Hi FrankoBear, I agree with you. I feel very lucky though in that I have no trigger foods, or food addictions like that, and I believe now eating a varied diet is key. I fell, for a while, for the science that says we should not, and instead eliminate foods. I fell for the science that states, carbs are not essential. Well, if you are talking about berries, fruit and vegetables, I believe they are. For me.
I went through three cancer related surgeries, and I healed swiftly and superbly from them all, what did I eat, fruit, berries and vegetables, as well as meat and fish. Not a single processed food, certainly no mineral and vitamin leeching sugar, but plenty of nourishing whole foods. My scars also healed swiftly, and incredibly well.
If I am to listen to my body, and not to science, vegetables and berries do not only address my digestive system and makes me go comfortably and regularly without strain (and tricks like a squatty potty), but also when I eat those foods, my legs look better, my lipoedema and lymphedema looks better, there is visibly less swelling and inflammation. And that makes sense because the kind of vegatables I eat are the ones beneficial for lymph. Eating a few vegetables does not cause any cravings for me, or a few berries. They are part of a balanced WOE. I have cut down on my heavy whipping cream, as I’ve read dairy can clog lymph, but so can fatty red meat, according to the science. Do I stop eating red meat? No. Do I stop eating dairy? No. But I moderate, and continue to listen to my body, and my body is happiest I have discovered, when not listening to the science, on a balanced WOE.
I was slim when I started keto, but I wanted to address what were early signs of lipoedema, as well as my bilateral lymphedema. And a varied ketogenic WOE, allows me to do this. The benefits have been noticeable, but best when my ketogenic WOE includes vegetables and berries. A balanced dinner plate for me is a couple of Aberdeen Angus burgers or chicken legs or pork chops, a few steamed broccoli or cauliflower florets, or some cabbage, and a few green beans. My body does very well with these vegetables. And earlier in the day a small handful, say 5, of either raspberries or blueberries. And the result of that eating is better flowing lymph, looking visibly slimmer, having more energy, and not having constipation. Fruitwise, I would say the best fruit on keto by far is avocado, which my body tolerates well.
What needs to be remembered when listening to the science, which has become a kind of religion for people, is that one WOE does not fit all.