Yes, I eat meat. Yes, I eat a high-fat & low-carb diet, also know as a ketogenic diet. Yes, I eat grass-fed, organic, wild-caught, and pasture-raised meat, eggs, and fish.
No, I don’t eat sugar. No, I don’t eat a high-protein diet. No, I don’t eat grains. No, I don’t eat cheap quality animal foods. No, I don’t just eat meat and fat. No, I don’t “cheat” or have carb “re-feed” days.
Contrary to what most think, a ketogenic diet is predominantly plant foods in the form of veggies and fats like olive oil, olives, avocados, avocado oil, coconut oil and full-fat milk, and some nuts/seeds. It’s also paired with a non-sedentary or overly stressed lifestyle. It’s main focus is to turn your brain away from dirty quick burning fuel (carbohydrates) dependency that comes with a host of negatives (main ones: inflammation, oxidative stress, weight gain, hormonal imbalances, fatigue, sleep issues, and digestive problems to name a few) to high-octane solar-like energy calls ketones or ketone bodies.
This process doesn’t happen overnight, which is why you hear the majority of people speak negatively about trying a ketogenic diet. There is an appropriate adaptation process and period to this way of eating after being so reliant on carbohydrates constantly.
I follow this way of eating for the health, protection, and healing of my brain.
My perspective is not common to the majority of society. Why? Because I live with 4 brain tumors and have had multiple concussions in my lifetime. That said, protecting my brain and keeping it as healthy as I can is my priority.
Every one of these foods benefits the brain in multiples of ways. I also add to this meal a routine of intermittent fasting and low-carb eating.
From high-octane brain fuel (ketones), to reduced inflammation and oxidative stress, to antioxidants, probiotics, prebiotic fiber, and polyphenols, this meal gives your brain and body just about all it needs in a meal. 💚✌️