Processed foods labeled as “healthy” are at an all time high. As the ketogenic lifestyle increases in popularity, companies have caught onto trends by labeling products “keto friendly” despite their artificial ingredients and hidden sugars. For those attempting to live a healthy lifestyle, these products can derail weight loss progress and stall health goals.
Carbohydrate intake per day to achieve ketosis can vary and is individualized based on a person’s Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE). While one might be okay with a snack that is 8g Net Carb, for strict-keto’s this may knock them out of ketosis.
Companies that label products as keto friendly are often depending on shoppers to skip reading the nutrition facts and ingredient lists. That is why it is more important than ever to read ingredients. Stick to products with simple ingredients with words you can pronounce! Also, try to avoid products with hidden sugars (sucralose and allulose).
While these “healthy” processed snacks can assist with the convenience and sustainability of a ketogenic lifestyle, it’s important to indulge in moderation. A health coach can be beneficial if you’re struggling with eating processed foods and consistency on your health journey. Health coaches can help determine your pattern, triggers, and provide guidance with meal prepping at home, traveling, reading labels while grocery shopping, and restaurant eating. Remember, the best foods on any meal plan will always be whole foods, including produce, proteins, and healthy fats. Don’t allow clever marketing to compromise your health goals!
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