If You’re Going To Eat Dairy On Keto, These Are The Most Keto-Compliant Kinds

If you’re familiar with the keto diet by now, then you know it’s based on swapping your body’s main and preferred source of energy from carbohydrates to fat. By consistently eating a diet very low in carbs, high in fat, and moderate in protein, your body will go into ketosis-which can result in weight loss. But the diet can be a bit trickier to maintain than a simple definition lets on-especially when it comes to certain food groups, like dairy.

From the outside looking in, it might seem like the keto diet is essentially a free pass to eat all the butter, cheese, and heavy cream your heart desires. But before all you dairy devotees out there jump on the trend train, a little FYI: Keto is not exactly an ice cream-filled dream.

If the dairy you choose to eat has minimal carbohydrates and is without added sugar, you can enjoy it within the bounds of a keto diet. But if your dairy products contain too many carbs (coming from lactose) or have an abundance of added sugar, it can throw you out of ketosis and set you back in your goals, explains Tracy Lockwood Beckerman, RD, author of The Better Period Food Solution. “A keto follower has to be mindful, read nutrition labels, and be their own detective to stay in ketosis,” Beckerman says. Read more…

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