The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet that has become something of a trend in recent times. Experts claim that a keto diet has fast and effective weight loss results, though debates are still on about whether or not it’s a suitable diet long term. The reason? People struggle to keep it up, and maintain ‘ketosis’ - effectively a primal metabolic state where your body starts to produce a lot of ketones to supply energy.
Getting into Ketosis
Maintaining ketosis is one thing, but getting there in the first place is quite another. The body will go into ketosis when, put simply, it has no access to carbohydrates (it normal source of fuel) - it then starts to break down fat to use for energy instead. When the body’s in ketosis, fats are broken down and ketone bodies, or “ketones,” are created for the body to use for energy.
What's Lo-Dough, and how does it fit into keto?
Lo-Dough is an incredibly low-carb, low-calorie bread & pastry alternative, which helps add delicious variety to low carb and ketogenic diets. Lo-Dough bases in their original form are keto-friendly as they contain just 2.2g carbs per base. That means you can have a pizza base, a wrap or a quiche for almost no carbs at all, where previously these dishes would be laden with refined carbs.
But that’s not all.
Anyone who has been on a keto diet will tell you that the biggest challenge is being consistent, and keeping up the good work. Weeks and months go by and the temptation to fall off the wagon and eat a bowl of pasta can get too much. Lo-Dough offers a magical solution to this, in that it IS your bread, your pasta, and your ultimate alternative to the things you would normally miss out on. If you are maintaining ketosis but you could murder a delicious pizza, go ahead!
Track your carbs
Your overall carb intake should be kept very low (and fat high) so the body utilises its fat-burning abilities. On keto, you have to watch your carbs down to the last gram - ketosis is only achievable if you are super diligent about your consumption. Online resources like MyFitnessPal can help you do this.
Lo-Dough recipes for staying in ketosis
Keto is a lifestyle, not a diet you can dip in and out of. With Lo-Dough, maintaining your ketosis is simple and hassle-free. Lo-Dough as a bread and pastry alternative is in itself keto-friendly because of it's wonderfully low carb content. If you make this work for you, and keep your pizza toppings, wrap fillings and other additions equally low carb, you are onto a winner.
Bursting with loads of flavour and even a little kick of chilli, this is a perfect pizza for fish lovers on a keto diet. Lo-Dough bases are an ideal ingredient for a low carb pizza. They contain just 2.2g carbs and 39 calories each, while also providing your diet with a healthy boost in fibre.
The entire 9-inch pizza has only 7g carbs - who said pizza is off the menu on keto?
An indulgent, cheese-oozing toastie for just 5g carbs - the ultimate low carb comfort food. Low carb bread which tastes the part - a dream for ketogenic dieters. You are free to go nuts on the healthy, fatty fillings knowing that your "toast" has 2.2g carbs. It's done and dusted in a few minutes too.
Note: Do not put Lo-Dough in the toaster, use a pan or a grill press for this
Low-carb or keto diets can be tough to maintain, especially around breakfast time. Using Lo-Dough to make fritters is a life changer. There are so many regular Lo-Dough users who say they have never looked back after discovering the delights of low carb fritters - and they're so easy to make! Click below to see how it's done.
Brownies are usually a no-go territory on a keto diet, as they are often chocked with loads of refined carbs and sugars. Well, think again! These coconut brownies are made with our low carb brownie mix and are rich, chocolatey and contain a fraction of the carbs and sugars of regular shop-bought alternatives.
When it comes to flans, we're very much of the opinion: the thicker the filling, the better. By Swapping your normal pastry for a Lo-Dough base, you can have a door-stop sized wedge of this delicious dessert for just 2.3g carbs and under 1g of sugar.
Try For Yourself
Our Lo-Dough bases are sold in pouches of 2 from just £3.25. Fancy a fakeaway or maybe something a little sweeter? Our brownie mix makes 9 delicious brownies, each just 65 calories and 4.1g carbs, and our Southern Style Coating makes the perfect non-greasy breaded coating for your meat, cheese and veg. To try it for yourself, simply click the shop here button below to discover the full Lo-Dough collection.