Week 1 of Keto

Can’t say I’m not disappointed. My results are not impressive – I lost 2 pounds for a week of effort and several days of feeling like utter and complete crap with the keto flu. In case you’re wondering, yes I worked the macros perfectly and was never once over on my target calories because I’m extremely disciplined and really good at dieting (20 years of practice, yo). I told y’all that my body was broken from decades of caloric restriction, and this is what that looks like. My husband lost 5 pounds. Usually the first week of a new diet one sees a big drop. If this is my big drop I am in for a very slow time.

Here are some of the keto resources I’ve been using, if you want to see your own very slow results (or if you’re a person with a functioning metabolism and you might get better results):

Keto In A Nutshell

Ketogenic Diet Food List

Carb Count Google Doc

Ruled.me Keto Diet Guides

So there you have it. I am going to keep working keto for a little while longer because, well, at least I saw SOME kind of drop, and I get to eat a lot of cheese and butter. My brain, which was raised in the 80s low-fat craze, is still marveling (and sometimes rebelling) at some of the things I’m encouraged to eat on this program, but my husband completely LOVES it so we’re going to continue.

And, well, I haven’t had any trouble feeling satisfied on a caloric deficit with this diet – usually I get to the end of a day and I think – wow, I’m 300 or 400 calories under my target calories but I have no urge to eat any more. I’m totally satisfied (although I still miss fruit) and that is a first.

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3 Responses to “Week 1 of Keto”

  1. Kaaren Says:

    My favorite way to get fruit in keto was a bowl of blackberries with a little sweetner sprinkled on covered in heavy whipping cream. Yum.

    One of my go-to lunches was chicken salad with mayo, avocado, shredded cheddar, (whatever sounds good), which I scooped up with slices of rainbow carrots (cut on the diagonal to get a bigger scooping surface) or celery heart sticks.

  2. Lynne Says:

    It will get better?… Or maybe you’ll just get used to it. And it will be worth it! Please send some mojo my way. I truly appreciate you discipline; especially at this time of year.

  3. chuckthecanuck Says:

    It will get better. Just hang in there. To make things easier try focusing on one Macro at a time, like the carbs first, everything else will follow suit. Good luck


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