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5 Days Of Egg Fast | My Sweet Keto

5 Days Of Egg Fast | My Sweet Keto

A lot of people, especially those on LCHF and keto diets , do 5 Days ofEgg Fast to break their weightloss stall. Surprisingly, it works for a majorityof them if we are to believewhat they report on social networks and forums. I havent been able to find any real scientific explanation to why it works but have my thoughts (that might change in the future if I get more clues). Basically, on an Egg Fast, you only eat eggs , healthy fats, and full-fat cheese for 3 to 5 days in a row. You are supposed to eat at least 6 eggs a day, and 1 Tbsp of fat for each egg consumed. The number of ouncesof cheese eatenshould not exceed the number of eggs eaten on each day. If you follow these simple guidelines, you get macronutrients nicely balanced outat the end of the day: Extremelylow carb, high fat, and moderate protein. Thats what the keto diet is all about, except that on Egg Fast, theres practically no fiber intake (no greens, seeds, meals, etc.). Because of this, in my personal opinion, thediet should be kept short-term. Additionally, I think magnesium , potassium , and vitamin supplements should be taken daily. And plenty of water drunk (10 cupsa day, at least).But I am no doctor, so take my advice as an opinion. So, why does the diet work? I think, most of all, one gets rid of plenty of water on Egg Fast. But peoplekeep reporting successful weight loss or weight maintenance for a prolongedperiod, following the fast.So, it is possible theres some hormonal stuff going on in the background, which influences bodys metabolism. Or the other way around. Anyhow, Ill be quite glad once I get to read some research on this (if ever). In case you havent been familiar with Egg Fast, Im listing the rules that one should supposedlyfollow on the diet if they want to break their stall: One has Continue reading >>

Keto Diet Week 2: My Keto Diet Journey

Keto Diet Week 2: My Keto Diet Journey

It’s time for my Keto Diet Week 2 results! Are you ready for this? Keto Diet Week 2: When I began my week 2 low carb experience, I was a little better prepared. I knew my keto calculations; I had My Fitness Pal ready to go, and I was in the zone. The weekend before, I had experienced eating out while watching my carb intake and it was a pretty good experience. I ate steak and veggies from Applebee’s, and I ate at Moe’s Southwest Grill twice. This was important to me because during week two I took a three day trip to Washington DC with my son, and I knew I would be eating out every day. I felt prepared, inspired, and determined. Keto Diet Week 2: Keto On The Road Up until this point, I had noticed very few side effects, but I was curious to see what walking around all day (one day totaling 9 miles) would do to my hunger levels. Surprisingly I was never really that hungry, and I had no cravings. I could walk into a restaurant serving goodies I would have normally indulged in, and I felt nothing. My water intake also increased during week two. The only thing I did that went against my diet was used Splenda in my coffee each morning. Ugh! It was gross, but I made it through. I will admit that I was dead tired by the end of each day, but who wouldn’t be? I was chasing three 5th grade boys and walking everywhere. Choosing foods at the restaurants wasn’t hard, but calculating what I was eating in My Fitness Pal proved to be a bit of a challenge. I will share my daily menus here, but they may be off a little. Note: During week 2 I still don’t believe I had entered ketosis. If I did, it was just barely. There was one day where I noticed the taste of blood in my mouth and had a few side effects listed above, but it hit me a little harder in week 3. So remember, these Continue reading >>

