The Surprising Food You Shouldn’t Be Eating on the Keto Diet

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So you’re sticking to the keto diet (you go, girl). To achieve ketosis, everyone will naturally have a different carb cap. But as a general rule, you shouldn’t climb higher than 30 grams of carbs a day.

While you’ve probably cut out “duh” categories like sugar, bready things and starchy veggies (sweet potatoes, we’re looking at you), you might not realize there’s one sneaky high-carb food that’s still in your diet: beans.

They came to our attention when we recently tried to make keto chili, did a deep dive into beans and realized that a single 15.5-ounce can usually contains about 70 carbs. Granted, you probably won’t be guzzling up an entire can; a single serving has about 19g of carbs.

To put everything into perspective, a slice of whole grain bread usually has about 12 grams of carbs.

Guess we’ll just have to make our chili with extra avocado, sour cream and cheese.

Everything You Can and Can’t Eat on the Ketogenic Diet

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Heath Goldman

Food Editor

From 2017 to 2019 Heath Goldman held the role of Food Editor covering food, booze and some recipe development, too. Tough job, eh?
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