Weight loss and healthy eating is a journey that begins at a grocery store.


The Size Zero Myth:

Keto Diet is not for Indians:

the size zero hippo in front of mirror watching its reflection to be thinner than it isKeto diet requires buying many exotic ingredients which cannot be found in India. Also, the diet becomes extremely expensive here. It is not possible for Indians to follow Keto diet.

The Wise Hero Reality:

the wise hero tortoise with book in one hand and a beaker with chemical in other handYes, I would not say it is easy to manage Keto if you are living in India. Cheese cream and natural peanut butter is something which we do not eat regularly. These are luxury food for us. But I have found some cheap alternative brands which you can use for the keto diet. I use them regularly and order them online.

Remember before you even think of starting Keto diet, order these products as you will use them on a regular basis.

1. Bulfyss Electronic Kitchen Digital Weighing Scale 10 Kg (1 Year Warranty)

The most important thing you will need on Keto is a kitchen weighing scale as you will be weighing every gram you eat to take care of your daily macro intake. So if you are still not sure if this is needed or not, I would clearly add that WITHOUT THIS YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DO A SUCCESSFUL KETO DIET. Hence make sure you get this immediately. 

  • Has TARE option to weigh different ingredients a container.
  • Priced at Rs. 499, this is quite reasonable.
  • Also, useful for measuring other kitchen ingredients even if you are off Keto.

2. Stevia Liquid Powder Combo – Sugarfree

The second most important item on the list is an artificial sweetener. As you will have a complete restriction on sugar consumption, this is a must buy.

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In India, the most common sugar substitute brand like sugar-free natura actually is an artificial sweetener which is not Keto friendly. Whereas Zevic is a natural sweetener extracted from Stevia which is a herb commonly known as sugar leaf. This is Keto friendly.

You will find many Keto recipes which will use this. Get both powdered and liquid sweetener as you will have to use both in different concentrations for the preparation of certain Keto recipes.
stevia natural sweetener

Also, buy them as a combo as you will save Rs. 77 on the product and Rs. 30 on delivery charges.

3. Sattvic Foods Coconut Flour, 80g

Another important ingredient which is really used to make many Keto recipes including Indian Paratha and bread is coconut flour. So, if you do not want to miss your favourite parathas, order this immediately.
I would suggest at least order two of these as you would use it more than you must have anticipated and the delivery might not be very fast.

4. Urban Platter Fine Almond Flour, 200g

Almond flour is obviously expensive. But you will not use it regularly so you can buy and keep this in your storage and use as and when required. I use these to make my favourite almond cookies to have with my evening black coffee. This can be used to make bread as well if you want a different taste than coconut flour.

5. D’lecta Creme Cheese – 800 gms Tub

If you have a sweet tooth and love pancakes and desserts, buy this immediately. You will not miss ice-creams and cakes.

The FRUIT Diet

You can also get Kraft Philadelphia Original Cream Cheese, 226g which will cost you Rs. 999. I find it overpriced.

Another alternate to buy cream cheese is Britannia Cream Cheese, you will find it in the local grocery store easily.

6. The Butternut Co. Unsweetened Peanut Butter 220 Gms

I have tried searching market for peanut butter which is natural with no artificial sugar added but I could not find any such brand. So, I ordered this brand of peanut butter which is unsweetened and much more advisable for Keto.

7. The Butternut Co Unsweetened Almond Butter 220 Gms

I also use almond butter for making almond cookies which I love. This butter is unsweetened and Keto friendly.

8. Lindt Excellence 90% Cocoa Dark Supreme Noir Chocolate Bar 100 Grams

If you want to make your own chocolate syrup then you can get this. I top up my pancakes with melted chocolate mixed with a drop of stevia.

9. Cadbury Cocoa Powder Mix, 150g

This is a highly recommend cheat product which I use to make mousse, ice-cream and cakes. You will not use this daily but you sure will need it to fulfill your sweet cravings occasionally. And if you are a chocolate fan, then definitely buy this.

10. Newtrition Plus Orange – Sugar Free Syrups 500 ml

This is something which I buy to replace maple syrup for pancakes as I could not find any maple syrup which would be Keto friendly in India.

Other than the above ingredients, you will have to buy Baking Soda and Vanilla Essence as well. You will easily find these in you nearby grocery store.

So you want to go KETO? What you need to know...

No diet is impossible. Lack of ingredients does not stop me from going Keto, it should not stop you too. WILL POWER, SELF-CONTROL and DISCIPLINE is the key to follow any diet successfully.