I’ve gone and forth a bit on this blog and there’s always temptation to go back and “fix” previous blogs to align with what I’ve learned along the way, bbuuuttt since I want this blog to be on honest chronicling of my keto “experiment” I’ll just let you all watch me make mistakes and change my mind on some things.
I’m a bit of a wino. The 1-2 glasses a night kind, not the homeless with a shopping cart kind. I tried to incorporate some wine here and there. Just a 5 ounce glass of merlot (lowest carb wine) 4-5 times a week. It made me gain back a bit of weight and stall out. 😥
I also was introducing more fibrous carbs, such as cauliflower, broccoli, etc. Same noise there. Progress flat-lined.
Xylitol messed up my insulin levels but I seem to do fine with my mix of ethyritol, stevia and monk fruit. The three mixed together produces the best taste, IMO, while still having little to no impact on blood sugar or cravings.
So I scaled back my carbs again and cut out the wine and saw immediate progress. I’m still eating just as much. Yesterday I ate 1,900 calories. My dinner was a hamburger topped with two slices cheese and a fried egg. Not exactly what you’d think when you think “diet food”. But it works. I also ate a (delicious) ungodly amount of cream cheese and whipping cream. I hit 81% calories from fat and only 18 grams of carbs. Happy dance!
The “mabs” (mommy abs) are cutting up. I still have some other trouble areas I’d like to shrink a bit more and then I’m going to slow my roll and figure out a healthy maintenance plan.
For anyone starting this plan I recommend weighing in every day to monitor your progress and find out what works the best for you. Find the right balance in your macros and the weight should melt off effortlessly. This is a great visual-
Side benefits since I’ve been staying consistently in ketosis would be that I’m much calmer and patient with my kids. I’m not getting snippy. Every little thing isn’t bothering me. Because I’m much more even-keel I’m feeling a greatly improved sense of confidence. My skin also looks a lot better.
Funny side note, I’m facebook friends with a young lady who is a very vocal vegan. I saw a video she posted yesterday claiming that meat and dietary fat are the cause of diabetes and cancer. It took a lot of willpower to refrain from commenting.
Live and let live!