Keto diet plan for beginners

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Published: February 10, 2020

If you have ever been involved in a discussion about healthy diets, diets for losing weight or simply meal plans, you have most certainly heard about the term keto diet. That’s because the ketogenic diet has brought proven results to people all over the world. Not only does it help people lose excess weight, but it also helps you maintain your health. And since a healthy lifestyle begins with a healthy diet, it would be really great if you gave the keto diet some thought. With that mind, we took into account thousands of people who don’t have enough money to pay for a nutritionist and simply don’t know where to begin. So, we gathered every piece of information about a keto diet plan for beginners and we put it together into one useful guide.

The basics of keto

Before we can get into the actual meal plan, we first need to cover one very important thing – the dos and don’ts of keto. What makes keto so effective? As a rule, the keto diet is very low in carbs, moderate in protein, and high in fat. In fact, fats are supposed to make up as much as 75% of your total calorie intake. When you reduce your calorie intake, your body has to rely on fats as its main source of fuel. And that’s how your body enters a state known as ketosis.

A dish of pasta.
Will your favorite foods be allowed while on the keto diet?

Believe it or not, even though you mostly consume fat which is often avoided for its high-calorie intake, research has shown that the keto diet is more effective in losing weight than other low-fat diets. So if you are currently looking for the perfect diet and exercise plan to promote weight loss, you would be on a great path by choosing the keto diet. And now’s high time for you to learn exactly what to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner once you get on the keto diet.

Keto diet plan for beginners

Before we get into the exact meal plan, it’s very important to mention which foods you should stay away from. We’ve already mentioned that the foods to be avoided are the ones which are high in carbs, but do you know what they are exactly?

  • Baked goods
  • Pasta
  • Beans and legumes
  • Fruit
  • Sauces
  • Sweetened beverages
  • Sweets
  • Grain products
  • Starchy vegetables

If must feel very unnatural to see fruit on a list of foods that aren’t to be consumed. Even though they are great in boosting your immune system, they aren’t considered as a good choice for the keto diet. Especially grapes, bananas, pineapples, and citrus fruits. With that being said, let’s look at some foods that are a great choice for a keto diet:

  • Fish and meat
  • Full-fat dairy
  • Avocados
  • Condiments
  • Non-starchy vegetables
  • Poultry
  • Eggs
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Full-fat cheese
A person holding avocados.
Avocados will be your best allies during this process!

If you are someone who loves meat, this is your chance to rejoice! Looking at the list of permitted foods, you will be able to agree that a keto diet is much less restrictive than some other diets. Hey, that’s one of the reasons we here at DubaiPT love it! And here’s what we recommend you eat throughout the day if you are looking for a great keto diet plan for beginners!

What to eat for breakfast

You know what they say – breakfast is the most important meal of the day! And luckily, you have many healthy options to choose from when going on the keto diet. For example, you can have a cauliflower toast topped with cheese and avocado or you can have a full-fat yogurt topped with Keto granola. And if you are pressed for time and you want something simple, delicious, and effective, we suggest you try a mushroom omelet. You’ll realize that when it comes to breakfast options for people on the keto diet, eggs are probably going to be your best friends.

What to eat for lunch

For lunch, you can either choose something fancy or keep it simple. If you are in the mood to experiment, you can have bunless salmon burgers topped with pesto or have an arugula salad with avocado, hard-boiled eggs, turkey and blue cheese. If you want to stick to a safe option, you can always have a caesar salad with chicken or a tuna salad with celery and tomato. Of course, the best thing would be to switch it up every once in a while, as eating the same two meals over and over again will get pretty boring.

Grilled chicken - a meal in a keto deit plan for beginners.
We hope you like meat because there is plenty of it in our keto diet plan!

What to eat for dinner

Forget about skipping dinner as that’s not a very healthy rule. Nor is it a necessary one, as you can lose weight and get fit even with regular dinner. If you are on the keto diet, you can have a roast chicken with cream sauce and sauteed broccoli. Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Secondly, you can have grilled salmon with spinach sauteed in coconut oil. Or just go for something regular, like meat with vegetables. As you can clearly notice, the dinner could very well be the most delicious and lavish part of your day!

Feel free to adjust our keto diet plan for beginners to your own needs

If you don’t like the menu we made, feel free to make up your own one. This was merely an idea of what a keto diet plan for beginners should look like! However, don’t for a second let all of your hard work go to waste. Even if you visit some of the healthiest restaurants in Dubai, make sure you stick to the meal plan. Besides, that shouldn’t be so hard if you happen to be visiting healthy places. What we do have to say is that a successful keto diet will transform your entire body. Therefore it will be totally worth your time.

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