FOr my whole likfe I have been conditioned to eating low-calorie, low-fat.....and have been a perpetual dieter since I was about 25. At 39 now, I thought I would try something completely different seeing that the last howevermanyso years.....I have not had any great, maintained success with weight loss. Paired up with working out at the gym almost every day, doing interval training..you would think I would weight about 100 lbs....SOAKING WET! This, however......has not been the case. I have yo-yo'ed, plateaued, gained....it has been extremely frustrating and depressing.
After doing much reading and chatting up my neighbor....and hearing the results her daughter ( who is my age) has been experiencing.....I thought I would give it a try. I went shopping. I bought more meat then I ever had before in my typical shopping trips, loaded up on eggs, real butter, cream, bacon....I was actually getting a it queasy thinking that in just a few hours, I would be invading my system with things it had not had in a very long time, and feared getting deathly ill in the process.
I weighed myself on Sunday. I was 264. I weighed again on Monday. 263?? Today I weighed....and I am down to 260!!!!!! I am not kidding. Never in my wildest dreams, did I ever think that eating meat, cream, butters..would result in weight LOSS??? But, after educating myself...it makes complete sense. AND, it totally explains why for me? Eating low fat, fat free, butter substitutes, etc....DID NOT WORK! By ridding my system of the sugars which the body uses as a fuel source, my body would now start using the fat! I had absolutely NOTHING to lose but weight from trying this. I am truly amazed with what is happening, what I am eating, and the energy levels that I am sustaining. I did the 2 day *load*...actually about a day and a half.....I couldn't take the carb overload. I am not used to eating a lot of them as it is, and figuring that factor in, I did not feel it to be imperative.
I am now enjoying eggs, bacon, chicken WITH the skin, and there are so many recipes I am overly excited to try. What makes me even happier, is that we as a family, can actually enjoy meals together......not cooking 2 separate meals because I could not have *normal* food. My husband and daughter are ecstatic to now see LOADS of meats in the fridge and freezer.
I would highly recommend to those out there that have battled relentlessly, year after year to lose weight, to give the Keto Diet a try. Do your reading, educate yourself....DEFINITELY request the guidance of your PCP...and drink as much water as you possibly can. It flushes your liver from what could potentially be a protein overload. I just can't say enough about this diet.
I will post again next week after I log in my weight.
All the flowers, of all the tomorrows.....are planted int he seeds of TODAY! Make Today count....you will reap the rewards tomorrow!