|Gary Cooper circa 1950|
|Normal size man 1950s|
I find Keto easy myself. I began eating Keto almost three months ago now. My initial reason was a neurogenesis protocol for health reasons, but I can say, I enjoy the added benefits of Keto. Namely, my tummy is flat and I enjoy all my old clothes fitting me well. That trying hard to look like Gary Cooper phenomenon (or a fit Father Christmas).
My technique is simple, I count how many carbs I eat a day and cut them off when I reach 20. I use an accurate food scale to count the carbs. I find a digital scale useful. I use metric units of weight measurements instead of the US Standard units, as they are simpler, and I can do finer increments of measure with metric units. I measure the food in grams. Most scales allow you to switch from US Standard to metric.
|typical lunch, 'my' slaw and country style rib, 3 grams of carb|
Many of the foods I eat now are carb free, or have little or nominal amounts of carbs. This includes the wonderful Manchego cheese (0 carbs), the various cuts of beef, pork, and fowl, I enjoy. Salads are an easy metric, just weigh by grams any vegetable that includes carbs and total up the carbs. Most other items, such as olives, have the carbs per serving writing on the can or package. The goal is to stay as close to 20 as you can get. I do occasionally, exceed 20... but only by a couple of grams, so on some days I will come in at 22.5 or so, and on other days, I will come in at well under 20.
I have been on this regimen and in Keto for almost three months and it is going well. I do stick to the Brutal 20 rule. I measure my Ketones via the urine strips. I measure early afternoon each day, and clock in between 1.5 to 6 mmol/Ls. So, the magic is working.
Keto is simple, do not complicate it. Just measure carbs, keep them under 20.
Oh yes, for you wine lovers, if you select the right vineyard, there are some great wines that are low carb. Malbec, Pinot Noir, and similar wines come in at circa 3 carb grams per 5 oz serving. So, the gods are indeed kind.
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