Indian Keto Diet: 5 low-carb foods you can include in your weight loss meal plan  |  Photo Credit: iStock Images
New Delhi: Weight loss is a process that requires you to eat right, not just according to your body, but also according to your lifestyle. If you eat high-carb foods all day and have little to no physical activity, you are likely to put on weight. While carbs are not essentially bad, you need to keep in check how many carbs are you eating in a day, and how many are you finally able to burn at the end of it.
Keto or the Ketogenic diet is very popular for weight loss, especially among celebrities and social media influencers. Many people claim to lose as much as 5-10 kg weight, in just a week with the Keto diet. While if it is healthy or not is a topic for another day, another problem that people face with the Keto diets is that they are designed for the western world, and include foods they eat. Here is a customised Indian Keto diet plan, that includes foods commonly eaten in our country. These foods are easy to make and low in carbs, which make them an ideal food for the keto diet.
If you are a North-Indian food fan, you know you already love this diet. Butter chicken is a high-fat, low-carb food, that makes it ideal for a keto diet. However, you must not consume it with the butter naan on the side, as that can be heavy on the carbs.
Chicken in coconut curry
If you are a lover of the rich, tasty flavour of coconut in your food, you must include this Indian dish in your keto diet. Coconut is rich in healthy fats, and chicken is a good source of protein.
Egg curry is another healthy Indian dish that you can add to your keto diet. Egg whites are rich in protein, while the yolk is rich in fats. Eggs are also low in carbs, but filling at the same time, and therefore help to curb hunger and avoid overeating.
You may opt for veggies of your choice – except the starchy ones such as potatoes or corn. You can marinate them in a mix of your choice, and cook and eat them. Veggies are low in carbs, but rich in various nutrients that the body needs.
Every vegetarian’s guilty pleasure is a dish of paneer, but it may not be so guilty, after all. Paneer is low in carbs but contains protein and other nutrients that can help in weight loss. Including a handful of paneer for lunch for dinner is great for an Indian Keto diet.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a professional healthcare provider if you have any specific questions about any medical matter.