What to eat in ketosis

I’d been lying to myself for years. I wasn’t in ketosis, and I didn’t understand why.

After doing a self experiment, the reason became clear – too many carbs.

Now, 1.5 months later, I’ve been in optimal ketosis for weeks. It feels great – way more energy and inspiration, and less hunger.

What do I eat to stay in ketosis?

The ketogenic-morning routine

Yesterday’s a good example of my ketogenic lifestyle.

As usual, I was wide awake by 06:10 am. For once I hadn’t slept well which was annoying, but what can you do.

I got dressed, and 15 minutes later I was at the Diet Doctor office. No one else was there. Nice, I would have my ketogenic-morning routine all to myself.

A few steps from the entrance, just past a bowl of fruit that I never touch, the caffeine master appeared. I elegantly grabbed a cup, placed it on the machine, and clicked the coffee button – all while walking.

As I entered the Diet Doctor workspace, I could hear the sound of crushing beans.

My desk is just by the door so dropping off my bag was quick. Seconds later I returned – the coffee was ready.

There’s a fridge right next to the caffeine master. We’ve asked those who manage it to not just buy crappy skim milk, but cream as well. I wasn’t disappointed – a 0.5 liter bottle of heavy whipping cream (40% fat) was there. I poured a healthy dose in (about 50 grams).

“Ahhh!”, I said loudly as I took the first sip. The day could begin.

What I ate yesterday

Until 5:30 pm, the only thing I ate was that coffee, water, another coffee with cream, and a macchiato at the airport (it has very little milk). Then, just before I started cooking, it was chocolate time.

The Hachez Premier Cru 88% chocolate, is superb. Not only is it delicious, it’s 61% fat and just 16% carbs. I ate a few pieces more than I normally do (around 10 grams in total, meaning about 1.5 grams of carbs) – totally awesome.1

For dinner, I made chicken liver with a little onion, some spinach, and lots of bacon, butter and sour cream. I added salt and pepper, and boiled a little broccoli as a side (about 100 grams). Delicious.


In the evening, I had about 150 grams of cheese, followed by raspberries with cream (around 10 and 100 grams respectively).

My ketones the next morning

1,8 mmol/Loptimal ketosis.

What do you eat in ketosis? Feel free to share in the comments below.


Earlier posts in the same series

  1. Why You’re Not in Ketosis
  2. How Much Protein Can You Eat in Ketosis?


A Ketogenic Diet for Beginners

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