The very idea of a low carb high fat (LCHF) diet, often called the keto diet, is the stuff of most Singaporeans' nightmares. If you ever let slip that you're on this diet, best be prepared for critiques like, "How to lose weight when it's HIGH fat?" and "You need carbs to live!" But dealing with concern-trolling family members/colleagues is only the second hardest thing about doing the keto diet in Singapore. The number one hardest thing is going LCHF on a budget. Try swapping your $3 char kway teow for $15 protein bowls at that trendy CBD salad place for a month, and you'll be feeling lean in more ways than one. Obligatory disclaimer: Obviously, MoneySmart isn't a fitness or medical advice website. I'm not going to extol the virtues of the diet, nor will I disparage it. Whatever your reasons are for wanting to go on a LCHF diet, here's how you can do it without going broke. WHAT IS A LCHF/KETO DIET? AND WHAT'S THE POINT? A low carb high fat diet is one that restricts the amount of … [Read more...] about Keto diet in Singapore: How to go low carb, high fat on a budget
Good news for everyone on a ketogenic diet – Singapore’s first keto-compliant burgers are here. A collaboration between the folks behind The Butcher’s Kitchen and keto-bakery Seriously Keto, the burgers – available in beef, chicken and pork – are available at The Butcher’s Kitchen in Suntec City. How do they fare in the keto-friendly stakes? We took a couple of bites to find out.THE BUNS ARE IMPRESSIVELY LIGHT AND FLUFFYThe ketogenic diet involves cutting out carbs and sugars so the body goes into a state of ketosis. That’s when it burns stored fat as a source of fuel in the absence of carbs. That means bread is a no-go, since it is usually made of carb-heavy flours. Enter these gluten-free KetoBuns which are made of almond flour, psyllium husks and egg whites. Each contains just 2.9 grams of carbohydrates and no sugar at all. They are surprisingly fluffy, with an almost marshmallowy texture thanks to the psyllium husks – … [Read more...] about Are Singapore’s first keto-compliant burgers any good?