Well, I tend to stick to a lower than 4% carbohydrate content with all foods, so many vegetables are out, which is fine by me, since starchy vegetables don't make me feel fantastic. I guess you can't have your cake and eat it- what I miss is things like toast (not shitty sugar loaded processed bread - but decent quality paleo bread) and chocolate (no, not standard choc, but pana, without refined sugar). I just miss some carbohydrates at the end of the day, but in order to get one's body to produce ketones, you have to limit carbs or the ketones just won't appear in the presence of insulin/glucose floating around your bloodstream. Why would it. So, perhaps down the path some way I may introduce occasional carbs so that I can at least go the distance (ie remain healthy and not just revert completely away from a keto diet due to feeling to restricted). I guess we work it out as we go.
Yeah, I can understand you have a lot of restrictions. I noticed you mentioned you were on GAPS at one point. My family did this over winter. On the topic of antihistamines/allergies, I notice that when I don't eat bread that my hayfever is significantly less active. When I cut all carbs, the hayfever almost doesn't affect me at all even when flowers/grasses are in full bloom. There's the immune system link for me - sugars (not necessarily 'sugar' but carbs broken down into glucose) in my system = more inflammation = rise in histamines = hayfever.
Atkins I'm not huge on, as I think it's a little too protein heavy for my liking.
Anyway I'm not really providing you with any riveting information here, I just wanted to share. You're not alone out there, but of course you are battling stronger/ more immune system and allergy issues than I. I just want to be healthy and I don't believe mankind for the most part eats optimally for health, but instead for enjoyment predominantly. Eat to live, not live to eat Peace, out.
Well. . If you don't want to do keto with the restrictions you've added, might I suggest you don't? Technically a ketogenic diet is any diet with under 50g net carbs per day. Most people do under 20 but there is a process for figuring out how many grams you can eat per day and stay in ketosis. I don't really know much about paleo bread but I just looked some up and they are like 2 net carbs per slice? You could totally fit that in your macros. I like to use mine on strawberries or cantelope. And I'm not sure I'd be on board without chocolate