We are excited to announce that Health Magazine recently selected our Keto Wise Peanut Butter Cup Fat Bombs as one of the top 11 Keto-friendly protein supplements. You can view the entire article here! In light of this, we would like to take the opportunity to talk a little bit about the Ketogenic diet. Odds are you have heard of this high-fat diet by now as its popularity has skyrocketed in recent years. Simply put, people are eating a very high-fat nutrition plan in order to get in the metabolic state of ketosis where your body burns fat for fuel (instead of carbohydrates). To get into ketosis, you must maintain 75 percent fat intake, 20 percent protein, and only five percent carbohydrates.
When adhering to the keto protocol, fatty foods are consumed throughout the day and most keto nutrition plans allow all different types of fats. Some of the popular keto fatty foods are items such as avocado, oils, salmon, steak, bacon, hot dogs, pork rinds, butter, and cheese. Now, as a nutritionist, I personally do not recommend unlimited amounts of items such as bacon, pork rinds, hot dogs, and cheese, as there are no long-term studies regarding the keto protocol. Will this type of plan help you lose weight and lower your blood sugar? Yes, it actually does work so it's an interesting concept. I always advise my keto-curious clients to try it in a safer way and focus on the highest quality fats such as avocado, olives, extra-virgin olive oil, nuts, seeds, egg yolks, and wild salmon.
Keto only calls for 20 percent protein so most people don't find it too daunting to achieve that macro number. Just like with the fats, I always recommend the highest quality proteins that have the least amount of environmental toxins. Chicken, turkey, eggs, wild fish, shellfish, grass-fed meat, nuts, seeds, and cooked spinach are some of the best choices. And you may get some of the best fats in some of those selections too (such as eggs, wild salmon, nuts, seeds, and grass-fed meat) so you get even more bang for your buck.
Consuming only five percent carbohydrates can be challenging for many keto dieters. The only acceptable carb sources are extremely low in sugar such as green vegetables and a small handful of low-sugar fruits such as berries, avocado, tomato, and olives. As a nutritionist, I'm a little bit skeptical about limiting nutrient- and fiber-filled green veggies and low sugar fruits, however, the keto protocol is designed in a way that you remain in ketosis and carbs will definitely kick your body out of that metabolic state.
Because many snack bars and other weight loss products do not align with the keto macronutrient guidelines of high fat, moderate protein, and low carbohydrates, it can be hard to find keto-friendly supplements. Our Keto Wise Peanut Butter Cup Fat Bombs (click here to view them!) can be used on the keto diet and as the article states, they taste a lot like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups so it feels like you really are cheating--try some today!