I guess that I can start by saying that I am pretty strict about what I eat, but I do not track my macros. I’m the type of person who can eat the same few meals over and over and over. So a typical week for me would be bacon & eggs on Monday, chicken wings with hot sauce on Tuesday, followed by two more days of bacon and eggs… keto meatloaf on Friday… back to chicken wings on Saturday… bacon and eggs again on Sunday… you get it.
The meals I eat the most:
Bacon and eggs
Keto bunless cheeseburger
Keto crock-pot chicken quarters
Keto pork chops
The sides I eat the most:
Cauliflower (mashed with heavy cream cheese sauce)
This is really about it as far as what I eat. I don’t track macros because I don’t eat things that need to be “closely tracked.” I do eat some nuts or lightly flavored pork rinds every and again, but rarely. Eliminating snacking has been crucial.
Also, I stay away from artificial sweeteners as much as I can. Not to say I never eat them, I just don’t make it a daily habit (no diet soda or sugar-free alternative food products).
The best advice I can give:
-Avoid “borderline” or “keto-ish” foods (like penut butter) because those carbs add up FAST
-Try to work up to 24 hour fasting, eating only one large meal a day (at least a few times a week)
-Cook your own food at home. Whole foods only!
-If you do cheat, jump right back on the horse. Don’t make excuses or rationalize it. Just eat a plate of bacon and eggs and move on.
I hope this helps!