Can I Really Eat Dessert On A Keto Diet? - Artinci

Can I Really Eat Dessert On A Keto Diet?


Can I Really Eat Dessert On A Keto Diet? You're considering a keto diet, but you've heard people talk about how tough it can be to “stay the course”, especially when it comes to treats. Understandably, you're a bit worried that being deprived of your favorite foods, like desserts for instance, might get the better of you.

No worries! Keto isn't a ‘one-size-fits-all diet’, and it also doesn't mean that you have to completely cut out all sweet treats from your life. In fact, with the right planning and tracking, you can still enjoy healthy, low carb sweet treats, even on a ketogenic diet.

When you eventually learn to properly plan and track your daily carb allowance, you can enjoy healthful sugar-free, low carb desserts, while still staying on track with your keto goals. As an added bonus, we'll also show you some of the delicious sugar free desserts available from Artinci that fit perfectly into your daily carb allowance.

What is a Ketogenic Diet?

When people hear ‘keto’, they usually think of trendy diets and gym-goers. But it's much more than that. A ketogenic diet, simply put, is a high-fat, low-carb eating plan that’s designed to get the body to burn fat instead of carbs for energy.

When you drastically reduce your carb intake, the body breaks down fat into molecules called ketones, which it uses as fuel instead of carbohydrates. That’s why a keto diet is sometimes called a low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet.

Benefits of a Low Carb Diet

Following a low-carb diet has been popular amongst health-conscious eaters and those looking to manage their weight. But it can be more than just that. Low-carb diets may help lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, improve blood glucose control, and even aid in weight loss. People who follow a low-carb diet tend to lose weight faster than those who follow low-fat diets, and with the proper approach to sugar-free treats, you can still enjoy sweets, without sacrificing any of their deliciousness.

But most importantly, it's about making sure that your daily carb allowance is respected, so you don't exceed your limits for remaining in ketosis. That means, carefully considering your sugar-free treats in terms of calories and carbohydrates, but also making sure that what you choose is still enjoyable. Your cravings are important too!

Understanding Daily Carb Allowance

When starting out on a keto diet, one of the most important things to keep in mind is the amount of carbs you consume in each meal. On average, a ketogenic diet involves getting less than 50 grams of total carbs per day. This means that net carb (easily calculated as total carbs minus dietary fiber), which is the total amount of digestible carbs in any given food, needs to be between 15-30 grams per day.

So, how do you know if something is low carb? Well, you must look at the nutrition label on the back of the pack of your food and check the total carb count per serving. Learning to read food labels is the most important investment I made a decade ago, for my own health, and you should make it your job too! Read more about our take on reading food labels.

For example, Artinci's desserts are all made with a lab-tested, low glycemic index sweetener that is also low on carbs and is diabetic friendly too, causing no sugar spikes! The carb content per portion of an Artinci keto-friendly dessert is very low and can easily fit into your daily carb allowance, occasionally.

A key thing to remember here is that even though these treats are sugar free and perfectly alright for a keto dieter occasionally, moderation is key! In any case, desserts must be eaten in correct portion sizes to derive that unbridled joy of a great-tasting dessert, without compromising on one's health goals. Also, it's best for new Keto dieters to let their body get used to the state of ketosis for 3-4 weeks, before indulging in dessert.

Is it Possible to Eat Sweets while on Keto?

You may be wondering if you can still enjoy a sweet treat while on a keto diet. Yes, you can - after all, that's the reward for making big changes to your lifestyle, like swapping sugary snacks with wholesome, keto-friendly ones.

Remember there is a daily carb allowance: 50 grams or fewer of carbohydrates each day. That means sugary foods should be avoided, because, to give you an idea of how fast you may hit that carb limit - 1 tablespoon of sugar has 15 grams of carbs!

Fortunately, at Artinci, we have created desserts that are made with nutritionally dense ingredients and a special, lab-tested low glycemic index sweetener that tastes great but won't spike your blood sugar levels like traditional treats would. Our products make it easy for you to incorporate occasional treats into your diet without being derailed from your health goals - just make sure to portion them correctly! And once again, remember: if you're just starting out on a keto diet, wait at least 3-4 weeks before reaching out for one of our desserts as a reward.

Sugar Free Ingredients that Fit into a Keto Diet

So, now you know that it is possible to enjoy sweet treats, and still stick to your low-carb, Keto diet. Thanks to the keto diet’s growing popularity, it is now possible to find desserts made with no-sugar and low-carb sweeteners. It gets even better - you can also find desserts made with keto-friendly ingredients like healthy fats from coconut oil, and flours made from nuts and seeds, like almond flour, pumpkin seed flour, flaxseed flour or sunflower seed flour.

These sugar-free ingredients can easily fit into a balanced Keto diet. For example, certain natural sweeteners like stevia, erythritol and monk fruit can be used in place of regular sugar; and provide a healthier alternative that won't kick you out of ketosis. Similarly, almond flour replaces all-purpose wheat flour and other grain-based flours – it’s even gluten free! Plus, you’re also getting healthy fats like Omega 3 fatty acids when you eat snacks made with seeds and nuts flours, as opposed to instead of the regular white flour.

Enjoying Guilt-Free Treats with Artinci

Don’t let yourself lose out on the sweet rewards of life - Artinci has your back! You can enjoy great-tasting desserts, guilt free, with Artinci! All of Artinci’s desserts are made with a lab-tested, low glycemic index sweetener that is diabetic friendly and won’t give you any sugar spikes. Plus, they are made with keto-friendly ingredients like almond flour and super seeds like pumpkin and sunflower that provide good fats and NO empty carbs. The carb content per portion of an Artinci dessert is very low and can easily fit into a disciplined keto dieter’s carb allowance.

Here’s a quick glance at the carb content per portion size in our keto-friendly desserts: 

Artinci’s Keto-friendly cakes 

(All Almond Flour!)

Carbs per portion 

Artinci’s Keto-Friendly Cookies

Carbs per portion 

Artinci’s Keto-Friendly Chocolates

Carbs per portion 

Almond Flour Cake


Almond Flour Cookies


Smooth Dark


Chocolate Cake


Dark Chocolate




Berries Cake


Mixed Nuts


Cashews Cranberries


Chocolate Truffle Cake


Almond and Sea Salt


Blueberry Cheesecake



Want to know more about Artinci’s approach to building a great dessert with great ingredients? We’ve got you covered here.

So how can you balance healthy treats with your daily carb allowance on Keto? First of all, keep in mind that our desserts should be eaten in moderation - incorrect portion sizes could derail you from your health goals. Secondly, we advise new keto dieters to let their body get used to the state of ketosis for 3-4 weeks before indulging in our guilt-free treats.

And when you’re ready to start enjoying delicious rewards for sticking to your health plan, we have a special offer, just for you - there is an exciting offer waiting for you on your first purchase of our healthy desserts and foods! Shop Now.

Conclusion On Can I Really Eat Dessert On A Keto Diet

So, if you're looking for a way to stay on track with your keto journey, you should definitely consider using your daily carb allowance to enjoy some delicious sugar-free sweets.

Including healthy, low-carb and sugar-free options like Artinci’s helps you indulge; guilt-free and worry-free, even while crushing all your keto goals.

I truly believe that the occasional healthy indulgence is the key to sustaining long-term discipline. Not only will you be able to enjoy the delicious sugar-free options. But you can also rest assured knowing that you are doing something beneficial for your health, for life!

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