What is Keto?: Keto vs. Mediterranean

A few weeks ago a friend asked me about Keto and if I had any tips for her. I admitted (shamefully) that I didn’t even know what it was. I spent the entire night Googling “Keto”, “Keto diet”, and other related searches. What I found confused me. Only to realize that I was already actively eating a Mediterranean diet, which shares a lot of similarities.

The idea of a high fat, high protein, and low carb food consumption had already been the foundation of my grocery list for years. Scroll to see typical weekly grocery list! 🙂

Now, I am not an expert and you should not use this as a serious “diet” guide, I’m simply sharing my observations for the “Keto diet”. Keto looks to share similarities with that of a mediterranen diet. Both styles of eating try to focus on healthy fat, protein and limiting carbs. It is also important to have the right/healthy ingredients in your kitchen but remember to maintain self-control so you aren’t eating five times the recommended amount.

Keto shares similarities with that of a Mediterranean diet, though it is not the same. One difference is the consumption of red meat; the Mediterranean diet specifically observes the limited intake of red meat while Keto has no restrictions on the amount of unprocessed meats. The second difference is that the Keto diet strictly observes the no-carb rule, where the Mediterranean diet allows for grains that are unrefined (whole grains, wheat, potatoes, etc. etc).

My Grocery List:

  • whole wheat bread
  • whole wheat pasta noodles
  • almond milk
  • eggs
  • cheese (goat)
  • boneless chicken breast
  • spinach/greens
  • frozen veg.
  • tomatoes
  • avocados (2)
  • sweet potatoes (2-3)
  • bananas
  • kiwis
  • frozen strawberries