To Eat or Not to Eat: My Keto Diet

About six months after deciding on my birthday to switch to a keto diet, one of the most difficult diet plans to maintain, I wanted to check my progress.

First two weeks

Around the first two weeks of the keto diet I was in daily mental torture. I had hunger most of the time. I had very low levels of energy during the day and at the end of it. I felt I could not stand still. Sometimes I lean against the wall of the U-Bahn otherwise I knew I could fall down.

The “Gettin’ used to” period

More and more I did not feel urge to eat as much as I used to.

The temptation period

This is where I started to salivate at the sight of people eating a pizza, or a Croissant Au Beurre. The temptation is strong, especially the smell of fresh baked Croissants in the morning as I walk to the U-Bahn.

The historian period

I call it the historian period, because every time I pass by a bakery or a fast food shop, I silently laugh at the ignorance I was at, and sadly most people still at. It is like reliving memories of the past where I did not care about the nutritional value of the things I ate.

To eat or not to eat

What I eliminated from my nutrition:

  • hydrogenated oils
  • everything fried
  • all cereals
  • everything artificially sweetened
  • processed meat
  • all fruits except berries
  • Potato
  • carrots
  • beans
  • peanuts

What I allowed myself to eat:

  • all vegetables except mentioned above
  • all types of nuts
  • all types of natural oil: coconut oil, olive oil,
  • Butter
  • goat milk
  • cheese
  • fish
  • meat
  • poultry

Supplements I included in my keto diet

  • Betacarotene
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D3 and K
  • Multimineral, without Calcium.

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