Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Month #4 aka all the BREAD gifs!

Has it only been 4 months? It feels like much longer! I cheated a few times this month, haven't worked out much and still lost 9 pounds! Me before Keto:
Before I started this way of eating I had no idea that I was over-weight because of carbs.
I thought that only white bread was "unhealthy" but still didn't know the reason why.
I was addicted
No matter how much I worked out, I couldn't lose weight.
My metabolism was sluggish and I always felt tired.
I know that 100% whole wheat bread should be healthy so I was lost in bread confusion.
What is the Why? This is just a glimpse of why my body can't process carbs well.
Unfortunately, it's not just bread that caused insulin to spike, but rice, corn, beans and other legumes as well. It's not that I can never eat these things, but when I do, my body will use them as energy 1st before burning my oun energy storage (aka fat). I am not an expert, but I feel I know more about what my body needs or doesn't need to lose weight and become more healthy.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Months #2 and #3

I lost 6 pounds in month #2 and 8 pounds in month #3! This is amazing because I hurt my back trying to go for a jog in the middle of month #2 and my sciatica still hurts today. In the past, whenever I would start to exercise and try losing weight I would get injured and quit! So I haven't been able to do much working out this past month and a half, but I stuck to eating keto, and am still dropping pounds! My in-laws came to visit last week and I had a few cheat meals and after they left I was surprised at how much I gained, but then I lost it quickly after switching back to keto. The food that I miss the most since being on keto is pizza! Last night I had a bad day with my toddler being sick and I just wanted to get a little caesars deep dish for dinner. Scott kindly offered to make a keto pizza for me and since we hadn't had much luck with keto pizzas in the past, I wan't excited at all. Well, what he made was the best tasting pizza by far!! I am so excited to finally found a recipe that I like! Maybe I'll have to make another tonight!!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Month #1

First month is done! I lost only 4 pounds. I was down 8 pounds, but gained four back. I only cheated once on purpose, and twice on accident because of hidden wheat. I'm not sure if the first month is the hardest because I'm still getting used to making low-carb sugar free meals, or if it's the easiest because I'm excited and gung-ho ready to take on the challenge. I'm afraid that as the months go by I'll get bored and want to quit. I've never kept to a diet for longer than 30 days. I did a no chocolate diet for 30 days and a vegan diet for 30 days, but after the 30 days I say to myself, "I did it, now I can do whatever I want. So right now I do feel like quitting because I haven't lost 20 pounds in a month! Slow and steady change is hard! I want fast results and to see them now! I hate counting calories, weighing and measuring dividing and multiplying every time I eat something, but I know I am not doing a good keto diet without those things. I'm sure I eat more carbs than the recommended 24 carbs per day. Perhaps I should start doing that regularly. My friend invited me to go to the gym with her. I hurt!! I am not as excited about joining a gym after todays workout, but I know it will help me in the long run. This month's go-to recipe: https://goo.gl/images/1ilXE4
This is my favorite lunch. It's quick and easy and I don't have to cook!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Day #1

After I ate my super yummy chocolate mousse for breakfast, I decided that I am ready. I have tried enough recipes and have enough ingredients and the only thing holding me back was me. I was going to wait till after Mother's Day because I wanted to eat the special dinner my sister is making and chocolate cake! But then I thought that if I have to wait, then why am I doing this? This journey is for real and I want it more than I want croissants and chocolate cake! I am experiencing some sugar withdrawals and have become very emotional (similar to PMS). But I am strong and know I can power through!

Why Keto?!

I first heard about the ketogenic diet from a good friend. She told me she was pre-diabetic and her doctor recommended this diet for her. I went home and looked it up. When I read that it was no grains and no sugar, I laughed and thought, "Never in a million years!!!". I would rather be fat and happy than be restricted to the foods that I can eat. Over the next few days I was more aware of what I was eating and how often. I am hyperglycemic and need to eat every few hours or else I start to shake, which means, I am addicted to sugar. I watched an episode of Call of the Midwife where an alcoholic woman realizes that she can't stop drinking and sorrowfully looks at a bottle of wine, and then drinks it anyway. I related to her sorrow. I know eating chocolate is no good for me, but I can't stop! I eat it and it tastes great, then right afterwards I feel guilty. It was then that I decided that I need to try the Ketogenic way of eating. Not for a week, or a month, but for a year. I know that I am strong enough to push through the sugar withdrawals and cravings. I need to get my body back on track instead of this gradual gaining and gaining. I've tried several diets in the past including, 21 day fix, low-carb/low-fat, going vegan for a month, and only eating raw fruits and veggies for a week. I've never tried high fat/low-carb. I've always had the mindset of eat fat= get fat. If this is not true, then why does everyone want to eat low-fat foods? I am excited to see what a high fat diet does to me! When I found out that a basic keto meal is bacon and eggs, I was in! I went to Doc and talked to him about going on a keto diet. He ordered blood tests to make sure I was good to go. I can't wait to compare the results in 1 year!

Month #4 aka all the BREAD gifs!

Has it only been 4 months? It feels like much longer! I cheated a few times this month, haven't worked out much and still lost 9 pounds...