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1 Year Of Keto, 77% The Man I Used To Be

1 Year Of Keto, 77% The Man I Used To Be

I started Keto on October 20, 2014 and started posting my experiences on November 4, 2014. A lot has happened in a year, Im 77% the man I used to be; so lets do a retrospective. I initially started keto without having done the right research and didnt know what keto flu was or how to avoid it; but I did know that I needed to get my weight under control and get healthy. I never got tested but based on how my body was acting, I was pre-diabetic or at least insulin resistant. Keto was exactly what I needed. I feel this burning desire to make little business cards and hand them out to teenagers that well, look like I did at that age: The changes go beyond just weight loss. For the first time in years the cells in my body have adequate fuel since its not being shoved into fat cells by insulin . I go to a class and dont fall into a carb coma after lunch. My blood tests are awesome and my blood sugar is normalized. Anyway. I started doing Keto using a recipe of ketogenic soylent called KetoFood. Initially with the induction phase one and quickly switching over to the ongoing phase recipe because the induction one was really, really gross . KetoFood served me well for the time but still wasnt very pleasant and had a horrible texture since its primarily coconut flour, chia seeds and raw cocoa powder (with a bunch or oil). To this day I still gag when Ismell chia seeds. In early December after I had been choking down KetoFood for about 6 weeks I was sent a sample of KetoSoy by Ted Tieken. It was far and away so much better than KetoFood I couldnt believe it MIND BLOWN. See, most people do a ketogenic diet using real food (instead of fake hippie garbage ) but I have an unhealthy relationship with food and on top of that, doing food replacement shakes isreally convenient and that Continue reading >>

Weight Loss: Diet Plan Used By Woman To Lose Five Stone In Just Five Months Revealed

Weight Loss: Diet Plan Used By Woman To Lose Five Stone In Just Five Months Revealed

Sharing her before and after transformation to Reddit, poster ‘imakebadpuns_’ explained she had lost five stone in the same number of months. At 27 years old and five foot seven inches, this scale of weight loss is an impressive feat. Writing about how she did it, the poster said: “It took me five months to lose the weight and I've been maintaining and focusing on becoming stronger since! “I lost the weight with keto and moderate exercise and have been maintaining with CICO and weight lifting.” I still am pretty restrictive with carbs because I hate feeling hungry and keto foods keep me feeling full longer Her post quickly went viral with hundreds of comments asking for more detail on how she achieved her goals. Responding to questions on calorie counting, she said: “I didn't really track calories but I was good about hitting my protein goals and always ended up under for fat and carbs. “I still am pretty restrictive with carbs because I hate feeling hungry and keto foods keep me feeling full longer. “But if I want to cheat I let myself as long as I'm under my caloric goal for the day. Thu, November 23, 2017 Diet plans for weight loss: From Atkins to Paleo. “No more than 1500 calories a day. I typically stay closer to 1300 but I allow myself more wiggle room now that I'm in maintenance.” Going into more detail on her diet, she wrote: “I eat lean meats, green leafy vegetables, avocados, cheese, and eggs. I stay away from most nuts.” The keto diet is a popular plan for losing weight, and another woman shared her transformation to Reddit after following keto for four months. Poster ‘cfabriziostanton’ explained she lost 50lbs (three stone five pounds) in just four months. Her images garnered lots of comments on the social media site, with most as 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 >>

