A ketogenic (keto) diet has become very popular in recent years as a high-fat, low-carb diet with a wide range of medical and physical benefits. There are several different types of keto diets, but the basic concept is that by reducing your carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat or protein, your body will burn the latter for energy and leave you feeling full for longer periods of time. Basically, take the classic food pyramid and flip it upside down (but continue to avoid any foods high in sugar).

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Whether you’d like to go all out keto or gently incorporate it into your regular diet, please consult a doctor and do your own personal research to determine if the keto diet is right for you.

If you’re not sure what foods are good to eat on a keto diet, we’ve listed some great options below!

Argentinian Steak, 300g

We don't need to convince you that steak is delicious. Sprinkle it liberally with salt, put a dollop of butter on it and you'll be in heaven.

Fresh Eggs * 40

Try making yourself a tasty omelet with cheese and vegetables, fry them up with some meat or eat them boiled! You can't go wrong.

Kirkland Unsalted Mixed Nuts, 1130g

Delicious and filling! A snack you don't have to feel guilty about.

Super Coco Virgin Coconut Oil, 500ml

Coconut oil has a high fat content, making it perfect for the keto diet. Use it to stir-fry all kinds of meats and vegetables.

Mexico Imported Avocados * 9, 150-200g

Make some guacamole, and put it on everything for a healthy boost of unsaturated fats and nutrients.

Carretilla Pitted Black Olives, 335g

Add them to your salad, or munch on them directly out of the bowl. Olives are a great source of healthy fats and slow down your digestion, leaving you feeling full for a longer amount of time.

Kerrygold Reserve Cheddar, 198g

It's cheese. You already know what to do with it!

Meiji Yogurt, 1.6kg

This yogurt makes a delicious and healthy breakfast when paired with peanut butter, cocoa powder and stevia. Be sure to buy the unsweetened option!

Amovo Dark Chocolate (Sugar-Free Available)

Dark chocolate is a keto diet approved snack and/or dessert, as it is low in carbs and high in antioxidants. Keep your dark chocolate sugar free, and be sure the cocoa content is above 70% for best results.

Yunnan Cauliflower, 4kg

While you should avoid vegetables like potatoes or beets, cauliflower is a great low-carb choice of veggie for the keto diet. Use it to make cauliflower rice, or that "one Chinese cauliflower dish" that everyone loves.

Sardines In Olive Oil, 120g * 3

Sardines are very high in nutrients and omega-3 fats, which can lower insulin levels. Best of all, they're completely carb-free!

President Butter, 500g * 2

If you aren't a fan of stir-frying with coconut oil, butter is a highly recommended condiment for the keto diet. Actually, just put butter on everything and you can't go wrong!

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