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Week Two Keto (low Carb) 7 Day Meal Plan And Progress

Week Two Keto (low Carb) 7 Day Meal Plan And Progress

OK! Here we go with week 2! Some of you have been posting your progress so far on the Facebook page and it’s super exciting to see that you are doing so awesome with the plans! Please post your progress here from the Week One Plan, so that the people who don’t use facebook can be inspired as well! I’ll go first! I restarted last Thursday and as of this morning I was down exactly 10 lbs! I’m sure it will slow down from here on out, but it was a great boost initially. In the interest of full disclosure, I have not been following the plan I gave you guys. My allergies have been acting up since Tuesday, which means I have to be really careful what I eat or I could have a reaction and end up in the ER again. It’s annoying, but so far the DE has helped keep it under control. To read about my oral allergy syndrome issues you can catch up on my post about it from last year. Anyway, I’ve been eating mostly macadamia nuts, avocados, chicken cooked with just salt and olive oil, and last night some ground beef. Probably only getting about 800 calories a day the last three days. If it gets worse as the season progresses, I’ll have to go on steroids which I’m trying to avoid. Anyway, just telling you all that so you don’t think “how come she is losing weight so much faster than us?” I definitely don’t recommend doing it this way – it’s not fun at all! You know what IS fun? Getting an email from the Dr. Oz Show! If you are keeping up with the Facebook page and Instagram, you already know that they contacted me yesterday about participating in a segment for the show. Well I spoke with the associate producer last night and got more details. The segment is going to air THIS WEDNESDAY and they are looking for regional recipes made over. I was assigned fried chi Continue reading >>

How To Lose 10 Pounds In One Week Without Starving

How To Lose 10 Pounds In One Week Without Starving

Is it possible to lose 10 lbs in a week? The short answer is yes. The long answer is that it depends on the diet and your body. The goal of every diet is to achieve a better body image and to be healthier. Everyone starts a diet for these reasons. Nobody goes on a diet out of boredom. Okay, maybe some people do but they live in the mountains. For some, people see diets as something that you have to starve yourself through to achieve what you want to do. That isn’t true. Diets that force you to really starve yourself are going to be some of the least effective diets you can do. You have to treat your body the right way and eating properly without starving yourself is going to get you the best results. Some “experts” say that you should only lose 1-2 pounds a week. I say that your body is more than capable of losing more weight than that when you diet correctly. You are more than capable of losing 3, 5, or even 10 pounds in a week. This is where this diet plan comes into play. Following this plan for a week can help you lose up to 10 pounds. This may sound drastic, but it can be done. I probably shouldn’t have to say this but I will. Not everybody that tries this will lose 10 lbs. If you are 120 lbs with 3% body fat you don’t have much more to go with regards to weight loss. However, if you are overweight due to poor eating habits you’ll find that you can cut out fat quickly just by going on a carb detox. The Plan to Lose 10 lbs in One Week You will be surprised to know that this plan doesn’t revolve around you wrapping yourself in plastic wrap and going inside of a microwave. It really comes down to changing your eating habits and incorporating a couple of things that help to change your mindset. I know, pretty boring, but also pretty effective. Let’s see Continue reading >>

My Story: How I Lost 77 Pounds

My Story: How I Lost 77 Pounds

My story begins many years ago. I started my health improvement and weight loss journey in 2008 after a series of health scares forced me to look at my bad diet and non-existent exercise habits. My blood pressure and fasting blood sugar were both elevated, and I started having issues with blurred vision and pain in my feet. That really scared me, as my mother had been diabetic before she died at the age of 63, and I did not want to end up dying young and in pain as she had. So I started paying attention to how I felt after I ate. Armed with my observations, I began to change my diet. At first, I cut out the obvious processed junk foods, and started choosing real foods instead. Out went the boxed and canned stuff, and I started eating fresh meats and vegetables instead. Although my diet was much lower in carbs at this point, and I had removed many of the problematic foods, I still got my chocolate fix in every week, and I was eating bread or corn chips occasionally. Legionella Testing Lab - High Quality Lab Results CDC ELITE & NYSDOH ELAP Certified - Fast Results North America Lab Locations legionellatesting.com Six months into these changes, I felt so much better, I decided to write a website and share the information I had learned about what constituted real food and the difference it can make in your health. I called the website Healthy Eating Politics, since what I had learned about “healthy eating” was the direct opposite of what the federal government and mainstream medicine was saying. I discovered that the low fat, whole grain, high carb diet being pushed by the USDA was making people sick, and that cholesterol and saturated fat were NOT evil foods. The lie that cholesterol and saturated fat cause heart disease was doing a lot of damage to the average America Continue reading >>

My Egg Fast Diet Results!