Before And After Pictures Of My 50-pound Weight Loss On Nutritional Ketosis

Before And After Pictures Of My 50-pound Weight Loss On Nutritional Ketosis

That picture of me on the left was taken just before we got on the ship this year for the Low-Carb Cruise in May 2012 when I weighed in at more than 300 pounds. Needless to say, I was quite disappointed with myself at that time because I didn’t look the part of someone purporting to be healthy and fit despite eating a low-carb diet. Frustrated doesn’t even begin to describe my emotions about all of this. But, as I’ve explained before in this CarbSmart column, I was making five basic mistakes with what I was doing in my low-carb lifestyle and correcting those has made all the difference in the world for me. That’s when the concept of nutritional ketosis (instigated by a very high-fat, moderate protein, very low-carb diet) swooped in to the rescue to get my low-carb lifestyle back on track again. I owe a deep debt of gratitude and enormous credit to two of my personal friends and low-carb mentors Dr. Jeff Volek and Dr. Stephen Phinney for sharing so explicitly about the purpose behind getting into nutritional ketosis in their latest book The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance. It wasn’t until I started actually testing BLOOD ketones (using a blood ketone meter) and not the much-less-reliable URINE ketones (traditionally measured by low-carb dieters with KetoStix) that I have been able to experience the real benefits of healthy low-carb living for myself. And it’s made all the difference in the world for me in managing my blood sugar, adequately controlling my appetite and cravings, and lowering excessive body weight while giving me unbridled energy, mental acuity and making me feel like Superman when I lift heavy weights at the gym in a fully keto-adapted, fasted (sometimes as much as 24 hours since my last meal) state. I’ve never felt this amaz Continue reading >>

How Long In Ketosis Before Weight Loss

How Long In Ketosis Before Weight Loss

Always ask your doctor before beginning any new nutrition or weight loss plan. No ketostix but after 2 weeks had a week long bout of diarrhoea as my microbiome adjusted to the new diet after 40 years of eating bread and fruit it was quite a change. In a nutshell, ketosis is a state that our body enters when we dont eat carbohydrates. Ketosis is the physiological state where the concentration of ketone bodies in the blood is higher than normal. Around week 2 or 3, weight loss seems to stop or stall for a couple of weeks. This is water weight which is released because you have lowered your carb intake. When followed as advised, people on a ketogenic diet for weight loss lose weight and lose it quickly, according to dietitian Juliette Kellow. It would also ensure that the human race could hardly have survived all those millennia before we ... weight loss and reduces ketosis. How Long To Lose Weight When In Ketosis - Ideal Weight Loss Casper Wy How Long To Lose Weight When In Ketosis Wellness Weight Loss Find out how much weight loss you can expect on a low-carb diet based on ... before beginning ... diet is better for short-term and not long-term weight loss. What Are The Symptoms of Ketosis? The acyl-CoA is two carbons shorter than before, ... is unaffected by ketosis; as long as the diet contains high amounts of fat, relative to carbohydrates. You may have heard from your doctor that ketosis is a life-threatening condition. Common Weight Loss Pattern on Keto. Ketosis - How Long Did It Take ... You could test before bed to see if your day's eating has ... there are so many factors involved when measuring weight loss A Beginner's Guide to Low Carbing - Everything You Wanted To Know ... Ketosis And Ketone Testing Strips. If you're looking for a way to take control of your a 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 >>

Tmhs 089: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

Tmhs 089: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

It’s pretty astonishing when you see the before and after picture of an individual who’s had the resolve to lose 80, 90, or even 100+ pounds. It’s truly an act that puts them in a fraction of a fraction of the population who’s been able to accomplish a feat like that. If they accomplished this naturally (without the use of drugs and surgery), you will often find that these individuals carry a secret that many people never hear about. Sure, they’ve “worked off” a lot of pounds by the decisions they’ve made in the kitchen and in the gym, but there was something more profound at work. If you were able to talk with them before and after the weight loss, you’d find out very quickly that, yes, they look different – but they are literally not the same person. The way they talk is different, their perception about reality is different, the way they carry themselves and relate to the world is often totally different. They changed who they are; not just what they do. The real secret is: Weight loss must never be the intended target. Getting fixated on weight loss will often lead to a series of ups and downs, and a whole distaste for the idea of shedding pounds in the first place. So, what should the real focus be? If not obsessing over the numbers staring back at you on the scale, what should the intended target be so that you will actually arrive at the health and beauty you deserve? The intended target must be on becoming the type of person that you need to become to have the health and body that you really want. Health is not something you chase after in hopes that you will capture it one day. Health is something that you attract to yourself by the person that you become. This is where the real work is, because the scale will look you right in the face and Continue reading >>

Top 15 Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight On A Low-carb Diet

