Our ketogenic meals will be as low in carbohydrate as possible and have much more calories from fat than our other meals. As we understand the diet, most are trying to stay under 50 net carbs per day.
In order for our meal to be deemed ketogenic it must contain around 60% of its calories from fat and 20g net carbs or less. Net carb is defined as total carbohydrate minus fiber. We use nutritional analysis software to determine the stats on our meals (which may have discrepancies to other software).
Some of our meals may be low in carbs (like our taco bowl) but not quite high enough in fat to be considered ketogenic! By simply adding more fat to these meals (in this example, adding sour cream) you can achieve a “more ketogenic friendly” meal.
The paleo approach to eating focuses on avoiding specific ingredients. Paleo typically increase the fat, protein, and fiber of your meals while avoiding excess starch intake from sources other than fruits and vegetables. This approach is great for reducing sugar and increasing nutritional quality to meals.
Below is the full list of ingredients we avoid with our paleo meals:
- grains (all – including quinoa)
- refined sugar
- dairy (ghee/clarified butter permitted)
- processed foods
- artificial flavors and sweeteners
- refined vegetable oils
- fruit juice
- potatoes (sweet potatoes/yams permitted)
We understand that some follow different standards for the paleo diet, but this is basics of Paleo! Plus, if you want an alternative paleo approach (like auto-immune paleo [AIP]), you can set meal preferences on your account to avoid additional ingredients.
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