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How Expensive Is a Ketogenic Diet?

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I have been on my ketogenic diet for 6 weeks now and I’ve noticed something quite surprising. My grocery bill has gone down! I don’t know why I thought it would be more expensive, it’s quite silly actually since fat is pretty cheap.

Here’s a breakdown of a typical day’s meals. I am using non-sales prices from chain grocery stores, I don’t coupon clip, hunt down sales or frequent inexpensive places like WalMart… so you can obviously do much better than me. Check out my previous posting about my meals to get a feel for how large my portion sizes are.

Assuming I eat like this every day, this comes out to $216 per month.

5 slices bacon $2.50
KR: 1.9, Calories: 300, Carbs: 2.5, Protein: 20, Fat: 25
Caesar Salad
4 oz Romaine $1.00
4 tbasp Caesar Dressing $0.38
KR: 3.06, Calories: 379, Carbs: 5.7, Protein: 3, Fat: 36
Faux Chocolate Mousse
1/2 cup Heavy Cream $0.75
1.5 tbsp Coco Powder $0.10
KR: 2.89, Calories: 417, Carbs: 7.6, Protein: 4, Fat: 44
1/4 lb ground beef $1.07
1 oz Cheddar Cheese $0.37
KR: 2.40, Calories: 405, Carbs: 0.4, Protein: 23, Fat: 34
Cheesy Cauliflower
3 oz Cauliflower $0.37
1 oz Cheddar Cheese $0.37
1 tbsp Kerrygold Butter $0.29
KR: 3.20, Calories: 231, Carbs: 4.5, Protein: 8, Fat: 44


$7.21, KR: 2.63, Calories: 1,732, Carbs: 20.7, Protein: 58, Fat: 183


* My other goto breakfast is 2 whole deviled eggs, which are quite a bit cheaper than bacon. But … I love bacon and I think eating eggs everyday is making my GERD reappear so I didn’t include them in my calculations. If you are a “egg based breakfast” person, life is even cheaper!

Read all about my ketogenic efforts: My Ketogenic Diet: Take Two, The Ketone Challenge, Ketogenic Diet Success and Ketogenic Ratio and Weight Loss.