What I eat: Introduction (1/6)

Tuna, salmon and sardine cans, hake, salmon and tuna fillet

This is by far the most frequent question I got since creating this website. And it is usually asked in a manner that cannot be answered without including a phrase “it depends”, which bothers me almost as much as when I get “it depends” answer on one of my questions.

I’ll start by stating the foods I eat and which I avoid. It is probably easier to list the things I do not eat firstly, so here they are:

  • Gluten containing foods: wheat and all wheat containing products (bread, bakery products, cereals…)
  • Legumes: beans, lentil, peas, peanuts, soybeans…
  • Processed foods: all processed meats, dressings, sauces, prepared frozen meals…
  • Sweets and deserts: energy bars, cookies…
  • Drinks: soda, energy drinks, beer, wine, alcohol…
  • High carbohydrate seeds: rice, corn, buckwheat, quinoa, amaranth, barley…

The basic rule is, if it has a label, than I do not eat it (with some exceptions such as dairy products and canned fish). The list of what I eat is:

  • B00504 VegetablesVegetables from A to Z (lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, kale, spinach, tomatoes, peppers, onions, cucumbers…), potatoes and carrots only when I need carbs
  • Fruits: mainly bananas or apples when I need carbs, otherwise berries
  • Full fat dairy and full fat dairy products: raw milk, cottage cheese, cream, Greek yoghurt, cheeses, butter…
  • Meat: beef, pork, poultry (all unprocessed), meat and organs (liver, heart), bought at local butcher
  • Fish: mostly canned sardines / tuna / salmon (not in vegetable oil!), sometimes fresh tuna and salmon
  • Nuts (macadamia, brazil nuts, almonds, walnuts, hazel nuts (no peanuts!)) and seeds,
  • Olive oil, coconut oil, coconut flour.

Minced beef meat, beef liver, smoked pork neck, turkey fillet

Generally, I could describe my nutrition shortly as low carb Paleo with milk, but I tend to avoid putting name to my nutrition style. Talking about nutrition is very much like talking about religion or politics, so it’s best to avoid classification that provokes many unproductive responses. Also, do check out my grocery list for a list of foods I buy.

To make things clearer, I divide nutrition periods in 5 categories, much like Cordain and Friel do in their The Paleo Diet for Athletes: The Ancient Nutritional Formula for Peak Athletic Performance:

2 thoughts on “What I eat: Introduction (1/6)

  1. rklemen Post author

    Arašidi niso oreščki, temveč so stročnice. Tako da jih ne jem iz istih razlogov kot tudi ne soje oz. fižola. Pa še po okusu mi niso nič kaj posebnega, tako da je odločitev lahka 😉

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