Wrong turn. Dairy.

Yesterday I fell off the wagon completely and this morning I was out of ketosis (I am still testing the level of ketones with urine test strips). A big lesson learnt! What happened? I have been off dairy (except occasional cappuccino now and then) for a couple of years by now. But after reading all sorts…

Days 4 and 5: all is well in my world

Days 4 and 5 were easy. No cravings at all. My only concern was my increased appetite despite the amount of fat I was eating but this seems to be under control after I found the digestive enzymes (see my previous post). This morning I had my morning Oolong tea keto style – with a…

How to speed up keto adaptation?

If you tried to get into nutritional ketosis before, you probably know that keto-adaptation can take any time from a couple of days to a couple of weeks depending on the amount of carbs that you were eating before. While you body is trying to figure out how to use fat as a fuel, you…

Day 4: Am I in ketosis yet?

I started wondering today if I was actually in ketosis already, i.e. using fat to fuel my body. There was no reason why I wouldn’t be. My carbs were low, protein very moderate and I ate A LOT of fat. In Ketogenic Diet: Ketogenic Diet Mistakes You Need To Know by Sara Givens, I found the…

Should I be counting calories?

Should I be counting calories? I keep my carbs under 20g and protein under 100g but I really load on fat. I drown my spinach salad in olive oil and I add a good portion of coconut oil to my cauliflower mash… Mmmm.. Those are delish! If I cut down on fat, I feel very…

Days 2 and 3

Feeling very low on energy. On day 2 around lunch time I had a very strong hunger attack. My body panicked. I am guessing it was screaming for sugar and carbs! I was ready to eat anything I could find. Ended up eating 100g of macadamia and about 160g of raw coconut meat – both…

What do I eat?

Nowadays, I have only a few requirements for my food:  I want it to give me lots of energy, make me full, and allow me to feel my best.  Also, it’s nice if my skinny jeans still fit. And bonus points if it doesn’t cost me an arm and a leg or take more than…

What exactly is keto diet?

A keto diet is well known for being a low carb diet, where the body produces ketones in the liver to be used as energy. It’s referred to as many different names – ketogenic diet, low carb diet, low carb high fat (LCHF), etc. When you eat something high in carbs, your body will produce…

START

The experiment starts today. I took the pics of my midriff this morning. It made me more determined – there is no way to deny any further that I need to loose some fat. And I need some results fast.