7 Day Keto Diet Meal Plan for Diabetics

Keto Diet Meal Plan for Diabetics

The ketogenic diet was developed nearly 100 years ago to treat epilepsy, and it has since been used for various therapeutic reasons, mainly pediatric neurological and metabolic diseases.

It has recently become a hot fitness trend for weight loss and is likely to benefit people with diabetes as well.

The main idea of this diet is to follow a low-carb, high-fat, moderate-protein meal plan. In conditions of carbohydrate deficiency, the body is forced to look for other energy sources.

The liver begins to convert fatty acids into ketone bodies, which become fuel for the brain and cells. Hence the body burns fat and uses it as the primary energy source.

Keto Diet Meal Plan for Diabetics – Content and Main Ingredients

The consumption of carbohydrates is significantly limited – up to 20-50 g per day in the form of non-starchy vegetables and fruits. The ratio of fat to total carbohydrates and proteins is 4:1 by weight.

The acceptable amount of protein consumed in the keto diet is 1 gram per kg of body weight, which we get primarily from meat, seafood, or cottage cheese.

Some high-fat foods can be consumed without restrictions: meat, lard, yolk, fish, unrefined vegetable oils, avocados, nuts and seeds, and whole-fat dairy products, which include sour cream, greek yogurt, butter, cream, and cheese.

In patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, the keto diet leads to a decrease in glycated hemoglobin, rapid weight loss, reasonable glucose control, and a decrease in antihyperglycemic drugs.

Although the long-term benefits of this diet over other high-carb diets are yet to be proven.

All these promising results can be achieved if you follow a balanced meal plan

Please make sure to receive a consultation from your physician before making significant changes to your diet. 

Keto diet meal plan for diabetics

Keto Diet Meal Plan for Diabetics - Overview

Keto Diet Meal Plan for Diabetics – Overview

Day 1


Scrambled eggs with spinach and asparagus

193 calories


1 cup of Low carb strawberry smoothie

182 calories


100 grams of Sour cream with parsley, celery, and green onion

203 calories


One bowl of Chicken soup with veggies – 183 calories

One slice of white bread – 77 calories

One piece of cheese – 113 calories

368 calories


Roasted peppers stuffed with cheese

227 calories

 Total Calorie Count: 1173 calories

Day 2


Chia pudding made with almond milk, strawberries, and half a banana

283 calories


1 cup of Zucchini chips coated in olive oil and 30 gram of parmesan cheese

316 calories


One hundred fifty grams of Avocado salad with tomatoes, green bell pepper, lime juice, and cucumber.

124 calories


10 Shrimp with olive oil, broccoli, bell peppers, garlic, and lime juice.

143 calories


10 macadamia nuts – 185 calories

Total Calorie Count: 1051 calories

Day 3


Poached egg with avocado and celery

405 calories


Two slices of watermelon

64 calories


Tuna sandwich

438 calories


Air-pressured chicken breast in olive oil, roasted cherry tomatoes, and asparagus

213 calories


10 Almonds

77 calories

Total Calorie Count: 1197 calories

Day 4


150 grams of full-fat greek yogurt with ten blueberries

115 calories


10 Salted crackers

204 calories


200 grams Salmon fillet with roasted cherry tomato, carrot, and mashed avocado

436 calories


10 Mushrooms with cheese, pepper, and green onion

178 calories


2 oz of coconut

259 calories

Total Calorie Count: 1192 calories

Day 5


Keto Sausage and cheese egg omelet

483 calories


10 Raspberries

Ten calories


Turkey Sandwich

324 calories


Meatballs in tomato sauce and high-fat cheese

256 calories


50 grams of Kale chips

72 calories

Total Calorie Count: 1145 calories

Day 6


2 Scrambled eggs with two slices of bacon

195 calories


50 grams of pumpkin seeds

223 calories


One piece of peanut butter toast

279 calories


200-gram beef in olive oil with roasted cauliflower, salsa, asparagus, garlic,

One slice of high-fat cheese

403 calories


Ten olives

37 calories

Total Calorie Count: 1137 calories

Day 7


1 cup of granola(122 grams) with cottage cheese, nuts, five raspberries

596 calories


Guacamole with cucumber, carrot, and zucchini.

135 calories


Three pieces of ham and cheese roll-ups

179 calories


Zucchini noodles with ten shrimp, parsley, pepper, green onion, sliced cucumber

234 calories


Ten pecans

103 calories

Total Calorie Count: 1247 calories


As with any diet, some precautions must be taken before starting a ketogenic diet.

  • This diet is not recommended for all obese and type 2 diabetes patients. Your doctor must monitor your diet.
  • Constant control of sugar readings is highly crucial for people with diabetes, especially when starting a new type of diet. If you’re prescribed insulin or hypoglycemic drugs,  you might need an adjustment of medication dosages since there is a potential risk for hypoglycemia on Keto Diet.
  • Don’t limit your drinking regimen. Due to the pronounced diuretic effect, drinking at least 1 liter of water a day is essential. You can enjoy water, tea, and coffee daily; ensure they are sugar-free.
  • You should also be aware of the keto-flu period. Your body goes into adaptation mode when you first start a keto diet journey, so you will likely experience temporary flu-like symptoms for up to 2 weeks.
  • Despite being beneficial in several ways, High-fat diets have one significant controversial side effect: increasing cholesterol levels. Therefore, constant check-ups for lipid profiles might be a good idea. Avoid saturated fats and include mainly polyunsaturated fats in your diet to avoid unfavorable results.
  • According to experts, pregnant women and those with kidney disease should avoid using this type of diet since it’s not considered safe.
  • If you wish to maximize the effects of diet and lose extra pounds in a shorter period, adding daily light to moderate physical activity is a great idea.

See Also

Vegan Diet Plan for Diabetics

Supplements to get into ketosis faster

1200 Calorie Keto Meal Plan

3-Day Cleanse to Lose Belly Fat

Diabetic Diet Food List

Low-Carb Lunch Ideas

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Gvantsa Qvariani is a medical doctor, DTMU graduate, an American MD program based in Georgia. Gvantsa has spent the last 6 years studying and practicing medicine in Georgia and other parts of Europe. She is active in medical researches, scientific conferences, various medical projects and so on. She is specialized in writing medical content based on newest studies from most reliable sources.