How The Cyclical Keto Diet Helped Me Achieve A Flat Stomach

How The Cyclical Keto Diet Helped Me Achieve A Flat Stomach

Holly Dolke is a Brit with a passion for travel and fitness, who used keto to beat bloating and increase her weight loss. You can find her sharing tips and workouts on Youtube and Instagram. Before Starting My Keto Diet: I decided to start Keto because… … I had a lot of digestive problems that weren’t going away, even after many visits to the doctor. On top of this, I would get extremely bloated after eating carbs, which would also make me feel lethargic. Before I started Keto… … I ate a lot of sugar and I did not track the amount I was consuming or the amount of carbs I was eating on a daily basis. I would always include some form of carbs into every meal, every day, whether this was rice, pizza, a wrap or sweet potato. When I First Started Keto, There Were A Few Challenges Eating out was hard in the beginning When I first started Keto, it was a big struggle to eat out. I struggled not knowing what ingredients were in my meals at restaurants and I had to become picky about where to go. Cutting out carbs was a big change I struggled to exclude carbs from my dinners. But once I started looking up dishes online and counting my macros with the MyFitness Pal App, it became so much easier. And it really made me aware of how many carbs I used to easily consume beforehand. Adding more fats into my diet was another challenge I think I also struggled with consuming more fats every day because I never used to touch cream, butter or much cheese. I had always been taught that fats were bad for you so I subconsciously told myself to steer clear of them and eat a lot of salads, vegetables, and protein. However, after researching the benefits of Keto and understanding that fats do not make you fat, I really changed not only my view point but my eating habits. Since sticking Continue reading >>

My Keto Diet Before And After, Progress Pictures And Story

My Keto Diet Before And After, Progress Pictures And Story

I’ve been debating for months on whether or not I wanted to write this, but after nearly two and a half years of being on a ketogenic diet, I figured it’s about time I shared my story. Even if this isn’t seen by others, I learned it’s always good to be open and express yourself. Just by writing this I feel like I can reflect on the past, see how far I’ve come and set future goals for myself to become a better person. Now if you knew me in person, I’m not the most expressive or talkative person. I like to keep to myself and enjoy quiet nights in rather than being out and about town. However, keto (and losing weight) in general has completely changed who I am and my outlook on life. Weight Loss Progress – Before and After Pictures So this wouldn’t be a “progress post” or a real journey without showing comparison pictures. To be honest, I’ve always hated having my picture taken, so unfortunately all I have are low quality photos that are few and far between. This was probably one of my biggest regrets, not fully documenting the changes since those before and after pictures can truly be motivating. I highly recommend anyone planning on any sort of weight loss program take them since you will have days where you feel like you aren’t making progress at all, but just by looking at all photos, you can reassure yourself of how far you’ve come. Basically, I never really cared about my appearance or health. Well, I probably did, but being an awkward teenager, I was just in denial thinking that they weren’t important to me. I gradually gained weight over the years, but by grade 11 and 12, was when I put on the bulk of the weight. I became a shut in, living a reclusive lifestyle where I would go to school and head straight home afterwards, not wanting to Continue reading >>

What You Should Know Before Trying A Ketogenic Diet

What You Should Know Before Trying A Ketogenic Diet

Five people have recently told me they were going to “try keto”—the most recent after gushing about a mutual friend who has been doing keto, aka the popular ketogenic diet, and getting awesome-looking results. You’ve probably heard rumblings about keto, but what the heck is it? And is it too good to be true? Let’s first get you caught up on all the hubbub around the ketogenic diet. Keto is an extremely low-carb, moderate-protein, and high-fat diet. You’ll find those on keto gobbling up stuff like fat slabs of bacon, mountains of avocados, and cartons of heavy whipping cream. There’s a lot of enthusiastic fanfare around it, like this comment on Reddit: Awesome. And then there’s this one: Low-carb diets are nothing new for weight loss. And keto is kind of a low-carb diet with a twist in that you emphasize tons of fat. I spoke to Leigh Peele, NASM certified personal trainer who fields questions on all matters of weight loss, metabolism, and nutrition, and is author of Starve Mode; and she told me that the original definition of keto is a 4:1 ratio of fats to carbohydrates or protein. That is, for every gram of protein or carb you eat, you would also eat four grams of fat (hence, the avocados and heavy whipping cream). But you don’t have to stick to that exactly as long as your carbs are low and protein moderate enough to properly be “ketogenic.” Let me explain. Differences Between Keto and a Low-Carb Diet Keto’s trump card against the average low-carb diet is that, after consistently depriving yourself of bread, pasta, donuts, and any carb source, your body goes into ketosis (between a couple of days and a week). Ketosis means your body is breaking down fat and releasing large quantities of molecules called ketones into your bloodstream. Your body t Continue reading >>

