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Many of us are wanting to look our best and feel our best every single day… and that starts with what we eat. Many people get great results eating a Keto diet. However, common food sensitivities include gluten and dairy... But can you eat gluten free dairy free keto?
Why Gluten Free Dairy Free Keto
I started eating keto when I was pregnant and dealing with gestational diabetes. It was a way that I could focus on eating healthy fats and protein… without spiking my blood sugar with extra carbs.
After my baby was born, I realized that I really did feel better eating keto. I didn’t have energy crashes after I ate. I also didn’t have sugar cravings, so it was easy to just stick with keto foods. Plus, I just wasn’t at hungry when I was eating keto.
All these were really great health results for me, so I just stuck with it.
When I started looking into food sensitivities, I learned that along with gluten, dairy is a very common food sensitivity.
With keto, I was pretty much already gluten free… but I was eating more dairy that I had before. All of our favorite keto recipes seemed to be loaded with dairy upon dairy. I started feeling like I really needed to make some changes.
Even if it was just adding in more balance with eating less dairy.
The easiest thing to do was to look at what keto recipes I was already making that were also dairy free.
I realized that there were many that I could start with and that even though eating dairy free was a little more restrictive on a keto diet, it was possible!
Recipes to Try:
Am I still Eating Keto?
In the most simple description, no. The recipes above are keto + gluten free + dairy free and are recipes that we are making each week… but I’m not looking at carb counts, I’m looking at ingredients.
Because I do seem to have issues with my blood sugar regulation, I personally steer away from eating sweets (unless they are low carb + gluten free + dairy free).
Many of recipes that I have shared previously can easily be altered to be dairy free using dairy free alternatives.
I would say that I’m moving more towards a Paleo diet (which would be grain free + gluten free + dairy free), but not fully – and that’s okay! The biggest thing that I want to focus on is limiting foods that cause inflammation. The best place for me to start is with gluten and dairy.
Are you interested in starting a gluten free dairy free diet?
Additional notes: You don’t have to do it all at once to count.
If it seems like a lot to change all at once… then don’t! Just make one change and focus on that for a week. By the end of a month, you will have swapped out 4 different products for dairy free alternatives.