Food limits in LCHF – KETO Diet

Now you might be knowing what to eat and what not to eat in a keto diet. This article will help you about the limits with in which you should consume foods that can be eaten in a keto diet.

Food limits in LCHF – KETO Diet

Butter – 60 grams/day

Nuts – Total of 100 gms per day (a handful), avoid Pistachios, Cashew nuts and pea nuts (< 10 nos) as they contain carbohydrates

Coffee powder – Natural coffee powder without chickory is allowed (Nescafe Classic is commonly recommended)

Meat – This is where the most common errors happen. In a keto diet, you can eat only controlled amount of meat. The recommended allowance is 200 – 250 gm of red meat or 250 gm of fish per day ( if your weight is below 110 kg). If your weight is above 110 kg, you should limit it to 200gm/day.

Onions – Only three tablespoons per day

Tomato – Only two tomatoes/day

Milk – If necessary use 50 ml/day

Vegetables in total – Should not exceed more than 200gm/day

Eggs – Maximum 3 per day (as they contain more protein)

Water intake – Take minimum 3 – 4 liters of water per day (Decrease chance of kidney stones and removes side effects)

Salt – Use lemon salted water to overcome the tiredness

Chocolates – one piece of Dark Chocolate (>90%) can be taken/day if needed

Berries – Strawberry (6 medium ones), blue berry (only six)

Total Carbohydrate intake/day – Keep it less than 20gm/day

Apple cider vinegar – Only those with ‘mother’ in it

There is no hard and fast rule that you should eat 3 meals in a day, eat only when you are hungry.


Keto Approved Food list

Milk and milk product list

Real butter, Natural full fat yoghurt (curd), Ghee, cream cheese, cheese, string cheese, peperoni


Pork, Beef, Turkey, Lamb, free range chicken (not broiler ones)


Coconut, bitter gourd, Broccoli,lemon, Brussel sprouts, zucchini, asparagus, spinach, celery, cabbage, squash, kale, egg plant, leeks, artichoke, arugula, garli, bok choy, avocado, raddish, mushrooms, cauliflower, turnips, tomato and onion


Coconut oil and olive oil


Almond, Walnut, Pecans, Macadamia, Brazil nut, hazel nut


Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, blackberries, cranberries

Fish – All kinds of fish

The “BIG NO” Foods in LCHF – KETO Diet

Bread, Pasta, Rice, Starches, Sugar, High fructose corn syrup, corn, wheat, flour, legumes, beans, fruit (except berries), soda, milk (only whole milk <50ml/day)


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