Watermelon is basically sugary water to me, the only plus is that it’s chewable water, that’s fun. But I can’t comprehend how anyone can eat a little of it, it’s not how people eat watermelon, usually…
Good idea to be careful about cauliflower. I had to ban it on keto (I mean the fried version, I still could put it into my soups carefully) as I ate it like I eat watermelon: 1000g was the lowest realistic amount at once.
But even if one uses smaller amounts, carbs easily add up. I liked my vegs and needed plenty of carbs for them alone. But it’s quite nice to eat them in smaller amounts as well if one is used to that. I lived on egg and veggie dishes before keto but I had to change my ways as they didn’t fit. And years later I realized that I never will lose fat or have other benefits on keto alone, I need to do bigger changes. I barely eat vegs since, good thing I suddenly lost interest, it was surreal.
So there are cases when fruits and vegs should go (if not completely, almost). But many people enjoy their quite veggie-rich keto and even needs that part to feel okay.
Josie, do you know your macros? Probably as how else you could tell you don’t eat too many carbs? I always had to track on keto. But I forgot some people only track carbs, it was easier and more informative for me to track everything.
I found it’s too easy to overeat on keto if one is that type. Especially in the presence of sugar. A little (but not super tiny) fruit can mess up things for me. Have I got perfectly satiated with my best food? No problem, after some fruit I will need more. Carbs mess things up for many of us and sugar is the worst I guess, it definitely is for me. I am a very good example of someone who can’t lose fat with fruits. Or vegs. Maybe in extreme circumstances.
There can be so many potential problems… We are all different and what works for one, may be a problem for another.