Hello friends! Lately it feels like our little LCHF / Keto lifestyle movement is picking up some serious steam! So happy to see family and friends making their health a priority and eating healthy, whole food! Not happy to see the avocado, cream, and butter shortages at the grocery store though – LOL!
Anyway, I have had a lot of queries these last few months about what we eat more/less of, and so I thought I would leave this handy Keto Food Pyramid here for those who are just getting started out!
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Currently, MM and I differ from this list in that we do use heavy cream (not pictured here) in our coffee, over low-carb granola, and in some of our favorite recipes. We did a month without dairy back in January and we did not experience any ill-effects when we added it back in, so we’re OK with including it.
A good rule of thumb I have read regarding which veggies are best is “green vegetables that grow above ground.” Cauliflower is also a staple for us (in place of potatoes) so I guess that is the exception to that rule.
We also try to keep the eggs, fruit and veggies organic and the meat organic and grass fed whenever possible for healthier fat intake and no antibiotics. Bacon grease and avocado oil for cooking, olive oil in salads/cold dishes. Coconut oil in desserts. We try to avoid oils that are high in PUFAs, and especially those that have been oxidized (through repeated heating in a restaurant fryolator, for example).
Be careful with those nuts and berries! A few is OK but they can add up quick.
Hope this is helpful if you are just getting started out. There is a lot more good information available over at DietDoctor.com as well.
As always, thanks for stopping by!
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Please note: I am not a doctor or nutritionist. While this LCHF and ketogenic diet experiment has worked well for me so far, your mileage may vary. This diet needs to be balanced correctly, in order to avoid potential side effects. It is always a good idea to discuss any major health decisions with your doctor before getting started.