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“You mean going on the ketogenic diet, there are foods I have to avoid?”

…yes, a lot of those savory, succulent treats you’re so used to eating after work.

But it gets easier, and once you have successfully reached ketosis, the carb cravings go away.

There are a lot of foods you’re currently eating that you CAN NOT eat on a ketogenic diet.

ketogenic diet foods to avoid

The first few days on keto can be tough depending on what your lifestyle was like previously.

Picture this: 

Imagine you broke your arm and you had a cast on for a year. Eventually after that year you kind of got used to the way you had to do things without the arm. The day has come and the doctor finally takes your cast off and you’re excited to finally be able to do all sorts of activities with your newly healed arm!

But you quickly realize that doing the simplest activities with that arm feels like a workout in itself. Over time, things start to get easier but each day is still a struggle. Eventually, you don’t realize it, but you’re arm feels stronger than it ever has before. You’ve been training it each and every day and it’s finally fully recovered.

…and that’s what converting to the ketogenic diet is like. It’s going to take some time and the initial stages are gonna suck especially if you are used to eating a lot of carbs. But over time, your body is going to get used to using fat as fuel and you will experience energy that you’ve never felt before.

It is very important to be mindful about how your body is feeling and to remind yourself that it’s temporary.

Getting into a state of ketosis will only work if you successfully restrict MOST carbohydrates from your diet.

ketogenic diet foods to avoid

Now let’s get to the list of foods that must be avoided at all costs if you are trying to go on a ketogenic diet:

NO SUGAR – This means all form of sugar must be cut out from your diet.

NO table sugar

NO candy

NO ice cream

NO soda

NO fruit juice

NO wine

NO fruit


NO corn

NO peas

NO beans

NO sweet potato

NO baked potato


NO soda

NO beer

NO fruit juice

NO smoothies

NO milk

NO gatorade

You must be thinking, screw this i’m not going on a ketogenic diet if I can’t eat bread or drink wine.

Once you have actually become fat-adapted, your body begins to crave carbohydrates less and less and the days go by.

I don’t mean to sound like a conspiracy theorist but the reason that so many diets out there push the whole high carb deal is because it is much more profitable and marketable.

Think about it, all these sugary drinks like gatorade, these gels that runners use. Think about all the “FAT FREE” dressings out there, what do you think it is being replaced with? Yup, more carbs.

People have some weird preconceived notion that if you eat more fat you will get fatter. That’s just not how it works and I’m glad that the ketogenic diet is beginning to blow up because there are a ton of health benefits to it.

You should also be cautious of having hydrogenated and trans fats. Try to avoid these at all costs.

Trans fats are simply NOT produced naturally. They’re actually created by food companies in order to prolong the life of their products.

Trans fats are also NOT recognized by your body which can cause harm to your body.

ketogenic diet foods to avoid

Here’s a list of oils that you should NOT be consuming:

NO Corn oil

NO Soybean oil

NO Grapeseed oil

NO Canola Oil

NO Safflower oil

NO Vegetable oil

NO Sunflower oil

Stick to the healthy oils like:

coconut oil (unrefined is best)

olive oil

avocado oil

flaxseed oil

and hemp oil.

If you can AVOID the foods I have listed above as well eat healthy fats and protein, there is no doubt in my mind you can successfully reach ketosis and start experiencing all the mental and physical benefits that comes with it.