Note: Are you a vegetarian or vegan and want to go on a ketogenic diet? It’s still possible! Just keep in mind that the dietary restrictions can sometimes be a little bit intense. Make sure to plan ahead and prepare to aid your success. To help out, we’ve published articles (with 7 day meal plans included) for both the vegetarian ketogenic diet and the vegan ketogenic diet.
There's always room for a little treat even if sugar and carbs are being avoided. Just take a look at all the mouthwatering low carb and keto desserts that are simple to prepare right in your own home. From easy no bake sugar free desserts to creamy low carb peanut butter fudge to simple keto cream cheese cookies, you'll find something for any occasion.
The benefits above are the most common ones. But there are others that are potentially even more surprising and – at least for some people – life changing. Did you know that a keto diet can help treat high blood pressure, may result in less acne, may help control migraine, might help with certain mental health issues and could have a few other potential benefits?
“The filling with this wonderful texture is made with cashews, yes raw cashews, and without salt. It may seem strange to anyone who has never tried or made it but I guarantee it’s worth it. After being soaked for a few hours, they are crushed together with the remaining ingredients in a food processor and you get a cream with an incredible texture.”
Hi Stacey, I can’t give medical advice and definitely recommend following your doctor’s recommendations. You can ask him/her if low carb would be better suited for you. Also, you may want to double check with him/her if the kidney concern was related to high protein, because that is a common misconception about keto – it is not a high protein diet/lifestyle.
Ketosis takes some time to get into – about two weeks of low carb eating is required for the initial adaptation. During this time there will be bouts of sluggishness, fatigue, headaches, and some gastrointestinal issues as you adapt, often referred to as “keto flu“. Proper electrolyte intake will correct most of these issues. In addition, the “diet” aspect of this ketogenic diet plan – that is, the caloric restriction – shouldn’t be worried about. Weight loss will come as your body regulates appetite as it the addiction to sugar and processed food lessens, so restricting calories during the initial two weeks isn’t recommended.
Let’s be honest – not all keto recipes are created equal and you don’t want to waste your time or your precious ingredients on desserts and treats that don’t live up to the hype. You want reliable recipes that don’t taste like they are low carb. You want desserts that will impress even the most diehard carboholic. You want keto desserts that no one will know are good for them. Unless you choose to tell them. And that, my friend, is up to you. It can be our little secret.
If you’re not sure after your initial test, explore other healthy diets such as clean eating and always have in mind that your number 1 goal should be to avoid overly processed foods (keeping this definition fairly broad of course, as we live in the 21st century and have to adapt to modern age as well, where hardly any of us have time to spend 12 hours a day evolving around food production, gathering and cooking).

Denise, keto or ketogenic essentially means extreme low carb, as low as you can go and there's a sweet point for all of us that keeps us in ketosis. I can get away with 40grams of carbs and stay in ketosis. some people need to be under 20g if they are extremely insulin resistant. However LCHF is still slow carb, but for some maybe it's 50g to 100g of carbs and that works for them? Carbs are the most important macro to get right, have moderate protein and eat the fat! Hope that helps.
Get the same crunchy crust and cakey texture as regular cinnamon sugar donuts, without the sugar. With this keto dessert, you’ll make a simple batter with almond flour, butter, and eggs before baking and tossing in crunchy erythritol and cinnamon coating. Keep this one Bulletproof-friendly with Ceylon cinnamon and grass-fed butter, plus swap the almond milk with full-fat canned coconut milk.

Our favorite sweetener of choice is Stevia. Stevia is a natural substance that is great for baking. It can have a slight aftertaste that some people dislike, so it’s best used with strong flavors like cinnamon.  Or else mix some stevia with some erythritol. The erythritol will cover up the stevia taste and the addition of stevia means you can use less erythritol.
If these keto chocolate muffins sound familiar, they should. They are pretty much the same recipes as my Flourless Keto Chewy Chocolate Cookies, but it muffin form. They are the perfect, rich and decadent treat, but in bite-sized mini form. They are low carb, gluten free, and even dairy free. They are also really easy to mix up with ingredients you probably already have on hand. When that dreadful sweet tooth hits, this might just be the low carb dessert recipe that saves you from diving head first into a pint of ice cream. BUT, if ice cream is your thing, I also have a low carb solution for that. Check out this Mason Jar Low Carb Chocolate Ice Cream
I guess these products may indeed help some on their journey to keto success. They are certainly helping some keto entrepreneurs on their journey to financial success. I’ll admit, I even thought at one time that I, too, would try to cash in and bring keto replacement bread products and cauliflower pizza crusts to market — picture them in freezer cases across North America! (No doubt someone is already doing this.) I did buy up a bunch of creative keto domain names just in case.