Keto Diet 10-20-30
The general guideline of the Keto diet is that you eat three meals a day, about 4-5 hours apart, with each meal comprised of:
- ~10 grams of net carbohydrate (or less)
- ~20 grams of protein
- ~30 grams of fat (or more)
So, roughly speaking, the ratio of carbs to protein to fat is: 10:20:30, per meal, with the aim to keep your carbs at around 20-25g/day, and your fat intake at about 100g/day.
Once you know how many grams of carbs, proteins and fats are in the foods you eat, eating becomes simple math. I’ve already done the math for you in my recipes and meal plan, and below is my quick 10:20:30 Guide that you can print out and stick on your fridge for easy reference.
Referring to the 10:20:30 Guide below, for each meal, you’ll eat:
– 1 item from the ‘Carbs’ column, and
– 1 item from the ‘Proteins’ column, and
– 2 items from the ‘Fats’ column.
1 serving = 1 cup
1 serving = 1/2 cup
1 Corn tortilla (6-in diameter)
1 serving = 4 oz
* Women = ~20g per meal
1 serving: 15-20 g fat
Almonds (~ 20 whole)
Almond Butter (2 TB)
Butter (1 TB)
Coconut milk/cream (1/3 cup)
Egg Yolk (3)
*mix and match 2 servings of fat from this column per meal, or use only 1 serving of fat from this column if you are eating beef, salmon, cheese or (3) eggs from the protein column, as those are fattier proteins.
**Rule of thumb: if you are hungry, eat more fat! At least 30g per meal or more.
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