I lost 6 lbs in 2 weeks on the keto diet
1 week into Keto, is the hype real?
Has it been hard to cut the carbs, skip on desert, and find nothing to order while at dinner? It�s been an interesting 1 1/2 week journey, to say the least. In this time I learned that MyFitness Pal app doesn�t like me intermittent fasting or eating coconut oil. My mom was disappointed that I was doing keto since I wouldn�t be able to eat tamales. Finally, I found out that Keto Urine strips have a limited shelf life once you open them and �testing� to see if they work by dipping them in vinegar does not tell you if they�re functioning!
Why am I still continuing keto? The results.
1 1/2 weeks in and I�m starting to feel different. My energy is consistent throughout the day and my hunger has been well under control. Don�t get me wrong, the first couple of days I was having pretty strong hunger pains regardless of how many macadamias, pork rinds, and slices of cheese I had. But 4 days into switching my diet I finally felt like I had control of my hunger. I was able to eat lunch and dinner and not feel a ravenous hunger 1-2 hours after eating. I�ll give a break down of some of the meals I had eaten during this time. I know that there is no breakfast, since I always skip breakfast. As Jason Fung MD, author of The Obesity Code, states �breakfast is the most important meal to skip.�
I would normally never post these progress photos on social media, but I�m posting these because I really believe in this lifestyle because of the crazy amount of health benefits. The results you see is just me adhering to a pretty strict ketogenic diet (<20 grams of carbs/day & 70% of calories coming from fat) with yoga 2-3 times per week. I�ve also integrated 18 hour fasts to help get my body used to using fat as its primary energy source. What this means is that I give myself a 6 hour interval to eat. So I�ll eat my lunch at 1 pm and will eat dinner around 6:30 pm. I�ll talk more about the benefits of intermittent fasting in a later post, so you all can know the science behind it. Check out some of the meals I ate over the last 2 weeks.
|Mozzarella with prosciutto, salami, sopressata, and walnuts. Drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.||Kielbasa sausage stir-fried with organic broccoli in oyster sauce.|
|Pork rinds and hummus||In-n-out double double, lettuce wrapped|
|Caesar salad with no croutons||Wild-caught pacific rock fish cooked in butter, Cauliflower kale �rice�.|
-Will Leon aka the Keto Latino