Keto And Cbd Helped This Disabled Vet Lose Over 150 Pounds

Keto And Cbd Helped This Disabled Vet Lose Over 150 Pounds

Two of the biggest trends on the rise: the ketogenic diet and CBD. What happens when you add both to your lifestyle at once? According to Jason Genet, life-changing magic. Jason: Before As a disabled vet with liver disease, Jason has suffered from a lot of pain, and as he told POPSUGAR, "CBD is the only thing I can take." Adding the all-natural, exceptionally powerful herbal supplement has "allowed [him] to get moving." The combination of diet and natural pain relief has been transformative. "The keto diet and CBD are giving me a new lease on life and more time with my kids and wife." It's been a miracle for Jason's pain levels; he can walk for miles and bike for even more miles, and he's joined a gym to help him stay active on this journey. Just 50 pounds shy of his goal weight, Jason is loving the new turn his life has taken. "I eat amazing, too," he said. "That is probably the best part of the new me — I am not eating foods I don't like or don't want." Here's more on how this incredible man has taken control of his health and his life — not just for himself, but for his family. POPSUGAR: What made you decide to start your weight-loss journey? Jason Genet: When the doctor said I had a diseased liver from being overweight, it was a culmination of what I knew — you know you are fat. You know it because they do not give you a booth at your favorite restaurant even if you ask for privacy. You get glares and prayers from people hoping that you are not sitting next to them on a plane. The oncologist was blunt: "Jason, you are dying; you are on the verge of damaging your liver to the point of no return. You won't qualify for a liver transplant. You will need to make changes or make plans for the end." What came up were these three things: keto, no drinking, and stay aw Continue reading >>

How I Lost My Pregnancy Weight: One Year Of Following The Ketogenic Diet, Before And After

How I Lost My Pregnancy Weight: One Year Of Following The Ketogenic Diet, Before And After

(5 Comments) It has been one year since I started the ketogenic diet. A lot of people have been asking me about how I lost so much weight. This post is for all of you. Me and hubby started the Ketogenic diet in March of last year, after I had gained nearly 100 pounds from back to back pregnancies. I did not look like myself, was depressed, and morbidly obese. It was horrific. It was disgusting. It didn't help either that I was completely addicted to sugar. I didn't have any clue back then about how that was a major contributing factor to my 100 pound weight gain. I really had a problem, and it was getting out of hand. In my twenties I was trying to lose weight and for a while went vegetarian. I went to the doctor for a standard thyroid check, and got a long lecture from my endocronologist who told me I had lost about a pound, but had pre diabetes, how it was uncommon for people my age, and if I didn't get my act together I would definitely become diabetic. He also told me I was deficient in like every vitamin you can imagine. Apparently the whole vegetarian thing wasn't working out for me. I left that appointment crying. For a few days after that I didn't eat any carbs or sugar, and then the following week I binged on cupcakes and went back to my old ways. What didn't help me is that I have the "addict gene".....no really though, that's actually a thing. You know, people who are prone to becoming addicted to things? Ya, that's 100% me. I come from a line of relatives with various addiction problems: cigarettes, food, gambling, alcohol and yeah even heroin. Damn you, genetics. I am going to kick you in the butt. How I didn't manage to turn obese long ago is beyond me. And then it finally happened, after having two consecutive pregnancies, I become obese. It didn't fully Continue reading >>

