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Sun Feb 16, 2020, 04:04 PM

83. Keto low carb is working for me

 

I'm losing about a pound a week.

I'm not paying close attention to calories at all. As you said, cutting out carbs, sugar and processed food. I haven't been to a fast food restaurant in 3 months.

Look out for those hidden carbs and sugar, in everything from milk to salad dressing. I thought I was being healthy having a granola bar. NO. Not for me. LOADED with carbs. Or a bagel. TOO MANY CARBS. These choices will prevent fat burning from ever happening in my body. Even the nutritionist my doctor sent me to see was totally on the wrong track about this.

But there are so many options out there of good things to eat that are healthy fats and no carbs! I love meat and chicken, I love eggs, I love butter, I love heavy cream in my coffee. Pistachios. Full fat cheese. Instant miso soup - delicious. Pork rinds! for when I have that potato-chip craving (but not too much anymore).

My blood sugar readings have gone from 180-200 regularly to about 115 average. Even if I didn't lose a pound this alone is so critically important for long-term health.

I also fast from about 9pm to 1 or 2 pm the next day. I do have coffee with cream during that time. It's not that bad. My hunger cravings are way down.

One of the best effects is the lack of almost continuous painful bloating in my gut and feet. My gut felt like a fully inflated balloon all the time. Not anymore. Also - my feet are back to normal size. My feet look like feet again. Not like two bags of water that made it almost impossible to wear anything but the most comfortable shoes. I can wear sandals!

If I have an extreme craving for toast with butter - well, I'll have it. But I try to keep those incidents as few and far between as possible. Really what I miss most is bread. Not even sugar. But again, there are so many things I love to eat that I can eat that don't have carbs.

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