Eat real food: especially everything on this list!


If you are not a vegetarian or vegan, I would suggest making meat the basis of your meal.

I have absolutely nothing against vegetarian-or veganism (eat and let eat!), but I also am not convinced that eating meat is destroying the planet. I happily eat a very reasonable amount of meat and try to get it from sources that support good, sustainable farming practices, as far as I possibly can.

The list below is from my Help, I’m new to all of this! page, and the ingredients are pretty much a re-hash of the list I linked above.

[1] Purge your kitchen!

The following items have to go:

– All seed oils! Toss all the rapeseed and canola oil immediately. Please keep any olive, coconut,   macadamia or avocado oil! These are great.

– All starchy foods. Goodbye potatoes. Goodbye rice.

– All grains and grain flours. Your baking drawer will instantly become a lot less cluttered.

– Beans, brans, breads and breakfast cereals.

[2] Stock up again.

Some basics that you can stock up on:

– Butter! Butter for frying. Butter for sauces. Butter for coffee (if you want to). Butter for president.

– If it’s available to you: ghee, lard or duck fat. You can source these at smaller shops and they often end up cheaper than butter.

– Veggies! Spinach, lettuce, broccoli, brussel sprouts, asparagus, aubergine (eggplant), peppers, tomatoes, olives, celery, leeks and courgette. Pumpkin, but not butternut. And of course the mighty food of the gods,  avocado!

– Nuts: almonds, macadamias, pecan nuts, flaxseed (linseed), pecan and pine nuts, walnuts, sesame and pumpkin seeds. (I stopped eating nuts because they disappear into my mouth without me realising it. They are also water intensive crops, so, rather not.)

– Meat is good and animal fat is your friend! Processed meats should be avoided, but naturally cured meats (e.g. salami) are fine.

– Cheeses and full-fat dairy products if you are fine with lactose. Heavy creams have around 35% fat which is wonderful! Don’t be afraid to buy them. Avoid all the low-fat nonsense.

[3] Make some meals and freeze them for the week.

This will make your life a million times easier.

There are countless great recipes out there! Pinterest and google will keep you busy and eating happily for a long, long time.

Keywords for searching: Banting, keto, ketosis, lchf, low-carb.