People often ask what I actually eat when they see or hear that I am running fueled by fat. So here is a brief summary of my current approach to food and energy.
I generally do not eat sugar, cereal products, pasta, rice or potatoes; this is not an absolute rule but the exceptions are rare.
A cup of tea, with milk. 2 eggs cooked in butter with either bacon, chorizo, salmon or sausages; fried mushrooms and/or tomatoes and a cup of coffee with full cream.
Either some cheese or some nuts (walnuts, brazils, almonds or macadamias) and another full-cream coffee.
Normally a mixed salad with chicken or cured ham, cheese, avocados, beetroot and any other bits and pieces that are lying around. Seasonal home-made soups are popular too.
It I am at all hungry or I've just run then I’ll often have a pudding of 50:50 Greek Yogurt and thick double cream, this has some mixed nuts scattered on top and perhaps even a small dribble of honey. A glass of water.
Same as morning snack if I happen to feel peckish.
The same home-made meals as we ate before LCHF but with the carbs replaced by more of the same veg we give the kids (this will be served with butter) or a carb-substitute like cauli-rice, courgette and carrot tagliatelle or cauliflower mash. Most meals will be based around a serving of about 150 grams of meat or fish. Up to 3 glasses of wine and/or water.
10 o’clock news snack.
I may have another coffee with some cheese and a couple of squares of 85% chocolate for a late evening snack.
My guess is that this amounts to about 50 grams of carbs per day. This is the general target for nutritional ketosis but I am not counting. Clearly it is working fine as I can run for 3-4 hours on a light breakfast and not feel particularly hungry afterwards.
My weight is pretty stable at 11 stone 8 pounds. If I want to lose weight then I will cut down on the cream and snacks; if I want to gain weight I will increase these.