PLEASE DON’T TAKE MY PORRIDGE AWAY!

Whenever an ancient human is dug up from the Andes Mountains in Chile or the Permafrost in Siberia, the contents of the stomach is always….porridge. Humans have been eating porridge since prehistoric times, but is it a keto food? Well, unfortunately the average type of oatmeal with the average type of accoutrements such as sugar, jam or honey puts it way above your 50g per day of carbohydrate. However…

If you really want to keep oatmeal in your ketogenic diet, you might need to cut out all other carb-rich foods from your diet to prevent consuming too many carbs. Avoid all other grains, including pasta, rice, couscous, bread and crackers, starchy vegetables, such as potatoes, corn and peas, fruits, milk, yogurt, sugary drinks, sweets and desserts. Most of your carbs should come from nonstarchy vegetables, which are the best source of some important vitamins, minerals and fiber on your ketogenic diet. If you restrict carb-rich foods, you can include a limited amount of oatmeal. Track your carbs to ensure you do not exceed 50 g of carbs a day.”