I have a sweet tooth, which made the keto diet hard for me. Here are 6 snacks I ate to satisfy my cravings and reach ketosis.

The keto diet requires eating high fat and low carb.

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Berries are low in carbs, but high in antioxidants and vitamins.

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I recently tried the keto diet to test how long it would take to reach ketosis, and it was challenging because I have a sweet tooth.

The keto diet is designed to put the body into a state of ketosis, where you burn fat for fuel rather than carbs.

Carbs are generally limited to under 20-50g a day — for context, an apple contains around 30g.

It took me a few days to actually get my carbs low enough, because even eating too many berries or leafy green vegetables can take you over your carb limit on keto.

However, I found a few snacks that satisfied my cravings while helping me hit the right macros. Here’s what I ate.