justsit wrote: ↑Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:05 pm
You didn't mention, but I am assuming you are not vegetarian?
No, I am omnivorous.
I used to be vegetarian (but not vegan) between 25-35 years old.
Also assuming from your post that you started the ketogenic diet when you were 40 years old?
Yes, about that time. By that time I already had extensive experience with fasting - I did my first (four weeks long) fast when I was
14 years old. I used to do a two weeks fast once or twice a year every year.
Through my experience with fasting I discovered the body-mind feeling of being in ketosis. I discovered that just by mentally deciding
in the morning that I wanted to fast my body almost immediately made the switch and I did not get hungry that day.
This is what gave me the idea to try to eat only once daily. At that time there was no literature at all about intermittent fasting, I discovered
it by myself. I stayed that way because I felt that it was doing me good and I felt really great living that way.
Just curious - were you exposed to Western dietary habits as a child?
Yes - traditional Western diet that our grandfathers used to eat. It included no canned food and no industrially processed, chemically treated food.
At that time where I grew up we cooked everything with pork fat (a lot of it), a lot of hot spices and no vegetable oils.
We almost never ate at restaurants at that time, cooked our own food.
Even today I eat at the most once a month in a restaurant (rather less). I prefer to know what the food is cooked with that I eat.
Also, do you do yoga?
Yes. I began practicing yoga when I was 14 years old. It has helped me to develop the habit of listening to my body.
It is still helping me a lot though I do not really practice regularly.