SoCalGuy wrote:One thing to keep in mind is that a fast is an extremely high-fat diet. It's one of the reasons I decided to cut back and only do a single 5-day fast every six months. I just don't seem to do well on the high-fat diets. That one fast is sufficient to keep my insulin sensitivity dialed in at a safe, sustainable level.
I eat mostly low-fat sources of protein and keep my fat and carbs under control given both can cause issues when eaten to extreme. I understand that not everyone believes that high cholesterol is a problem, in my experience I simply do better when I limit my fat intake.
Can you share what a typical day looks like when it comes to your diet? Why is it that you cannot eat fruit?
I was rereading the thread and it looks like I neglected to answer you, So Cal Guy? At least as far as I reread.
Yes, I can share a "typical" day:
Used to fast 16 hours, now more like 18-20. First meal is two scrambled eggs on low heat with no butter, just a quick olive oil spray on the pan with onions, spinach, mushrooms, half an avocado, and sides of more veggies, usually roasted (yes, I know high heat produces those yukky things, but I'm still in the process changing my ways...) the likes of broccoli or cauliflower or asparagus. Sometimes I add in tomatoes and they don't seem to affect me....but I think any digestive issues I'd had are gone...probably because I ate so strictly for a month or more? Sometimes I do a mashed avocado in a bowl and poach just one egg and chop it up in the bowl with a T. of olive oil, salt and pepper. I will have 2 T. of half and half in one cup of coffee, too. I tried hemp milk and it sucked. And I don't want anything sweet in my coffee, so a lot of the other nondairy creamers don't work.
Second meal is either a big greens salad with grilled chicken, sliced red onion, walnuts and I just started adding a T. of ground flaxseed. I used to make my own dressings, but now I found I love simple olive oil and a half a lemon squeezed over the salad. I try to add other veggies like radishes or jicama for crunch, and green olives. Or I'll have the alotted amount of salmon and once in a blue moon, grass-fed ground beef in the salad instead of chicken. Or I'll have cooked salmon or chicken with veggies and occasionally 3 oz plain sweet potato and maybe a little green side salad so I can put the olive oil on to hit my "good" fats percentage.
I only eat berries, because I thought that was what Gundry or Bredesen recommended? I'll have to go reread if that's not the case....