So you want to try the ketogenic diet but don't know where to start? Here's a day in the life of what I eat.
It took me several months of keeping my net carbs* between 20-30 g per day (and I certainly still cheat sometimes!) to be able to go the intermittent fasting** route but I do that now most days and love it.
That doesn't mean it's right for you! You can eat these meals any time of day that you want. This is just a sample of what my day usually looks like because of my schedule (and yes of course, sometimes I have to deviate from the plan!), and it's all approximate time-wise.
You can use this as a guide to eventually find your own groove.
*net carbs = total carbs (g) - fiber (g)
**Intermittent fasting: surviving off of only my bulletproof coffee until the afternoon
My sample day
Vanilla Spice Coffee
Either 1 can tuna or 3 oz chicken breast, mix with 1 stalk of chopped celery and 2 tablespoons mayonnaise. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.
2-3 cups romaine or any salad lettuce, 1/2 an avocado and 1/2 a cucumber. Top with your favorite low carb (but no sweeteners added!) dressing or with 1 tablespoon olive oil and a splash of apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper.
2 slices bacon- cut up and pan fry.
Add a handful of mushrooms (or veggie of choice) and cook at same time with bacon.
Beat 3 eggs and pour into pan , stir and scramble quickly until cooked through. Salt and pepper to taste.
2 thighs of Gram's Chicken. Serve with steamed broccoli or Roasted Asparagus.
Warm up some unsweetened almond milk, blend in 1 T coconut oil and 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds. Add vanilla extract and cinnamon to taste. Make sure to emulsify with an immersion blender!
92 g protein
20 grams net carbs
143 g fat