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Blog: My Six Week Ketogenic Diet Experiment

Disclaimer: The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Catalyst. This blog is not meant in any way as medical advice. Please consult a medical profession before commencing any new eating regime. What would you say if I told you there’s a diet where you can eat all the food you normally deny yourself, stop counting tedious calories, shift some weight, gain extra muscle and get an energy boost too? If you’re anything like me you’d be asking ‘where do I sign up?’! So when I heard about the ketogenic diet from a colleague I was immediately intrigued. This simply sounded too good to be true. Could I really eat fat and get lean? Enjoy peanut butter treats and squeeze into my skinny jeans? Never one to shy away from a challenge, I decided to see for myself, and so my six week experiment with the ketogenic diet began….. So what actually is a ketogenic, or ‘keto’, eating plan? In its most simple form, this is an extremely low-carb, high-fat diet. By lowering your carb intake your body is pushed into a metabolic state known as ketosis (key –tow –sis), where your body switches from burning carbs as its primary energy source to burning fat. Continue reading >>

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  1. classichammer

    I started keto on 3/2. I tested my fasting blood sugar and got 107. After eating a meal of pork shoulder and broccoli fried in butter, I checked my blood sugar level again, 84. Is that normal? In any event these first few days I have gone from 202 to 196 and went from 25.9 to 24.9 percent of body fat.

  2. blurfocus

    This seems to be fairly common among people with insulin resistance. This article tries to explain it, but isn't all that clear. Maybe some others can chip in with better explanations.
    http://www.ei-resource.org/illness-information/related-conditions/hypoglycemia-and-insulin-resistance/

  3. BethAtTheHug

    Sounds like a touch of Reactive Hypoglycemia - which is something I get if what I eat has any sugar, whether it's in the form of table sugar or sweet to the taste veggies. Mine got less as I became keto adapted. If it gets significantly worse, it's doctor time to check you out.

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