In 2KetoDudes episode 156, both Dr Ede and Carrie Brown mentioned that they kept dairies of their food consumption and of their physical/emotional/psychological state of mind as a way to determine what specific foods worked best for them. This sounds so easy. I for one don’t find it so.
Could someone give some practical guidance of how to find one’s personalised keto “foods list?” Food is not the only factor affecting one’s state of mind, and general feeling of well-being. Various stress factors, sleep patterns (amount and time of day/nihgt), some diseases, social relational issues, presumably are also important. Even specific genetic mutations affect how specific nutrients are handled in the body. Presumably what we absorb is heavily influenced by our gut biome(s). How does one filter out all these extraneous factors to determine the specific food (or eating) factors? When undertaking such a search, how long must one continue with each variation in order, for example, to allow for changes in the gut biome?
In my specific case, my use of the “keto diet” has put me at the low end of safe weight range for my age. I have no “reserve” for fasting, and am at an age where losing muscle mass is definitely a “probability.” Eating to satiety would seem to me to be insufficient to put on weight that includes both protein (lean muscle mass) and a fat reserve for use in a 2-3 day fast. I am trying to use the keto diet for holding both T2D and cancer growth under control. T2D so far has been “easy;” cancer control is a much greater challenge I am finding - not least because neither my “family” doctor, nor my cancer doctor know much about diet and nutrition.