Is The Ketogenic Diet Right For You? Nutritionists Weigh In

Is The Ketogenic Diet Right For You? Nutritionists Weigh In

You may be hearing a lot about the ketogenic diet as a way to slim down while noshing on butter and heavy cream. This way of eating is suddenly hot among venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, who believe it will help them live longer and healthier, CNBC reports. Some praise the high-fat/ultra low-carb plan for helping them to lose weight and have energy all day long. Other advocates say it finally helped them to get control of their body. How does it work and could it help you? We asked Bonnie Taub-Dix, a registered dietitian nutritionist and author of “Read It Before You Eat It”; and Keri Glassman, nutritionist, registered dietitian and TODAY Tastemaker. To start with, both said they would never advise the ketogenic diet for weight loss. “Cutting out carbs is usually an invitation to overeat them at another point,” Taub-Dix said. “For a diet where you’re looking to lose weight, look good and feel good… I would not recommend a diet like this.” “For safe and effective weight loss, the carb reduction is too extreme,” Glassman added. RELATED: Read inspiring stories of ordinary people slimming down in TODAY's My Weight-Loss Journey Here’s what you need to know: What is the ketogenic diet? It’s a diet fine-tuned in the 1920s to help treat epilepsy. It does help to control seizures in some children, but it’s not recommended for adults “mostly because the restricted food choices make it hard to follow,” the Epilepsy Foundation says. The diet has just recently begun to be touted as a weight loss plan, Glassman noted. She described it as eating “mostly fat with a teeny bit of protein and carbs.” How does it work? Your body normally relies on carbohydrates for energy. It breaks them down into glucose, which is your main source of fuel. If that Continue reading >>

Weight Loss: Man Lost Five Stone Fast And Shrunk Belly Fat Following This Simple Diet Plan

Weight Loss: Man Lost Five Stone Fast And Shrunk Belly Fat Following This Simple Diet Plan

Sharing his weight loss transformation before and after pictures to Reddit, ‘percinick’, 24, explained how he lost five stone in just over three months. After commenters questioned how lost the weight, he said: “I just started eating really clean. “I reduced my carb intake to 20 carbs per day, calories was between 1400-1700 per day and I worked out 3-4 times per week. Also drank a ton of water and the weight just flew off.” He also revealed he was “fortunate to not have any extra skin” despite losing so much weight. Detailing his plan further, and explaining he followed the Keto diet, he said: “I ate high protein. Once I drop another 20 pounds, I'm going increase the calories and try to build some muscle. “I only drink a post workout shake. I use Gold Standard 100 per cent Whey protein powder. “It's got like 26g of protein, 3g carbs, and like 126 calories per serving.” Percinick also revealed he wants to lose another 20 pounds (one stone four pounds). Thu, November 23, 2017 Diet plans for weight loss: From Atkins to Paleo. The Keto diet is a popular choice for people wanting to lose large amounts of weight. One woman lost over three stone and shrunk her belly fat following the diet plan. Sharing her story to Reddit, poster ‘cfabriziostanton’ explained she lost 50lbs (three stone five pounds) in just four months. The mum-of-three revealed she still has another “10-20lbs of fat loss” to go before she is finished. Her images garnered lots of comments on the social media site, with most asking her how she did it. Responding to one commenter, cfabriziostanton said: “I follow a ketogenic diet. I feel like it has a bad reputation but it doesn’t need to be super greasy and fat laden for most who are trying to lose weight. “Once my body switch Continue reading >>

