- The keto diet is a very low-carb eating plan that forces the body to burn fat, not glucose, for fuel. It’s a popular option for weight loss.
- To follow the diet most healthfully, focus on non-starchy vegetables, grass-fed meats, and nuts, nutritionists told INSIDER.
- Considering the diet’s restrictions, it’s important to make sure you’re getting enough nutrients and fiber to minimize potential risks.
While the jury is still out on its long-term benefits, the keto diet — which restricts carbs and promotes fats so your body starts relying primarily on fat for energy — has become a popular avenue to lose weight.
However, considering that many fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes all contain enough carbohydrates to put you out of the fat-burning state of ketosis, it can be tough to plan your meals to make sure they’re keto-friendly while also allowing you to get the fiber, minerals, and vitamins you need to keep your body running healthfully.
INSIDER talked to registered dietitian nutritionists about what a full day of healthy eating looks like on keto, and what you should take into consideration when planning your meals for the day.