Do you have to follow keto perfectly to see changes in your body? NO! You can absolutely go about this the “Lazy Keto” way, and feel amazing, lose weight, get mental clarity, improve your skin complexion, and more.
Eating healthfully and cutting out excess carbohydrates can be SIMPLE, delicious, and even work in social situations when you’re out to eat. You don’t have to become obsessive over counting an exact number of carbohydrates. You can cut back on starchy carbohydrates and excess sugars in the diet in an easy, “lazy” way!
20 Lazy Keto Recipes
What Is Lazy Keto?
If you’re strictly following Keto, macro percentages are 55% to 60% calories from fat, 30% to 35% calories from protein, and 5% to 10% of calories from carbohydrates.
But since you’re reading this, I’m guessing you’re interested in something a little more flexible – strictly following keto can be tough in social situations, and just in every day living. And honestly, in my opinion, it’s NOT necessary to see amazing results.
I’m sure there’s an exact definition for what “lazy keto” means – but honestly, it doesn’t matter. What matters for your health & your weight is reducing excess carbohydrates in all forms (starches, fruits, sauces, etc.).
So this is what I mean by “lazy keto” – cutting out excess carbohydrates so we can get the health benefits from a low carb approach, but being able to live our normal lives without making crazy adjustments at home or in social situations.
How Many Carbs Are Allowed in Lazy Keto?
Honestly I don’t recommend counting carbohydrates. My general guideline is to stick with 1 starchy food per day – you can see a list of starches & their serving sizes here.
But typically this means:
– 1 thick slice of bread
– 1/2 cup of cooked grain like pasta or rice
– 1/2 cup of beans or lentils
– 1 cup starchy vegetables like corn, peas, and butternut squash
If you’re really set on tracking carbohydrates, the keto guidelines for staying in ketosis are sticking with 20-50 grams of carb per day.
In this blog post I’ll list 10 lazy keto breakfasts & snacks, and 10 lazy keto lunch & dinner recipes.
10 Lazy Keto Breakfasts & Snacks
Huevos Rancheros sans Tortilla
2 egg, large
1/2 cup beans & legumes, cooked, black beans
1/3 cup cheese, crumbled, feta
2 Tbsp cilantro
1 tsp red pepper flakes
Spray pan with oil spray & turn to high heat
When pan is hot, crack in eggs, cook to desired consistency
Mix beans, feta, red pepper and cilantro as a side