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Nuts and seeds, part of keto diet

Nuts and seeds are included in low carb diets such as the keto diet in moderate amounts. People who are accustomed to snacking all the time may easily get too many nuts, which for many has become the new healthy treats. Sure, nuts and seeds can be good keto food. The problem with nuts is that they contain a lot of carbohydrates along with fat.

The carbohydrates stimulates insulin production and insulin production stimulates fat synthesis and inhibit fat loss. The combination is not good. Therefore, eat nuts with the lowest content of carbohydrates. Brazil nuts have a low carbohydrate value (3.1 per 100), Walnut (3.3 per 100), cashews (18.1 per 100).

 

Seeds you can also eat too much of. Seeds are recommended for low carb-bread, but I do not think it is so good to eat it daily for all meals. A seed based meal with low carb-bread can be a great way to vary the food. It is almost impossible to calculate how many carbohydrates you ingest by eating seeds. That is because many of the whole seeds pass the gut without being taken up as a nutrient.

Chewing the seeds thoroughly or grind them before use will probably mostly be addressed. Whole flax seeds have a laxative effect but no nutrients are absorbed in the intestine. Some seeds have high carbohydrate values, but flaxseed contains none at all (0g/100), sesame seeds (9 g per 100), sunflower seeds (14 per 100).

Normal diets contain a lot of carbohydrates and little fat. That means we have to eat big portions to get enough energy and be satisfied. If instead we eat low carb diet such as LCHF or keto diet and plenty of fat we will after a few days reduce the portions because we grow faster feed. The vast majority of regulating portion sizes perfect fully automatic because we know the saturation faster.

However, if you eat too little food, the body into starts thinking it is food shortage and conserve fat reserves. Muscle mass is broken down as it is an energy-demanding tissue to hold in times of crisis. Therefore, it is important that when we start with the low carb diets to not eat too little. If we eat too little we do not get all the health benefits with the keto diet.
Today we know that after some time we will not have any problem with eating a little less, because then we also have good burning of body fat into energy, (if we avoid carbohydrates).

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Keto and Paleo food, todays lunch and dinner

Todays food was divided up into 3 different meals. I try to have 2 or 3 meals every day. However it is mainly depending if I am hungry or not. In general i have small meals in the morning since I am usually not hungry when waking up. The days when I go to work I usually only have one egg and 2 cups of normal black coffee as breakfast. Then a little bigger meal during lunch and end the day with another big meal. Since I am using a diet that is based on the LCHF diet, Keto and Paleo combination I try to have a low amount of carbs and high amount of fat in my meals.

Breakfast

For today since I was not working I started the day off with 2 boiled eggs and 1 big cup of black coffee. Due to not so much food at home me and the wife decided to take a walk to the supermarket and do some shopping before lunch. Ended up with a large amount of meat and some other things.

Lunch

Lunch consisted of the following ingredients:

  • 350g of beef
  • Garlic, according to how much you like garlic
  • Butter, ~50g for the garlic butter
  • Oliveoil ~10g for cooking the beef
  • Cucumber, one small cucumber or other vegetables
  • Mixed spices, I prefer spicy food, but do according to how you like it
beef with garlic butter

beef with garlic butter

Started off by cutting the meat into smaller pieces. I do this due to that I feel it is easier this way to get the meat the way i want it. I do not want it too red or too well done. Medium is just perfect for me. By cutting to small pieces i can just cook it untill it has a nice color on the sides, and then i know it is done. I always cook the meat in both olive oil and butter. I feel it has the best taste when I do like this.

beef cut into pieces

beef cut into pieces

Instead of a sauce I today made some garlic butter that I mixed together with 50g butter, half a garlic and then added on salt, pepper and some chili powder. Mix it all together untill it is evenly distributed and then it is ready to be server with the meat.

garlic butter with spices

garlic butter with spices

Together with the meat and the garlic butter I also added on some cucumber to have something green on the plate and to also be used as a way to get all that garlic butter up from the plate.

Totally this dinner ended up on these nutrition values:

  • Protein 48 gram / 194 calories
  • Fat 75 gram / 663 calories
  • Carbs 4 gram / 16 calories

In total this meal had 22% protein, 76% and only 2% carbs which is quite a good combination according to me.

Dinner

Since my wife does not want to be doing the same kind of diet I am going we sometimes need to make food that is more of a compromise. As an example today we cooked a two-part dinner where I only eat one part and she eats both parts.

Dinner consisted of the following ingredients:

  • 350g minced pork
  • 1 can of smashed tomates (make sure no sugar added)
  • 1 half Garlic
  • Cheese (the fat type)
  • Oliveoil
  • Butter

This dinner was a normal spagetti with meatsauce where for my part I just did not have any of the spagetti. Normally I also add onion into the sauce, but forgot to buy some today so I just skipped it. The sauce is cooked by first frying the garlic in the oliveoil and butter. 10-20 seconds is enough if you have high heat on. Then you just add the minced pork and fry it all together. Make sure all the minded pork is completely done and then add on the can of smashed tomates.

meat sauce with cheese

meat sauce with cheese

If needed add on some water and let it boil for around 20 minuites. During the cooking make sure you add the spices according to your taste. After the 20 minuites I just spread some cheese on top of it. Ready to eat directly as it is and if your partner want so enjoy it with some spagetti that works just fine.

Totally this dinner ended up on these nutrition values:
Protein 58 gram / 236 calories
Fat 88 gram / 781 calories
Carbs 9 gram / 37 calories

In total this meal had 22% protein, 74% and only 4% carbs which is quite similar to todays lunch.  For my LCHF, Keto and Paleo diet I think this is a good combination during a day.

Hope you got some good ideas from these two meals. If any questions or comments please leave them in the comments below. I will try to answer as much as possible.

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Todays food – Pork with chili

Todays food was pork with chili, some fried eggs and cucumber, everything swimming in olive oil and butter.

Ingredients for pork with chili

Pork 300gram
One small onion
A couple of pieces of garlic
Different spices (recommend chili pepper)
Olive oil
Butter
2 Eggs
Cucumber
Some green vegetables according to your own choice (not important)

How to do pork with chili

The pork was cut into small pieces. Put the pork into a bowl together with some olive oil, chopped onion and plenty of garlic. Then add on some spices, like salt, pepper, chili powder and dried chili pepper. Mix everything together so the spices and oil gets all over the meat. Be careful if you do not like it too spicy, the oil will enhance the spicy taste.

Start with a hot pan with some butter in. When the butter is hot add in the 2 eggs, fry together with the green vegetables untill it is done. Put it on a plate and let it rest there.

Take the same pan and add a little more butter. Start putting down the meat into the pan and fry it all together untill it looks really nice and done. When you put it up on you plate make sure you get all the fat from the meat and butter also and put it on top of the meat as a nice sauce.

Server with some cucumber that can help to get up all that fat on the plate.

pork with chili

pork with chili peppers

 

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