My Egg Fast Diet Results!

Keep in mind that I am an ultra slow loser and that I only followed this egg fast diet for 3-4 days a week and then regular LCHF for the rest of the week. The bottom line is that following the egg fast diet did break my stall! Update June 2017! This article was written after my 1st attempt at the Egg Fast in 2014. I have gone on to lose another 50 pounds and I give all the thanks for that to the Egg Fast for teaching me what my own stalling foods are. I’ve explained more below. If you do not know what the Egg Fast Diet is all about, read the egg fast guidelines here. Egg Fast Tracker App: This is a free app for Android that helps you keep track of your Egg to Fats ratios, plus your water and cheese consumption. Install the Egg Fast Tracker app here. Update: When I wrote this post I did not know how to properly transition from Egg Fast to regular LCHF. After being an admin in the Egg Fast Stall Breaker group for a few months I am very clear now on how to make a successful Egg Fast transition. In fact, I follow the transition plan now almost all the time. It is a great tool for ongoing weight loss after the Egg Fast. Week 1: Tuesday morning after Easter weekend I weighed: 264.1 Blecchh! I followed the Egg fast diet Tues-Thursday. Friday May 2 I weighted 254.4 for a total loss of 9.7 pounds! Week 2: After going back to regular LCHF from Friday to Sunday, I was back up 3 pounds to 257.4 pounds, which I was told was to be expected. Followed Egg Fast Diet Monday to Thursday. Friday May 9 weight 255.4. Total net loss 8.7 pounds. Week 3: Followed LCHF from Friday May 9 to Sunday May 11. Went back to Egg Fast Diet on Monday May 12. I decided to try it for a full 5 days, which for me turned out to be a tactical error. Friday morning weight was 251.5 for a total loss of 12.6 pou Continue reading >>

Keto Diet Weight Loss Rate – How Fast Can You Lose Weight?

Keto Diet Weight Loss Rate – How Fast Can You Lose Weight?

“I have to lose extra weight fast, urgently, right here and right now. I can not wait a minute, otherwise I cannot wear my favorite clothes to a party, wedding, concert etc.” You are familiar with those thoughts, aren’t you? We always wait until the last day, and then we begin to panic and search for a diet for rapid weight loss. You try to water or juice fast, lose 3-5 kg (6.6 – 11 lb) of nothing but water weight and despite what the scales say, you look no different and feel weak and dehydrated. The keto diet is the safest way to lose weight very fast, but just what is the keto diet weight loss rate? Read on to find out. What is the keto diet weight loss rate? I’m sure there are only ketogenic diet followers among my readers. Well, I’m almost sure of that. Some of you have just entered our low-carb club, and you are really wondering – what is the keto diet weight loss rate? After all, you could be in the category of those who need to fit into a sexy dress just next week. Keep track of your progress! Weight loss is easier when you’re collecting analytic data on yourself! Add to cart Select options Select options Add to cart So, let’s find out what is the weight loss rate on a ketogenic diet. First of all we have to figure out how exactly how our calories get burned with a keto diet. The principle of calorie burning is very simple, although to be honest, I do not agree with it. As for me it is complicated. I think everything is very difficult with our bodies. I will explain it with simple words, without bothering your brain with any detailed information. You are definitely in a rush to start doing whatever needs to be done to fit into the same dress. When you live your usual life without any diet your body gets energy from carbohydrates. As soon as you Continue reading >>

Blog: My Six Week Ketogenic Diet Experiment

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. To be more precise, it uses ketone bodies or ketones from the breakdown of fatty acids in the liver. Hence the name, ketosis. Now fatty fuel can come from a meal you’ve just eaten or from the stores of fat on your body (aka, the evil muffin top). While it may sound a little questionable, ketosis is actually an entirely natural metabolic process that the body initiates to help us survive when our food intake is low. Typically our body runs on glucose derived from the breakdown of carbs – this is because glucose is the easiest molecule for the body to convert and use as energy, so it will b Continue reading >>

How Much Weight Can You Expect To Lose In 5 Weeks Eating A Low-carb Diet?

