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Day ...um... 18 already!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Okay. Here's the deal. I'm not perfect - never have been, never will be.

About once a week I have high carb days. The last one was on Dec 16. So I'm halfway to my next high carb day...that is, if I don't want to lose weight. (frame of reference, a high carb day means over 30 g total carbs; it is also code for me not being in ketosis)

So, despite the high carb day once a week, I have lost 7 pounds now. I am also in a better mood, have sounder sleep and have more energy than when I'm not in keto. I can tell I'm in keto because I have little to no appetite - this coming from someone who has a hard time not knowing when to stop eating, I'm slowly converting into someone who has a hard time to START eating. Didn't think that would ever happen! Yay me!

My KISS eating is:
- Stay under 30 g carbs total.
- Eating 6. to .8 g of protein per pound of LEAN mass (most ladies are around 100 # lean)
- Topping everything up with fat. I try to keep my caloric intake to around 1200 cals/day. Some days are easier than others.

Team Keto! on sparkpeople can answer any questions...or at least point you in the direction of legit studies that reinforce why Keto works well.

As some of you may know already, I am a big fan of youtube. Here's some channels that will help explain the how, why, when, what, et cetera...
Go Keto with Casey, The Keto Diet - Healthful Pursuit, Keto Christina and AllyMcWowie are my go-tos.
For treat type recipes, I go to Headbanger's Kitchen, Keto Connect, Cooking Keto with Kristie and Highfalutin' Low Carb.
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    OH I should go look for some keto youtubes with decent captioning or subtitling!! I really need to get firmly on KETO...
    784 days ago
  • -JAMES-
    Super, super, super!

    Nobody is perfect. The biggest reason for failure when changing what you eat is the "all or nothing" mentality. I'm either a success, or a failure. No grey in the middle. This sort of logic leads to:
    - I blew it, I ate that, so I might as well eat this
    - I'll get back on track (tomorrow, next Monday, after my vacation ,after ...)

    Just live.

    It sounds like your macros (carbs, grams of protein ...) are exactly right. I agree with you on not feeling hungry, and almost forgetting to eat. I find that my energy level goes down, and sometimes my thinking feels cloudier when I'm hungry, but not like with carbs at all.
    828 days ago
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