Top 15 Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight On A Low-carb Diet

Low-carb diets are very effective. That is a scientific fact. However, as with any diet, people sometimes stop losing before they reach their desired weight. Here are the top 15 reasons why you're not losing weight on a low-carb diet. Weight loss isn't a linear process. If you weigh yourself every day, then there will be days where the scale goes down, other days where it goes up. It doesn't mean that the diet isn't working, as long as the general trend is going downwards. Many people lose a lot of weight in the first week of low-carbing, but it is mostly water weight. Weight loss will slow down significantly after that initial phase. Of course, losing weight is not the same as losing fat. It is possible, especially if you're new to weight lifting, that you are gaining muscle at the same time that you're losing fat. To make sure that you're losing, use something other than just the scale (which is a big, fat liar). Use a measuring tape to measure your waist circumference and have your body fat percentage measured every month or so. Also, take pictures. Take note of how your clothes fit. If you're looking thinner and your clothes are looser, then you ARE losing fat no matter what the scale says. Weight loss isn’t linear and there’s a lot more to weight than just body fat. Be patient and use other ways of measuring than just the scale. Some people are more carb sensitive than others. If you're eating low-carb and your weight starts to plateau, then you may want to cut back on carbs even further. In that case, go under 50 grams of carbs per day. When you go under 50 grams per day then you're going to have to eliminate most fruits from your diet, although you can have berries in small amounts. If that doesn't work either, going under 20 grams temporarily can work... eat Continue reading >>

How This Woman Dropped Half Her Body Weight

How This Woman Dropped Half Her Body Weight

Misty Mitchell, 36, from Wimberley in Texas, USA, weighed 134kg after excessive alcohol consumption and overindulging on carb-based foods during hangovers. At her heaviest, she struggled to squeeze into her car seat and had difficulties putting on her own socks because of her large frame. But last year, while recovering from surgery for a herniated spinal disk she decided enough was enough — she quit her excessive alcohol, which totalled more than 1000 calories a day, and cut back her carb intake. She started weightlifting and altered her diet, reducing her fat percentage from 60 per cent to 25 per cent The svelte 69kg mum, who believed she looked middle-aged at her heaviest, is now bombarded by people telling her she looks two decades younger. Misty, an online weight loss coach, said: “I look so different now, no one believes me when I tell them I’m 36, which is great because I looked middle-aged less than two years ago. “I look really good, most people tell me I look like I’ve lost a lot years off my age or that I look like I’m in my 20s. “My family are floored, when I share pictures online they can’t believe it’s me. “Even I can see the difference, now I have a clearly defined neck and jaw bone which is really encouraging, before I had a large lizard chin and you couldn’t see my neck at all.” “In just over a year I went from around 60 per cent body fat to around 25 per cent and feel incredible.” Misty believes a lot of her weight piled on due to an inactive lifestyle where consuming a large amount of calories and a back injury that left her housebound. She said: “My weight gain just exploded. “I was eating all day, then drinking by night, then because I was hung-over I was eating badly — it was a terrible cycle and amounted to me con Continue reading >>

3 Month Update On My Ketogenic Diet Experiment

3 Month Update On My Ketogenic Diet Experiment

My next 90 Day Keto Challenge starts soon. Would you like to join me? It includes weekly webinars, meal plans and shopping list, a workbook, and private online support group. For more info, click here. Today marks 3 months of my ketogenic diet experiment. You can read more about my first month and second month if you’re new to this series. How’s it going? GREAT! So well in fact, my twenty year old son has decided to join me. He chose to go keto for general health and well being, and hopefully as a means of preventing diabetes and dementia that are prevalent in our family. What is a ketogenic diet? As a refresher and for those of you who have never heard of this term, a ketogenic diet is a very low carbohydrate, moderate protein, and high fat diet that causes your body to create ketone bodies for energy, from fat. This is a natural and perfectly healthy state for the body to be in. In my first post, I gave links to research that support this if you are concerned or want to know more about the science behind this. Generally, less than 20 grams of carbohydrate per day will cause the body to enter ketosis. My formula is 20 grams or less of carbohydrate per day, 0.8 – 1.0 grams protein per kilogram of body weight per day, and then eat fat until satisfied. This results in a diet for me that is about 3 – 5% carb, 60 – 80% fat, and 15 – 30% protein. How is keto different than Paleo/low carb/Atkins/Whole 30, etc.? There are many different lower carb/higher fat diets out there, but reducing carbs to less than 20 grams per day requires special care and attention. No one following the above mentioned diets will get their carbs below 20 without measuring and weighing their food, or following a very restrictive food list (like Atkins). The exception is Atkins however, sin 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 >>