How Much Weight Can You Expect To Lose In 5 Weeks Eating A Low-carb Diet?

That big event you want to look your best for is coming up in just over a month, and you want to calculate how many pounds you can drop before then if you commit to eating low-carb. The answer really depends on the strictness of your low-carb regimen, your age and how much weight you have to lose -- younger men and people with more weight to lose tend to drop pounds most rapidly. An extremely low-carb diet is likely to yield faster immediate weight loss, but a less restricted level of carbs may be easier to follow for five weeks. Video of the Day Why Low-Carb Works for Weight Loss Before figuring out how much weight you can lose, understand why low-carb will help you lose it. First, when you reduce carbs, you cut off a major source of calories -- so you're eating less. On a low-carb diet, you'll probably find yourself eating more protein, which increases satisfaction and takes slightly more calories to digest than carbs and fats. Your appetite will most likely decrease on the diet, too, so you may feel less hungry and have fewer cravings for sweets and other foods with "empty" calories. Eating low-carb also reduces insulin levels. Insulin is a hormone that your body releases in reaction to eating sugars -- whether they come from a can of soda or a bowl of pasta. Too much insulin drives your body to store fat. You also drop a fair amount of water weight when you eat low-carb. One reason is that your kidneys release sodium -- and water -- in response to the lower levels of insulin in your blood. You also lose fluid because the stored carbohydrates in your muscles, also called glycogen, are bound to water, and as you use them for energy, the water is released. An "extremely low-carb" diet contains 50 grams or fewer of carbs per day. This plan leads to the most rapid weight Continue reading >>

N=me – (week 1 Results) 2 Weeks Of Keto Chow, Half Heavy Cream And Half Avocado Oil

N=me – (week 1 Results) 2 Weeks Of Keto Chow, Half Heavy Cream And Half Avocado Oil

My previous experiment where all of my calories for 4 weeks came via Keto Chow brought out some interesting data in my 3rd week. That week I changed my fat source from heavy cream over to avocado oil, this resulted in some remarkable blood tests. A question arises as to whether my elevated triglycerides, lowered LDL, lowered HDL, and more oddities are a result of the reduced carbohydrates (under 2g net a day average), or the composition of the fats I was eating: Saturated vs. Monounsaturated, vs. Polyunsaturated. I’m planning on doing a more in-depth experiment in early 2018 but this shorter experiment will serve to further solidify a hypothesis and steer the latter test. I just got back my week 1 blood tests and have those posted on my Experiment Results page. I expect I’ll get the final blood tests on Wednesday of next week. For the most part, it’s been nice to be back on exclusively Keto Chow. The only real downside is that this experiment falls right in the middle of the run-up to Christmas with the accompanying parties and dinners. That sucks in that I’ve passed on some really awesome Keto food that I normally would have eaten, but what better time of year to skip all that? =) The #keto sugar free peanut butter pie I'm not eating right now because I'm doing an experiment for @DaveKeto pic.twitter.com/IwxpMyaanh — Chris Bair (@ketochow) December 10, 2017 Nothing says “Happy Holidays” quite like bringing a blender bottle to a big dinner and not eating anything else =). Continue reading >>

Zero Carb Experiment – Day 30!!

Zero Carb Experiment – Day 30!!

Yesterday May 5, 2015 marked day 30 of my Zero Carb diet experiment. And wow, what a month it has been! If you missed my experiment until now, here are all of the links to my updates: Read my first post on zero carb Read my first update on zero carb Read my second update on zero carb Read my third update on zero carb Since April 6, 2015 I have been eating from the animal kingdom only, mostly meat and some eggs with dairy in the beginning (but no more). In the last 30 days I have eaten: beef (all kinds), beef tallow, chicken thighs, crab, shrimp, scallops, butter, bacon & its grease, lamb, tuna, rockfish, salmon, sardines, grass-fed ghee, eggs. Condiments: mustard, tabasco, garlic, lemon, herbs and spices with no added sugar. Also some mayonnaise in the beginning, then switched to this avocado oil mayo (my one item from a plant). I have made only a few ‘recipes': Reverse seared ribeye steak, The Bear's chicken recipe, ground beef jerky, cabbage juice tonic, chicken bone broth in a pressure cooker. [I'll add links as I post these recipes – coming soon!] What I have NOT been eating: anything sweet, vegetables, grains, “keto” or “paleo” bread, low carb or anything else with carbs in them. RESULTS!! My results on zero carb blew my keto diet results out of the water. I lost just as much weight and fat on zero carb in 30 days, as I did on keto in 5 months!! I don't feel that keto is especially flawed, and it can be good for a lot of people though. I think partially it's because zero carb is so simple and the limits are so well defined that I don't have any questionable intake, especially of “faux foods” such as keto pizza that keep the brain addicted to its drug. The sad news is that I am really a terrible carb addict. Even the small amounts of carbs in vegetab Continue reading >>

