I’m going to be doing some straight talking here: Are you the sort of person who couldn’t give a rats ass about where your keto macros come from? Do you know the answer to What Is Dirty Keto? Looking At Your Pork Rinds tells me that you’re a fan of the dirty version of keto.
Do you already know this but you’re too busy grilling your double cheese burger (with no bun) to care?
If you’re that person, this article is written just for you.
Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not judging, honest.
There’s nothing wrong with double cheese burgers, even triple ones.
What I want to do here is point out that this sort of keto diet isn’t exactly healthy if that’s all you’re eating.
This kind of keto eating is called dirty keto.
Yes, I know, that’s probably a bit harsh, but would it really hurt to prepare and eat a vegetable from time to time?
I know that you know what your keto macros are, and I bet you do a great job with staying within those macros.
So I have to give you credit there – you’ve obviously done your homework.
It’s more than possible that you’re also losing weight and reaching your weight loss goals.
It’s a start, a great start, and a lot more than many people are doing.
Honestly, some of your favourite keto foods make great snacks, but they just aren’t giving you all the micro nutrients that your body needs.
I mean, what’s the problem? Are you actually allergic to vitamins, minerals and a bit of fiber?
Dirty Keto Foods
This is a list of some dirty keto foods – I bet a lot of your meals are here:
Double bacon cheese burgers.
Crispy bacon used to scoop up your melted cheese (What? You haven’t thought of that one?)
Keto fat bombs, any flavor, size or shape.
Fried cheese wrapped in bacon, wrapped in cheese.
Diet soda, any flavor
Ready made keto bars
Processed meats of any sort
Ready made “keto” meals
I don’t doubt you’ve got a few more go-to snacks that aren’t on list.
I have to admit, it’s easy to meet your macro nutrients without ever cooking or going within a mile of a vegetable.
For sheer quickness, this sort of eating can’t be beaten but unfortunately it does have a downside.
The keto diet is all about weight loss and health benefits. Not just weight loss.
It’s a health promoting, brain enhancing, fantastic diet.
It will have you at the right weight minus a very long list of diseases in no time.
It’s been proven time and time again that it’s amazingly good at reducing your risk of developing a lot of very nasty diseases.
It will also help you to live longer.
However, to get all of these benefits, and not just the weight loss, you will have to drag yourself into the kitchen every now and then.
I’m not suggesting that you throw away your pork rinds and burgers, just that you should seriously consider adding a side of something that contains a few much-needed micro nutrients as well.
What about Fat Bombs? What’s wrong with them?
Nothing is wrong with fat bombs. They can make a great treat.
Personally I don’t eat them. Not because I am the Fat Bomb Police. I don’t have anything against them, it’s just that I’m a sugar addict, and I know I couldn’t stop at one.
The taste of something sweet, even if it’s a keto friendly sugar substitute, can have me on my knees begging for more.
I do occasionally enjoy strawberries with erythritol and cream. It’s worth the risk, and the strawberries are at least healthy.
However, back to fat bombs.
The thing about eating these is that you probably aren’t getting very much apart from the fat. There are no nutrients in there.
You’d be making a better choice with a nice steak with some fat running through it.
Better still, hunt for your griddle/frying pan and slow cook some cauliflower rice in olive oil.
Put the cauliflower with your steak, add a nice pat of grass fed butter and you’re well on your way to cleaning up your dirty keto diet.
You’re also taking in some great vitamins, minerals and fiber.
How about an avocado? You can eat them as is, you just need a spoon. Add some tinned tuna and mayo, and you have a great meal.
Again, this is something that is going to help you to reach your fat macros without the need for a bomb.
The thing is, you don’t just need fats, you need healthy fats.