What is keto and what are the best meats for keto diets? These are two questions we get often and with one of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthier and lose weight, we thought it was a good time to do a deep dive into this type of diet..
It may seem counterintuitive for a company whose business is providing you with natural, sustainably raised meat and wild game to eat less of it, but that is exactly what Fossil Farms wants you to do. Rather than eating more meat, we want you to eat better meat. Our philosophy towards meat fits in perfectly with a keto diet. There are also some keto friendly recipes at the end of this article as you put your shopping list together.
A ketogenic, keto for short, diet fits perfectly with this “less meat, better meat” mantra. This type of eating plan is higher fat and very low carbohydrate. With an emphasis on these two macros, there is less importance on the amount of protein you have. In fact, there are studies that show having more than 35% of your daily caloric intake be protein can actually hinder a keto diet.
The science behind keto is putting your body’s metabolism in a state of ketosis. When you achieve this, your body will burn fat for energy rather than sugars and carbohydrates. Originally used as a tool to treat neurological diseases such as epilepsy, studies have shown a number of other health benefits besides just lowering your weight when using a keto diet.
Incorporating wild game and natural, sustainably raised meat can help you hit these goals. With a better protein than what you would find in any sort of mega-mart, you will get a more flavorful and nutrient dense part of your diet in the recommended four to six ounces.
Whether you find a keto diet will work for you or not, adding better proteins into your meals is always a good choice. It’s a new year, make “less meat, better meat” your goal with us, and you are sure to be on the path to a healthier you.
Here are a few recipes that would fit in with a Keto diet:
Buttery Filet Mignon with Roast Asparagus