Here's Exactly How I Lost 50 Pounds Doing The Keto Diet

Here's Exactly How I Lost 50 Pounds Doing The Keto Diet

Of all the places to seek life-changing nutrition advice, I never thought the barber shop would be where I found it. But one day last January, after a couple years of saying to myself, "today's the day I make a change," my barber schooled me on something called keto. Normally, I take things he says with a grain of salt unless they're about hair or owning a business, but this guy could literally be on the cover of Men's Health. He's 6 feet tall, conventionally attractive, and his arms are about five pull-ups away from tearing through his t-shirt. If anyone else had implied that I was looking rough, I would've walked out in a fit of rage, but I decided to hear him out. I should clarify that I was out of shape, but my case wasn't that severe. I hadn't exercised in a few years and basically ate whatever I wanted and however much of it, but I was only about 30 to 40 pounds overweight. My barber went on to explain that this diet, paired with an appropriate exercise routine, allowed him to completely transform his body in less than a year, and all he ate was fatty foods. Once he showed me his "before" picture, I was sold. It was time to actually make a change. Short for ketogenic, keto is a high-fat, moderate protein, low-carb diet that forces your metabolism into what's called a state of ketosis. There's a much more scientific explanation to that, but it basically means that instead of burning carbohydrates (mainly glucose, or sugars), your body switches to burning fat as a primary source for energy. Keto isn't necessarily about counting calories, though the basic idea of eating less in order to lose weight still applies. This is more of a calculated way to rewire your metabolism so that it burns fat more efficiently over time, using very specific levels of each macronutrient Continue reading >>

Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Results | I Lost 30lbs In 6 Weeks

Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Results | I Lost 30lbs In 6 Weeks

My Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Results Before I talk about the ketogenic diet, I would like to give you a little background about myself. A few years ago I had manage to eat and drink my way up to 280lbs. Even though I have a goofy smile in the picture below, it was a very depressing time in my life. The only thing I was worried about when I got off work was beer and unhealthy foods. I could go to Long John Silver’s and eat eight pieces of fish, eight shrimp, a large box of fries and still look for more food to eat. The last thing on my mind was any type of diet or exercise. I was about 265lbs in the photo below… Uhggg!! Fast forward a few years, I went through a separation and ended up homeless. I decided to quit drinking, start working out and of course, find a job… At the time of this next photo I was about 250lbs and had been sober for two months. I had been working out for about a month, doing a total body workout three days a week. When I would workout, I would do three sets of ten reps per body part. That’s all I remembered from high school when I played football…lol About 250lbs As far as my diet goes, I just did what I was taught in the past about eating healthy. It was basically high carbs, low fats, fruits and veggies. I remembered the old food pyramids back when I was a kid and all I could think of was… “Fat is Bad”… It made sense… Why would I eat fat if I was trying to lose fat? As you notice at the top of the pyramid, Fats and Oils are to be used sparingly. And from looking at the bottom of the pyramid, I can eat all of the bread, rice, cereal and pasta I wanted. So that’s exactly what I did. I was eating tons of bread from sandwiches because most of the deli slices were low fat. I’m talking loads of spaghetti, lasagna, mac and chees Continue reading >>

How Long Does It Take To Get Into Ketosis?

How Long Does It Take To Get Into Ketosis?

