No one is a stranger to the many diets that exist, including Weight Watchers, Paleo, Atkins, especially the South Beach diet. However, now there is a “new” diet in town, the Ketogenic diet. I must admit, the Keto diet isn’t new, for it has gotten much more attention, thanks to Instagram low-carb influencers! These influencers don’t consider Keto as a diet: instead, they see it as a lifestyle.
You may be wondering, what is a ketogenic diet? Honestly, it’s pretty simple. A Ketogenic diet consists of protein, healthy fats, and low carbohydrate vegetables. Many influences abide by the Keto diet due to its advantages, such as increasing energy levels and burning fat.
To help understand the DO’s and DONT’s of the Keto life, we have provided four of the best Keto influencers on Instagram.
Mayra, the owner of @low.carb.love, uses her platform to influence her followers and encourage them to join the Keto lifestyle. With nearly 2,000 posts, each one displays her personal journey living a low-carb lifestyle. Furthermore, she provides the support her audience needs; she provides ketogenic recipes that include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts! And she experiments with her recipes, always making it her goal to turn “regular meals” into keto-fried meals/desserts by using low carb substitutes. It doesn’t stop there. Mayra is truthful and honest when it comes to her weight loss/body image journey because she is aware of the struggles some may face when beginning a low carb/keto lifestyle. She makes this dramatic change easier for everyone and has collaborated with many keto brands. Some of the brands include:
- Choczero, A low carb/sugar-free syrup brand
- Sola, A low carb alternative bread
- Heka Bars, A keto style treat
- Kettle & Fire, A nutritious broth brand
- Keto Beam Electrolytes
These brands have provided Mayra with her own discount code, LOWCARBLOVE.
For a full list of her brand collaborations, click here.
Above all, Mayra is committed to sharing low-carb recipes and making sure to engage with her audience to answer any questions regarding her lifestyle.
For nearly three years, @KetoAssBih’s owner, Desiree, has been committed to the Keto diet. However, she has an interesting take on Keto. Because she has a sweet tooth, Desiree does collaborations with companies that support and manufacture low-carb foods; manages to create a keto-fried version of basically any dessert you can think of; and intentionally displays baked cakes, cookies, brownies, donuts, waffles, ice cream sandwiches, marshmallow cereal treats. It’s safe to say that Desiree is not your average baker. In addition to being an incredible baker, she has coined “Fili-Keto-Friday.” Every Friday, Desiree makes a meal inspired by her favorite Filipino cuisine.
- Pork King Good, Pork rind styles chips
- Highkey, a brand that provides several treats
- Magic Spoon, A low carb and sugar-free cereal alternative
These brands have provided Desiree with her own discount code as well. Check down below for a full list.
@TheKetoBible is pretty much self-explanatory. The owner, Scott Gooding, has dedicated @TheKetoBible to be a simple guide to living a low carb/keto lifestyle, is a successful author, and is regarded as a nutritionist coach. For instance, Gooding commits to uploading easy and nutritious meals. On his Instagram, he has provided over 1,000 recipes to his audience. One thing to point out is that he sticks to whole foods: after all, whole foods will give you the most satisfaction and best results.
The Keto couple considers themselves as food bloggers. The keto couple/food bloggers have committed to sharing weekly recipes with their audience. In addition to being food bloggers, the dynamic duo are also YouTubers! As YouTubers, they post their recipes and reviews of different Keto food brands. And no, the foods aren’t sponsored, so you don’t have to worry about dishonest reviews. Trust me; the couple sure isn’t afraid to be blunt on camera. But wait, there’s more! They have their own podcast – Keto For Normies, which has 177 episodes/talks. So go ahead and subscribe to their channel!
Does this name sound familiar to you? I know why! Throughout the past year, Janelle has grown quite popular. You probably may recognize her due to her famous “bell pepper” meals/snacks. Furthermore, Janelle makes sure to constantly share her recipes/meal ideas with her audience, which makes her so much more special. When on the go, she also provides each low carb option at fast-food chains. Overall, we can see that Janelle has made an impact and was featured in a Today article.
As you can see, these 6 accounts have used their platforms for the better. In my opinion, they have all successfully influenced their audience in some way or another (all for free!). It’s obvious that these influencers are all committed to sharing their lives with their audience and are not ashamed of their experiences. So it’s safe to say they definitely consider “keto” as a lifestyle, not just a diet plan.
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