Sunday, August 23, 2015
Just a quick note to report on my progress on the ketogenic diet. First, it's more of a lifestyle than a diet. It's changed the way I look at food. I no longer think of food all day long, no more obsessing about what I'll have for my next meal or having eaten all my "points" or calories for the day. I eat when I'm hungry and don't stop until I'm satisfied. I eat real food, not processed "diet" food. No lo-cal or sugar free for me. Just real food. Eggs scrambled in butter with a side of bacon for breakfast. If I'm hungry for lunch, sometimes a fried chicken thigh (skin on, of course) and some veggies with butter drizzled on them. Dinner might be keto pizza, ribeye steak or meatloaf with veggies with butter or salad (full fat dressing). I snack on string cheese or olives. So I'm not suffering or starving. I AM losing!! But I also have more energy, am more clear headed and my inflammation is just gone! No more joint pain for over a month now!! Those are some other side effects of the ketogenic "diet." It has many health benefits. The weight loss is slow for me, but then it took years to put it on. But last week I lost 1.8 lbs and another 2 lbs this week. So it's a healthy amount to lose. And it will stay off. I think I'll remain with the keto lifestyle even when I reach my goal weight, because I don't want to go back to joint pain, memory problems or the way I used to feel. It's a lifestyle change, and for me, it's a life saving change!