The keto dietI have been eating in a ketogenic way since October or November 2018 (I've been saying October but think it's actually November!).
The main reasons are for general health given my mum and dad have both had cancer... and my mum and grandparents have/had diabetes. It also helps that generally the advice from many influencers whom I follow on social media and podcasts have adopted a ketogenic or low carb diet.
I've been on this way of eating for quite a few months and yet it still intimidates friends and family who ask what I can eat and still think "a bit of flour" is keto (cornflour or other flour in cooking). Or the other evening when my friend organised "pork ribs" which was precooked and prepared and COVERED in BBQ sauce. (Read the post I put up on Is it Keto about what to serve a friend if they are keto).
You may be aware I set up my Keto 4 Asians site as I wanted to adapt to eating foods I like but with a ketogenic mindset. It's not too hard to adapt but there are still substitutions or elimination of some ingredients. But recently on talking with a friend we decided to create a "Is it Keto?" site. Because often it's a phrase used to check if something is suitable to the ketogenic diet. "Is x keto?" we ask often.
- Is sweet potato keto?
- Are cashews keto?
- Is tofu keto?
So I put together a website - Is it Keto?
I even added capability to easily add extra entries into the database... as I had forgotten to add tofu to the list. (doh!). Anyone can contribute -- it creates a draft post for me to add in and the option for a link to the keto person's site or social media location.
If you are wondering - yes I still eat keto after 10 months or so. I haven't lost a heap of weight (boo!) but I feel great and my mental state is a lot better. I don't feel as tired and am able to take on a 30km hike without dramas!