Vegetarian Keto and BREAKING common Myths about the diet trend

Have a look at some myths associated with the vegetarian version of the famous Ketogenic diet and the truth about them!

Updated on Mar 11, 2021 12:49 PM IST  |  749.4K
Vegetarian Keto and BREAKING common Myths about the diet trend
Vegetarian Keto and BREAKING common Myths about the diet trend
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A Ketogenic Diet is the art of eating wholesome food which is higher in fat, adequately completing protein and minimal in carbohydrates and achieving a metabolic state which is called ‘Nutritional Ketosis’.

Needless to say, Keto is not the one to differentiate between vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The only measure of difference will be in terms of the protein you consume. So instead of meat, your protein will come in the form of paneer and it’s fancy friend, tofu. If you’ve been a vegetarian for a while, it’ll just be like any other day. Fair warning though, you might take some time to leave a few veggies behind since not all veggies are keto-friendly.


A diet is only as boring as you make it. If you are worried that losing weight is about eating grilled paneer with no masalas, we do not do any of that nonsense over here in the keto world.

Creamy Mughlai paneer, luscious spicy buttered Broccoli, and crispy sizzling Bharwa Bhindi are only some of many finger lickin’ yummies at Ketorets have in store for you. If you are not salivating, you are not vegetarian, you are just boring.

How Does Keto Work For a Vegetarian?

Let’s get science-y for a second. Our body requires 9 essential amino acids and guess what, paneer has not one or two but all nine of them. So protein metabolism is not just about the consumption of animal protein.

If anyone dare tell you that you cannot do keto as a vegetarian, it is time to roll those eyes! If you are still riddled with doubts, brace yourselves, for you are about to be hit by a truth bomb. You have got to stop looking for reasons for not doing keto. The only question you should be asking is ‘Can I do keto?’ A loud and clear YES is just a call away.


Myths about Vegetarian Keto:

MYTH 1 - You’ll get bored with Paneer.

There are more options too apart from ending your diet constructed of Protein Shakes. Tofu, seeds and nuts can also be great in accomplishing your basic adequate protein intake.

MYTH 2 - You are out of variety in cooking Vegetarian Indian Keto Recipes.

The main ingredient changes whereas gravies can be the same- Kochi, Mughlai, Madras, Koli Saaru, Amritsari and so on.

MYTH 3 - Protein is really important.

Yes, certainly it is, however adequate protein isn’t subjective. It simply means that you need protein for basic upkeep, any excess leads to Keto becoming a version of the Atkins Diet.

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