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 >>

How I Lost 15 Pounds In 6 Weeks—without Gaining A Pound Back

How I Lost 15 Pounds In 6 Weeks—without Gaining A Pound Back

Feeling unsatisfied Two months ago, Amy Levine felt the way many of us do: frustrated with lingering love handles and sick of squeezing into her jeans. "I was tired of having a little bit of extra weight on me, and I actually started snoring at night," she says, noting that snoring is more common in people who are overweight and actually has dangerous health implications. "I was horrified at that!" At that point, Levine decided to make a change. She heard about Hacienda del Sol—a wellness retreat in Costa Rica—from her husband Jason's colleague, who said his wife had a transformative experience during her visit there. Healthy swaps "We looked into the program and I was on board immediately," Levine says of Hacienda del Sol's wellness retreat. As a mom of three, the idea of going to Costa Rica—alone!—for a week was a dream. So she booked it. With six weeks to prepare, Levine says she wanted to feel physically and mentally ready to participate, so she decided to clean up her eating. "I committed to a much more conscious diet," Levine says of her pre-trip prep. "I just didn't eat anything that I shouldn't eat." That meant cutting out sugar (except fruit), switching to whole grains, and practicing good portion control. She also amped up her workout regimen, riding a stationary bike for 30 to 60 minutes, three times a week. "Within those six weeks I actually lost 10 pounds, " she says. "I was really surprised because I didn't think I was eating that badly." But her week at Hacienda del Sol required further dietary changes. (Here are some surprising ways to kick your sugar habit.) A Ketosis diet Levine arrived in Costa Rica feeling lighter and ready as ever to tackle Hacienda del Sol's weight loss program (Ketogenic and TacFit Weight Loss Retreat), which relies on a k Continue reading >>

How I Lost 60 Lbs On The Keto Diet: Before And After

How I Lost 60 Lbs On The Keto Diet: Before And After

After four kids, and various physical ailments in my life, I struggled with my weight. Over the years, my weight slowly crept up. I was confronted with the reality of my weight gain during a routine doctor's visit in early 2015. I was mortified to learn that I had reached 275 lbs. At my height of 5'9, this meant that my BMI was 40.6, putting me just over the edge into the morbidly obese range. I knew that I had to make changes, and make them fast. I started going to Jazzercise and following the Weight Watchers diet, but my weight loss was minimal. The Keto Diet In the spring of 2015, a friend introduced me to the keto diet. I had never heard of it before, but my friend had already lost a considerable amount of weight on it, so I was intrigued. I also noticed that he was able to eat a lot of meat, vegetables, and delicious fatty foods on his diet, which also seemed like a plus. The keto diet is essentially a very low carb, high fat diet. The aim is to get your body into a state of dietary ketosis. You can learn more about how to get started on the keto diet here. My Weight Loss on the Keto Diet As you can see from this chart, I began my keto journey around August 2015. At the time, I had been losing weight slowly but steadily with the Weight Watchers diet. I was about 256 lbs when I started keto. My weight loss on the keto diet was rather dramatic in the beginning. Within the first month I had dropped more than 10 lbs. And I lost another 10 lbs in my second month on keto. I've been told that much of the initial weight loss on keto is water weight. Eventually, my weight loss evened out to 3-5 lbs per month. Here is another chart showing my progress up to June of 2016: Frustrations and Setbacks on Keto During the fall of 2016 I struggled with my weight loss. I went back an 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 >>

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