Right now I’m debating whether or not it’s worth being 100% keto or not, or if the value lies in the self experimentation. I use to say that I’m 90% keto, because keto is not just “low carb” it is sticking to 60% fat or more on a daily basis!
Living in China, that can be really tricky from time to time, and sometimes I need to settle for low carb alternatives. Meat and veggies are everywhere, easily accessible, but the oils are really bad here! There’s no point in eating a lot of trans fats, vegetable oils or otherwise inflammatory fats rich in omega 6 fatty acids. I also travel a lot, like last year when I traveled over 14 times to Sweden, Hongkong, Korea, US, Australia, New Zealand etc but the trip to Australia and New Zealand was actually my first trip I did 100% keto because I was so well prepared!
I packed macadamia nuts, tuna and avocados to eat on the airplane and had tons of food in my backpack when we were out trecking 🙂 That trip was a whole other level of preparation than I’ve ever experienced before, and I’m totally ready to do that again!
Took me 7 years to get to that point though, so I totally understand the value of trial and error, self experimentation and exploration. My current thought is that trying and failing is a good thing, it’s getting to know ourselves in a longer perspective.
What do you think?