There’s a term for keto diets that favor foods like bacon, cheese, and packaged foods—which may fit keto rules, but aren’t clean. It’s called dirty keto. This isn’t optimal for bodybuilders because while you may still lose weight, you need a nutrient-rich diet to train your best
Instead, to do bodybuilding keto the right way, every meal should include a lean protein or grass-fed meat, a non-starchy vegetable and fruit, a healthy fat (like nuts, seeds, or oils), and sometimes a lower-glycemic carbohydrate (like rice or sweet potato).
By Adding some of these keto-approved foods, courtesy of Casipit, to your grocery list:-
Nuts and seeds: Cashews, macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds.
Vegetables: Avocados, spinach, and other greens, broccoli, asparagus, cabbage, mushrooms, bell pepper.
Fruits: Blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries.
Animal-protein: Chicken thighs and legs, bacon, whole eggs, full-fat cheese, beef, filet mignon, porterhouse, rib eye,
Fatty fish: Salmon, mackerel, sardines or anchovies.
Other: Pork rinds, olive oil, salted butter, sour cream, cream cheese, mayonnaise, and cheese.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Clean keto dieting also prioritizes water consumption. When your body is shifting into keto, it loses a significant amount of fluid and electrolytes. Why? Because carbs retain water, less carbs=less water retention. While this is great for water-weight loss, “it’s important to replace the H2O and electrolytes (sodium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and calcium), because if they’re depleted it’s detrimental to training, Plus, you’ll feel less than great.
Symptoms of electrolyte imbalance include fatigue, lethargy, nausea, headaches, and irregular heartbeat.