How do you eat keto without nuts, dairy, egg yolks or coconut? :(
I'm allergic to everything I'm supposed to eat on keto, and afraid it might be unhealthy to take in fat from mostly PUFAs such as avocado oil and olive oil.
any advice appreciated.
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on August 15, 2013
at 04:04 AM
US Wellness sells a 5 gallon bucket of rendered beef fat from grass fed cows. I find that useful for increasing fat calories. The beef fat on the edges of steak just doesn't work for me from a taste standpoint, but the rendered fat is fine.
Have you been tested for allergies recently? After a few years of meat-only paleo, a lot of mine went away. I noticed the difference qualitatively fairly quickly, and retesting for allergies confirmed that some had disappeared.
on August 14, 2013
at 10:38 PM
Animal fats - bacon, lard (make sure that you get lard that hasn't been partially hydrogentated), tallow, duck fat, schmaltz (rendered chicken fat), suet, fatty meat cuts like pork belly, beef short ribs, boston butt, fatty fish like salmon, sardines, tuna
Olives, olive oil and avocados are mostly mono-unsaturated and so when balanced out with the mostly saturated and MUFA animal fats and o3 from fish, the O6 isn't going to be a problem in moderate amounts.
on August 28, 2013
at 05:38 AM
When it comes to fats, you have several options:
- bacon grease
- ghee (just the fat of the butter, without the protein. A lot of people can use this)
- Olive oil (olive is mostly MUFAs, not PUFAs. I would use it especially for salads.)
As far as foods, you can eat:
- meat (including organs, which I recommend)
- fish and shellfish
- lettuce and vegetables
- small amounts of some fruits (like berries)
That doesn't look like much, but keep in mind that there are a lot of varieties in each group that you can eat.
Also: Sausages, salamis, etc. can be incorporated (check ingredients, though). They are usually pretty high in fat and therefore good keto-foods.
on August 22, 2013
at 04:20 AM
lard, tallow, rendered duck fat, bacon drippings, (pastured, of course) fatty cuts of meat, eat the fat off the cuts of meat, fish heads and cheeks, the skins of fish, brain, olive oil, red palm oil