If you haven’t heard the term ‘keto diet’ you must not be following the world of dieting programs! There is a full array of dieting options for people looking to lose weight. The ketogenic (or keto for short) diet can be traced back to ancient Greece or India where physicians of the time employed some of its basic concepts to treat patients with different ailments.
A keto diet is a low carb, high-fat diet designed to burn fat, thereby being quite beneficial to the person pursuing weight loss. Surprisingly, research has found it to be constructive for positively impacting Type 2 diabetes. A keto diet is also helpful for persons who are working on improving their overall health and wellness!
A keto diet requires adherence to strict nutritional guidelines beginning with restricting your carbohydrate intake to 20 grams or less each day with an additional expectation of high intakes of water. The food options for this diet are quite broad. You can choose from a variety of healthy fats such as the oils of nuts, olives, coconut, avocado and more. Popular nut choices include pecans, macadamia and Brazil nuts. Fatty fish are also on the menu and include snapper, trout and salmon – all very popular today.
Other options are meat from a variety of sources. You may choose beef, poultry, pork, lamb and veal along with several other choices. Vegetables should be non-starchy and leafy. This includes a variety of options such as broccoli and onions, celery and zucchini, and peppers and asparagus. You may also choose from a number of berries to round out your diet such as blackberries and blueberries, cherries and strawberries.
And, just because you’re on a diet doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to continue to enjoy your life – such as dining out. In this case, a keto diet pairs nicely with a barbecue spot. Barbeque restaurants offer grilled and smoked meats including steaks and burgers, pork and brisket with or without the sauce. Most of our sides are keto-approved and our salads match up to keto expectations. The sauces may be carb and sugar laden so ask your waitress for more information. Otherwise the barbecue restaurant is the perfect destination for keto dieters!
To learn more about our menu be sure to stop into your friendly neighborhood Red Hot and Blue. We look forward to serving you!
See also: Is BBQ Gluten Free?