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Taco Bell Is Actually Home To So Many Keto-Friendly Dishes—If You Don't Mind Getting Creative

"It can be tricky to eat out when you’re on a diet. On the one hand, you want to do your best to stick with your eating plan; on the other, you still have to live.

Well, here’s good news for Taco Bell fans sticking to a keto way of life: You can still eat at the chain without torpedoing your diet. Just know that you might need to be a little creative. “When looking at the menu, you should be looking for protein,” says Scott Keatley, R.D., of Keatley Medical Nutrition Therapy. “But at the Bell, sugar is lurking in these items as well.” Case in point: You might think it’s a good idea to get the sausage Grande Scrambler Burrito without the wrap, but the sausage patty is actually made with corn syrup and dextrose (both sugars, both not keto-friendly).

You’ll also want to take a pass on the beans, which are “too high carb to eat on the keto diet,” says Beth Warren, R.D., founder of Beth Warren Nutrition and author of Secrets of a Kosher Girl. But, she adds, “high fat additives like shredded cheese, bacon, sour cream, and guacamole are okay, along with the veggies and lettuce.”"

To read the best keto-friendly menu options at Taco Bell, read the full article by Korin Miller here.

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