(This question was originally worded as "Is this diet plan optimal?". After I got some answers, I realised that wasn't what I wanted to know, so I've reworded it)
I'm in the middle of Chris Kresser's Personal Paleo Code program and I'm liking how I feel on it. I'm still on the strictest version of his 30-day reset program. The only carbs allowed are sweet potatoes, but I've been eating root vegetables as my carb source and been feeling fine.
When I reach his "Reintroduce" step, I'll be adding back eggs, nightshades (including potatoes), dairy and white rice and recording my reaction. From past experience, I'm confident that I will be entirely tolerant to all these things. Assuming that this will turn out to be the case, I've planned the following diet for myself, to implement when I've finished re-introducing all these foods.
I do a fair amount of walking, but am mostly sedentary (and unavoidably so, due to my job).
I just want, as far as reasonably possible, to optimise my health, mood and longevity. I don't have a specific ailment in mind and I'm not looking to change my weight.
Weekly meal plan
Every day I'll have one main meal, which I'll probably eat over 2-3 servings during the day:
- Mondays: Oily fish and raw vegetables wrapped in nori.
- Tuesdays & Wednesdays: Stew consisting of stewing meat (beef or lamb), organ meat (lamb liver, lamb kidney, beef kidney or chicken liver), and coconut oil.
- Thursdays & Fridays: Salad of low-carb veg doused in a huge amount of coconut oil. No snacks.
- Saturdays: Meal of meat, veg, ghee and, often, white rice and potatoes.
- Sundays: Meal of meat, veg, ghee and, often, white rice and potatoes.
Every day, I will restrict eating to an eight-hour window.
I'll add turmeric wherever it doesn't spoil the taste.
All ingredients will be organic, wherever possible.
From Saturday to Wednesday, I will snack on the following food, ad libitum:
- Bone broth
- Mature cheese
- Heavy cream
- Oily fish
I will not snack on Thursday and Friday.
I will supplement daily with Vitamin C, Magnesium and fermented cod liver oil.
With this diet plan, I hope to enjoy an ample supply of all nutrients and no significant anti-nutrients.
I'm also hoping my plans for daily 16-hour fasts and Thursday/Friday ketogenic fasts will be enough to give me all the benefits of authophagy and ketosis. In particular I want the ketosis to be strong enough to significantly undermine any ketosis-susceptible infections I might have. Conversely, I'm hoping that these fasting plans are not so extreme that they'll induce any unwanted side-effects.
I'm hoping the net result will be something closeish to optimal health, mood and longevity.
So, if anybody could be bothered to read all that, what do you think? Anything else I could do to improve the diet? Is it enough to induce powerful autophagy and ketosis?