How long have you been on the Ketogenic Diet?
I started keto on January 13th 2015
What are your macros?
Keep in mind that eating a high percentage of fat keeps your body satisfied and fuller much longer than carbs. I never feel hungry or deprived with these macros. Each person should set up their own macros with the Keto Calculator.
|1347||kcal Daily Calorie Intake|
|20||g Carbohydrates (6%, 80 kcal)|
|80-90||g Protein (27%, 360 kcal)|
|101||g Fat (67%, 907 kcal)|
|Daily Goal:||Calories: 1,515||Protein: 76||Fat: 126||Carbs: 20|
Decided to up my caloric/fat intake.
What are your stats?
31 years old, 5’11” Starting weight: 289lbs
Do you count net carbs?
Yes. 20g net. (Net carbs is the total carbs in an item minus fiber)
Do you exercise?
I did not exercise at all my first 24 weeks. I felt like I needed to get in a groove with my diet before I made too many changes. This worked great for me because in the past I would do too many things and once and fail. After week 24 I decided to do 45 mins of exercise/weight lifting 2-3x a week.
What are your favorite recipes?
Tuscan Keto Chicken and Twice Baked Cauliflower Casserole
Do you have “cheat” meals?
No. I remember planning when my first “treat” meal would be when I first started, but after awhile the cravings went away and when the day came, I didn’t feel the need. Lots of people feel a lot of stomach upset after cheating, and it’s just not worth it to me!
What is your goal weight?
175 LB?…. Healthy!
What other diets have you tried?
You name it, I’ve tried it. South Beach Diet, Atkins, Weight Watchers, B-12 Shots with diet pills, 21 Day Fix, Slimfast, Jucing….The list goes on.
What are the first two weeks like?
The first two weeks I felt tired and hungry. I realized that I wasn’t actually hungry as much as I was detoxing and craving sugar. Sugar is 8 times more addictive that cocaine, so your body literally goes through a withdraw. As long as you stay on top of your electrolytes and stay hydrated it will pass and then you feel better than ever! I now have so much more energy and mental clarity.
Do you have carbs in your house?
Yes. I have a three year old and I’ve learned to deal with having carbs around. I figure that in life they will always be around, so I had to learn how to deal with it at some point. If everyone in your home is eating low carb then of course it’s always a safer bet to keep carbs out of the house.
Does your family eat keto?
My husband and I both eat keto. Our three year old eats healthy, but is not on keto.
How did you find out about keto?
Do you consider keto a lifestyle change or a diet?
This is an easy one, it’s definitely a lifestyle change. If you go back to your old ways, the weight will come right back on. I will never eat a high carb diet again.
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