This is part 4 of the series, but my first video showing a full day of eating keto!
I want to point out recurring themes:
- I cook in bulk, so I always have good food ready to eat
- I have keto-friendly snacks available at all times (chocolate, nuts, cheese, deli meats)
- I have steam-in-the-bag veggies available at all times (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower)
- I grow as many leafy greens as possible
- I love eating good food that takes time to prepare
- I’m also not afraid to eat bare bones whole foods when I don’t want to cook
As for the macronutrient tracker spreadsheet that you see, let me emphasize that while I use a food scale, I have zero problem estimating when it’s not available.
That’s what I did here with the Chicken Cacciatore dish. I don’t have any idea how much of each ingredient was contained within my portion. I made these numbers up to the best of my ability.
My view is that over time, any minor errors will converge to your true long-term averages.
On top of that, some of the nutritional information will be off depending on the brand.
The mayo is a good example. My macro tracker calculates mostly polyunsaturated fats, but this specific mayo was made with avocado oil – a great source of monounsaturated fats.
I’ll admit, MyFitnessPal may have the edge here with their massive food database.
The thing is, I don’t want to have to pull out my phone and scan something everytime I eat.
And I don’t want to eat that many foods that have a scannable label – I like eating real, whole foods 80% of the time.
Often, I’ll take 5 minutes at night to input my totals based on my measurements and/or estimates.
That’s why I developed this custom spreadsheet which tracks all minerals & vitamins in addition to macros.
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