Part 2: My 4 month journey about Keto diet with Intermittent Fasting (OMAD)
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My food pyramid of the future
I completely eliminated bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, cereals, cookies, etc.
I ate a ton of salmon, tuna, olives, avocados, spinach, shellfish and cheese. A ton means that my normal meal would be 400 grams of Salmon, fried (that's a lot of salmon, but I wanted to feel satisfied). 120 grams of spinach (that's a ton of spinach too). A lot of olives (easily 150 grams of olives) or 1 avocado. Cheese to give flavor to my salmon salad. And olive oil, around a large spoon (a spoon is 15 grams, so that's 140 calories in olive oil alone).
So basically, my only source of carbs was spinach. I barely ate fruits either. Bananas and pineapples have a lot of sugar. However I did eat blueberries some times (they have the lowest sugar %).
Again, I would eat so much of this stuff that I could simply not eat any more.
I did not eat dairies either. Most yogurts have very high amounts of sugars. Those with "low fat" are the worst. You should also reconsider your approach to low fat milk. If you want milk… consider the normal fat variety.
When in restaurants, I ordered fish and would remove the sauce. The good thing about fish is that you know what you are eating. With sauces you don't. If we went to a burger restaurant, order the burger with cheese and bacon but not eat the bun or the fries. In a japanese restaurant, sashimi. In an italian restaurant, whatever chicken parmiggiano they had without pasta.
My favourite keto friendly foods are:
Salmon and Tuna. By a mile. Mostly Cooked, often raw, sometimes canned when necessary.
Olives or Avocados. In Spain, Olives are way cheaper and easier to buy. Instead of eating meats with salads or fries, my garnish was just olives. Avocados are just as good but more expensive and they require more effort to be cut and eaten. So olives it was. Of all sizes and flavors.
Seafood, like Octopus, easy to access too, even if the canned variety was not as healthy, sometimes this was the only protein available, or Shrimp. Super good protein
Spinach. I just like it better than Kale or any other green. I eat them uncooked, as a salad. Cooked, I ate a lot of peas with ham.
Iberico Ham. The most delicious food in the world is allowed in this diet.
Cheeses of all sorts. It's not like the best kind of fat, but you know, when you are making this level of effort, I wanted to give myself food I enjoy.
A picture of my most common meal of the last year, where I only had to cook salmon for about 10 minutes.