10 Foods to Boost Keto Weight Loss


When talking about keto diet foods, the list can be quite extensive. For this post, we are going to focus on 10 that are great additions that may help to boost keto weight loss. Although, not a full keto food list, we will discuss some great options to include in your diet.

The ketogenic diet offers many benefits but one of the main reasons people sign on to start this lifestyle is weight loss! Many have achieved success with it, and so can you. Let’s dive into some of the foods that can help you with just that!

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1. Greens

Spinach, kale, collard greens, broccoli, various lettuce varieties, and other non-starchy greens can be enjoyed in virtually unlimited quantities in keto due to their fiber-rich, nutritionally dense, and low carbohydrate makeup. Enjoy these veggies cooked in high-quality fat as the perfect side to any of your meals. If you struggle with greens consider a green smoothie like The FatUp Skinny to get a daily boost. No matter what method, get those keto greens in!

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2. Avocado

Is avocado keto? Yes, it certainly is! This fatty fruit, yes fruit is no stranger to anyone following a ketogenic lifestyle. It not only contains healthy fats but is also high in the mineral potassium which is an essential piece of any healthy diet. Adding avocado to your meals can not only help you stay fuller longer from the fat but is also said to assist with the dreaded keto flu symptoms that some people experience from mineral loss when starting a keto diet.


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3. Eggs

A keto favorite with good reason! Not only are eggs one of the most affordable high protein options it’s loaded with nutrients, especially the organic pasture-raised options. Did you know that the egg yolk contains many vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, D, E, B12, choline, iron, and calcium among others? There are more reasons than one to enjoy eggs as a part of your keto lifestyle. So feel free to get down on your favorite keto deviled eggs recipe or just a plain ole boiled one for that matter!



4. Grass-Fed Beef

Although more expensive than its conventional counterpart, grass-fed beef is high in omega-3 fats which are great for the brain and reducing inflammation, high in protein, and a great source of vitamin B12 and iron.



5. Salmon

Three ounces of canned salmon packs about 17 grams of protein, helping to keep you satiated from one meal to the next. High in omega-3 fatty acids, DHA, B12, and choline among other vitamins and minerals, thus you can’t go wrong when it comes to nutrients. When possible try to get wild sustainably caught fish. So in case you were wondering, is salmon keto? You bet it is! A great source of protein and nutrients to fuel your body!


6. MCT Oil

With keto, it’s known that fats help to maintain satiety but MCT Oil is special. Here are a few benefits of MCT oil. MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides. Found especially in coconut oil it’s said to boost ketone production and energy, improve brain function, and increase weight loss.


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7. Grass-Fed Butter

A high-quality grass-fed butter is a great source of vitamins A, D, E, K2, and omega-3 fatty acids. Also, butyrate found in grass-fed butter is said to increase fat burning, boost metabolism, and improve insulin sensitivity. All helping us to lose more weight as part of a well-structured ketogenic diet.


8. Cauliflower

If you are in keto or considering keto you either know or are about to find out that cauliflower is like the “everything keto” ingredient! Due to its versatile nature, you can have rice, make pizza crust, mashed fauxtatoes, and the list goes on! The cool thing is it’s a cruciferous vegetable instead of a grain making it keto-friendly, low calorie, and much lower in carbs than traditional rice. 

Learn more by checking out our Cauliflower Rice Guide.


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9. Full Fat Dairy

Minus milk which is too high in sugar for us to regularly enjoy on a keto diet, heavy cream, sour cream, mascarpone cheese, cream cheese all qualify for consumption as long as you can tolerate them. The only rule is to NEVER get the low-fat version. Full fat all the way!


10. Fermented Foods

Kimchi, sauerkraut, and even pickles are great additions to your keto diet especially because a small amount goes a long way in terms of benefits. They are generally packed with beneficial bacteria and enzymes that are particularly great for your gut health. 

Although the ketogenic diet is not right for everyone, it is generally very effective for people looking to lose a significant amount of weight and improve overall health. If you don’t already considering adding some of these keto diet foods as apart of your menu.


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I’m Bridgette, the creator of FatUp. Keto has been a friend of mine since 2016, helping me to lose over 50 pounds (30 in the first 3 months)! I’m a 30 something, new mom, wife that loves photographing food and creating recipes here on getyafatup.com. My goal is to make keto easy an approachable for women everywhere.