Saturday, May 05, 2018

Tips for Enjoying the Ethnic Foods You Love on a Keto Diet

If you are like most people, just the word “diet” sends shivers down your spine. You think of all those meals you will need to suffer through because everyone else will be eating to their heart’s content while you look down at your barren plate hoping for at least one morsel to delight the taste buds.

Well, the bad news is that any diet will necessitate giving up at least some of the things you love, but the good news is, a keto-friendly diet doesn’t have you counting calories or denying yourself most of the foods you love most. When it comes to ethnic foods, there are only a very few ‘rules’ to keep in mind.

Avoid Starchy Foods Like the Plague

While there are some ethnic cuisines that will be difficult to enjoy simply because they are based on carbs, there are ways to work around even that! For example, Italian cuisine is largely based on pasta. If you have a Spiralizer in your kitchen, and they are quite inexpensive, you can make faux pasta out of just about any veggie allowed on your keto diet !

Try making zucchini spaghetti with your Spiralizer and you now have your side of ‘pasta’ to go with that lovely braciole. You can still roll the flank steak and stuff it as the recipe calls for, except you must omit the breadcrumbs. Even so, that’s a small price to pay for a delectable Italian favorite you would go without on any other kind of diet! Also, don’t forget to avoid tomato sauce on your zucchini, but you can enjoy a tasty alfredo sauce because heavy cream, hard cheese, and butter are allowed!

Sugar Is Also Taboo

Another big problem you may encounter when eating out is the hidden sugar content in many ethnic foods. Chinese cuisine is one ethnic treat you may need to modify in order to enjoy on your keto diet. Yes, you’ve done everything by the books, you’ve taken the very best keto supplements to help kickstart the body into ketosis, but those tasty sauces will do it to you every time. Never mind, there are ways to get around even those!

Check out sites like and you’ll find tons of information on what ketosis is all about and which supplements are best. Then read on to learn about foods you can substitute when eating Chinese or other Asian cuisines. Of course, you will need to leave the rice, wontons, and eggrolls behind, but there is no reason you can’t enjoy a ton of Egg Foo Yung . Remember to check out the veggies lowest in sugar because most Chinese dishes are loaded with the good stuff.

If you are new to the keto diet, you may not understand yet that throwing your body into ketosis is what it’s all about. You may need a bit of help and why supplements are usually a great adjunct to any keto diet, but once you’ve got it down, there is no reason ever to go hungry again. The rules are few but once you learn the workarounds, you’ll be in dieter’s paradise no matter which ethnic cuisine is your passion.

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