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Celebs Over 40 Are Obsessed With The Keto Diet. Here’s Everything You Need To Know Before Trying It.

Prevention Logo By Kelsey Kloss of Prevention | Slide 1 of 5: Due to the strict limitations on carbohydrates, keto dieters eat mostly meat, full-fat dairy, and non-starchy vegetables like leafy greens. Since they’re higher in carbs, cruciferous and root vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, and potatoes are typically avoided. All grains and many fruits are also skipped—just one apple has more than the average daily allowance of carbohydrates on the keto diet. Keto dieters also tend to stay away from less obvious sources of carbs like store-bought shredded cheese, which is coated in potato starch.But despite how limiting the diet is, diet experts say that with careful planning, you can still fit in all of your vital vitamins and minerals. However, to play it safe, you should work with a nutritionist to come up with a well-rounded keto meal plan.

It’s extremely restrictive.

Due to the strict limitations on carbohydrates, keto dieters eat mostly meat, full-fat dairy, and non-starchy vegetables like leafy greens. Since they’re higher in carbs, cruciferous and root vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, and potatoes are typically avoided. All grains and many fruits are also skipped—just one apple has more than the average daily allowance of carbohydrates on the keto diet. Keto dieters also tend to stay away from less obvious sources of carbs like store-bought shredded cheese, which is coated in potato starch.

But despite how limiting the diet is, diet experts say that with careful planning, you can still fit in all of your vital vitamins and minerals. However, to play it safe, you should work with a nutritionist to come up with a well-rounded keto meal plan.

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