OK. I'll do the numbers. Here is a typical day in the life of my diet: Breakfast:
3 eggs: 210 calories, carbohydrate: <3g 3-4 slices bacon: 300 calories, carbohydrate: 0g 2 tbs. crÃ¨me fraÃ®che: 100 calories, carbohydrate: 1g 1 tbs. Chives: <1 calorie, carbohydrate: <.1g Cooked in 1 tbs. butter: 100 calories, carbohydrate: 0g Total calories: 711 Net carb: <3g Lunch (which I only have occasionally):
3 cups of various lettuce: 30 calories, carbohydrate: 5g, fiber: 1g, net: 4g Smoked duck breast: 380 calories, carbohydrate: 0g Vinaigrette (olive oil, sherry vinegar, mustard): 240 calories, carbohydrate: 2g, if using shallot. Total calories: 650 Net carb: 6g Dinner:
Some sort of fatty protein (here is lamb): 600-700 calories, carbohydrate: 0g Spinach, kale, or chard (cooked in butter or olive oil): 175 calories, carbohydrate: 7g, fiber: 4g, net: 3g Mushrooms (cooked in duck fat): 160 calories, carbohydrate 8g, fiber, 2g, net: 6g Total calories: 935-1035 Net carb: 9g Average daily total: 2,296-2,396 calories, carbohydrate: 18 grams, net. Some days I might eat more vegetables, either cauliflower, squash, or asparagus. And I'll eat berries, here and there. But even then, I wouldn't think that would be driving me much past 50g a day. Certainly, I never exceed 100g. I've been eating this way for almost a year now, and I've never once felt deprived or bored, nor do I ever crave sweets. I have gained a substantial amount of muscle mass without ever once stepping foot into a gym, and have not gained any fat, even though I eat considerable amounts, some days probably exceeding 3,000 calories, though I don't care to count. There is no "brain fog". Quite the contrary, actually. Mental acuity and performance, I find, is enhanced greatly when eating a diet low in carbohydrate.