken dishes and so much more.
Choose High Fat Nuts: For most people, nuts are easy to eat. Not to mention, most of them are considered “good” fatty foods. And the best high fat nuts to eat when keto dieting are macadamia nuts, Brazil nuts, walnuts and pecans. Pistachios and cashews are high in carbs, so you’ll definitely want to stay from those.
Eat Avocado: Avocados are of course super yummy but they’re also high in fat. They’re the high fat foods that are good for you! Needless to say, avocado is a healthy fatty food that is easy to add to breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
Eat Cheese: If you’re not lactose intolerant, you can enjoy some cheese! Some people who follow a keto diet choose to avoid dairy, but if you’re not one of them, then get yourself some cheese. It’s generally high in fat as long as you don’t choose the low fat or fat free versions. Here is a good list of cheeses to have:
- Blue Cheese
- Cheddar Cheese
- Colby Jack Cheese
- Cottage Cheese
- Cream Cheese
- Feta Cheese
- Goat Cheese
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Parmesan Cheese
- Provolone Cheese
- Swiss Cheese
The keto diet can change your life. Avoid pitfalls and ensure you’re getting enough fat in your daily diet by using the above tips. Cheers to you and your keto journey!