First things first, I DON’T recommend the keto diet to 99% of the population for the simple fact that it’s super challenging to adhere to considering I can’t eat any starchy carbs and it requires monitoring and recording my nutrition, at least initially.
However, and it’s a BIG however, what I can eat is just about everything else mouth watering in this world such as heaps of bacon, cheese, steak, lots and lots of fat and butter, and yes, even pizza (by modifying the ingredients for the dough).
Essentially all my calories will come from 75% fat, 20% protein, and less than 5% carbs coming mostly from non-starchy vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, and dark leafy greens (spinach, kale, etc).
Ya see, our bodies aren’t really designed for ingesting large amounts of carbs and performs much better on a high fat/low carb diet.
So eating a fuck ton of natural fats is not only ok, it’s GREAT for you.
I’ll be able to go all day without feeling hungry, if, let’s say, I’m focused on work and don’t want to bother with eating.
I’ll have a nearly unlimited source of energy and never get bogged down, since your body can store much more fat than carbs (should have done this for Bike To Believe).
I’ll think clearer and have more energy (already feeling it and it’s insane).
I’ll experience lower blood pressure, a drop in cholesterol, decrease in joint stiffness and pain, much better sleep, and the best part is…
I’ll actually lose weight!! Which I already am.
Again, this is not an easy to diet to learn or adhere to and initially requires a tremendous amount of discipline and patience, so I don’t recommend it for everyone.
But for those who are strong enough mentally and are willing to stick it out long enough to start seeing and feeling the tremendous results, it’s SO worth it.
Here are the BEST RESOURCES I’ve found:
Ruled.Me – best site I’ve found that covers absolutely everything you need to master the ketogenic diet.
MyFitnessPal.com – Download the app to your phone for the best way (imo) to count calories and make sure you’re covering all your nutritional bases.
KetoDietApp.com – This app is suppose to be better and is recommended by the guy I’m about to recommend you learn more from. I’m looking into it now as we speak. My only issue with this app is that I don’t think it has a very large data base of food and you can’t scan packages for tracking nutrional data like you can with the MyFitnessPal app, which makes life SO MUCH easier.
Dom D’Agostino – I love Tim Ferriss and that’s who recommended me to Dom and who introduced me to the diet. Tim has 3 podcasts with Dom where he explains how he approaches the keto diet and so much more, which I’ll link below.
Update… it’s been quite sometime since I posted this so learn more about my experience and get more details HERE.