Keto Diet Before And After

Keto Diet Before And After

As you can see from the before and after photo, I’ve lost 30+ pounds since starting the keto diet less than a year ago* (same weight as my 2013 self). Moving forward, the challenge now is to maintain a healthy lifestyle with balance that includes the occasional carb-fest once every few weeks. But I gotta be honest – I think it’s going to be easier by eating more fat, because it’s been the best diet for curbing hunger and unhealthy urges. Thinking back, there are several major habits I needed to break to get to this point. Before Keto Diet Ate something sweet everyday – Cookies, pastries, ice cream Ate bread everyday – Toast, rolls, croutons, crackers Ate fast food 3-4x per week – Wendy’s, Wawa, Dunkin Donuts Ate processed food – Mostly snacks and breakfast cereal/bars Stayed up past 2AM routinely – I was always a night owl Ate high calorie/carb meals before bed – Usually sugar or bread After Keto Diet I still eat something sweet most days! – 90% Chocolate or Swerve No bread – Make a couple low-carb versions No fast food – OK, I got a baconator without bun a few times No processed food – Grocery store perimeter is fresh, aisles are junk Morning person – This took me a LONG time, but the keto diet has helped Limit food before bed – I’ll snack a bit, but try to eat large meals late afternoon There are days that I give in and get a chocolate chip cookie. The old me would be eating about 10 of them. But what tracking has done is keep me concerned with the monthly or running average – one cheat will not kill me or my momentum. In fact, it has helped because I will often plan a cheat around a time when I’ll be more active than usual. This may not make a major difference, but it definitely makes me feel better about it! And I laugh, becau Continue reading >>

Ketogenic Diet Before And After – Transformation

Ketogenic Diet Before And After – Transformation

We all know that being on a diet is not an easy task in the world, especially if you don’t know what should eat. So, it should be a challenging thing to follow a healthy low-carb diet to get into the desired shape. If you’re new to the low-carb diet, then you should meet a lot of difficulties in following a proper diet. Many people who met failure in their diet move on to the low-carb diet plan. If you’re one of them have decided to follow a low carb diet plan, then this section is really for you people. The low-carb diet is a very effective plan and as well as works well scientifically. This is the reason why most of the people prefer to follow this one. But, some people met failure in their results even though they’re having low carb diet foods. So, it is very important to know what low carb diet is and what to eat on the diet. However, the approach of the diet is very simple and it’s not only recommending eating low carb items, but also focusing on having real foods too. In this section, we’re going to know about keto diet in a detailed manner with foods to eat on a keto diet and before and after results of the diet. What is keto diet? The keto diet is called as low carb diet, which produces ketones in the liver. When you follow a keto diet, the ketones are produced in the liver and it uses calories as energy. On the other hand, it is also called as the ketogenic diet, low carb high fat, low carb diet and like more. The main concept of a keto diet is reducing the glucose and insulin in the body. In order to reduce the level of glucose and insulin, you need to have low carb foods items. This is because when you consume high carb food items, your body will produce a high amount of glucose and insulin. You know, glucose is the easiest molecule and your body Continue reading >>

My Ketogenic Diet Success Story – How I Lost 45 Pounds Eating Bacon

My Ketogenic Diet Success Story – How I Lost 45 Pounds Eating Bacon

Gaining weight wasn’t something I was horribly worried about until living on my own during the college years. The idea of a ketogenic diet was years off from my mind at that point as I cooked and ate whatever sounded good at the moment with no second thoughts. It wasn’t until I left for college and ate all of the easy-to-cook pre-packaged meals and pulled all-nighters weekly that the weight started to creep. Don’t even get me started on how it packed on when I discovered bars after turning 21. A refreshing moscow mule sounds fine and dandy until the sugar and calories do their work on your waistline! I talk more about my breaking points before deciding to go Keto in this blog post, as well as a timeline to my weight loss in my About Me section. But, I realized recently that I never explained to people: Why a Ketogenic Diet? I’ve tried nearly every popular diet there is to no avail. Take a look at this picture below. The picture on the far left is near my heaviest weight in 2015. Moving along a good few months, the middle picture was a progress picture after 4 strict months of working out 3x a week with a personal trainer and sticking heavily to a high-protein, moderate carb, and low-fat diet focused on counting calories. This kind of diet left me feeling ALWAYS hungry, constantly tired, and I loathed going to the gym, but forced myself due to paying over $300 a month for someone to tell me what workout to do. After researching diets recommended for women with PCOS, I landed on a Ketogenic diet: eating foods that were high in fat and low in carbohydrates. Standing at 5’2″ and being pronounced pre-diabetic at my Keto starting weight of 168, I decided it was time to give anything a try. How does Keto possibly work? It sounds crazy. How can one lose weight while Continue reading >>

