In fact, the term "dirty keto" was coined to categorize a ketogenic diet that includes less-than-healthy foods. But we've found that to make the ketogenic diet sustainable, it's important to make it integrate as seamlessly as possible with new keto-ers lives. And that means that there is room for fast food on the ketogenic diet.
One of America's most popular fast food chains is Burger King, which came into existence back in 1954 and is the world’s second-largest fast food hamburger chain ( McDonald’s takes first place).
Did you know that 11 million people visit Burger King restaurants daily all over the world? The fast-food chain restaurant is famous for serving affordable fast food, and if you’re following a ketogenic diet, Burger King can be a safe choice if you know what to order.
Enter: your keto Burger King ordering guide.
Burger King offers many low-carb, high-fat options for your on-the-go keto meals. We’ll show you how to customize your meals so that you can get exactly what you want.
How Do You Make the Right Keto Choices at Burger King?You can make the right keto choices with the help of Burger King’s nutritional calculator.
You’ll find information about the ingredients in various menu items, and more importantly, estimate the carbohydrates, calories, fat, sugar, and protein content of your order with this handy tool.
Understanding how your food choices measure up means you can go up to the counter and order with confidence knowing your selection fits your health goals and dietary requirements.
For example, here’s how to find the nutrition information for a Cheeseburger…
- Click the “nutrition calculator” link above. Choose “Burgers” in the menu.
- Then choose the option “Cheeseburger.”
- You will get the nutrition information and other details. Click the link “Customize Ingredients.” Here you can choose the ingredients you want in your meal.
What To Order at Burger King on KetoAs you can see from the example above, you can eat Burger King’s burgers on a keto diet. But you need to make sure that you order bunless burgers without ketchup.
Here are some keto BK options that are worth trying out.
#1 Cheeseburger (without the bun and ketchup)
Nutrition Stats: 11g protein, <1g carbs, 11g fat, 150 calories [*]
#2 Double Cheeseburger (without the bun and ketchup)
Nutrition Stats: 20g protein, <1g carbs, 19g fat, 250 calories [*]
#3 Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit (without biscuit)
Nutrition Stats: 14g protein, 1g carbs, 24g fat, 280 calories [*]
#4 Ham, Egg & Cheese Biscuit (without biscuit)
Nutrition Stats: 9g protein, 1g carbs, 10g fat, 130 calories [*]
#5 Whopper (without the bun, ketchup, and onions)
Nutrition Stats: 20g protein, 2g carbs, 36g fat, 410 calories [*]
#6 Double Whopper (without the bun, ketchup, and onions)
Nutrition Stats: 60g protein, 2g carbs, 71g fat, 880 calories [*]
#7 Quarter Pound KING (without the bun, ketchup, and onions)
Nutrition Stats: 24g protein, 2g carbs, 25g fat, 330 calories [*]
#8 Bacon King Jr. (without the bun and sauce)
Nutrition Stats: 25g protein, 1g carbs, 37g fat, 440 calories [*]
What To Avoid at Burger King on Keto
- Chicken Fries
- Chicken Nuggets
- Onion Rings
- Morning Star Veggie Burger
The foods listed above don’t comply with the keto diet macro breakdown because they contain high carb ingredients or breaded meat.
Choose Your Keto Options Wisely at Burger KingMaking a keto-friendly choice at the Burger King can seem daunting at first but with a strong understanding of the menu and being prepared with what you’ve learned here it’s easier to make keto-friendly choices.
Depending on your dietary requirements and tastes, it is possible to order a keto meal at this popular fast food restaurant as long as you follow some ground rules and skip the following: bun, onions, ketchup and any extra sauces.
What’s your favorite order at Burger King?