In an increasingly carbohydrate-conscious world, a ketogenic diet may be the ultimate low-carb plan, and a great way to drop unwanted pounds. Dieters eat primarily meats, fish, eggs, cheeses, nuts, oils, and fibrous vegetables. However, because of its restrictive nature, many people find the diet difficult to stick to long-term. So what are the 14 worst foods to eat on a ketogenic diet, and what can you eat as alternatives? Keep reading to find out.
1. Sugar: the Ultimate Diet-Wrecker
It should surprise nobody that sugar is off-limits on a ketogenic diet. Not only is sugar 100% carbohydrates, making it the ultimate keto diet-wrecker, but sugar also plays a role in obesity, diabetes and heart disease. It also causes tooth decay and can affect the immune system.
If you must have sweetener in your coffee, stevia is a viable alternative. With no calories or carbs, stevia doesn’t raise blood sugar. Plus, being 200 to 350 times as sweet as sugar, you don’t need a whole lot of it.