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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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

The 2-week Keto Low-carb Challenge

The 2-week Keto Low-carb Challenge

Do you want effortless weight loss, vibrant health or mind-blowing diabetes reversal on low carb? Do you want the simplest way to get started – or to get back on track? Then this challenge is for you. Everything – including meal plans, shopping lists and everything else you need – is free. All you’ll need to buy is real food. The meal plan The meal plan is not only simple – you’ll only do real cooking once a day – but also delicious. And you can eat all you need to feel great, no calorie counting required! Here is some of the food you’ll get to feast on: That’s right – you’ll eat low-carb versions of burgers, pizza, bacon & eggs… all you need to feel great – and you’ll lose weight. Just try it and you’ll see. The success stories What kind of result can you expect on a low-carb diet? Hundreds of happy people have sent us their success stories, here are some of them. Frequently asked questions How much weight will I lose on the low-carb challenge? This is highly individual, but it’s typical to lose between 4 and 8 pounds (2 – 4 kilos) in the two weeks. Some lose much more. Why is the duration two weeks? Two weeks are enough to get through early difficulties – like sugar abstinence – and start to experience the true benefits of a low-carb diet. You’ll also lose a number of excess pounds in the process. And it’s not a huge undertaking. Anyone can do this challenge for two weeks. Are you up for it? How many carbs are allowed in the challenge? Meal plans and recipes are designed to stay within a strict low-carb diet for maximum effect. This means below 20 grams of carbs per day. Fiber is not included, so you can eat all the fiber you want. If you’re wondering, this challenge is so low carb that it’s a ketogenic diet, also called k Continue reading >>

I Tried The Keto Diet For A Week, And This Is What Happened

I Tried The Keto Diet For A Week, And This Is What Happened

Americans are always finding the “best” way to lose weight, hence the wide variety of diets we have available to us. There’s “raw-til-4,” Paleo, juice cleanses, the blood type diet, cabbage soup diet, and more. Now, another diet, or as people like to call it now, lifestyle, is emerging called keto, which is very comparable to the popular 1970’s Atkins diet. Keto requires you to severely limit your intake of carbs to 25 grams net carbs a day, have a moderate intake of protein, and a high intake of fats. This will set your body to run on ketones instead of glucose. There are so many pros and cons to this diet, and no one can seem to come to a definite conclusion, partly because it hasn’t been studied long enough. As a society, we go through waves of fearing a certain macro nutrient, to all of a sudden praising it. Keto could just be another phase, or maybe it actually provides the health benefits it claims to from simple weight loss to curing cancer. I decided to try it out myself for one week to see what would happen. My goal wasn’t to lose weight, or to reinforce the health claims. I just wanted to experience what it would be like, and what people go through when practicing keto. The Night Before I did my research, calculated my macros, and prepped some meals that I can have. The amount of eggs I have in my fridge right now is ridiculous. I also got avocados, Earth Balance vegan butter, low-carb vegetables, and cheese. My goal is to hit 25 grams carbs, 75 grams protein, and 137 grams fat. I love peanut butter, eggs and cheese for sure, but…yikes. I dragged my boyfriend to do it with me so I’d be encouraged to finish out the week. He was ecstatic for it, though, and kept talking about how much butter and steak he was going to eat. I joked about how I 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 >>

First Week: Top 3 Keto Conundrums

First Week: Top 3 Keto Conundrums

The low carb lifestyle is known to sculpt some serious fat off your body. Many followers of the keto diet experience rapid weight loss, low hunger levels, and good energy levels. Since you cut out most of the high sugar foods, controlling your calories becomes a breeze. Sounds like an easy plan to success, right? Those who joined the ketogenic army can attest that the early weight loss comes with a toll. The first week of low carb living can be daunting, both mentally and physically. As your brain and body are adapting to a life without glucose, you may become outright miserable. Don’t go shoving cake down your neck just yet – the misery passes. To have an idea what you’ll go through, check out these common side effects that most go through when switching to a keto diet. Usually they only last for the first few days to a week, but preparing yourself for what might come will always help. Mental and Physical Fogginess The first major sign – coming 2 or 3 days into your ketogenic transition – will be the fogginess. You’re brain likes to take it easy and it if had a choice, would run on only glucose. As your body is switching from glucose to ketones as its main source of energy, your body will continue to burn the last stores of glycogen. This results in a foggy haze that might make it hard to concentrate. You might find yourself staring into space or feeling lethargic, but have no fear – it will pass. Headaches might pound at your door, nausea can pit in your stomach, muscle cramps can ruin your day and irritability can spark arguments, but knowing this can help you plan. Switch your diet in the middle of the week, so you will have the weekend to fully rest and recover from your transition. What we suggest is to go super low carb for the first week, which mea Continue reading >>

How To Lose Weight On A Keto Diet In 5 Easy Steps (+ 4 Real-life Examples)

How To Lose Weight On A Keto Diet In 5 Easy Steps (+ 4 Real-life Examples)

