The Keto Cycle diet is based on 70-80% fat, 15-25% protein, and 5-10% carbs.
Most restaurants won‘t be able to provide you with the necessary information about the meal's nutritional composition. When choosing a meal in a restaurant, choose something that consists of:
- Healthy fats, such as nuts, seeds, fish, avocado, and extra virgin olive oil;
- Lean protein from animal sources like meat;
- Nonstarchy vegetables. Start with a base of a simply prepared protein (such as poultry, fish, or meat grilled and without sauce, for instance) combined with nonstarchy vegetables (like zucchini, broccoli, or leafy greens such as kale or collard greens). Then add healthy fats (ask for extra-virgin olive oil and vinegar, sliced avocado, olives, slivered nuts or seeds) to optimize fat intake while maintaining low carbohydrate intake.
In general, smart picks include a bunless burger over a bed of greens with lemon and olive oil or avocado; steak tips; grilled fish; or a bunless sandwich all served with salad or a side of broccoli or vegetable-based “rice” like from cauliflower.