Explaining why I eat the way I eat today is not an issue. After so many lectures and lessons, it is very easy to make others see the sense in the way I eat if they are open enough to listen. One of the next questions very often is “so what do you eat?”
I will try and answer that question in this post.
I will begin by saying one should have an open mind because learning why I eat what I eat is not enough. After you learn all the ketogenic science, you learn that carbohydrate tolerance is different from one person to another. There are more tolerant people and less tolerant people. For some, any kind of carb is a disaster. For me, not so much. You play with your nutrition some until you learn how forgiving your body is to carbs. This is important to me to emphasize, before describing what I eat on a typical day.
I begin my day with eggs. I have three or four eggs for breakfast. I love eggs and I have no problem eating eggs all day. My eggs swim in butter and I add bacon to them sometimes, some vegetables on occasion, a random piece of fatty cheese. I try and eat my breakfast at around 11:00 – 12:00 o’clock. I’ll explain why later. I have an espresso with my breakfast. Nothing is added to it and I even roast the beans myself.
My next meal is usually meat. Fatty meats are better.I try to eat my fatty meats around 18:00 o’clock. I eat about 350-500 grams of meat usually.
On top of that I have some nuts (about 70 grams) in the evening. I have a bite or two of a 85% dark chocolate. Maybe another espresso with the chocolate. I also have an occasional fruit from time to time.
Why do I eat my breakfast around 12:00?
My diet is rich in protein. Research shows our body knows how to clean excess protein when it is given the time to do it. This version of intermittent fasting (about 16 hours between the last meal of the day and the first meal of the next day and about 8 hours between meals) which I already talked about in another post, is enough to get rid of the excess protein. It has also proved to help sustain the state of nutritional ketosis.
That’s about it.
If you do not understand how I keep this plan without feeling hungry, you have not read about ketosis enough. You still miss some of the science. Try watching some of the YouTube videos on the side of this page.