The ketogenic diet has become increasingly more popular. It involves eating low carb, moderate protein, and high-fat foods. If you wish to try it out, you might wonder whether or not you can still have beef shwarma and stay in a state of ketosis.
Beef Shawarma and Keto Diet
There are roughly 25 grams of carbs in beef shawarma. The allowed carbohydrate intake on a keto diet is up to 30 grams. In that case, you can still eat this food without ruining your diet.
However, if you are an active person, you can consume more carbs because they are necessary for refueling. If you are living a sedentary lifestyle, then then you don’t need as many carbs.
As you embark on the keto lifestyle, you have to limit your meat consumption. The best thing about this meal is that you won’t be left hungry after having one serving and you can still maintain a state of ketosis.
When you choose to eat beef shawarma, you must avoid other carbs. There are also certain foods that you must not eat at all costs. These would include high carb foods like pastries, donuts, rice, pasta, and soda.
At Sepan Chicken, we serve beef shawarma that is low in carbs. Our shawarma plate, for instance, includes marinated beef shawarma strips and hummus. Indeed, hummus is high in carbs.
That said, you can avoid dipping your beef strips to hummus. Instead, you should focus on eating the other veggies on the plate. These would include tomato, lettuce red onions, and pickles.
Eating too many carbs on a keto diet can take you out of ketosis. Thus, if you have eaten a serving of our beef shawarma, there is no more room for carbs in your diet for one day as you almost consumed the recommended carb intake.
But you can still increase your carb intake without ruining your goal by increasing your physical activity. In that case, after eating, you can go for a brisk walk or work out before eating.
You can also try intermittent fasting. Many keto dieters are fasting intermittently. Beef shawarma can be a great meal that will fill your stomach adequately and help you feel full for a lot longer. You can have it as your last meal of the day and stay full until your fasting ends the next day.
Apart from our beef shawarma plate, you can also order beef shawarma wrap. It is made of marinated beef shawarma strips. They are wrapped in pita bread with lettuce, onions, tahini sauce, and tomatoes.
Beef shawarma, per se, is still an ideal meal if you are following a ketogenic diet.
If you don’t wish to go out to eat, you can just order it online or call us and we’ll deliver your order to your doorstep. Dial (323) 669-0616.