CLEARLY the “eat less”, “eat low fat”, and “just eat everything in moderation” diets haven’t worked too well for most people. So, if you’re still trying to lose weight and keep it off, then maybe it’s time to try something that’s working for tens of thousands of people right now… The Ketogenic Diet. But is it all too good to be true? Yes, we believe Keto is fantastic for weight loss. We’ve just seen it work for way too many people (check out the success stories below). But it’s also not for everyone. So, in this post, we are giving you the real facts behind all the hype as well as real-life stories of people who have lost a lot of weight on Keto. PLUS, how to get started on Keto to lose weight in 5 EASY Steps. What is the Ketogenic Diet? THE HISTORY: Originally the Ketogenic diet was created as an effective treatment for epileptic children. BUT NOW: More and more people are finding that a Ketogenic diet has tons of benefits, including: a healthy way to lose weight, control blood sugar levels, improve your brain function, and potentially even reverse a myriad of health conditions. How does keto do this? The Keto diet puts your body into a powerful fat-burning metabolic state called nutritional ketosis. NUTRITIONAL KETOSIS: In nutritional ketosis, your body generally uses very few carbohydrates for energy. Instead, it switches to using ketones (which are produced from the breakdown of fats). That’s why the keto diet is often called a fat-burning diet… You can literally be burning your own body fat for energy! (It’s still unclear whether ketosis is the magical factor that makes a Keto diet so effective for weight-loss, but whatever it is, it seems to work!) So, how do we get into this nutritional ketosis state? You can get into nutritional k Continue reading >>

How I Survived My First Week Of Keto (low Carb Ketosis)

How I Survived My First Week Of Keto (low Carb Ketosis)

How I Survived My First Week of Keto (Low Carb Ketosis) – The first few days of a diet are the most important ones. I, like many others, have a hard time staying motivated and focused on a new diet and tend not to stick to one. Here are my 5 tips on how I survived week 1 of the ketogenic diet for beginners – the longest “diet” I have ever lasted on! Love seeing the results! © Jessmine / Dollar Photo Club As the week started to come to an end, I thought many times if I wanted to share this kind of post or not. Should my blog be only about recipes? Is this type of post a little too personal? In the end, I thought what the heck, just write that darn post. I’m sure I am not the only person who is wondering how the heck does one survive the first week of keto or any diet. Dieting isn’t fun; dieting is HARD. It’s blood, sweat, tears hard for me. I can never stick to a diet and every time I start one I always fail and end up “cheating”. Either I wasn’t enjoying the type of food on each particular diet, or the diet was boring, or I didn’t see enough progress to keep chugging along. If you have read my blog for any amount of time, you should know I like quick meals that pack a big punch of flavor. Over an hour of prepping for the meal is a no-go with me. The longest prep snack I have made since being on keto was a mixed berry whip with approximately 15 minutes of prep time. Not too bad. So far I have lasted a FULL WEEK, and I am the happiest I have been in a long time. My energy is starting to come back, the food is fantastic, and I am down 6 pounds! And I forgot to mention, I am not starving!! I am satisfied and eat when I want to. I love not having to watch the clock and eat every 3 hours or so. ©MSPhotographic / Dollar Photo Club So here are my tips on Continue reading >>

Results Of The 30-day Keto Weight Loss Challenge & Giveaway

Results Of The 30-day Keto Weight Loss Challenge & Giveaway

The 30-Day Weight Loss Challenge is over but you can still join us in the new 90-Day Keto Weight Loss Challenge and win an iPad Mini! When I announced the 30-Day Keto Weight Loss Challenge in January, I didn't realise how many people would be interested in taking part. It was amazing to see so many people motivated and determined to get fit & and feel great. Your response to the challenge has been incredible and I'd like to thank everyone for taking part! Based on your feedback, I came to realise two things: Most people would like the challenge to last for longer Giveaways are a great motivator, maybe we need more of them ! :-) So how about starting a 90-Day Keto Weight Loss Challenge? I bet you are all in! ;-) The rules and starting date will be announced soon, so stay tuned. I'll keep you updated and let you know in advance - several times! The reason I don't wan't to start the new challenge yet is because I've been working on changes to my blog including improvements related to organising giveaways. Apart from easier access to giveaways and challenges, this update will add many new features that will make it easier to discover meals based on your dietary preferences. Soon I'll have a preview of my new Blog for you to try and provide feedback. Here are some interesting stats from the challenge: All of the participants lost weight and some of them managed to break through long-lasting weight loss plateaus Weight loss achieved by the participants in this challenge varied from 1.6 lbs to 19 pounds! Don't worry if you didn't lose as much as you would have liked to. Weight loss plateaus are common and there are several factors which play role in weight loss. Don't get demotivated and keto on! Some of the participants tracked their body fat percentage. Losses varied from 1% Continue reading >>

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 >>

Ketogenic Diet Plan – Weight Loss Results Before And After Reviews

Ketogenic Diet Plan – Weight Loss Results Before And After Reviews

You may have heard of the ketogenic diet plan, but have no idea what it means. Or you’re looking for a new diet low in carbs that will actually give you results. Here’s our all-inclusive guide to this low-carb dietary lifestyle which includes ketogenic diet reviews from REAL people at the end. The ketogenic diet plan is a low-carb, high-fat diet that aims to alter your metabolism so that your body relies primarily on fat for an energy source instead of quick-burning carbs. Whenever you eat something high in carbs (a doughnut), your body will produce glucose and insulin. Glucose – Almost everything we eat can be converted into glucose. Carbs are sugars, and all sugars are easily converted to glucose. Since glucose is the easiest source for your body to convert to energy, it will be chosen over any other energy source to fuel the body. If you consume more sugar than your body needs to function, the excess glucose your body generates then gets stored as fat. Insulin – Insulin is released while eating. It notifies your body to start taking glucose out of its bloodstream, which then lowers blood glucose levels. If not for insulin, you would go into hyperglycemic shock from something as simple as eating a few slices of pizza. Since glucose is used as the primary energy source, fats aren’t needed, and instead they’re stored. Hence, people become overweight and increase their chances of health issues. The idea behind the ketogenic diet is to change your body’s main fuel source from carbohydrates to ketones, which are the products of fat metabolism. What are Ketones? When you deprive yourself of glucose, the liver will begin to break down fat into glycerol and other fatty acid molecules. The fatty acid is then broken down even further into what’s called ketogenes 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 >>

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