Vegetables Meals for dogs
A ketogenic diet works on the principle that when no carbohydrate is stored in the muscles for energy, the body will power itself using its fat stores as its fuel source (a process called ketosis) causing you to lose weight quickly, efficiently and safely.
To attain ketosis, you need to eat a diet that is very low in carbohydrate (amounts will vary depending on the plan you are following and the stage of that plan you are on, but to begin with can be as low as 20 grams a day). This means your diet is based mostly on fat, protein, and green vegetables which make up most of the carbs you eat but give you vital nutrition. Here is a list of some suitable foods for someone following a ketogenic diet:
Ketogenic Diet Foods List:
- Any meat (such as beef, venison, pork, veal, lamb) in any just about any cut or preparation, though check the carb content of processed meat products like sausages and ensure you don’t buy anything cured with sugar or honey.
- Any poultry (chicken, turkey, quail, duck etc.). It is preferable to leave the skin on poultry to increase the fat content. Poultry must not be breaded or battered, but can otherwise be prepared any way you like, roasted, stir fried, deep fried, baked, grilled or barbecued.
- Fish and shellfish. They should be fresh – things like imitation crab meat often contain added carbs – and if you buy canned fish make sure it hasn’t been preserved with added sugar. Again, it must not be breaded or battered.
- Eggs. You will probably find that eggs become a staple when you are on a ketogenic diet.
- Cheese. Most types of cheese are suitable for a ketogenic diet, though they do contain some carbs, so make sure you include these in your daily carb count to ensure you stay below your limit.
- Vegetables. Vegetables will be the source of most of the carbs you eat, but you still need to choose the lowest carb vegetables with the best nutritional value. Green leafy vegetables are the best, such as spinach, all kinds of lettuce and cabbage, watercress, Brussels sprouts and kale. You can also eat broccoli and cauliflower, celery, cucumber, asparagus, bean sprouts, radishes and more, but must strictly limit you intake of sugary vegetables like peppers, onions and tomatoes, and avoid starchy vegetables like potatoes.
- Nuts can be eaten in moderation as a snack.
- Most kinds of oil, butter and cream can be used in cooking.
- Fresh herbs and dry spices can be used for flavor.
- Mayonnaise and oil based salad dressings are usually OK, but check the carb content on the bottle.
- Artificial Sweeteners such as Splenda can be used in place of sugar.
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Home cooked meals for healthy dogs2007-05-31 19:40:59 by Caninemom
In July of 2006, I inherited a beautiful yellow Lab puppy named Sarah Lee. Regardless of the commercial dog food I tried, she continued to get sick. She refused many meals, eating only when she was starving. The vet suggested putting her on a rice and chicken diet for a few days. During these first few weeks, I read countless books on dog nutrition and made the decision to prepare her meals myself. The more I read about the contents of commercial dog food, the better I felt about my decision. As a result, Sarah has thrived. She loves meal time now, is full of energy and has a beautiful coat
I cook for my dogs2004-12-06 19:17:27 by houndhousemom20000
25%=1/3 veggies, 1/3 grain, 1/3 fruit
i usually cook ground beef, chicken, or turkey, sometimes fish -- throw in a bag/box of frozen vegetables and mix it all up, then i add a little rice, pasta or cereal, and most meals get a little fruit.
i add Missing Link as a supplement, garlic, and fish oil.
my dogs are 4 1/2 yrs old and both healthy as an ox. once you start feeding them real food, you'll never go back to disgusting packaged food! it's the (unregulated) dog food industry that will have you believe that their packaged, processed food has more nutrients than actual "real" food
Kibble is a balanced diet for dogs. Some2012-01-01 19:20:10 by speakingbluntly
OCCASIONAL raw vegetables and fruits are okay, but in moderation.
And because the kibble is the balanced part of his diet, you are right to be concerned that he isn't eating it. Like others have said, it's because he's spoiled and he's eating the 'good stuff' first and getting full.
I'd change him to all kibble until he is eating it as soon as his meal is served. I'd reduce the amount though. Go to only 3/4 cups a day over two meals.
Then, you can give some fruit and vegetables as treats once in a while.
I'd ask other people about his weight though.
Haha. I rarely buy treats. For training/agility,2010-10-08 06:59:03 by speakingbluntly
I use pieces of his kibble and give him less in that days meals.
I'm also big on fresh vegetables. He comes running when I get the cutting board and a knife out and he sees veggies. His favorites are green beans, carrots, zucchini, and his real favorite is sweet potato/yam. Also, he has to have apple slices when I have them. Melons and berries too.
I just cringe when I see pupperoni or those bacon strip things. One of the seniors at the nursing home, buys a bag and loves that the dogs all come to him for treats. I make sure Toby gets one teeny tiny piece, to be courteous, then nothing more.
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