Snacking While on the Ketogenic Diet

Written by LaToya Gay

September 1, 2020

One big question that comes up is “should you snack while on the ketogenic diet?”  There are many people who don’t need to snack at all while they’re on keto so, keto may be a game-changer for you even if you’ve always been a person who always snacked.  Let’s take a look at snacking for a bit.

Having a snack usually tends to be people who are bored or their blood sugar is crashing. But, besides these different ideas about snacking. Snacks can also be an important part of your diet. Having a snack in between meals can provide the energy needed to sustain until mealtime. When eating a healthy snack It can also decrease your hunger and keep you from overeating.

If you are a beginner to the ketogenic diet it is important to start out assuming that you won’t need to snack. So, If you must have a snack there is no reason for you to go hungry between your meals because it’s plenty of healthy snack alternatives available while you are on your weight loss journey. Here are low carb snacks that will help keep you in ketosis and save you from those hunger pains.

Quick Keto/low carb snacks you just grab and go!

  • Chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and other types of seeds

  • Pork rinds

  • Full-fat cheese snacks

  • Jerky

  • Macadamia nuts and walnuts

  • Pickles

  • Snack bars that have been formulated for the keto meal plan, like Quest bars

Keto/low carb snacks you can prepare at home.

  • Salami and provolone roll-ups
  • Hard-boiled eggs

  • Cooked bacon strips

  • Guacamole

  • Cucumbers, cut in half and filled with cream cheese or tuna fish

  • Sugar-free Jell-O snack with whipped or heavy cream topping

  • Keto smoothie

  • Keto cookies

It’s perfectly fine to snack, especially while on keto. Keep an eye on your carb counts and make sure you’re not going over your limits and you will be just fine. Choosing snack quality is more important than the frequency of eating.

The content in this article is not medical advice and is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Always talk to your doctor before changing your diet.

Guest Blogger: Lynette McCutcheon

Our guest blogger Lynette McCutcheon is a mother of 3. She is also a Health and Weight Loss Coach Specialized in the Ketogenic Diet, Ketosis, and Intermittent Fasting. She is also the founder of her own coaching business, “Down By Linitas Way” which is a community that helps empower women through support and motivation. Her desire and goal are to help women live healthier lifestyles in hopes that others will be inspired to join the movement.

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