Keto friendly foods are low in carbohydrates and high in fat. The diet can be helpful in targeting belly fat which is otherwise hard to shed. Experts suggest that cutting down on sugar will help dieters lose weight but there are certain foods that can help satisfy that sweet tooth.
Surprisingly, chocolate can be partof a ketogenic diet. However it is important to choose dark chocolate that contains a minimum of 70 percent cocoa solids.
While this may not be to everyone’s taste, cocoa powder can be used in baking to create ketogenic energy balls that can satisfy the sweet craving.
Dieting is all about balance and therefore incorporating some sweet treats into your diet will help you become more motivated to shift the extra pounds.
One popular recipe is chocolate salted peanut butter energy balls which are high in protein and in fat content. Research suggests that consuming peanut butter might not stop you from losing weight and in fact, eating it might help you shed the pounds.
Chia seeds have many health benefits including weight loss due to their protein and fibre content.
This snack will help satisfy your sugar cravings as well as it being keto-compliant with a 20 percent protein content.
You can make chia pudding using milk or dairy-free milk and adding chia seeds, maple syrup and vanilla. This then needs to be left in the fridge overnight which should enable the pudding to become rich and creamy.
This recipe is high in fat, and per serving it contains around 56g.
Slimmers following the keto diet can make ketogenic smoothies using fruits like coconut, avocado and a nut butter as a base to boost the fat content and provide a creamy texture.
Smoothies can be tailored to your likes and dislikes as long as the ingredients contain a low amount of carbs and a high fat content.
Small amounts of low carb fruits like berries, lime, lemon can be used to make a tasty sweet smoothie to satisfy those sweet cravings.
If you need that extra sweetness, addition like cacao, cinnamon, vanilla extract can be added in to make them extra tasty. Smoothies will not only help you stay fuller but can also help assist you in the weight loss journey.