Disclaimer: I am not a certified trainer. I am not promoting any particular kind of diet. It’s your personal choice, but if you are following Keto diet, this article might be helpful. I would like to suggest a few things to you which are as follows:
Egg is probably the cheapest super food available in the market. Either boil them and eat with any kind of masala or make an omelette which usually takes 2–3 minutes.
Buying paneer from the market is expensive but making it at home is not. You can easily make 180–200gm of paneer from 1 litre of milk (worth 90Rs) at home. Google it out.
3. Chicken and Fish.
There is no need for you to buy a branded animal protein source. Talk to the shopkeeper of your nearby poultry shop and make a deal with him. Tell him that you’ll be buying a significant amount of meat every day. He’ll surely give you a good discount. This way, you can save a lot of money.
4. Buying in Large Quantities
Buy Cheese and Ghee in bulk. Bulk is always cheaper than buying in small quantities every day. Try to buy these products from the wholesale shops- they are mostly located in the interiors of the city. These shops sell their products at comparatively cheap price than the retail ones.
Including veggies like spinach and fenugreek in your Keto diet is equally important. Just like in the case of meat, talk to a nearby vegetable vendor and make a deal with him. The vegetable vendors usually charge 8–10rs per kilo of spinach if you buy it regularly from them.
6. Advice to the Busy Bees
Prepare meals for the entire week on your off day/rest day. Seal them in fridge-pack and refrigerate. This way, you only need to take the packet out and heat it in the microwave whenever it’s time to eat. Every office has a microwave these days. You can take your refrigerated meal with you to the office, heat it in the microwave, and consume.
Carry the raw paneer that you made at home in your tiffin box, with some Indian masala like jaljeera or jeeravan.
7. Do Not Compromise
Always keep cubes of cheese and small 5gm packets of butter in your purse or pocket. It’s the best stuff to munch on.
Also, when you go out with your friends, always order egg, chicken or paneer from the menu. Ask the chef of the restaurant to cook these items in butter. If the chef says, “Sir/Madam, butter is not available”, take out your 5gm packets and hand it over to him. Point is, never compromise. Discipline is the key.