I originally posted this FAQ for Keto and Intermittent Fasting International in Tagalog, and I will be reposting the series in English here on my blog. Here are some basic questions with short answers to frequently asked questions by Keto newbies.
1. Why isn’t milk allowed?
Milk is mostly lactose. Lactose is a form of glucose. We limit glucose because we want our body to
2. Why are some cheese brands not Keto-friendly?
Some brands have added sugar and sugar
3. Can I use monosodium glutamate (Vetsin)?
Technically, it will not kick you out of ketosis.
4. How many eggs can I eat?
As many as you want as long as you don’t mix in high carb food. Do note that eggs have 13g of protein, so make it fit within your personal macros mo. P
5. Why are some sweeteners not allowed in a Ketogenic Diet?
Different sweeteners are made with different ingredients. Some have high GI ingredients like maltodextrin and dextrose. Rule of thumb
6. Can I eat unlimited meat?
Eat when you are hungry, stop when you are full. Learn to listen to your body’s cues. It is best to calculate your macros so you know how much to eat to reach your goals.
7. Are commercial mayonnaise keto-friendly?
Keto bread is made from almonds or coconut flour, which still has carbs. So don’t eat the entire loaf.
9. Can I eat peanut butter?
Yes, but in moderation. Peanuts are legumes not nuts, plus most commercial brands are full of sugar and inflammatory oils.
10. Why are sprouted mung beans
Their composition changes once they’re sprouted. They have lower carbs and lower fiber once sprouted, but still, take in moderation.
11. Why can’t I use Soy Sauce?
It won’t kick you out of Ketosis, but soy sauce is inflammatory. It causes low-grade inflammation in our bodies which trigger hormonal imbalance.
12. Why is honey not Keto-friendly?
Honey, despite being natural is still too high carb to fit into a Keto Diet. There’s no such thing as sugar-free honey. Same goes for most fruits. They have high fructose, which is still glucose.