Well I don’t pretend to know anything much about diet, metabolic rate, oxalates, blood sugar levels, etc etc. My back history is that up to the age of 23 I ate meat and fish, and loved a Sunday roast, beef, chicken, beef burgers, hot dogs, bacon etc. But I also liked salad and veggies. One of my favourite foods has always been a salad sandwich of lettuce, tomato, cucumber etc (but when you ask for that in a shop - especially France - they look at you as if you’re mental. My latent veggie tendency was that I always hated butchers shops. I just couldn’t go in. I’d cross the road to avoid them. When I was at college I had a 10 o’clock routine of a coffee and a sausage roll in the canteen. One day I took one bite of the sausage roll and knew something wasn’t right. So I didn’t eat any more. That night I was sick and I had food poisoning for a week, after which I couldn’t stand the smell of cooked meat. That was me and meat finished to the amazement of my mother, who knew how much I had enjoyed her cooking. But I realised that the veggies were an equal part of the enjoyment,
Over the years your taste changes, so that I came to not want to eat fish either. That’s just how it is.
I am concerned about animal welfare but I always give the food poisoning story as the reason for becoming veggie, as I can’t stand the hassle you get from meat eaters if they think there is a hidden ethical reason for your choice. It makes things like the works Christmas meal a real trial that I find quite stressful.
I like cheese so that would be my main source of fat. I haven’t tried avocados for years, but I think I’ll give it another go. similarly Philadelphia cream cheese.
I am slightly wary of a high fat diet. My friend eats a lot of meat, pate and junk food and he’s just been discharged from hospital after acquiring a serious problem with his pancreas and gaul bladder as a result. He’s now on a strict low fat diet.
I think I’ll end up on a low carb, lowish fat diet which is why I said I might not be doing keto properly. Will it work with a low fat diet?
Today I had a slice of low carb toast with mushroom pate and cherry tomatoes, a dilute white wine iced spritzer, and a few pickled cornichons. I reckon that was 13g of carb.
I’m starting to crave bean sprouts , or a ‘BLT’ wrap with smoked tofu and a low carb tortilla.
I know that is very different to all the pics of steaks, sausages and eggs etc, but that’s what I enjoy. That’s me.