Have you had the feeling where you are not happy with the way you look and feel? That was me. Here is my journey a couple of years ago on how I lost 10 pounds on my version of the keto diet.
When I started this journey I felt out of control with my eating and more importantly, I felt bloated constantly. Also, I now realize I was most likely in adrenal fatigue because of the stress that I had been under from my mother passing away and becoming a caregiver for my stepfather.
Between 2014 and 2017, I put on a solid 7 pounds. I half-heartedly tried to lose the weight but just couldn’t stick with it. Honestly, I thought it was because I was 50 and it was menopause related.
In July of 2017, Jeff and I traveled to Napa with some friends of ours. It was a wonderful trip with great wine and wonderful food. But for the first time in a long time, I felt miserable in my bathing suit. At that moment, I realized I had to take control and figure out a way to get the weight off for good.
When we got home from our trip, I decided to cut out bread, potatoes, rice, and deserts. I also tried to steer clear of as much sugar as I could. I started reading labels more carefully and realizing how much sugar was in so many things. Also, I got more serious with the intermittent fasting that I wrote about here. I had thought about doing the Whole 30 thing but I knew it was too restrictive for me. Tell me I can’t have something and that just makes me want it more.
The Keto Diet
Around the same time, I had a friend that started telling me about exogenous Ketones and being in Ketosis. I had heard about being in Ketosis before and I had thought it was a bad thing. After researching it more, I started making little adjustments to my diet by adding more good fats and cutting out more carbs. Here is a beginner’s guide to a Keto Diet. You can also check out my Pinterest board Keto Friendly.
The first thing I noticed was that I was feeling so much better. Then I noticed my clothes were not as tight. After a couple of months, I finally got on the scale and was thrilled to see that I had lost 10 pounds.
- Glucose, Insulin & Alzheimer’s
- Intermittent Fasting
- Dealing with Hormone Imbalance
- Fasting for Women
The most important thing I learned through this is that I want to feel good. It all goes back to balance as I wrote about in this post.
For me, the keto diet is not a sustainable lifestyle but was a way to quickly get the weight off. Now I practice the FASTer Way To Fat Loss lifestyle which is a sustainable lifestyle for me.
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