If you’ve been following along, you know that Jayme and I have committed to the Ketogenic Diet until at least August. We’re monitoring on a daily basis our Blood Glucose and Ketone Levels using the Precision XTRA monitor. We’ve used the Fat for Fuel book by Dr. Mercola as our guidebook throughout this process. The book clearly lays out the do’s and don’ts of the Metabolic Mitochondrial Therapy plan. It’s his version of Keto that includes a high fiber, low net carb, low protein profile, high fat approach to health.
The beauty of the “diet” is the simplicity. It’s the minimalist approach to dieting. Minimalism is all the rage now. It’s en vogue to declutter your office and closet. Find one outfit and stick with it. Have a tiny house and a maintenance free yard. It’s simpler. Paring life down to its necessities leaves us with fewer choices, and less time spent whirling around trying to figure out what the “best” move is to make.
This MMT Keto diet eliminates a lot of daily decisions. For us, we’ve organized our lives into about three eating phases with only one decision to make throughout the day.
The day begins with a Bulletproof Coffee or a Matcha Green Tea Bulletproof version. That lasts us until about 2 or 3 pm where the only food decision comes.
That decision is what kind of vegetable are we going to have? Is it going to be cooked or raw. And then, what type of protein source are we going to have ina small portion? The fats are going to be there. We’re going to eat an avocado. We will have some olives and hard cheese, olive oil, and/or some additional nuts to keep our caloric needs where they need to be for the day.
The fats should be used as a ballast. If you’re trying to slim up, moderate the overall intake. If you’re trying to maintain, eat enough fat calories to stay calorically neutral.
Proteins should be 1 gram per kilogram of lean body mass. Mine is at around 85 to 90 grams of protein per day. I haven’t lost any muscle, BTW.
Fiber will be high through use of a drink that we have three times a day…Whole Organic Psyllium Husk. It’s a net carb of zero. It’s great for digestive health. It’s been a real blessing, if you know what I’m saying.
Net Carbs will stay low by eating green veggies, as you are ingesting more fiber. I try to keep my Net Carbs (Total Carbs-Fiber) under 20 grams to stay in Ketosis and in gat burning mode.
The last little bite before bedtime is a couple of fat bombs (recipes here @hardwina) if my daily calories allow.
That’s it… three things through a day.
2. Veggies, Protein, Fats
3. Fat Bomb
Simple. Declutter your life. Declutter your diet. Simplify your life and find some liberation in a Restricted Diet.