Keto – First 56 days or so…

The #Keto journey continues.   This covers 56 days or so into my wife’s and I changed way of eating (hint, notice I didn’t use diet).  Here is the first article for a refresher.  My lowest point has been 199.7 in this timeframe.  That has showed up a few times although our scales tease me, for several days my weight was 200.0 even before dropping 199.7.

Imagine, I’m standing alone in the bathroom yelling at the scales like it matters!?  I’m talking to myself stating “Really”, you couldn’t drop below 200.   My body has adjusted to the new weight and varies around 200 lb (give or take a pound).  I’ve had a few days where my diet wasn’t not as strict as first 28 days.

Staying in Keto requires efforts, consistency and planning.  A friend of mine who has been on Keto for year and half has an amazing story  He’s lost over 150 pounds, #Keto has been part of his journey.  Here is the article

I’ve settled into somewhat of a routine eating almonds, pecans, raw lunch meat instead of chips, cookies and other not so #keto friendly.  My biggest struggle is when I get home from work in the afternoon.   For some reason, it is a habit to munch for a bit before dinner.   Keto has helped curb cravings since my body is not generally hungry as much.  Chewing gum helps!

I work in technology.  I’m familiar with offerings companies try to use mobile apps.  Carb manager apps are no different.  My wife started using www.carbmanager.com keeping track of everything she ate.

In the spirit of doing it together, I tried a few days tracking my food intake.  This helped gauge levels we should achieve to keep our body in ketosis.  I did this for a while until I got the hang of it. Eating of enough fats was the toughest.  I almost always was over on protein.  From what I understand, too much protein will slow your weight loss.  This appears to be happening to me.

I’ve learned my body varies a few pounds, yet will continue to drop ever so slowly.  They tell me that is the best way to lose weight.  I enjoy seeing a 1 – 3 pound drop in a single day.  This is most likely from water weight.  I’ve continued to drink around 32 ounces of water in AM and 32 in PM.   I usually will drink more than 64 ounces of fluid.  The 32 and 32 are baselines to at least get minimum amount of water.

Changing how you eat definitely has made a difference. We are almost two months into eating differently.  When I eat breads or other junk food.  I can tell.   I get bloated and gas along with a mild case of heartburn.  Keto requires continued food preparation for best results.  We had cauliflower pizza crust, yum yum!   I’ve not had regular pizza in months.

Until next time.   Happy #Keto

PS – Wife is down around 18 – 20 pounds so far…

Take care,

Steve

 

 

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