Avocados are a staple of the ketogenic lifestyle. They have high-fat content, and the fat is considered a very healthy fat that is good for you.
Avocados also are very low in carbs. Actually, if you don’t know how to properly count carbs you may think that the avocado is relatively high in carbs. 100 grams of avocado has 9 grams of carbs. But, it also has 7 grams of dietary fiber. The proper way to count carbs it to use the total carbs minus the dietary fiber (your body cannot process the fiber like a carb), and that will give you your net carbs. So, 100 grams of avocado has only 2 grams of net carbs.
Honestly, though, I doubt that many people would sit down and eat 100 grams of avocado. That is nearly 1/4 pound, and that would seem a lot of avocado to eat. Let’s say you eat 50 grams of avocado, that is only 1 gram of carbs!
So, because of the macronutrient numbers, the avocado is a very keto food, and most people on the ketogenic diet eat a lot of avocado.
So, what is my avocado problem?
Even though it is great food for people on a keto diet… I don’t like them!
I want to like avocados though, as I think it would really fit in well with my lifestyle.
When I was growing up, I never ate avocados. I tried them for the first time a few months back and did not care for the flavor or the texture. As I say, though, I want to like them and I want to eat them!
I am planning to start eating a little bit of avocado on my fasting days so that I can teach myself to like them.
My salad experience
My experience with salads was much the same as avocados. I never at salads when I was young, I thought that I did not like them. Lettuce? Yuck.
Back when I was around 40 years old, I was with a friend at a restaurant. He ordered a salad and I told him I did not eat salads. He encouraged me to give it a try, so I did… and I liked it. It was not my favorite, but I found it enjoyable.
Funny thing is that now, a nice green salad is probably the food that I eat most, and the reason I eat them so much is that I love them.
So, based on what happened with salads, I am feeling I could probably train myself to like avocados too.