A question a lot of people who start a Ketogenic Diet want to know is, how long does it take to get into ketosis? After all, it is being in a state of ketosis that makes the diet, “ketogenic” in the first place. Being in Ketosis not only supercharges your body to be in an optimal fat-burning zone. It also gives you a longer, sustained energy, enhanced cognition, improved focus and other neuroprotective benefits. The Advantages of Ketosis don’t end there Being on a Ketogenic Diet and having your body rely on fats as its fuel comes with cardiovascular benefits as well. It has been shown that ketosis lowers bad LDL cholesterol while increasing good HDL cholesterol, decreasing a person’s risk of heart disease as well as improving insulin resistance amongst others. There are also studies into the ketogenic diet’s effects on Alzheimers Disease, Bipolar Disorder among others that have shown promising results. The Ketogenic Diet itself was used in the early 1900’s to control epileptic seizures and is still used today for those resistant to seizure medication. But we won’t dive deeply into all of that today. Today we’re going to answer the question, how long does it take to get into ketosis? So, how long does it take to get into Ketosis? Nobody can tell you accurately how long it will take to get into ketosis as the time it takes for your body to start creating ketone bodies varies between individuals. We all have unique metabolisms, varying resistance to insulin, previous diet, and other biological factors that differentiate us from one another. If one were to give a timeframe, it would be safe to say that typically you can expect your body to get into ketosis within a period of 2-10 days if you stick to the recommended macro nutrients. (use our keto calculator Continue reading >>

How Quickly Can You Expect To Lose Weight When You Eat A Keto Diet?

How Quickly Can You Expect To Lose Weight When You Eat A Keto Diet?

This is one of those questions that gets asked a lot so I wanted to address it in this post. I know that one of the things that excited me about starting the ketogenic diet in the beginning was reading about all these crazy weight loss success stories that some women seemed to experience. You know, the ones where they lose 14 pounds in the first three weeks and then continue to lose 4 pounds a week for the next 6 months and voila they’re at their ideal weight. I loved the thought of getting into a fat burning state and just watching the excess pounds melt away. In actuality, it took me about a year to lose 30 pounds. However it didn’t take a year for me to start feeling and looking a great deal better, though. This actually happened in a matter of weeks. Every Woman is Different The thing about losing weight on the keto diet is every woman is different. Those who have a lot of excess fat will find that it comes off more quickly. Those who have a lot of metabolic derangement or hormonal healing to do will find that it takes longer. Your body’s main goal is always survival and health. It doesn’t care about how it looks, it cares about how it’s functioning. When you start eating keto with weight loss in mind, you kind of have to trust the process. What you are doing is feeding your body all the nutrients it needs to heal, build, release and do whatever it needs to do in order to move towards optimal health. Some women will experience this as a fairly drastic weight loss, and others will experience this as a slow weight loss. If you have a great deal of healing and balancing to do internally, you may even experience a little weight gain in the beginning. (I know, few women want to hear this). Embarking on a journey of health is a little like embarking on a journey Continue reading >>

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 >>

Day 12 – Nearly Two Weeks On A Ketogenic Diet

Day 12 – Nearly Two Weeks On A Ketogenic Diet

It has been at least a week since I documented anything on my progress with this Keto diet. It hasn’t been a tough week physically but mentally I had some ups and downs. For the first few days I was wondering when my body would actually switch to burning fat rather than carbs as natural energy. On day 5 I was wondering why it was taking so long because I was sure I kept my daily carbohydrate intake below 20 grams, which is the required amount to jump start your body into Ketosis. How quickly you can achieve Ketosis really depends on the individual. Some people reach Ketosis within a couple of days and for others it could take weeks. For me, it looks like 6 days is the right time. On day six I took a Keto strip test and finally the results indicated that I was in a state of Ketosis. My body was burning fat for fuel. That was a relief, seeing that tester strip turn from a mild beige color to a light pink. On last year’s experiment I was deep in Ketosis because the test strip was in the purple quite a lot of the time. There was no need to go that extreme and at the end of the day as long as you reach the minimum requirement your body will burn fat as fuel. Day 6 was a happy day because now I had proof that my body had switched fuel sources. From now on I have to keep it in that zone; that is the tricky part. Day 7 and 8 were up and down days regarding my mental state. Sometimes I would feel happy and other times I would suddenly feel low. I don’t think the diet is a direct reason for this as I have a history of depression but it will have some affect. The whole point of the 2 week induction into Ketosis is to prepare you for the changes. All kinds of thoughts and physical feelings occur during the two weeks as your body and mind go through all the changes; it is expe Continue reading >>

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