A Simple Yet Comprehensive Keto Cheat Sheet

Keto is one of the hottest diet trends on health and wellness scene at the moment. It is a high fat, medium protein, low carbohydrate diet that has a myriad of health benefits. The diet was originally created to reduce the amount of seizures that epileptic people experience. But the health benefit that people seem to care about the most is the diet’s ability to help people lose weight. This is understandable as losing weight is often the first step towards living a healthier life.

The principles behind keto are relatively simple. Avoid eating carbs and stick to eating healthy fats and protein instead. Eliminating carbs from your diet for just two days will cause your body to enter a state of ketosis, where it will begin to burn your stored fat for energy in place of the carbs that you’re depriving it from.

On paper this all seems rather simple, but things get a little bit more complicated when you start actually attempting to pick out the right foods. That’s where this cheat sheet comes in handy. It is no substitute for doing the work and really learning the ins and outs of the keto diet. But it’s a good idea to take it with you to the grocery store.


  • Cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Cream cheese
  • Heavy cream
  • Cashew or almond milk

Meat and Offal

  • Meat (red, white, organ, etc.)
  • Fish
  • Seafood
  • Deli meats
  • Eggs
  • Bacon
  • Sausage


  • Green, leafy, vegetables
  • Kale
  • Collards
  • Arugula
  • Celery
  • Turnip greens
  • Mushrooms
  • Onion
  • Swiss chard
  • Spinach


  • Blueberries
  • Avocados
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries

Nuts and Seeds

  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Macadamias
  • Peanuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Pecans
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sesame seeds

Dressings and Condiments

  • Ranch dressing
  • Blue cheese dressing
  • Capers
  • Hot sauce
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Italian dressing
  • Pesto
  • Mustard
  • Jalapeno
  • Salsa
  • Sriracha
  • Vinegar

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