Weight-loss / Keto diet results
The Keto diet plan is very similar to the Adkin’s diet. Many have had quick and positive weight-loss results. The plan allows and works with high consumption of fatty meats and dairy and eggs. Protein combined with good fats from avocados, nuts, olive oil, coconut oil, etc keep hunger satisfied. You’re restricted daily, to no more than 20 grams of carbohydrates, no starchy vegetables or sugars. By following this plan, your body should enter a state of ketosis. At this point, fat is then burned for energy, instead of carbs and sugars. Therefore losing your fat, inches, and weight.
Doable diet. Sure beats crunching on celery and carrots, like a rabbit.
I have maintained my pudgy self, off and on, through walking. However, pounds have been slowly “gaining” on me. My circumference continues to widen. Probably due to diet, ya think? But, for the last several months, without exercise, my weight has been stable. However, I did start the apple cider detox 4 months ago. I wonder if it did help to maintain my weight? It did eliminate my acne. Hmmm. (Check out my earlier posts on apple cider vinegar.)
Anyway, I usually got a start on the suggested 10,000 steps, walking 3 times a week on a treadmill. Well, that was then. Today is my reality.
More exercise and diet for “muffin top,” belly and back fat.
So, per the information I’d read online, the Keto diet was a go! Although I never printed out actual meal plans or recipes. Just the plan’s “dos and don’ts” to get started and see if it might be a good choice.
You can eat gobs of glorious bacon, butter-fried eggs, fish, chicken, and fatty meats. Plus salads with meats, tomato, onion, avocado, cheeses… Yes, but giving up sugar and carbs? Well, there might have been some carbs and sugar “buggers” that slipped through. Did I mention broccoli with melted cheese? Yum. Beverages? Coffee with whole cream, water, and of course, my apple cider vinegar drink. (Which I now swear by for eliminating my acne.) Snacking on a hard-boiled egg, cheese stick or a tablespoon of peanut butter every couple of hours, was tedious and it did seem I was always hungry. (Might not have had large enough portions.)
I added 7-KETO supplement pills for a boost with the diet, and to help with cravings.
(According to Dr. Oz, on U-Tube, take 100mg. twice daily. ) Amazon. Done deal.
After a couple of days, I woke up with bad headaches. I researched KETO headaches and apparently, headaches can be initiated when your normal balance is changed through diet. Lacking enough carbs can also cause headaches. After adding cottage cheese back as a food choice? No more headaches. (Really missing those carbs.)
You’ll need ketone test strips to check the ketones in your urine, to see if you’re in ketosis. If you’re not in ketosis, you’re not burning fat! After 3 days, I registered “trace” on the label’s color chart. Beginning to burn those fat cells!
Fast forward. After 10 days on the Keto diet.
The results are… drumroll, please… without any exercise, I lost 2 pounds.
What I learned…
- For starters, my first mistake was not having an actual diet plan to follow. That possibly blew it for me.
- How much food is enough, or too much? Hunger soon after snacks, of 1 egg, 1/2 avocado, a few nuts, a cheese stick or… Maybe snack portions were too small? Small portions with minimal carbs?
- Keto headaches? Add more carbs to help possible hormone imbalance.
- After 3 days, a “trace” reading on a ketone test strip. Need to test higher.
- Lost 2 pounds after 3 days. This was a good thing. Snacking on crunchy peanut butter may have been a bad thing. Consuming too many calories? Weight gain. Careful.
- Concerns about the intake of harmful fats elevating cholesterol counts, over time.
- The Keto diet needs more regulation, plus careful monitoring of ketones.
- Strong carbohydrate cravings. Really missed those carbs.
- Total weight 2-3 pounds. Keto diet is not for me at this time.
Face it. Who likes dieting? It’s tough being hungry and those cravings!
But wait. Now, I’ve started taking Garcinia Cambogia veggie capsules, twice a day, per Dr. Oz. Plus, of course, apple cider vinegar!
Next week I’m hopping back on the treadmill and walking towards my daily 10,000 steps. Since we bought a treadmill for the house, there are no more excuses!
Whoo Hoo! Here comes Summer!
I expect better results, soon. Tune in to see results.
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