This week is my first week strict. Which means I am trying my best to hit those fat ratios, even if it means throwing some coconut oil in my nightly tea - eek that was weird!
I may have mentioned in my previous post that my goal for the first two weeks of this "experiment" is to follow the classic keto profile - the core of the keto diet and foundation of all fat fueled profiles. The Classic Keto path is the fastest route to ketosis (without taking supplements), and it is heavily restrictive. This means my diet is made up of 75% fat, 20% protein, and 5% carbohydrates. I am encouraged to have a daily dose of the rocket fueled latte, and participate in intermittent fasting (this I will give you more information on in a later blog).
I chose this profile because I am new to the Keto diet, and it is important to me to get my body into a state of ketosis. I also work out. I run and I lift weights. When you compare which path best suits aerobic and anaerobic exercise, they are not the same. Of all the profiles, the classic keto is the only path that shows benefits for both.
So what does a typical day of eating Keto look like for me? How about some pictures...
|BREAKFAST - Rocket Fuel Latte|
|LUNCH - Keto Shrimp Chowder|
|DINNER - Chili stuffed avocado, one pot chicken dinner, early morning jambalaya, and walnut "cheese" Brussels sprouts|
If I am hungry I snack on hard boiled eggs smothered in ranch dressing, keto all spice muffins, and occasionally some spoonfuls of nut and seed butter - i can't help myself. I love the stuff 😉
So the big question is, what benefits am I getting from this diet? Since I started "playing around" with keto I have lost 5lbs. Yep, 5 lbs eating chicken wings! LOL. This week I have lost 1.4lbs (which is great for me, during my week of being a woman). The biggest benefit for me is that I am no longer bloated and uncomfortable. Even with a fairly strict paleo style diet, I often feel bloated and uncomfortable. I have also noticed that I am not over eating as much, and I am finding myself thinking much less about food. I'm sleeping like a baby - although i generally do when I am eating clean. I still don't know how this diet change is impacting my workout routines, as I am not consistently back into my routines - so I will keep you posted.
Anyways, I think I have babbled enough for today!
Happy Eating :)