Get Inspired By These Incredible Weight Loss Transformations

Get Inspired By These Incredible Weight Loss Transformations

“I’m not ready to leave this planet,” he said during an appearance on The Doctors in Oct. 2016. “And I know the way I am now, I probably don’t have much time.” Gause was ready to make a change, and he immediately joined Live in Fitness, a residential weight loss community. There, he completely revamped his diet plan to focus on lean proteins and vegetables, and started exercising. In just over a year, he's lost 303 lbs. “Since losing this weight, I’m like a new person,” Gause said during a return visit to The Doctors. “Every day I wake up and I can move.” Continue reading >>

Kellie F.

Kellie F.

Tell us a little bit about yourself! I studied chemical engineering at school, and I now work in nuclear consulting. My typical week revolves around work, the gym, and maintaining my social media presence. On weekends, I tend to spend a lot of time with friends and explore the beautiful city I live in. Here is my Instagram account and my YouTube channel. Habits & Mindset What motivated you to try keto? I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life, yo-yo dieting since I was 12 years old. I struggled with binge eating disorder for a long time and felt like every time I dieted I was pulled back into my binging tendencies. I was completely lost and hopeless. I really thought I was never going to find a way to be healthy - physically or mentally. I was doing a 16 month internship in May of 2015 and I decided that was my time. No more excuses. I wanted to approach weight loss from a fitness perspective instead of a dieting perspective since I had issues with dieting. That’s what lead me to trying Crossfit, and thank goodness for that because my Crossfit coach recommended that I try keto. I had heard about it before and had absolutely no interest in trying it, because I thought there was no way I could give up carbs. I challenged myself to 30 strict days (because I can never pass up a challenge from anyone) and now it’s been over two years and I know I’ll be eating this way for the rest of my life. How often do you cheat on keto? The only time I ever deviate from keto is when I travel out of country on vacation. To me, traveling is about experiencing the culture of the country you visit and that involves eating their food. I also find this helps me stay 100% committed when I’m living my regular life. There’s no reason for me to cheat on the diet because I recognize Continue reading >>

10 Critical Ketogenic Diet Tips

10 Critical Ketogenic Diet Tips

10 Critical Ketogenic Diet Tips A ketogenic diet is a very low carbohydrate, moderate protein and high fat based nutrition plan. A ketogenic diet trains the individual’s metabolism to run off of fatty acids or ketone bodies. This is called fat adapted, when the body has adapted to run off of fatty acids/ketones at rest. This nutrition plan has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce inflammation. This leads to reduced risk of chronic disease as well as improved muscle development and fat metabolism (1, 2). I personally recommend a cyclic ketogenic diet for most of my clients where you go low-carb for 3 days and then have a slightly higher carbohydrate day, followed by 3 lower carb days. This cycles the body in and out of a state of ketosis and is beneficial for hormone balance while keeping inflammatory levels very low. The biggest challenge with this nutrition plan is to get into and maintain the state of fat adaption. Here are several advanced tips to get into and maintain ketosis. 1. Stay Hydrated: This is considered a no-brainer, but is not easy to follow. We often get so busy in our day-day lives that we forget to hydrate effectively. I recommend super hydrating your system by drinking 32 oz of filtered water within the first hour of waking and another 32-48 oz of water before noon. I have most of my clients do a water fast or eat light in the morning doing smoothies or keto coffee or tea. So hydration around these dishes should be well tolerated by the digestive system. In general, aiming to drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water and closer to your full body weight in ounces of water daily will help you immensely. I weigh 160 lbs and easily drink 140-180 ounces of water each day. Sometimes more in the summer time. As you begin super Continue reading >>

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