‘Clean Keto’ vs ‘Dirty Keto’ Everything You Need to Know

The Keto Geek

Credit: Original article published on AOL

When you heard about the diet that lets you enjoy bacon, cheese and, yes, even wine, then you were totally on board (hey, us too). But it turns out that going keto isn’t quite so simple: There’s a clean way to do it, and then there’s a dirty way. We tapped registered dietician and KetoLogic advisor Molly Devine to talk us through the difference.

So what is “clean keto?”

Clean keto means eating whole foods from quality sources, like grass-fed beef, pasture-raised pork, free-range eggs, wild-caught seafood and plenty of vegetables. “Nutrient-dense, low-carb vegetables (such as arugula and spinach) and herbs help healthy cell growth, increase energy, and provide satiety as your body won’t be craving the nutrients it would otherwise be lacking following a dirty keto diet.” In other words, skip the processed and fast foods, and focus more on the healthy stuff—including getting your five-a-day.

And what’s “dirty keto?”

Grabbing a bunless burger topped with egg, bacon and cheese from your favorite fast-food joint may be a low-carb, high-fat meal (and therefore, totally allowed on the ketogenic diet), but these are what are known as dirty keto foods

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