Keto is described as a “high fat, low carb, moderate protein diet,” but what does moderate mean exactly? How much protein is too much on the ketogenic diet? Beyond that, what are the best (and worst) clean keto protein options?
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- How Many Grams of Protein Should I Eat on Keto?
- Can Too Much Protein Ruin Ketosis?
- 4 Benefits of a High-Protein Ketogenic Diet
- How to Select High-Quality Meat
- Best Protein Choices on Clean Keto
- 3 Protein Options to Avoid on Clean Keto
- How to Know if You Should be Eating a High-Protein Keto Diet
With the ketogenic diet catching on like mom jeans, there’s a good chance you’re already familiar with the basic principles of “keto.” But just in case you need a little reminder— the ketogenic diet is a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb diet.
Okay. So high fat means the bulk of your caloric intake should come from fat. And low-carb means— well— avoid carbs like the damn plague. But moderate protein— what does that mean exactly?
Understanding what moderate means for you may take some experimenting. The thing is, there are a lot of variables involved. Individual protein needs vary depending upon age, activity level, and metabolic tolerance.1 Beyond unique variations, determining appropriate protein intake also involves some math (just a little bit)— and don’t worry— I’m here to walk you through it.…