What Is A Typical Day On Keto?

What Is A Typical Day On Keto?

The Basics of Keto

A typical keto diet should consist of about 75% fat, 20% protein and only 5% of carbs per day. Woahhh!!! That’s a LOT of Fat! But that’s how keto works!

For me, I’m highly focused on the carbs and (for the most part) keep carbs below 22g. This doesn’t mean you have to have 5% carbs, it just means not to go over 5%

I also focus on high-fat, low-carb foods like eggs, meats, dairy and low-carb vegetables, such as cauliflower, asparagus and broccoli.

I avoid added sugar like no other. I have diabetes and sugar serves zero purpose when it comes to nutrition, fueling the body or losing weight.

Processed foods, packaged foods, food from a can…foods with ingredients in them that you can’t pronounce…. they’re not good for you, so avoid them as well. It’s almost impossible to completely avoid them if you’re going to dine out, but you can easily remove the majority of them.

These are pretty much the basics and the principles I try to eat by. So far, it’s working for me! 79 pounds down and counting!

Simple Keto Meals

I am not a chef and not really that good of a cook. Loving to dine out and living next to Disney World, made me wonder if doing keto was even possible.

Starting keto, I had to figure out how to make it all work. I wanted to stick with this for the long haul, so I had to come up with some simple keto meals that I would not get tired of.

I keep most meals very simple and when preparing meals at home I try to use fresh veggies, meat market quality meats and no packaged foods. I do not do this 100% of the time, but do try to avoid processed foods as much as possible.

Sample Keto Breakfast Meals

Here are some sample keto meals that I constantly use as my go-to. They have helped me lose 79 pounds (and still counting on keto.

For a sample keto shopping list, here is my shopping list for Trader Joe’s

Keto at Disney, Boma – Flavors of Africa

All American Breakfast – 3 Slices of Bacon, 2 Eggs 1 Slice of Cheese, 1/2 Avacado

Breakfast Scramble – Roasted Peppers, 2 eggs, Pepper Jack Cheese, 1/2 Avocado.

Spicy Breakfast Scramble – Spicy Ground Sausage, 2 eggs, Pepper Jack Cheese, Avocado.

Chicken Salad – (I know it may not sound like breakfast food, but eventually I got to the point that I began thinking of food as fuel instead of in traditional ways.

3 Cheese Omelet – 3 eggs, Mexican Cheese Blend.

Pictured above is a keto breakfast I had this morning at one of the Disney resorts. Boma is a buffet, so it’s easy to fill your plate with meats and eggs.

On the plate: Roasted Turkey, Baked Ham, Asparagus, Bacon, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs. In the bowl is some of the best tasting stewed tomatoes you’ll ever have. It’s probably not keto friendly, as it tasted like there was a good bit of sugar in it (which is not something I like to put in my body).

Keto at Disney, Polite Pig, Disney Springs

Sample Keto Lunch Meals

Cheeseburger – No Bun. Lettuce, Cheese, Tomato, Pickles, Mayo, Mustard.

Cheeseburger – No Bun. Fresh Salsa / Pico, Avocado, Broccoli.

Chicken Salad (Here is a great recipe for a low carb chicken salad). Deviled Eggs.

Spicy Taco Soup (This is absolutely incredible!) – Here’s the recipe!

Taco Salad.

Burrito in a bowl.

Buffalo Chicken Wings. (watch the sauces you use on Keto, as some are zero carbs, some are high in carbs)

Cobb Salad – Chef Salad – watch the dressings you use and the carb counts.

Pictured above is a keto lunch I had at The Polite Pig at Disney Springs- Pork shoulder, roasted cauliflower and slaw. The slaw is a sweet slaw containing sugar, so I only eat a few bites of it.

Sample Keto Dinners

Chicken Salad, Spicy Pimento Cheese.

Steak, Asparagus or Broccoli.

Grilled chicken breast, riced cauliflower.

Chicken Stir-fry – Use caulflower rice instead of rice.

Roast Beef, Cauliflower Mash.

Tacos (use lettuce wraps instead of shells or tortillas).

Burrito in a bowl.

Jambalaya – riced cauliflower, tomato, peppers, cajun seasoning, chicken, sausage, onion.

Spicy Taco Soup (This is absolutely incredible!) – Here’s the recipe!

Pictured above are Pork Fajitas from Chuy’s. Go easy on the onions and peppers, but load up on the guacamole and sour cream!

cream cheese jalapeno poppers with bacon

Sample Keto Snacks

It’s funny, because people will always ask me about snacks when they are first starting keto. They worry about snacks because they are currently constantly craving food. When you’re on Keto, you will not crave food like you did before. Snacking is a habit.

That said, here is a list of Keto friendly snacks:

Salami & Cheese

Almonds, Assorted Nuts

Chicken Salad (Yes, I love chicken salad!)

Deviled Eggs

Chicken Wings

Pork Rinds

Assorted Cheeses, a few Pickles, Ham

Pictured above are Bacon Wrapped Jalepeno Poppers and here is the recipe to some amazing ones!

Keto Snacks From Trader Joes – This is an incredible resource for typical keto snacks that you can find from Trader Joes!

This is an entire blog post dedicated to 12 Keto snacks!

As I mentioned, I am not much in the kitchen, so I keep my meals really simple and basic. I love tasty and spicy food, but I do keep my meals very basic. If you want more breakfast options, here are some keto options from Delish.com.

Keto Meal Plan

When planning your meals with keto, be sure to keep a close watch on your daily macros. …that’s basically how many proteins, fats and carbs you have each day.

Meal prepping and planning out your meals makes doing keto so much easier to stick with. As you can tell, there are some amazingly tasty foods with keto, so find some go-to favorites, and plan out your week.

I do hope you enjoyed this list of the typical keto meals to eat when living the ketogenic lifestyle! Do you have some favorite meals you’d suggest? I’m always open to trying new simple keto meals!

By | 2019-01-06T10:25:26-04:00 January 6th, 2019|Food, Keto, Weight Loss|

About the Author:

Bonnie is a happy-go-lucky guy who enjoys Travel, Disney, Business and a really good ribeye! His commitment to living to his full potential, and encouraging others to do the same, is the heart behind his blog, Walking Into Greatness.

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